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Dr. Jacob Vadakekalam, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Vadakekalam

Dr. Jacob Vadakekalam, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from St John's Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences in 1981 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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(210) 614-8612

Dr. Vadakekalam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Vadakekalam's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vadakekalam treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vadakekalam treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Overweight
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Dr. Vadakekalam treats Overweight more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Vadakekalam treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Thyroid Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vadakekalam treats Thyroid Disease more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Vadakekalam treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Vadakekalam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jacob Vadakekalam, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from St John's Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences in 1981 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Wis
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Mayo Grad School
Residency Hospital
1991
Kings Mill Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Trivandrum Mc
Residency Hospital
1982
St Johns Mc
Internship Hospital
1981
St John's Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1993
1991
1986
1982
1981

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Dr. Vadakekalam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vadakekalam

4.2

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
17.391304347826086%
(8)

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Wonderful, understanding Doctor. Easy to talk to and explains in terms one can understand.
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The worst doctor ever. Put me on a drug that has damaged my kidneys and then blew it away as if no big deal.
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I have had the best experience with the whole staff at the DGD Clinic. I am from out of town and before I came here I had been put on insulin and medication without being given any other options. My doctor had told me there was no other option and that I would eventually end up on insulin at some point... I was only 29. I remember the first time I ever met Dr. V he removed me and began me on pills and let me tell you I went from a 13 to a 6. Dr. v and Dr. Huckaby are my angels!!
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I have been a patient of Dr. V for over ten years. I can truly say that he is the best doctor I have ever seen. I am 72 years old and he always looks me in the eye and asks, "how are you feeling? Any stress, problems, or changes in your life?". And he actually listens. He has notes from our last meeting but he remembers little things like helping my mother in law move or flying to San Diego last time. He warns me when I go off my diet or not exercise and he praises me when I did well. Fantastic.
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Dr. V has been my Dr. for the last 5 years. I absolutely love his down to earth, easy to talk to and he tells me like it is demeanor . He is very professional and very helpful.
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Everything about this doctor was completely unethical and disgraceful. I'd never been disrespected by ANY practitioner the way he disrespected me. Completely unprofessional, terrible bedside manner and extremely rude. This is a used-car salesman type of doctor - attempted to treat me for conditions for which I am already under care for (for which was not his specialty to begin with), placing very low priority to the critical condition for which I was there for. Utterly disgusted.
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I really liked Dr V (as he is called), he is a very thorough Dr. He explained exactly what was going with my thyroid & what we were going to do. I was very impressed.
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He's knowledgeable, but his bedside manner is horrible. Half the time, he ignores questions and fires off a short answer and moves on to something else. He actually told me I had to get my thyroid removed, without consulting with me about it at all. It took several visits for him to explain fully why he recommended that.. It just seems like he wants to get rid of you as quickly as possible.
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I would recommend him because he explains my condition to where I understand it, not just in doctor terms.
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