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Brite John Chalunkal, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management
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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.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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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.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine: Ny (2009)
  • Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2009)
  • Internship: Rotating, Nassau University Medical Center (2010)
  • Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian Hospital (2013)
  • Fellowship: Pain Medicine, University of Michigan (2014)
Certifications
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Pain Medicine
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 Aug 25, 2020, Brite John Chalunkal, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(419)
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Dec 30, 2020
Dr Chalunkal and staff are the best! I am very blessed to have them as my pain management provider!
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Dec 19, 2020
He is great!
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Dec 16, 2020
recommend by family member and I am very happy with him.
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Dec 16, 2020
Very professional and knowledgeable
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Dec 14, 2020
Dr. Chalunkal is an astute and compassionate individual who has the ideal combination of intelligence and empathy to help his patients. I have referred several patients to him. I do not do so for everybody.
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Dec 14, 2020
He was very nice to me and listened to me when I told them about my health.
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Dec 13, 2020
good dr .... good patient rapport!
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Dec 13, 2020
was very considerate, very friendly, made me feel at ease, make me feel comfortable for the procedure. awesome all away around.
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Dec 10, 2020
I love this care provider. I just wish wait time was shorter
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Dec 10, 2020
this was an excellent visit.
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Dec 9, 2020
He is the star in my sky. He has helped me when I didn't think it was possible. Dr. C cares for you as a person.
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Dec 7, 2020
I appreciated that the medical provider had a very positive attitude and treated me in a respectful manner. I plan to continue treatment with him.
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Dec 3, 2020
Dr. C was friendly and knowledgeable.
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Nov 28, 2020
Skilled professional who is thorough and courteous.
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Nov 23, 2020
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Nov 19, 2020
Dr Chalunkal was very good, dedicated, allowed me to be part of my care, very efficient, kind and professional. In my opinion Dr Chalunkal is an asset to Baylor Scott & White Healthcare.
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Nov 17, 2020
the staff is very friendly and Dr is really good and nice
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Nov 16, 2020
Very nice and friendly.
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Nov 8, 2020
I had a couple of days delay reaching someone to set up the appointment, but that'd be my only dissatisfaction. Dr. Chalunkal was absolutely amazing and provided exceptional care. His staff is friendly and engaging. Most importantly his kind and exceptional bedside manner made an uncomfortable test tolerable. He's personable, professional, empathetic, and knowledgeable. He is a valuable asset to Baylor!!
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Nov 3, 2020
All involved were courteous,professional,and very friendly.Especially Dr.C.
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Oct 22, 2020
SO CARING. WE ARE NEW TO TEXAS AND I WAS VERY PLEASED TO FIND A DOCTOR THAT WAS SO GOOD TO ME!!
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Oct 22, 2020
This was a very good experience for me with this care provider.
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Oct 19, 2020
very nice and on time
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Oct 19, 2020
easy to talk to. answers questions
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Oct 18, 2020
Dr. Chalunkal was wonderful! Such a compassionate, kind, thorough, knowledgeable and personable physician. He made me feel comfortable throughout my procedure, explained everything in detail and patiently answered all my questions. His staff was amazing as well-super friendly and caring! Highly, highly recommend them!
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Oct 9, 2020
I have been seeing this provider for several years now. I am extremely pleased with this attentiveness, kindness , and knowledge.
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Oct 9, 2020
Dr.Chalunkal Was very kind and easy to understand because he explained in detail to understand Thank you
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Oct 7, 2020
Friendly, informative, was seen quickly with little to no wait time
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Oct 2, 2020
Excellent
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Oct 1, 2020
Very thorough
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Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Chalunkal and staff are absolutely the BEST. I have referred my sister-in-law and mother for treatment with Dr. C. He is awesome and was able to help them too.
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Sep 29, 2020
I like him I've been seeing him for a while
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Sep 23, 2020
thankful for the expertise and concern shown by Dr. C.
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Sep 22, 2020
friendly and caring
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Sep 20, 2020
professional friendly he explained every thing by
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Sep 19, 2020
very good his shots can't feel them THATS GREAT
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Sep 18, 2020
was good
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Sep 17, 2020
VARY CARRYING, ALWAYS SHOWS RESPECT FOR THE YOU
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Sep 1, 2020
on previous appointments this provider was all about therapy, and natural ways to help take care of my issue. this time however was quick, easy, and to the point about which pain medication I wanted.
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Aug 31, 2020
Have already recommended. He was very friendly and made the visit completely enjoyable.
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Aug 22, 2020
He was very knowledgeable and included me in his decision making process. He was very knowledgeable in his field and I highly recommend him to any of my family or friends
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Aug 21, 2020
The doctor really listened to me and showed that he understood and cared about my concerns.
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Aug 21, 2020
they asked a lot of questions.they made sure there was a plan in placeto help me.they had a few alternatives for me to make a choice .and the doctor has his stuff together!I love his professionalism!he genuinely seemed like he cares about helping me.
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Aug 21, 2020
Both Dr Chalunkal and his staff were very friendly, courteous and caring
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Aug 20, 2020
Doctor had a great bed dude manner!
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Aug 17, 2020
dr Chalunkal worked me in knowing I was leaving on vacation Saturday. I really appreciate his personal attention to my needs.
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Aug 14, 2020
very patient friendly & able to explain
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Aug 1, 2020
Dr Chalunkal has always been a very
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Jul 26, 2020
it was short and sweet to the point good visit.
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