Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD

RheumatologyFemaleAge 45

Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Kocharla has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kocharla to book an appointment.

Dr. Kocharla

Rheumatology Centers of Western Michigan

5800 Foremost Dr Se Ste 202 Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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I found her to very kind, compassionate, intelligent, & knowledgeable
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Jill Bartlette – Mar 20, 2020
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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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Kathy Fiebig in Portage, MI – Sep 08, 2017
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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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Traverse City, MI – Dec 23, 2016
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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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Jane Grant in Battle Creek, MI – May 02, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Kocharla has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

Mc Laren Reg Med Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kocharla frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening. See all practice areas where Dr. Kocharla specializes.

Where is Dr. Lakshmi Kocharla, MD's office located?

Dr. Kocharla's office is located at 5800 Foremost Dr Se Ste 202, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kocharla

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kocharla treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kocharla treats other conditions, please contact the office at (616) 940-9175.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Kocharla is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Dr. Kocharla's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis

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(616) 940-9175

Dr. Kocharla accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
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Locations

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Rheumatology Centers of Western Michigan5800 Foremost Dr Se Ste 202 Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Mi PC5800 Foremost Dr Se Ste 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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