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Dr. Sathya Pokala, MD

Critical Care Medicine ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Pokala

Dr. Sathya Pokala, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Rangaraya Mc, Andhra U in 1979 and specializes in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and more.


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(619) 644-9315

Dr. Pokala accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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No malpractice claims found for California
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. Pokala's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • 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 Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Sathya Pokala, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Rangaraya Mc, Andhra U in 1979 and specializes in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and more.

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

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

Languages

  • Telugu
  • English

Awards

Dr. Pokala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pokala

3.0

Based on 6 reviews

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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...Read More
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