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Dr. Chandra Sekhar Chilappa, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Chilappa

Dr. Chandra Sekhar Chilappa, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Vijayawada University of Health Sciences - Warangal, India and specializes in rheumatology.


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(816) 276-9800

Dr. Chilappa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Dr. Chilappa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chilappa treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Chilappa 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. Chilappa treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Chilappa's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • 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
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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 Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Dr. Chilappa is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

American College of Radiology
Fellowship Hospital
American College of Rheumatology
Fellowship Hospital
Vijayawada University of Health Sciences - Warangal, India
Medical School

Languages

  • Farsi
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chilappa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chilappa

4.5

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
81.48148148148148%
(22)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Chilappa is always very thorough and does NOT rush us through appointments. He answers any/all questions every time.
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He's great!
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Dr. Chilappa is very informed and knowledgeable about rheumatic disorders. He communicates very easy and is open to listening to the patient. Having a physician who allows me to talk and share my concerns is extremely important. Keep up the good work!
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Dr Chilappa took plenty of time with me. He asked questions & answered all my questions. When I felt overwhelmed, he slowed down & explained everything until I could understand. He is very knowledgeable & well versed in helping me without medications. He did not shun me or refuse to help me because I want to be meds free as other doctors have. The only negative is waiting so long to see him as a new patient. I had a 6 month waiting period.
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Dr. Chilappa is very kind, caring, and a professional doctor. In my opinion, he gave me the most thorough examination I have had in years. He is indeed a brilliant doctor. He spends plenty of time with his patients and gives them the care they deserve. I would recommend him highly!
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I have received the best care from this practice. I consider myself a high needs patient at times and they’ve taken the time to fully address any issues I have. It was pretty frightening to me to have a major illness. But they’ve taken the fear out of this. They are gentle with any procedure that is done. They want you to be as comfortable as possible. Every issue is always addressed. I finally have freedom in my illness and don’t feel like it is controlling me.
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Dr. Chilappa is a wonderful person and great doctor. Always attentive and concerned to know how I am doing and how I have been feeling since my last visit. Always takes the time to listen attentively to what I have to say. So very glad to have him as my rheumatologist. Sharon D.
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He helped me walk again without pain in about 6 hours. I waited 5 months to see him, and he was worth every minute. He listed to me and all my symptoms. I got a thorough exam of my joints by him. He checked me for things the last rheumatologist did not even consider. (That other guy was over an hour late and spent 10 minutes with me and would not listen.) He was friendly and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Chilapa is simply the best Rheumatologist! He saw me without an appointment during an urgent situation and gave me relief for my pain. Bedside manner professional yet very caring. I recommend him hands down!
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I really like Dr. Chilappa, he know what he doing, I am impressed. Waiting not long at all to see him. He is solving my problem without risk by doing labs every time I come. That's a good thing to do . I wish I had heard about him sooner. Thanks Dr. Chilappa. I will recommend to family and friends.
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In April of 2017 I was in the most agonizing pain of my life wrists, ankles, feet swollen . I went to see my family doctor and she had x-rays done on my wrists since I had fallen nothing broken. This went on for 7 months of pain, finally she had blood work done, sent me to Dr. Chilappa and I tested positive for RA. Dr. Chilappa started me on meds, I can actually tolerate the pain now. Dr. Chilappa takes time to explain things and is very personable but professional. Thank you Dr. Chilappa.
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Dr. Chilappa is a very good listener and explains all options of treatment and their success rate. I appreciate his honesty, and that he takes into consideration my opinions or doubts. I have never felt rushed by him as some have stated. His staff has always gotten back to me quickly when I have a question, and scheduling has never been a problem.
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Dr. Chilappa has been my rheumatologist for several years. I have psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. He has always listened to what I want as far as treatment and has always provided good advice and treatment. I would recommend Dr. Chilappa to anyone looking for a rheumatologist.
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The members of staff I spoke to while trying to schedule an appointment were both unspeakably rude. "Rusty" was short and is prone to huffing and sighing when you ask a question. I kept the appointment, however, as I was in dire need of a rheumatologist's help. Having been fooled by the high remarks on HealthGrades about Dr. Chilappa, I believed he was going to have a great bedside manner and pay attention. He does neither. He is dismissive, rushed and speaks over you. Makes you feel like dirt.
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He wanted to order painful unnecessary tests to confirm my documented history of pain and neuropathy.He denied my symptoms were common to my disease when it is well documented that they are. He was a jerk. Very rude. He contradicted himself, his fellow doctoral associates, and me at every turn in conversation. It was a most distressing experience. I had seen him one time several years before and did not remember exactly why I did not return. Now I remember!
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Dr. Chilappa is one of the most knowledgeable rheumatologists I've ever worked with and I've worked with several. He takes the time to listen and provides compassionate options along with educating on the treatment and medications (if needed). I drive 3 1/2 hours to see him because he's just THAT good! He's professional but personable, polite, office staff he has are very efficient and nice. There's really nothing I can say that's negative. My experiences there have always been great!
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