Dr. Kota Shekar, MD

Dr. Kota Shekar, MD

Hematology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Kota Shekar, MD is a hematology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Government Medical College Mysore, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences in 1976 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.

6501 Truxtun Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shekar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Blood Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anemia
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Shekar's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

78  Conditions Treated

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1  Procedures

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

  • Government Medical College Mysore, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Capitol Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Va Bapt Lynchburg Gen Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shekar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shekar's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shekar to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Shekar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Shekar is a remarkable physician. He is impeccable bedside manner and takes the time to listen to the patient. It seems his first priority is the comfort of the patient. I would highly recommend.
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Wonderful doctor, was a rock for me during my most difficult time...cannot over-express what a great job he did. Unfortunately, he has left this area and the CBCC office in Templeton is closed, leaving no oncologists in north San Luis Obispo county.
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