Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO

Internal Medicine •  Male • Age 34
  
Dr. Palakurthy
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican

1595 Soquel Dr Ste 400 Santa Cruz, CA 95065

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(831) 475-1111

Dr. Neel Palakurthy, DO is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Palakurthy to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Palakurthy's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Disorders
  • Burn Injuries
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chest Pain
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo

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(831) 475-1111

Dr. Palakurthy accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
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
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

Dr. Palakurthy's Reviews

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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.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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

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Locations

Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican

Dignity Health Medical Foundation1595 Soquel Dr Ste 400 Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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