Dr. Chacko Alappatt, MD

Dr. Chacko Alappatt, MD

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46 y/o
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Dr. Chacko Alappatt, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Springboro, OH and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in rheumatology.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center of Southwest Ohio, Inc.

60 Remick Blvd

Springboro, OH 45066
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Insurance Accepted

  • Comprehensive Benefits Plan
  • GENERAL
  • Health Net
  • Health Span
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Providers
  • Tricare

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Dr. Alappatt's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psoriatic Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alappatt treats Psoriatic Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alappatt treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alappatt treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alappatt treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alappatt treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alappatt treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alappatt's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Chacko Alappatt, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Springboro, OH and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2006
University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Ind University
Residency Hospital
1997
Indiana University
Internship Hospital
1996
Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
Medical School
2006
1999
1997
1996

Awards

Dr. Alappatt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alappatt

3.6

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
61.76470588235294%
(21)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
3 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
32.35294117647059%
(11)

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Was very successful in reducing the pain associated with my arthritis.
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Excellent physician. Efficient with my time, ready when I arrive, and extremely knowledgable on current treatments for complex arthritis and auto-immune disorders.
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The doctor is fabulous but his office staff will NOT answer the phone. Regardless of the time of day, you will not get a live person. I've literally left messages BEGGING someone to call me back. It wasn't always like that. I took it as a sign they didn't want me since I was Medicare and I know a doctor doesn't get paid much to see Medicare patients. I'm currently seeking a new rheumatologist.
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I don't understand all the good reviews about this place. I was there a month ago for the first time. They took blood said it would take 2 weeks for results. I waited the two weeks never heard a word I called doctors office could not get ahold of anyone. I left message checking on my results I get a call 48 hours later and was told the LAB messed up on something so took off work again went back for more blood drawn they told me they would put rush on it. Tomorrow is another 2 wks haven't heard
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When I was climbing the walls because of an arthritis flare, Dr. Alappatt's staff was able to work me into his schedule pretty quickly -- although I knew he had a particularly heavy workload at that point. He, and they, know when people are hurting and will do whatever they can to help, in a knowledgeable and professional yet friendly manner. Thank you, Dr. Alappatt!
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Outstanding! After a year being bounced around from specialist to specialist, unable to diagnose the cause of multiple painful areas, Dr. Alappatt was able to diagnose and treat my condition. I haven't felt this great in over a year! The staff is immensely helpful and polite, as well, dealing with endless disability paperwork from my employer. You can't go wrong here.
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I was seeing a Cinc. doctor and was not satisfied. My brother & niece recommended Dr. Alappatt to me . I started seeing him over 3 yrs ago and am very satisfied with his treatment. I now recommend him to friends . I also have another brother who is now seeing Dr. Alappatt .
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I like the Dr. and He seems to always be as helpful as He can. He has helped me a lot over time. I have only one problem. It is very very hard to get in touch with his office. You cannot speak to a person, only a recording. They will call back in one or two days, but if you do not answer the phone right away you will miss the call and then you have to start the process all over again.
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Dr. Alappatt immediately picked up on the symptoms that were troubling me. My symptoms aren't straight forward, but he recognized them to be within his area of expertise and offered a short term treatment option while we waited for the results of my blood work. I was extremely happy that he took a direct and immediate approach to treating my symptoms while working to figure out an exact diagnosis.
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Dr. Alappatt and his staff are great! I thank them so much for helping me.
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I would not be where i am today had i not found Dr. Alappatt. I tell everyone how much i do appreciate this doctor, the years of pain i went through with my arthritis before i found him and the treatments he put me through helped me so much and still does. I would recommend him to everyone who has any type of arthritis, he is # 1. He also keeps a great staff to work right alone with him.
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Very, very impressed with Dr. Alappatt and his staff. My initial examination was very thorough - every joint inspected, every symptom listened to. Detailed questions posed. And very personable. Me and my psoriatic arthritis are a work in progress (and there has been excellent progress) but thus far I have top-of-the-line confidence in this office and their judgement. I can highly recommend them.
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He is extremely intelligent and fact based at first. I have been seeing him for 4 years. At first I was frustrated by this but appreciate how up to date he is with treatments. He is quick to respond to flair ups of my psoriatic arthritis. We have evolved into a team and he has become more personable . I have recommended him to friends. I went to Cleveland Clinic for a second opinion but opted to stay with Dr. Alapatt. I am an RN so I put in a lot of time checking into my treatment, and feel I am
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I first saw his RN: thorough, compassionate, & took me seriously. I heard (very thin walls!) through the door that he told Dr. Alapatt he thought I might have Sjogren's Syndrome, but Alappatt brushed him off. He looked at my joints for a second, then saw I had a pit under one fingernail & decided I probably just have psoriatic arthritis, despite my telling him I don't have psoriasis. He didn't even GLANCE at the symptom list or medical history I took hours to prepare. Made me feel terrible.
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Unkind at best. I'd been treating with him for a couple yrs, came in with my fiancé and he talked to him the entire time... he didn't know our relationship at all. They had an office purge, and every kind person they had left. Had a bone scan, the machine weighs you as well evidently, and the tech reversed numbers making it off by 45 lbs. Geeze....
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