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Brite John Chalunkal, DO
Pain Medicine
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Brite John Chalunkal, DO specializes in spine disorders and is dedicated to delivering quality care. He is experienced in cervical/lumbar injections and spinal cord stimulation under fluoroscopic guidance along with EMG/NCS and ultrasound guided joint injections. Dr. Chalunkal is fellowshiptrained in pain medicine and where appropriate will treat spine disorders and injuries without surgery using therapy, injections, and other conservative modalities. Dr. Chalunkal is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Westbury, NY and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center & Columbia University in New York, NY. Dr. Chalunkal completed his fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Michigan Health Sciences - Department of Anesthesiology in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Chalunkal is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans. He is on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish
Insurance Accepted
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Aetna
Elect Choice/Open Access EPO | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS | Open Choice PPO
Beech Street of Texas
Beech Street of Texas PPO PPO
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Federal Select PPO | HMO Blue Essentials HMO | Medicare Advantage Oncor/Energy Future Holdings Retirees PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc.
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc. PPO PPO | Open Access Plus PPO
First Health
First Health PPO PPO
Great-West Healthcare (formerly One Health Plan)
Great West POS POS | Great West PPO PPO | Open Access PPO-Open Access PPO-OA
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care (incl NTHN)
HealthSmart PPO PPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO EPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO GEPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
ChoiceCare Concentric Network SmartNet PPO | Humana Medicare Advantage PPO/HMO | Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare
Oscar Health Insurance Company of Texas
Oscar Health Ins Co of Texas EPO
Private Health Care System
Private Health Care System PPO PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | HMO Network - Group | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Network - Group | TRS - Active Care Participants Network
United HealthCare
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Apr 9, 2018, Brite John Chalunkal, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Background
Education
  • Internship: Rotating, Nassau University Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian Hospital: NY
  • Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine: NY
Certifications
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Baylor Institute for Rehab
  • Baylor Heart & Vascular Centers, LLP
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
Reviews(51)
Overall: 4.861
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Aug 2, 2018
He has shown the most concern in treating my condition and health issues. He is very nice and friendly. I appreciate his attention to detail regarding my health.
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Aug 2, 2018
the best provider care I have ever received
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Aug 2, 2018
very good
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Jul 27, 2018
This young man is phenomenal and appears to have much compassion for a young physician.
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Jul 25, 2018
Kind and considerate
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Jul 23, 2018
Dr C is the best. he takes as much time as you need and is very caring
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Jul 18, 2018
He really cares about his patients as individuals and works hard to relieve their pain.
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Jul 11, 2018
Dr C has a comforting manner,he answered my questions,he was at ease and not in a hurry. I am blessed to have him as a dr
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Jul 9, 2018
doctor c was very concerned with pain issues and gave me options for relief. explained everything in detail I could understand and seemed concerned with my well being.
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Jul 9, 2018
always a very caring provider. He and his staff show care and concern
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Jul 6, 2018
Thank you!
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Jul 2, 2018
awesome
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Jun 21, 2018
it is never fun to get a nerve conduction test completed. Dr C was friendly. engaging and took my mind off the tests that were being performed. it felt like he was a friend 2 minutes after I met him
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Jun 18, 2018
Excellent
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Jun 15, 2018
Dr C was very down to earth and easy to talk to. Took care of my pain on first visit! He\'s awesome!
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Jun 14, 2018
Excellent care
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Jun 14, 2018
I couldn\'t have been happier with the service Dr.Chalunkal provided and the staff as well... very professional, caring, and thorough.. Was thrilled to have found this practice, as it has been terribly hard finding good Dr\'s that will take Medicare for our age group.. Thanks for your service!
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Jun 11, 2018
very helpful and concerned about my health problem
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Jun 7, 2018
Dr. Chalunkal is very professional and compassionate. He is a wonderful doctor in every way. His office and nursing staff are very friendly and helpful. This is consistent with every visit I have had in this office. Baylor should be very pleased.
