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Dr. Krishna Topalli, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Topalli

Dr. Krishna Topalli, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Chesapeake, VA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal University in 1994 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and interventional pain medicine.


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Dr. Topalli's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topalli treats Spondylosis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Topalli treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Shoulder Dislocation
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topalli treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Topalli treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Fibromyalgia
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Topalli treats Fibromyalgia more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Topalli treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia

Dr. Topalli's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuritis
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuritis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty

About Me

Care Philosophy

We provide compassionate and detailed patient care in our pleasant new office. Our approach to pain relief includes the use of state of the art interventional techniques, rehabilitative methods and the judicious use of medications to minimize opioid use. Our goal is to improve the functionality and quality of our patients' life. Visit www.atlanticpaininterventions.com for further details.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2009
Georgia Pain Physicians Pain Managment
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University Of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
2001
University Of North Carolina Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1994
Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal University
Medical School
1986
Andhra U
Undergraduate School
2009
2004
2001
1994
1986

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Press Gainey Survey, 2002

Media & Publications

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation as a new advanced treatment option for Chronic pain syndromes like Post laminectomy syndrome and Neuropathic pain syndrome., 2010

Dr. Topalli's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Topalli

4.0

Based on 65 reviews

5 Stars
69.23076923076923%
(45)
4 Stars
4.615384615384615%
(3)
3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
3.076923076923077%
(2)
1 Star
21.53846153846154%
(14)

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Dr Topalli is a terrible doctor. He actually, truly, left me in more pain than I had to begin with. The only time he discussed anything, even my pain, with me was the very first visit. He never asked if my pain was getting better, or if I was responding to treatment. All treatments were done by his nurse, who hadn't been fully trained and was going through one of those "become a nurse in 6 months" programs. After my last visit I collapsed in tears in the hallway outside of his office.
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The Dr is extremely unprofessional. He will actually answer his cell phone while he’s in the patients room. He’s constantly late. Doesn’t care. Doesn’t even bother to show up to the office on time for his own job. He was 3 hours late one morning and the office staff didn’t even care. They had their tech guy check me in and do vitals. They lost my medical records to include the MRI I brought in. Got another referral from my Dr only to have Tricare put me back with them. Thankfully I was a
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I have been a nurse for 42 years and retired 4 years ago. As a nurse in the operating room, and Nursing Supervisor for 12 years at 4 different hospitals,I know the pain severe osteo arthritis can cause. Consquently I have been to 5 different pain clinics in 12 years! Dr. Tapalli is by far the BEST I have found! He is compassionate and kind. Which I did not find in other clinics. He carefully gives injections and is supurb at it. He will also give reasonable opiads which is hard to get.
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My problem isn't with the Dr., but with his extremely rude male nurse. So much so, that I'll never go back after two visits. I had insurance trouble (due to the Tricare Prime contractor change to Humana). Unbeknownst to me, I was disenrolled although my referral had been approved. The issue was 'sorted out' during the first visit and I was seen. Same happened on the second visit and the nurse treated me as if I was a con artist trying to swindle them. Beware. The office is grungy, needs update.
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Dr. Topalli takes the time to listen. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. He looks to take care of the mind, body, and spirit of his patients.
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Worst experience ever, Dr. Topalli was always late for the scheduled appointments to then rush and get you out the door. One time I showed up to my appointment and he was in Florida and the office was full of patients and they had not said anything to them. Everyone that goes in there for an appointment knows that they'll be waiting for about one hour, it's an on going joke in that office. Dr. Topalli is a joke, he should not have a license to practice medicine !!!!! And the people working in hi
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In my past experience with Pain Management doctors have been into pushing pain medication and not in trying to solve the pain. While I think Dr. Topalli and his staff are very kind and well organized and always ready to make your appointment convenient as possible, it was their strive to not mask pain but solve what the cause was that really impressed me the most . I have had a 20 yr problem with my back and hips. He has done more in the months seeing him than any other doctor without narcotics
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hi i linda i been coming here to see Dr.Tapalli for almost 2 years now i dont want to go any where else i have came from walking on a walker to walking on my owe i feel really good with the medication he gives me...i come here tell him whats going on he gets right onit..i really love coming here i wouldnt change a thing he does i love it here.. i was about to give up on life until i found him..i give him a 5 star...its days i want to cry in pain i make a call to him he gets on it..
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Outstanding Patient care with Dr. Topalli. He takes time with me no matter what I'm scheduled for. He makes sure that I understand what's wrong and what he is doing for me. His staff is courteous , congenial and kind. I would reccomend them to anyone suffering from chronic pain. Thank you all!
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Strongly recommend this Doctor.
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I have been a patient of Doctor Topalli for about three years. I am totally baffled by some of negative reviews on this site. He has always treated me well. He isn't a rainbow and butterfly type of guy and I like that. He is straight forward with me and always seems to have my best interest in mind. I also appreciate that he isn't there to simply write prescriptions. The procedures he has performed on me were very professionally done and have actually helped me. I highly recommend him.
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On my first visit I was afraid Dr. Totalling wasn't going to help me. However I soon realized that he was making sure that I really needed pain management. Dr Topalli is tough but fair. I thank my oncologist for recommending him!
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My experience with Dr. Topalli and his staff at Atlantic Pain Interventions & Rehabilitation has been great. From my very first visit at the office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable both by the friendly competence of the staff and the pleasant environment of the office itself. Dr. Topalli is an excellent doctor who listens to the patient and takes care of him/her with great attention. I would highly recommend Dr. Topalli.
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From the first I was very comfortable with Dr. Topalli and his staff, especially his medical assistant Chris. I was treated with resect both to my person and my condition.
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Most unprofessional experience I have EVER had ! I am literally still in shock at the events ! This doctor treated us horribly! My husband was referred by his regular Dr.We spent 2 hours doing paperwork vitals and labs ( the nurses were wonderful) Dr came in the room..no introduction.. began yelling at us that we were sent to him by mistake and mocking the referring doctor.He refused to explain this to us and appeared out of control and unstable ! He should not be caring for patients ! Beware !
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The very first issue is that horrible amount of wait time up to two hours each visit. The one on one with the patient is horrible when the doctor keeps running in and out of the room taking phone calls,talking to other patients jumping back-and-forth, instead of completely seeing one patient at a time,It is very rude unprofessional and a lot appointments are scheduled at the same time,that the waiting rooms are always packed uncomfortably. I feel like a cash cow,rather then a patient.
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