Dr. Opkar Chawla, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 60

Dr. Opkar Chawla, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Centereach, NY and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Mumbai medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chawla to book an appointment.

Dr. Chawla

Stony Brook Extended Care

23 S Howell Ave Ste A Centereach, NY 11720
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Chawla's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genital Warts
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lice
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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(631) 542-0550

Dr. Chawla accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Chawla's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chawla

3.6

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
52.38095238095238%
(11)
4 Stars
9.523809523809524%
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3 Stars
9.523809523809524%
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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1 Star
23.80952380952381%
(5)
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He has been my dr. for 20-25 years. He is thorough, caring and kind with me always and I have no complaints about him at all.....
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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ds3224 – Nov 16, 2019
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Excellent Dr highly recommended. Very thorough,Cares about his patience ! Worth the wait Clean comfortable Environment ! Staff is friendly and courteous ! Always makes room for his sick patients .
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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NY – Dec 09, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr Chawla for 30 years ever since he came to New York. The doctor has treated my family like they are his family. In the old days at the HIP center, he would work late on Tuesday nights on emergency care and I never heard of a patient turned away. Dr Chawla takes his time with every patient, so you may have a little wait. I never mind because I know I will never be rushed. It"s all about compassion and you will never find a more caring person then Dr Chawla...
What went well
  • 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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michael cullen sr in medford, NY – Sep 13, 2018
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Has been treating both my parents for years, caring, patient, compassionate and intelligent MD; have recommended many satisfied people to him over the years
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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Gina in Holtsville, NY – Sep 12, 2016
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Excellent doctor. Goes over everything. He is very thorough! I really like seeing him and feel he really takes the time to go over what's wrong and explains things to you. Downside is he has a really, really long wait time, if you don't get the first few appointments of the day.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nell in Long Island, NY – Sep 07, 2016
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Dr Chawla is very thorough and takes time to listen to you!!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Karen McGrath in Ronkonkoma NY – May 10, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Opkar Chawla, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Centereach, NY and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Hannemann University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Hannemann U Hosp
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Mumbai
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

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What are Dr. Opkar Chawla, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chawla frequently treats Emphysema, Enlarged Prostate (BPH), and Dyslipidemia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chawla treats.

Where is Dr. Opkar Chawla, MD's office located?

Dr. Chawla's office is located at 23 S Howell Ave Ste A, Centereach, NY 11720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Chawla speaks Hindi and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Stony Brook Extended Care

Internal Medicine23 S Howell Ave Ste A Centereach, NY 11720
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Stony Brook University Hospital

Stony Brook, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)