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Sabita Challagulla, MD

Endocrinology
Accepts New Patients
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenChildren (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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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 HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Accepts New Patients
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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - Large Group
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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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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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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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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 - CHIP
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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 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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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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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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
  • Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2015)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University Of Texas Medical Branch (Austin) (2009)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Siddhartha Medical College (2003)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (Su - American Board of Internal Medicine/Endocri
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 May 13, 2019, Sabita Challagulla, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(158)
Overall: 4.4*
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Aug 29, 2019
very pleased
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Aug 29, 2019
I was her last person of the day for her and it seemed she wanted the visit to be over very fast also almost impossible to get her to call you back when you get a text on my chart and need to know what it means
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Aug 28, 2019
I had several issues I was concerned about and she told me she "didn't know."
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Aug 25, 2019
Never has knowledge of what my medical needs worse person out of 26 doctors I see .I only see her because they don't let me see anyone else!
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Aug 22, 2019
this was the first time I have had a real understanding of thyroid nodules. my previous endocrinologist didn't take the time to show me ultrasounds or explain it like this doctor did. she is excellent and very calming. I am so happy I found her!
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Jul 22, 2019
I really like her and hope to keep her as my Endocrinologist!
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Jul 22, 2019
very caring and explained the problem and the care needed and explained how medication was to be taken
Jul 20, 2019
Did nothing to resolve my problem
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Jul 20, 2019
she's very accommodating! and approachable. she didn't seem to be in a hurry...
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Jul 20, 2019
She didn't listen to any of my concerns about what is currently going on with my condition. She dismissed them.
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Jul 20, 2019
I expected some clarification as to the overall plan to help get my blood sugar under control. Overall I was satisfied with the. visit.
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Jul 19, 2019
I needed an appointment in another six months. Dr. Challugala's calendar was booked beyond that, so now I will see a P.A. I think she needs some relief on her scheduling. I do not mind seeing a PA, but would rather see Doctor Challugala.
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Jul 18, 2019
I brought my log book for information on how I could better control my numbers, and because I didn't for get the log, she was better able to help me!
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Jul 5, 2019
The Doctor told me I met all the requirements to receive hormone therapy but because of hospital requirements I was not able to receive treatment. I was treated as a number. Even after I was already treated by 3 previous doctors at the very same clinic. But because the previous Doctors had quit I had to restart the whole process 3 times.
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Jul 3, 2019
very good
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Jul 2, 2019
outstanding customer care
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Jun 25, 2019
she basically told me that because my labs looked good she had no idea what was wrong and just told me to see my primary doctor.
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Jun 23, 2019
Dr. C. is super and detailed,
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Jun 20, 2019
everybody are nice n accomodations
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Jun 19, 2019
my appointment was on time the nurse assistant was prompt and friendly and my provider understood my reasons of my test result and I understood why my results were not as good as they should have been, we talk about how I can approve them and talk about my medications too overall it was a great visit
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Jun 13, 2019
love my doctor she is very nice and caring
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Jun 6, 2019
the wait time was terrible. someone came in late and it thru it all off. they should have rescheduled them. as far as the doctor I feel like she just wants to get in and get out. other than needed a doctor for medication refills, I could do this on my own
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Jun 6, 2019
She treated me with courtesy and respect. was able to answer all my questions and concerns about my health issues. Further test and follow ups are scheduled that's tell me that she cares for me v
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Jun 5, 2019
Excellent Physician who seemed to really want to help me with this problem. She was personable and very knowledgeable.
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Jun 1, 2019
every time i have seen dr. challagula since my first appt, she has spent less and less time with me. This time, i believe she was only in the exam room for less than 2 min.i The resident was in there for maybe 5 min and most of that was spent enter ng things into the computer. She shows no regard for the symptoms I try to discuss with her. Wgen my labs show that my hypothyroidism isn't being controlled, all she ever does is increase the same medication. She does not draw additional labs or try a combination of meds. When i attempt to discuss anything, she dismisses me. This visit and the one before, i saw a resident or fellow first and then saw her. The resident would tell me one thing and then the doctor would change that. I'm getting ready to have bariatric surgery and was very concerned that i would not absorb my medication well enough. Tge resident told me they would follow me "closely" as soon as i had the surgery. But, the doctor just case in and said they would see me in 4 months. Then when i got to check out, the clerk told me that the doctor set my next appt with a NP. I wish i could change to another doctor, but i know that requires a referral and i don't want to have to ask this doctor for that.
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May 22, 2019
She was very helpful, asked good questions, and provided lots of information. She was very friendly!
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May 21, 2019
she takes time with the patient to ensure a full and positive visit was accomplished.
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May 18, 2019
everyone was very nice and professional.
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May 16, 2019
very informative
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May 16, 2019
Very knowledgeable about Diabetes!
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May 12, 2019
THEY ALWAYS TREAT ME WITH QUICK RESPONSE
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May 12, 2019
Excellent, knowledgeable, professional in every way, very caring!
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May 11, 2019
she was very kind and friendly and professional
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May 7, 2019
I felt as if she didn't care about my problem and didn't want to bother with me.
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May 3, 2019
I sent a message to this doctor on April 16th. I had a procedure done this day and had concerns for her to help me out. A nurse replied back right away telling me within 48hrs the doctor will get back to me. Never heard anything from her. Sent her another message about some side effects I was having and my mental health I was concerned about. I then called her to see if I could get to her faster. The person on the phone also said 48hours. Friday April 26th at 12:55pm I made an appt to see her at 1:20pm that afternoon so I could talk to her cause she was not getting back to me. This is very frustrating I am going to have to pay for an appt I should not of had to make to talk to her. What's the point of MyChart or phone calls if my doc will not get back to me?!?!
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May 2, 2019
I had many questions and she and her intern were exceptionally patient in answering my questions and concerns.
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May 2, 2019
Dr. Challagulla has been my Endocrinologist for several years now and I've always received the very best care from her. I genuinely appreciate how she treats me as a patient.
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Apr 23, 2019
very good
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Apr 18, 2019
She has always shown care; speaks to me professionally but ensures that I understand the medical verbiage.
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Apr 16, 2019
all very good but forgot to give me my diabetic meter book. I take bus to docs so it's not like I run back and get it. everything else was excellent . thank you
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Apr 4, 2019
She was very thorough I about all my symptoms. but she said I needed to have a blood test, but did explain what the test would be. I found out after receiving a call about the 11/2 hour blood test. The clinic's nurse returned my call and explained the test, and what it was for.
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Apr 4, 2019
she works well with me and discuses the treatment with me.
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Apr 3, 2019
very truthful answered all my questions
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Apr 2, 2019
she actually listened to me.
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Apr 2, 2019
very satisfactory
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Apr 2, 2019
I felt that she listened to all of my concerns, explained the treatment options and reasons for each, was treated with respect, and was comfortable which was especially important because I was initially nervous prior to the visit.
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Apr 2, 2019
was routine but, a lot of thing/other prob w/my health had transpired since last appmt. she listened very closely/considerately. No "tune-out" after 30 second. Nice
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Mar 30, 2019
Very thorough. She was very nice and showed care. Thank you
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