Dr. Giridhar Chintalapudi, MD

Dr. Giridhar Chintalapudi, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Giridhar Chintalapudi, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Fuquay Varina, NC. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

609 Attain St Ste 101

Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Contact Information

(910) 235-0595

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carolina Care Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MedCost
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Chintalapudi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chintalapudi "A native of India, Dr. Chintalapudi (Dr. Chin) completed medical school at Kurnool Medical School in Southern India. After moving to the United States in 1994, he completed a neurology residency at the State University of New York – Stony Brook where he was nominated as doctor of the year by patients. After becoming board certified in neurology in 1998, he continued to pursue an interest in sleep medicine in which he also became board certified. Soon after concluding his training, he was appointed medical director for a sleep center and invited to become a clinical instructor at Indiana University at Purdue. Since 2000, Dr. Chin has lived in North Carolina. He was the director of the sleep medicine programs at Siler City Community College from 2006-2010 and at Sandhills Community College from 2008–2010. In fact, Dr. Chintalapudi is one of the few physicians in North Carolina, board certification in sleep medicine. He is also board certified in Neuromuscular Disease and General Neurology by the American Board of American Specialties. He has been with Sandhills Neurologists since it's inception in 2000. Together with Dr. Tellez, Sandhills Neurologists is proud to offer cutting-edge treatments for patients with migraine headaches and an electromyography (EMG) clinic for increased access to nerve conduction studies."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chintalapudi "At Sandhills Neurologists, we are always focused on bringing the latest technologies to our patients so that they can achieve the best possible outcomes with minimal side effects. To that end, we are pleased to offer non-invasive, drug-free treatment options for patients who suffer from chronic depression, headaches or insomnia."


  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anxiety
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Depression Treatment
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • University Of Health Sciences / Kurnool Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • SUNY
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ne Regl Health Authority
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chintalapudi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chintalapudi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chintalapudi to family and friends
based on 76 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (76)

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Dr. Chintalapudi's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Sanford, nc |
Front desk folks were really helpful in accommdating schedule changes to get appointment at the earliest possible time. Very pleasant experience overall. Thank You
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Fuquay Varina, NC |
RECOMMENDATION: Find another office in the area. This practice charges unnecessary $$ fees caused by their own internal staff lacking the usage/known-ledge of basic electronic customer collaboration tools (ex: google appointments) that you would expect from any medical practice in 2017. My...more
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in Raleigh, NC |
You have a wonderful staff. All are very polite, friendly, professional, compassionate and demonstrate a great amount of empathy when needed. This type of medical services has become a rarity. Also, Dr. Chin is very thorough and takes his time with you. Explains things in details and any questions...more
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in Sanford, NC |
Dr. Chin as his staff are the best around. I have received nothing but exceptional care ffrom hm and his nursers. Every since I came to him for a sleep study I have never felt so much better. If you are having problems waking up at night and find yourself taking naps in the day...PLEASE take the...more
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Sanford, NC |
I am impressed with Dr Chin. I sent my family members also to him
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Carolina Care Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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