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Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD

Rheumatology •  Female • Age 44

  15 Reviews
Dr. Kocharla
601 John St Ste M-030 Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Kalamazoo, MI. She specializes in rheumatology.

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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Kocharla accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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Dr. Kocharla's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Raynaud's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kocharla treats Raynaud's Disease more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Kocharla treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Systemic Sclerosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kocharla treats Systemic Sclerosis more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Kocharla treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kocharla treats Fibromyalgia more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Kocharla treats this condition more than 97% of her 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. Kocharla's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Kocharla's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kocharla

4.3

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(12)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(2)

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My 92 year old mother and I (62) both see Dr. Kocharla and we recommend her without reservation. She listens carefully and responds fully to all of our concerns. We believe she's always up to date on the latest drugs and treatments, and she gives careful consideration to all of our medical needs. She can explain complicated medical issues in a way that we're able to understand. She's always open to questions and seems to welcome feedback. She's warm and friendly yet very professional.
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I lived in the area of Kalamazoo a few years ago and chose Dr. Koocharla as my rhumatologist at that time. I plan on moving back to Kalamazoo are in a year or so and will definitaly choose her again. She was very kind and thorough and nice to talk to. Very comfortable with her. She knows her stuff. : )
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This do tor can be very rude and will not listen to your complaints. She started a injection Rion into my knees and more of the medicine went onto the floor instead going into my knees.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Kalamazoo, MI. She specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Cincinnati Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
McLaren Regional Medical Center
Residency Hospital

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)