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Brite John Chalunkal, DO

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management

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About Brite John Chalunkal, DO

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 Medical Center - McKinney
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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 - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
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 HMO
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 - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
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 - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
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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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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 - CHIP
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 HMO+
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 - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2009)
  • Internship: Rotating, Nassau University Medical Center - GME (2010)
  • Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, New York-Presbyterian Hospital (2013)
  • Fellowship: Pain Medicine, University of Michigan Hospitals (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 (272) for Brite John Chalunkal, DO

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Sep 13, 2022
Positive, thoughtful, took his time explaining, gave REAL feedback when asked instead of skirting around questions.
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Sep 9, 2022
Very good
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Sep 9, 2022
Didn't feel rushed; provided clear explanation (in layman's terms) so I clearly understood what was going on.
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Sep 8, 2022
Very caring helpful doctor and care provider I've found
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Sep 7, 2022
Dr. Chalunkal answers all my questions, provides alternative treatments is always friendly, professional and courteous.
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Sep 2, 2022
Very friendly, very focused on answering my questions
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Aug 19, 2022
Professional and accommodating to help take care of me. Very personable and provides excellent care.
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Aug 14, 2022
Dr Brite is always very attentive
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Aug 13, 2022
Best. Care l could get. At. Dr. Office. I was seem very. Well very. Please with. The care I got
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Aug 12, 2022
Dr. Chalunkal was very helpful. He answered my question about my back pain and discussed options with me.
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Aug 11, 2022
The doctor discussed what the plan was for the procedure on my back.
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Aug 5, 2022
Very friendly and thorough.
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Aug 5, 2022
Was very nice and really listened to what I said
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Aug 3, 2022
Very efficient and caring
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Jul 31, 2022
He is the best.
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Jul 29, 2022
He is always concerned about how I'm doing and if the treatment is working.
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Jul 27, 2022
Her so in touch with the personnel well being. Dr C watches your peedmsl
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Jul 22, 2022
Dr. Chalunkel was perhaps the kindest and most compassionate doctor with whom I have interacted.
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Jul 15, 2022
Very professional, listened to patient carefully and provided appropriate care
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Jul 13, 2022
Dr. Chalunkal is a caring person and always takes great care of me!
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Jul 12, 2022
He was friendly and professional. I didn't feel rushed and he made me feel like a partner in the decision pricess.
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Jul 10, 2022
Very smooth
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Jul 1, 2022
He is excellent! Spends time listening to your concerns. Great bedside manner.
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Jun 30, 2022
Good product and service
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Jun 29, 2022
The best
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Jun 29, 2022
Awesome
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Jun 26, 2022
DR C AND HIS TEAM ARE GREAT !
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Jun 24, 2022
Always is ready for my concerns and listens very well. I have had a few providers that let me know in one way or another that I appear to be on the clock and I better hurry. Not Dr Chalunkal as I feel always I am the only patient he has. This is for video visits also.
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Jun 23, 2022
I have used this Physican before and he and his staff are excellent.
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Jun 23, 2022
Very understanding, explained his goals for my health
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Jun 23, 2022
Dr C has always provided excellent care!!
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Jun 23, 2022
Amazing bed side manner. Informative, respectful, listened, and shared information. He was very welcoming! He was amazing! A great assets to BSW.
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Jun 22, 2022
He was very respectful and listened to the information I brought forth. He very honestly and candidly stated that he has limited experience treating people with my specific condition, but is willing to have open dialogue about information I find from relevant professionals. I am confortable guiding my care by doing my own research and seeking other avenues of Information but not all people are able to do so, thus my recommendation of this care provider would not be appropriate to some people.
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Jun 19, 2022
Dr Chalunkal's Assistant realized the pain I was in and person relayed to Dr Chalunkal who was about to leave for the and he. Spoke with me and stayed at the office allowing me time to get the. I am so thankful because I was in a intense pain and he sacrificed his time to make sure I received proper treatment. His staff is the best!
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Jun 16, 2022
The doctor was excellent in discussing my situation, listened to me and answered my questions and explained in detail what is going on with my back.
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Jun 13, 2022
I felt cared about.
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Jun 12, 2022
He really seemed concerned about my health and wellness, changing one of my meds which was harmful to my stomach.
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Jun 2, 2022
He is ver gentle and easy to give me the pain shots . Super good ! Im very happy
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May 26, 2022
Very relaxed and friendly
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May 26, 2022
Excellent
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May 25, 2022
Dr C is an amazing doctor and so kind to me. He has been my pain doctor for a long time and he and my family doctor work well together giving me the best care
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May 24, 2022
The best medical experience I have encountered in last 5 years.
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May 18, 2022
Dr. Chalunkel takes time to explain things in a way I can understand and actually listens!!
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May 18, 2022
Amazing
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May 6, 2022
Always the best!
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May 6, 2022
Best service, fast, easy, plenty of information was told to me, will recommend ten times over
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May 4, 2022
Great MD that is very professional and listens to patients
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May 4, 2022
Excellent doctor and staff
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May 2, 2022
Very friendly and helpful! Excellent care.
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Apr 26, 2022
If it were not for Dr. C, I would not be walking today.
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Apr 26, 2022
Very personable; actively listened to my concerns and answered questions thoroughly
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Apr 23, 2022
He is very caring, courteous, professional and friendly. Discusses all aspects of my care.
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Apr 22, 2022
Dr, Chalunkal was very personable, efficient and thorough. We discussed my plans to help my back problems, which he agreed with! I was happy when I left and that rarely happens,
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Apr 22, 2022
The practice is great , alsoDr Chalunkal is a very kind man ! He has always taken good care of me!
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Apr 22, 2022
I've seen 5 Doctors since moving to Texas from California last December. I chose not to utilize the 4 previous to Dr. CHALUNKAL. He will be the Doctor I choose to see from this point on.
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Apr 21, 2022
The doctor listen to me.
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Apr 16, 2022
Dr Chalunkal is caring dedicated and efficient.
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Apr 16, 2022
Very good!
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Apr 14, 2022
Great as always
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Apr 8, 2022
Outstanding
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