Dr. Akther Kotha, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 70
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Akther Kotha, MD
Dr. Akther Kotha, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in La Mesa, CA. She is 70 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Kotha is affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

8860 Center Dr Ste 400

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 229-1995

Dr. Akther Kotha, MD

Dr. Akther Kotha, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Dr. Kotha's Experience

Dr. Kotha's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Osmania Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • UMDNJ Rw Johnson Med School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • UMDNJ Rw Johnson Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Uc San Diego Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kotha has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kotha's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kotha to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Kotha's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Lakeside, CA |
I tried for 6weeks to get an appt. The office staff kept telling me they didn't receive the faxed lab and doctor's reports, I would call my primary care, they would fax the documentation (5 TIMES!!), I called them back, was told it takes 5 to 7 days for them to receive the faxes, b/c "of how our fax machine works". What??!?!? The staff is very dismissive, and unhelpful. I finally called my primary care for a referral to someone else. The runaround is ridiculous. See someone else who cares!
San Diego, CA |
I was referred by my Primary Care Physician. After a 2 week run around, they refused to even make an appointment to see me. "The Dr. is not sure what she can do for you" I was told by staff. Maybe start by seeing me as requested by another Dr.?
in San Diego, CA |
I couldn't recommend Dr. Kotha more highly. I've been seeing her for 2-3 years and she has been great. She's very knowledgeable and very compassionate and makes the extra effort to make sure her patients get the right care. She's one of the best doctors I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot of them.
in San Diego |
This Dr should NOT be practicing medicine, ever! I have never experienced what I experienced with Dr. Kotha. My appointment with her was surreal. She was condesendig, she bulied me, wouldn't listen to me, talked bad about the most recent Dr's I've been seeing. She wouldn't prescribe me any of the medicine that I've been talking for Lupus for six years. I was in tears the entire appointment! It was horrible! I will never go back.
in San Marcos, CA |
She prescribed a specialty medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis on June 1. This specialty medication has to have a prior authorization for my insurance company. As of today, June 16, I still do not have my medication.I have called my insurance company 5 times and her office the same and keep getting the run around. Very poor service! I am now requesting a new doctor.
in El Cajon, CA |
Sr. Kotha takes time to talk to you. She listens to all you concerns and she explains your options. She doesn't run unneccesary tests however she does tests to determine the course of treatment
in El Cajon, CA |
She isn't very nice or supportive toward me. Poor bedside manners when she's been bullied by another patient. Treats me like a overly caring aunt that makes things worse emotionally.
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Dr. Kotha accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
    Health Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Kotha has admitting privileges

Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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