Dr. Akther Kotha, MD


Rheumatology | Female

Kotha Kotha & Kotha Mds 8860 Center Dr Ste 400 La Mesa, CA 91942 Get Directions
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 Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
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'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

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  • Rheumatology

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


  • Medical School
    Osmania Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    UMDNJ Rw Johnson Med School

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    UMDNJ Rw Johnson Med School

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Uc San Diego Med Center

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection