Dr. Chacko Alappatt, MD

Dr. Chacko Alappatt, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 48

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Chacko Alappatt, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Springboro, OH. Dr. Alappatt has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy, Osteoporosis, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Atrium Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alappatt to book an appointment.


Locations

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center Of Southwest Ohio, Inc.

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(513) 318-7057
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Alappatt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alappatt

3.6

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I was referred by my family physician and I had an appointment within 48 hours of leaving my family doctor. The office staff were kind and caring, the office manager was able to get me qualified for financial assistance to afford my medication and talked with me on my best options for the future. This practice truly cares about their patients.
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Aug 24, 2020
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Absolutely wonderful physician !!
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May 23, 2020
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Been trying since my lab draw on 4/2/2020 to arrange a teleconference with Dr Alappatt to get review lab draw and discuss medication I'm on and needed changes. Office says they scheduled appts at 3 different times, but no one called to complete his visit with me. Staff won't answer phone or call back when you leave a message. I believe he is an excellent doctor, but his office staff needs to be replaced with someone who cares about the patients.
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Apr 16, 2020
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I would not recommend this office to anyone!! He is a great doctor but his staff will not return calls and is very difficult to get script refills. I’m on enbrel I depend on it to walk and do my job. I’ve spent 6 weeks now trying to get them to send this to the correct pharmacy. No calls back and no medicine. Very horrible patient care by his staff. It’s pretty sad when even my pharmacy knows this office is difficult to get information from.
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Mar 10, 2020
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My experience has been good so far. Dr Alappatt, his assistant and staff have been kind and concerned. The office manager Kimberly, was especially wonderful at helping me with disability thru work. I highly recommend.
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Danielle Bowers – Dec 30, 2019
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Went for an appointment on 8/26/19. Sat in the waiting room for 1/2 hour. Had to ask if was forgotten before someone came out to get me. Dr. Alappatt came in and did a very minimal exam. Mention was having so trouble with my back. He barley touch me and say may have AS starting. He did not order any imagining or testing. Was Very Unhappy with my office visit. Had to go the next day to my PC to get anything done.
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Sep 14, 2019
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Was very successful in reducing the pain associated with my arthritis.
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Scott Warman in Middletown, OH – Jan 07, 2019
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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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Nov 21, 2018
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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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  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
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Middletown, OH – Jun 19, 2018
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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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  • Wait times
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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May 09, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda in Dayton, Ohio – May 02, 2018
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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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Zac in Bellefontaine – Feb 13, 2018
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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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Julie Watkins in Wilmington , Ohio – Jan 15, 2018
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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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Robert in Dayton, OH – Aug 02, 2017
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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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Dayton, OH – Jun 23, 2017
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Dr. Alappatt and his staff are great! I thank them so much for helping me.
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Amber in Springboro, Ohio – Dec 31, 2016
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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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Shirley Botts in Dayton, OH – Sep 13, 2016
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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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Tim Coats in Hamilton, OH – Jun 25, 2016
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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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Vicky in Miamisburg, OH – Mar 18, 2016
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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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Not A Faker in Beavercreek, OH – Feb 11, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alappatt

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alappatt treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alappatt treats other conditions, please contact the office at (937) 886-5510.

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Alappatt typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

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Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Gout
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis specialists.

Dr. Alappatt typically treats 62% more often than similar doctors

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Alappatt typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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Autoimmune Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lupus
Sjögren's Syndrome
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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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. Dr. Alappatt has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy, Osteoporosis,...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology

Education

2006
University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Ind U
Residency Hospital
1997
Indiana University
Internship Hospital

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Atrium Medical Center

Middletown, OH

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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