Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD

Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 46

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Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD is a Pulmonologist in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Chakilam has more experience with Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chakilam to book an appointment.

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Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD

Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD5826 Esplanade Dr Ste 202 Corpus Christi, TX 78414
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Dr. Chakilam's Reviews

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3.6

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He is great doctor. Office staff is terrible. They won’t answer phones or return calls and are rude.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Mar 16, 2021
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Dr. Chakilam is a great doctor with a lot of patience and attention to my health. Yes, at times I’ve had to wait for over an hour to see him, but it’s no different when waiting to see my OBGYN or my Primary Care doctor.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Emily C – Feb 26, 2021
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Dr. Chakilam has been, literally, a lifesaver for me.And not just once.He knows his field and practices it with care, kindness & professionalism.His staff is efficient and not in a rush to get you back out the door. I highly recommend him.
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Daniel Duggan – May 12, 2020
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WE almost got to see the Dr. after one hour and twenty minutes in the waiting room and watching a couple that came in twenty minutes or so after us go up and talk to the receptionist for four or five minutes, then get bumped up ahead of us was the straw that broke the camels back
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Doug Carawan – Aug 24, 2019
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Dr. Chakilam is very nice and seems to know what he is doing. I feel completely secure in his knowledge and expertise. His staff is another story completely. They are rude and are not very compassionate. Recently I called in with concerns about my condition. Was told wait until the next day for my scheduled appointment or go to the ER. The staff was not concerned about me as a patient. Very frustrating. When I did arrive for my scheduled appointment, the staff did not have blood work result ready for the dr. Poor way to run a practice.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Corpus Christi, TX – Jun 20, 2019
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Dr. Chakilam was very thorough, knowledgeable, and professional. Easy to talk too, and easy to understand; explained everything very well and answered all questions.
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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Apr 25, 2018
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I was very disappointed with Dr Chakilam and his office staff. I would not recommend him. This Dr did not listen to me or address my concerns. He is more concerned about getting his patients to do a sleep study. His receptionist overcharged me on my first visit. His staff is rude and if you call them with a question or concern they will not call you back. I called them 4 days in a row to request an Xray with no call back, finally the receptionist told me the DR said to go to the ER. Wow.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Disappointed in Kingsville, TX – Sep 24, 2016
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If you find yourself in need of a Pulmonologist, I highly recommend Dr. Chakilum. He is an overall wonderful doctor. Patient, thorough, compassionate, and best of all, explains everything to you. You do not leave his office with lingering questions. Wait time can be lengthy but that is to be expected with any type of specialist office. I am very happy with his care.
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
  • Long wait times
17 people found this helpful
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M.G. in Corpus Christi, Texas – Jun 18, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chakilam

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chakilam treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chakilam treats other conditions, please contact the office at (361) 226-1908.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Chakilam is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Chakilam
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Sleep Apnea
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
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High
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Very High
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Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Chakilam is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
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High
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Very High
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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. Chakilam is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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High
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Check Dr. Chakilam's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Chakilam's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Wheezing

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Cigna
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD is a Pulmonologist in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Chakilam has more experience with Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD?

Call (361) 201-6709 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Chakilam's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chakilam frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Chakilam specializes.

Where is Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD's office located?

Dr. Chakilam's office is located at 5826 Esplanade Dr Ste 202, Corpus Christi, TX 78414. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chakilam is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area

Corpus Christi, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

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

2 Awards Received

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline

Corpus Christi, TX

2 Awards Received