Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD

Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 71

Accepting new patients

Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Pasadena, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sunkara to book an appointment.

Locations

Paramount Medical Associates

Peak Performance Sports Medical4802 E Sam Houston Pkwy S Ste 150 Pasadena, TX 77505
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Sunkara's Reviews

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He is kind and caring. He also is pretty funny. I moved to Houston and needed a primary care Doctor and I'm so glad I found him. He answered all my questions from anxiety issues to intestinal issues. He also provided me with additional resources and even showed me on my phone how to access those things online. He never seems to be rushing out the room. He even did a breathing exercise with me once when I was deep in my anxiety. The staff is AMAZING and I'm always appreciative of their positivity
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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m.samons in Houston, TX – Nov 24, 2018
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Dr. Sunkara has been my PCP for years. I feel very satisfied with the care I receive from him. He always takes the time to listen to me and answer any questions I have. With the health issues I have, I am very thankful to have him as my doctor. I also completely adore his staff. They are very friendly and attentive, never miss any details either. I couldn't be any more pleased with them if I tried. Between Dr. Sunkara and his staff, they make going to see a doctor something to look forward to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bruce in La Porte, TX – May 24, 2018
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Dr. Sunkara is a great doctor who actually cares about his patients. He has helped me on my path to sobriety and really cares about my progression. I owe a lot of my success to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Michael – Mar 01, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Houston, TX – May 31, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Clint in Baytown, TX – May 31, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dan in Houston, TX – May 11, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joseph K in Houston, TX – Mar 30, 2017
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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.
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Samantha in Rosharon, Tx – Mar 19, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Carlos in Baytown – Mar 15, 2017
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Janie Lunceford in Pasadena, TX – Mar 02, 2017
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THIS DOCTOR LISTENS TO YOU
What went well
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Houston, TX – Oct 21, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Erik in Houston, TX – May 25, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John P in Houston, TX – Feb 26, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Jeff in Pasadena, Texas – Feb 07, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sunkara's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immigration Physical Examination
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Outpatient Opioid Detoxification
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Test
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Sunkara accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
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Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
Medicaid
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MultiPlan
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About Me

Care Philosophy

WE BELIEVE THAT YOU WANT TO  TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH 

YOU MAKE THE CALL. WE WILL WORK WITH YOU

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Education

1994
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1970
Andhra U
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD?

Call (281) 317-4603 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Sunkara's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sunkara frequently treats Pap Smear, Blood in Urine (Hematuria), and Viral Hepatitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sunkara treats.

Where is Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD's office located?

Dr. Sunkara's office is located at 4802 E Sam Houston Pkwy S Ste 150, Pasadena, TX 77505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Durga Sunkara, MD speak?

Dr. Sunkara speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sunkara is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast

Pasadena, TX

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

Houston, TX

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

St. Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center

Pasadena, TX

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average