Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO

Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO

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Internal Medicine

Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. He is affiliated with Dominican Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican

Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican1595 Soquel Dr Ste 400 Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Palakurthy!
Dr. Neel and his staff at Dominican Internal Medicine are at the pinnacle of my Medical team here in Santa Cruz. I've found his friendly demeanor, knowledge, and expertise to be one of the most comfortable in all my 80+ years of experience with the medical profession. He takes the time to listen and always fully answers all my questions accurately during any of my visits. His staff are equally as efficient and helpful and always totally helpful in all my dealings with them. I've found a very comfortable atmosphere throughout my experiences, and feel I'm dealing with not just great professionals, but extremely competent and friendly folks as well. I feel very lucky to have these folks and especially Dr. Neel as the team to address any of my health issues. These folks take their professions seriously yet are like friends willing to address any and all issues, efficiently and in a timely manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Colvin "Chip" Doughty – Feb 02, 2022
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I was impressed by Dr. Neel’s questions and attention to detail. I think I am in good hands to live a healthy rest of my life guided by /dr. Palakurthy.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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P. Mcveigh in Santa cruz, CA – Sep 18, 2019
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He was the best physician i have delt with. Very knowledgeable, kind, thorough and amenable to discussing plan of care for my mom.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Chris Campton – Aug 21, 2019
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The Santa Cruz area is very fortunate to have Dr. Palakurthy. He is intelligent, personable, and very knowledgable. He truly listens and his responses indicate careful reflection on his part. I will recommend him to friends and family in need of an excellent internist. Office staff is efficient and wait times are short.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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CAPITOLA, CA – Apr 26, 2019
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I have a neurological problem that has no cure at this time. The discomfort and disabilities vary among patients and even within each day of individual patients. Dr. Palakurthy is well focused on my needs and has provided smart strategies for solving some of them. I would trust Dr. Palakurthy with any medical issue, because his deep curiosity and acceptance of challenges would most likely lead him to some type of solution or insight.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jack – Mar 17, 2019
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Dr. Palakurthy's warm smile tells me that he's happy to be my doctor. His skillful questioning technique reflects his intelligence and his geniune interest in improving my health. His recommendations are well considered, up-to-date, and not demands for cooperation. He takes time to understand my situation and preference of treatments. Dr. Palakurthy was highly recommended by a well-respected local primary doctor who could not accept new patients due to his upcoming retirement.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Irene Jones in Aptos, CA – Mar 17, 2019
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This is a great doctor! He cares and listens!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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none – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Palakurthy's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Palakurthy accepts the following insurance:

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Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Blue Shield of California
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The body is capable of healing itself in most instances. We as physicians need to encourage patients towards healthy habits that enable the body to heal...Read more

Biography

I became a medical provider because of my love for service, health science and healing.

In my free time I enjoy reading, cycling, hiking, and...
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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Metrohealth Medical Center - Cleveland, OH- Internship and Residency
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO?

Call (831) 204-6156 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Palakurthy frequently treats Tremor, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Constipation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Palakurthy treats.

Where is Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO's office located?

Dr. Palakurthy's office is located at 1595 Soquel Dr Ste 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO speak?

Dr. Palakurthy speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Dominican Hospital

Santa Cruz, CA

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received