Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Punukollu
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Excela Health Chestnut Ridge

100 Excela Health Dr Ste 202b Latrobe, PA 15650

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(724) 532-5360

Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Latrobe, PA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Punukollu has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Guntur Med Coll, Andhra U medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities Excela Health Frick Hospital and Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Punukollu to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Punukollu

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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Punukollu typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Dysphagia
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Very High Frequency
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Punukollu typically treats 86% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Abdominal Disorders
Hemorrhoids
Stomach Diseases
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

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

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Function Test
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Hepatitis A Screening
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Punukollu typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Punukollu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • HIV Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Punukollu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Punukollu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Punukollu

3.7

Based on 3 ratings

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What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (2)
  • Explained conditions well (2)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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I have been to Dr. Punukollu several times over the years and have never had a problem with him. He was always very professional and answered any questions and always explained the process and results. I would recommend him to anyone.
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The doctor has an extremely poor bedside manner, a condescending attitude, and he is unwilling to answer patient questions and concerns. Making assumptions about patients' daily lives before allowing them to answer questions is both callous and unnecessary. Physicians should be there to help patients and assuage their concerns; instead, Dr. Punukollu spoke down to my family and myself, not allowing us to get a word in edgewise. Instead of obtaining any clarity, I was left with increased anxiety and uncertainty for how to deal with my stomach pain. Would not recommend to him to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Latrobe, PA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Punukollu...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1990
Wright St U
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Metro Genl Hosp/CWRU
Residency Hospital
1986
Metro Genl Hosp/CWRU
Internship Hospital
1979
Guntur Med Coll, Andhra U
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Punukollu has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Punukollu frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Punukollu specializes.

Where is Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD's office located?

Dr. Punukollu's office is located at 100 Excela Health Dr Ste 202b, Latrobe, PA 15650. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Chandrasekhara Punukollu, MD speak?

Dr. Punukollu speaks Hindi and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Excela Health Chestnut Ridge

Excela Health Chestnut Ridge100 Excela Health Dr Ste 202b Latrobe, PA 15650
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Excela Health Frick Hospital

Mount Pleasant, PA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital

Latrobe, PA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)