Dr. Sathya Pokala, MD

Dr. Sathya Pokala, MD

Critical Care Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(6)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Sathya Pokala, MD is a critical care medicine doctor who practices in La Mesa, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

8860 Center Dr Ste 240

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 644-9315

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Dr. Pokala's Experience

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Dr. Pokala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Critical Care Medicine
  • Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology
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Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rangaraya Mc, Andhra U
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Coney Island Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pokala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pokala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pokala to family and friends
3.0
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Pokala's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in San Diego, CA |
The doctor is good. The office staff (Luanne) and the scheduling SUCK!!!!! I waited 1 hour and 2o minutes the first time I went. Today, for my 2nd appt. I was told he is running at least an hour late. They didn't even have the decency to give me a call so that I wouldn't have to sit there and...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pokala accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
    Health Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Pokala has admitting privileges

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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