Dr. Prabhu Udayakumar, MD

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Dr. Prabhu Udayakumar, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Abilene, TX. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Udayakumar to book an appointment.

Dr. Udayakumar

Hendrick Provider Network - Rheumatology

1850 Hickory St Ste 200f Abilene, TX 79601
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Udayakumar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Udayakumar treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Udayakumar treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Udayakumar treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Udayakumar treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
Musculoskeletal Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Udayakumar performs Musculoskeletal Function Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Udayakumar performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Udayakumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Gout
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(325) 670-2255

Dr. Udayakumar accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Humana
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Dr. Udayakumar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Udayakumar

4.5

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
84.61538461538461%
(33)
4 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (31)
  • Staff friendliness (31)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (30)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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I went to see him and he doesent explain anything very good. He misdiagnoses me and I wuldnt recommend him. Hes an idiot!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 30, 2020
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This amazing Dr and entire staff are just precious!! I know God knew what He was doing when He made each one!! I have had the utmost respect and treatment from the Dr. and staff.. I tell anyone and everyone I can about this office!!
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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Kim Hutto – Jun 02, 2020
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I was under Dr. Prabhu Udayakumar's care for a couple years in Minnesota. He relocated to TX and shortly after I relocated to AZ, where I am still battling to find a knowledgable RA to handle the complexity of my care. As I am now undertaking the misery of attempting to locate compedent Specialist in a new state, it had me appreciating just how amazing his care was and appreciative I am, so I for the first time felt compelled to right a rewiew. I had seen RA's prior to Dr. Udayakumar who never took the time to reach a proper diagnosis. After my first visit, I teared up knowing I had finally struck gold with Dr. Udayakumar. He is vastly knowledgable, doesn't give up searching for the facts rather that slap labels of misdiagnosis on you. He looks at your whole health picture! I'll refrain from turning this into a novel, but just know if you are considering him, go see him!!! He is just a GREAT RA!!!
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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LLSchneider – Apr 18, 2020
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I truly appreciated and respected his know,edge, his patience, and his friendly professional approach. He was quick to diagnose my problem and treat it effectively.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Terrie Bunker in Edina, MN – Jul 03, 2019
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Dr. Udayakumar is knowledgeable, thorough, kind and caring. I trust him fully to take good care of me.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 05, 2019
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Still udayakumar is thorough and has a pleasant demeanor. I appreciate his knowledge of my health condition!
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Mar 22, 2019
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Dr. Udayakumar had a reputation and totally lived up to it. I am so thankful to have had him for my gout issues.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Mar 16, 2019
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Dr. Udayakumar is the best Rheumatologist I've ever seen! He's thoughtful, knowledgeable and listens! I'm so grateful to have found him! I'm convinced he works miracles! I haven't felt this good in 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
4 people found this helpful
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Gretchen in MN – Mar 05, 2019
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knowledgeable, personable, patient-centered
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
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 03, 2019
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DR. UDAKAMAR BEEN PATIENT WITH ME. I AM HEAD STRONG . NEED FACTS. FACTS BACKED UP. CHECKSAND BALANCES. VERY ON TARGET WITH EVERYTHING. AM BLESSED WITH HIM. SAVING MY LIFE FROM REAL HEALTH THREAT. VERY TIMELY. NOW POSSIBLY LIFE WILL BE BETTER FOR ME. GOOD NEWS.
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
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Sheryl in Apple Valley, MN – Feb 28, 2019
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Dr. Udayakumar has been my rheumatologist for 5 years. He has always treated me with respect, is very good answering questions both in clinic and through My Chart. I feel he has guided my treatment expertly. I trust him explicitly . The people who work with him are also, helpful and friendly.
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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Timothy Metcalf in IGH, MN – Feb 21, 2019
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Dr. Udayakumar understands my polymyalgia rheumatica and takes proactive action to treat the PMR effectively. I believe Dr. Udayakumar can be trusted to make appropriate treatment changes when necessary. I plan to continue seeing him for all rheumatology matters. He is very friendly and approachable.
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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Dave Carter in Burnsville, MN – Feb 15, 2019
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Dr. Udayakumar is an excellent doctor. He's knowledgeable, well-versed in his field, tries different methods to help you achieve the best results, and takes time to answer any questions you might have. Plus he's friendly and very approachable. I highly recommend him as a rheumatologist.
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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Val in Minneapolis – Feb 06, 2019
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Dr. Udayakumar is a wonderful doctor. He takes time to visit with you and understand your RA issues. His treatment plan makes sense, and he is open to patient suggestions.
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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Dale Kleinman in Minnetonka, MN – Feb 06, 2019
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I like him very much. He is very nice and patient and take time to take about my condition. He is one of the best doctor that cares me. Thank you very much for your help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Joua Vang in North Saint Paul, MN – Feb 06, 2019
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Dr. Udayakumar is excellent at diagnosing difficult cases. I have suffered for years. One trip to see him, testing and diagnosed. So very personable, thorough and friendly. We drive 3 1/2 hours to see him and will continue to do so as long as needed!
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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Lynne Anderson in MARBLE, MN – Jan 30, 2019
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Dr. Udayakumar has been my rheumatologist since I contracted the tropical disease chickungunya from a mosquito bite in Tahiti in 2014. The disease triggered rheumatoid arthritis which we have been treating with several medications since then. He is a very attentive doctor who listens to my concerns and acts on them. I feel very fortunate to have found such a caring physician in Dr. Udayakumar. I highly recommend him.
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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Karen Erazo in Eagan, MN – Jan 30, 2019
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Wonderful, caring Dr. Highly recommend to anyone and have referred friends to him. Good at ability to dx you and provide continuity of care over years, as well as providing a warm bedside manner. Not found in many Drs.
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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Minnetonka, MN – Jan 30, 2019
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Excellent provider with pleasant personality, great bedside manner, and extremely knowledgeable!! I started seeing Dr. U 3 yrs ago for aggressive progression of erosive osteoarthritis in my hands, knee and back. We figured out the right combination of meds, supplements, and therapies to strongly slow down the progression of the osteoarthritis, reduce the pain and swelling in my hands so computer work and daily chores are easier to do. I highly recommend Dr. U to old and young!
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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Beckie in Baxter , MN – Oct 29, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Udayakumar for over three years - first at the U of M and now at the clinic in Eagan. My situation is quite complicated and he has been excellent about communicating with my other physicians. He has worked diligently to find the right combination of meds for me. I feel he is very skilled in his field and I would highly recommend him.
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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Ann in Minneapolis – Oct 02, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Prabhu Udayakumar, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Abilene, TX. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments....Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Mayo Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2009
Meritcare Health System
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Prabhu Udayakumar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Udayakumar frequently treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Musculoskeletal Function Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Udayakumar treats.

Where is Dr. Prabhu Udayakumar, MD's office located?

Dr. Udayakumar's office is located at 1850 Hickory St Ste 200f, Abilene, TX 79601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Hendrick Provider Network - Rheumatology

Hendrick Provider Network - Rheumatology1850 Hickory St Ste 200f Abilene, TX 79601
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