Dr. Akther Kotha, MD

Dr. Akther Kotha, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 71
(34)
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Dr. Akther Kotha, MD is a rheumatology specialist in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Osmania Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences in 1973 and specializes in rheumatology.

8860 Center Dr Ste 400

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 229-1995

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kotha performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lupus
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Kotha's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

60  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

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.

Education

  • 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

2.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kotha to family and friends
34 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (23)

Dr. Kotha's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Do not go to this doctor. If I could give her a zero I would. She is the meanest doctor I have ever meet, she made very rude comments on my race/culture. She did not listing to anything I had to say. I asked my PCP to refer me to another rheumatologist and he refer me to her daughter. She is nicer...more
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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...more
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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.?
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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.
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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...more
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