Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD

Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases •  Male • Age 45

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Chakilam has more experience with Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Corpus Christi Medical Center - Doctors Regional and Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chakilam to book an appointment.


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Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD

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(361) 226-1908
Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD5826 Esplanade Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78414
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Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD1711 W Wheeler Ave Aransas Pass, TX 78336
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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M.G. in Corpus Christi, Texas – Jun 18, 2016
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(361) 226-1908

Dr. Chakilam accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Asthma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam treats Asthma more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

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-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam treats Sleep Disorders more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam treats Sleep Apnea more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam performs Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam performs this procedure more than 51% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pneumonia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam treats Pneumonia more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakilam treats Shortness of Breath more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Chakilam treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Chakilam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ramakrishna Chakilam, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Chakilam has more experience with Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialis...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Corpus Christi Medical Center - Doctors Regional

Corpus Christi, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area

Corpus Christi, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Memorial

Corpus Christi, TX

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average