Dr. Ritu Chandra, MD

Pediatrics •  Female • Age 54
  
Dr. Chandra
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Preferred Medical Group

3700 S Railroad St Ste A Phenix City, AL 36867

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(334) 664-0463

Dr. Ritu Chandra, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Phenix City, AL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences medical school in 1987. She is affiliated with medical facilities Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital and Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chandra to book an appointment.


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Dr. Chandra's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Problems
  • Back Pain
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Circumcision, Infant
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Dysentery
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Infection
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fever
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Infant Care
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Allergy
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination

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Dr. Chandra accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
AllKids Health Insurance
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Federal Employee Program
State Employees Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
TRICARE Reserve Select
TRICARE Retired Reserve
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
WellCare

Dr. Chandra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chandra

3.4

Based on 154 ratings

5 Stars
55.84415584415584%
(86)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(7)
3 Stars
1.2987012987012987%
(2)
2 Stars
0.6493506493506493%
(1)
1 Star
37.66233766233766%
(58)
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I have never been to a doctor who makes life changing prognoses without past medical records, assessments, or seeing a child in person. I totally question any knowledge that this doctor claims to have snd wonder how many other children have diagnoses that aren’t accurate. So sad and disappointing.
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S.Bull – Sep 24, 2020
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Dr. Chandra is so patient and down to earth. I trust her whole heatedly with both my children's care. One of my kids are special needs and couldn't be in better hands. Amber (office manager) and Amanda are great as well.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sa'Vaughie French – Sep 06, 2019
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Thank you for the kind words and great review!
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She mean mugs, looks you up and down, lies, doesn't answer questions regarding medication but instead talks about her experience, sexist comments. Asked my husband who makes the decisions in our home, me or him?! Then when confronted she throws your whole family out of preferred medical group. I lost my doctor's just because she stated she wasn't qualified to treat my son and we needed to take him elsewhere. It was fine that I needed to have another doctor treat him but then to cut my other children and I from all of these clinics was childish. Can't believe she is even allowed to treat patients based off her personal Google reviews. I contacted the medical board of Alabama due to her sexist comment and the BBB.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 08, 2019
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inflated ego!! out of touch! unprofessional!!!!
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May 16, 2019
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The entire team was amazing. My first visit with my newborn and I loved everyone who assisted him. I'm glad he's a new patient here.
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Mar 31, 2019
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Thank you for the great review!
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I recommend family and friends to Dr. Chandra all the time. We have been coming here for awhile and absolutely love her.
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Phenix City , AL – Mar 05, 2019
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Thank you for the recommendation and kind words.
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Very attentive and friendly helpful staff, we love them all!
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Brandi Moore in Fort Mitchell , AL – Mar 03, 2019
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Thank you so much for the kind words, Mrs. Moore.
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She is excellent with my son. Every time we come back she is truly a blessing
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Brooke Farrow in Phenix city, AL – Feb 25, 2019
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Thank you for the great review, Mrs. Farrow.
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We have been seeing Dr. Chaundra since my son was 8months old. She is an amazing Dr and has helped so much with my autistic child. Anytime we need an appointment for any REASON we are seen right away. We dont wait long as she understands my son's limited patience. Thanks for all you and your staff do.
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Phenix City – Feb 23, 2019
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Never returns calls. Hard to get it touch with. Is good for emergency walk inside.
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SMITHS, AL – Feb 21, 2019
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We love Dr.Chandra and the staff at preferred medical group in Fort Mitchell! Amber at the front desk is great and everyone is always so friendly and helpful. I am so happy I found this place. I would recommend 100%!
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Bridget in Phenix City , AL – Feb 21, 2019
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She is wonderful and I would highly recommend her.
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Patti in Cataula, GA – Feb 21, 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words, Patti.
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She is rude not only to the child but also the parent
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Phenix city, AL – Jan 25, 2019
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We are very pleased with the service here. We get in and get out, with all of our concerns heard and attended to.
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Angelia D. Thomas in Phenix City, AL – Jan 08, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review, Mrs. Thomas.
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Dr. Chandra was wonderful! She explains things clearly and told us what we needed to hear, not what we wanted to hear, concerning our son's diagnosis of ADD. 4 months later and his ADD isvwell managed and his grades have improved dramatically. I would highly recommend Dr. Chandra1
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Weaver – Mar 12, 2018
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Dr. Chandra and staff are always professional and friendly. They are willing to help with any issues that may arise. I am happy with the services my sons have received over the years.
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Kashana Whidby in Decatur, GA – Oct 26, 2017
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Great Experience! We have been patients for 11 years!
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Brenda in Phenix City, AL – Sep 14, 2017
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Brandy in Phenix City, AL – Jul 21, 2017
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She is very patience, understanding, and is concerned about her patients.
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Abbey Simmons in Phenix City, AL – Jun 07, 2017
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My little girl and boy both see Dr. Rogers, I have nothing but good things to say about him and the staff here! I have always been able to get same day appointments when either of them get sick, they are always kind and professional over the phone and in person. Five stars all around!!
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Huntsville, AL – Jun 02, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art care medical care that is delivered with a vital combination of compassion and expertise.Our motto "Care, Commitment...Read more

Biography

Dr. Chandra is the founder of Preferred Medical Group. In 2007, she started Phenix City Children's in Phenix City, AL.Dr. Chandra grew up in India, her...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Medicine

Education

Nassau U MC
Residency Hospital
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1987
Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

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Locations

Preferred Medical Group

Dr. Bradley Lamar Carden, MD,FAAFP, CAQ-Geratrics3700 S Railroad St Ste A Phenix City, AL 36867
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Fort Mitchell Clinic2 Gilmore Rd Fort Mitchell, AL 36856
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  • Fax
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Opelika Pediatrics & Family Clinic5809 Us Highway 280 E Opelika, AL 36804
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown

Columbus, GA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

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