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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 The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney
  • 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-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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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 (278) for Brite John Chalunkal, DO

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Jan 11, 2023
He tries to do what is best for his patients.
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Jan 11, 2023
Great experience overall. He took his time getting the history, reviewing images, performing the exam, and recommending treatment. I was very impressed.
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Jan 11, 2023
Have seen Dr C several times and referred hi to a few friends and my wife.
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Jan 6, 2023
Knowledgable and thorough.
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Jan 5, 2023
He one of best Doctor's And great personality
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Jan 4, 2023
He has been the only doctor who believed I was in pain and did something to help me right then.
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Dec 31, 2022
Doctor Chalunkal and his staff were very friendly, professional and caring!
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Dec 29, 2022
He is a very caring Dr.
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Dec 25, 2022
I was referred by my GP and I had an appointment within the week thanks to his staff. Everyone I had contact with was so helpful and friendly. Doctor made sure I understood my options and answered/addressed all my questions/concerns. They made it a very pleasant experience which was greatly appreciated since I was in a lot of pain.
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Dec 23, 2022
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Dec 22, 2022
So very thoughtful & genuinely kind hearted
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Dec 21, 2022
Dr. Chalunkal is super positive, helpful, and empathetic....Really like him!
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Dec 18, 2022
Waiting tiime is short. Dr. C has a very good way of treating patients.
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Dec 17, 2022
Doctor was very helpful and listened to my complaints of pain! We discussed a plan on how to make me comfortable!
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Dec 15, 2022
He is a very professional and caring Doctor! I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dec 14, 2022
He was very personable and very thorough. Explained what steps would be taken to help.
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Dec 13, 2022
The doctor listened to everything I had to say regarding the pain I have. He took his time and offered suggestions, and ultimately let me make the decision on what I needed to do. Very personable and knowledgeable.
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Dec 11, 2022
Care provider provided excellent service and I felt comfortable with him. However, I waited about 45 minutes to actually see him.
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Dec 9, 2022
Professional but kind with my problems.
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Dec 9, 2022
Dr. Chalunkal and his staff are very professional and very knowledgeable, helpful, and caring. I feel like a family member when I'm in their clinic
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Dec 7, 2022
Friendly and prompt service
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Dec 7, 2022
Very smart , right to the point
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Nov 29, 2022
Dar. Chalunkal is a very understanding doctor and very professional!!
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Nov 23, 2022
Very thorough ,kind, and interested
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Nov 22, 2022
It was great
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Nov 18, 2022
I liked him. He listened.
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Nov 17, 2022
Wonderful physician!
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Nov 16, 2022
Words would not be enough to say because it's way above excellent
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Nov 9, 2022
Very friendly. He made me feel comfortable talking to him.
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Nov 9, 2022
I am an established patient and always satisfied with his staff as well as Dr C.
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Nov 8, 2022
Great experience! He was attentive, listened to me, and he let me decide what was best for me and my situation.
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Nov 8, 2022
Very personable answered my questions and validated the pain issue I have been experiencing
Nov 6, 2022
Very professional, great bedside manner, caring and compassionate. Listened to my concerns and addressed my questions. Explained everything clearly and made sure I understood the treatment.
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Nov 6, 2022
He was very attentive and wanted to help.
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Nov 1, 2022
Knowledgeable, friendly, reassuring
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Oct 30, 2022
He is attentive and concerned about his patience. He is down to earth and provides information in a manner that is easy to understand!
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Oct 29, 2022
Always office is pleasant and Dr is very friendly I feel I can be honest with him and he will be with me
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Oct 27, 2022
Dr Chalunkal and his staff were very friendly. I appreciate the care they gave.
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Oct 27, 2022
Great! As always
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Oct 26, 2022
Excellent , informative , good listener to issues presented.
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Oct 21, 2022
The Best
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Oct 21, 2022
Very kind and helpful
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Oct 20, 2022
Personable, listens, engaging, effective
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Oct 19, 2022
He was knowledgeable, kind, friendly and made me feel heard
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Oct 19, 2022
Caring and listens.
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Oct 13, 2022
Dr. Chalunkal and his staff were very thorough and explained my condition and course of treatment very well.
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Oct 13, 2022
Polite, understanding, thorough
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Oct 12, 2022
He is great!
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Oct 12, 2022
Dr Chalunka and his staff have always been the best!!! Dr Chalunka has the best attitude of all of them!
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Oct 10, 2022
Very kind and through
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Oct 5, 2022
I was extremely pleased with my first visit with Dr. C.
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Oct 5, 2022
I have already recommended him to family
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Oct 4, 2022
Dr. C is always caring and knowledgeable and wants the best for me
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Oct 1, 2022
I was very pleased with the service I received from Dr. C. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of his job.
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Sep 30, 2022
Dr Chalunkal is a very caring and professional provider. He listens to your problem and understands the situation.
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Sep 29, 2022
The exam was very thorough. And he took a lot of time explaining everything
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Sep 29, 2022
He has always been friendly and seems to really care about you
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Sep 28, 2022
Very good and liked him very much. Very diligent in his work.
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Sep 22, 2022
Thrilled with the service I received. So happy he encouraged me to try the steroid injections. Had no clue just how much relief I would get from doing them. I'm also pleased with how he found the right medication and dose based on my systems from the start. Excellent doctor. Highly recommend.
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Sep 21, 2022
Good rapport- knowledgeable - covered treatment options
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Sep 16, 2022
Dr Chalunkal and the staff are all warm, engaging and very helpful...
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Sep 16, 2022
Very friendly, compassionate, knowledgeable. Felt very comfortable and taken care of.
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Sep 15, 2022
Very informative and attentive physician.
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Sep 15, 2022
Genuine interest in helping me
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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
Didn't feel rushed; provided clear explanation (in layman's terms) so I clearly understood what was going on.
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Sep 9, 2022
Very good
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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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