Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD

Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Pasadena, TX. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Sunkara is affiliated with CHI St. Lukes Patient Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Bayshore Medical Center.

Paramount Medical Associates

4802 E Sam Houston Pkwy S Ste 150

Pasadena, TX 77505
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Paramount
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Sunkara's Experience

Dr. Sunkara's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sunkara "WE BELIEVE THAT YOU WANT TO  TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH 




  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Breath Testing
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immigration Physical Examination
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Outpatient Opioid Detoxification
  • Physical Examination
  • Stress Test
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Andhra U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Andhra Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sunkara has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sunkara's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sunkara to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Sunkara's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Houston, TX |
Dr. Sunkara and staff are great. Appointments are kept on schedule and I'm usually done with my appointment with in an hour, Which is great.! He will take the time to answer your question and go over your treatment plan. I'm glad I found him and he is now my dr.
in Baytown, TX |
Dr. Sunkara and staff has always taken the time to go over any questions that you may have and really listens to what is going on in your life and doesn't just push as many people through as he can. He is a great dr. and has a great staff.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Sunkara is my PCP. He and his staff are professional and very friendly. After 10 years as his patient I think so highly of him that my son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter are his patients as well.
in Houston, TX |
Dr Sunkara is and extremely professional and compassionate provider. His staff is top notch and they have always made me feel welcome and well cared for during my appointments. I would reccomend his practice to any or all of my family.
in Rosharon, Tx |
I have never found a doctor that actually listened and cared. he takes time and the extra mile for his patients. Marina and Wendy are as wonderful as well. I hardly ever wait and that is great. I highly recommend him to all my friends that would need his services.
in Baytown |
Dr. Sunkara and staff are caring & professional. As a healthcare provider myself I kno the importance of professionalism & a good "bedside manner"; Dr sunkara & staff have both. Never before have I been treated with such respect & concern at a Drs.' office. Highly recommend.
in Pasadena, TX |
I have been a patient of Dr. Sunkara's for about 2 years. He is my Primary Care Physician. He is always very thorough during my visits, answers all of my questions in detail, never makes me feel like he is hurried. He also makes sure that he has all of my reports from my other doctors to make sure that he is well informed in all areas of my medical care. He is also a kind man, easy to talk to, and makes sure that you have his full attention. I am so very glad that I found him!
Houston, TX |
in Houston, TX |
I searched out a doctor to help me with opiate addiction. I was at the end of my abilities to cope with the addiction, work, and family. After taking some of my information and seeing me in office to talk, he decided to take me as a patient. He may not take every patient that comes to see him, since he doesnt seem in need to take it all, but he takes the ones he knows he can help. My life is mine again. I owe a great deal of gratitude to the staff and Dr. Sunkara.
in Houston, TX |
I am a new patient at Dr Sunkara and am confident I have finally found a Dr I can continue to see. It is rare to find a Dr that has a great balance of patient wait time and time spent on the consultation. Overall a great experience and a breathe of fresh air finding a doctor worth continuing to see after having having several bad experiences with other incompetent Doctors.
in Pasadena, Texas |
My experience with Dr. Sunkara and his staff has been great from the get go. He takes time to explain and monitor everything. It's very evident that he truly cares and has a passion for what he does. After going to a doctor for the past 3 years, that herds patients in and out like cattle, it's reassuring to know that Dr. Sunkara slows down and makes sure he gets it right. I highly recommend his services and will continue visiting him for many years to come.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sunkara accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
    Medicaid HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Paramount
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Sunkara has admitting privileges

Bayshore Medical Center
4000 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, TX 77504
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CHI St. Lukes Patient Medical Center
4600 E Sam Houston Pkwy S
Pasadena, TX 77505
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Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd
Houston, TX 77089
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