Dr. Akther Kotha, MD

Dr. Akther Kotha, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 70
(34)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Akther Kotha, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in La Mesa, CA. She is 70 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

8860 Center Dr Ste 400

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 229-1995

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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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

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
60

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

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Procedures

  • 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.

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kotha to family and friends
2.1
based on 34 total reviews (8 with 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)

San Diego, CA |
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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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...more
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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.?
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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.
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kotha accepts 7 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
    Health Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Kotha has admitting privileges

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
6655 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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