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Jun 6, 2018
The experience was extremely helpful, positive, and reassuring. Dr. C was outstanding in terms of every aspect of my appointment--friendly, caring, strong knowledge, relevant experience, professional, thorough, comprehensive explanations, etc.
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Jun 1, 2018
He genuinely cared about my welfare, made every effort to see to it that I received the best possible care, explained everything to me as to what was needed now and in the future.
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May 30, 2018
Knowledgable, caring, friendly
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May 23, 2018
I drove 1 1/2 hours to meet with Dr. Chalunkal because I trust him. I was his patient in Waxahachie but when he moved I had to seek another doctor. I am not happy with that physician and his service. Dr. C took his time with me and explained everything I needed to know about my condition and what my options are. I am just sorry his practice is so far from my home.
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May 17, 2018
great staff and fantastic doctor
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Apr 30, 2018
A very caring and professional doctor. Would recommend him without hesitation.
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Apr 26, 2018
The doctor explained my problem throughly and had a great bedside manner\'. He was open to any questions and concerns I had. I wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend this doctor to any of my family or friends.
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Apr 25, 2018
very confident in the Dr\'s knowledge and treatment of my medical issue
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Apr 23, 2018
very good
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Apr 16, 2018
Dr. Chalunkal always listens to what I have to say, and is very respectful. He asks a lot of questions to find out everything that is going on with me, and gives me honest answers. If he doesn\'t think something will help me he tells me so. He has really helped me with my back, and I have had better results from his treatment than I had with my last doctor.
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Apr 16, 2018
So happy to have Dr. Chalunkal as my care provider. He is a very patient doctor and includes me in all decisions of my health. He also offers suggestions for me to consider in aspects of treatments.
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Apr 16, 2018
Dr. C is a great doctor!
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Apr 9, 2018
Without question "The Best"!!
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Apr 5, 2018
Dr. Chalunkal and his staff are awesome! They go above and beyond to help their patients!
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Apr 5, 2018
Dr Chalunkal was very personable and asked many questions regarding the hip issue I am experiencing. He clearly explained the findings of my CT scan along with his diagnosis to me and my husband in layman terms and was attentive and responsive to our questions. I felt very confident in his knowledge and care approach.
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Apr 5, 2018
great
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Apr 4, 2018
staff and doctor were very courteous and informative .
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Apr 3, 2018
Extremely knowledgeable and kind.
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Apr 2, 2018
My concern is that since presenting to several doctors with this pain no imaging has been prescribed to more accurately diagnose my problem other that you have pain.
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Mar 30, 2018
This was my first visit to Dr. Chalunka(sp) and he already had information concerning my medical problem. He told me what he felt was the first step in my care. I was very impressed with his concern about the pain I was having and I left his office feeling that he would find a way to help me.
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Mar 28, 2018
kind and pleasant
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Mar 27, 2018
Fabulous, wish I had known about him sooner.
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Mar 22, 2018
great doctor/patient relationship
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Mar 20, 2018
appreciated attention to details
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Mar 19, 2018
Dr C is an awesome doctor, he really cares about his patients and their families. I travel an hour and a half from my home to see him!
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Mar 13, 2018
Dr. Brite is very relatable transparent and his bedside manner is wonderful
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Mar 8, 2018
a very caring provider
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Feb 21, 2018
This is without a doubt the BEST doctor and staff I have ever had.
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Feb 21, 2018
Have been dealing with back pain for years and having no doctor taking it seriously I was about ready to think nothing could be done. However Dr. Chalunkal has kept working with me to find solutions pain management. He is everything you would want in a doctor.
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Feb 20, 2018
He was friendly and informative. He recommended shots in neck and back before starting any other type of care and I felt like I really had no choice if wanted to continue seeing him. I could be wrong because I was in quite a bit of pain at the time.
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Feb 20, 2018
Dr Chulunkal is very knowledgeable and he takes great pride in helping a patient get the results he or she needs.
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Feb 19, 2018
he took plenty of time explaining what and why and how he was doing them and why they were needed. he was extremely thorough in his explanations he was extremely friendly and a joy to be with
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