Dr. Shekhar Challa, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Challa
Telehealth services available

Endoscopy Center Of Topeka

2200 Sw 6th Ave Ste 103 Topeka, KS 66606

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(785) 354-1254

Dr. Shekhar Challa, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Topeka, KS and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Challa has more experience with Gastrointestinal Disorders, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Kakatiya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Anderson County Hospital and Coffey County Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Challa to book an appointment.


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Dr. Challa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.
Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc. PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPartners
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medico
Meritain Health
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
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Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Thrivent Financial
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UniCare
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Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Practice Areas

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 33 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Nausea more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Esophageal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Esophagitis more than 97% of their peers

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

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Liver Damage from Alcohol
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Liver Damage from Alcohol more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Viral Hepatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Viral Hepatitis more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

Cholelithiasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Cholelithiasis more than 31% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 31% of their peers

Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Challa treats Gallstones more than 31% of their peers

Dr. Challa treats this condition more than 31% of their peers

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Dr. Challa's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Challa

2.4

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Overall the office was VERY dated, in the receptionist area there were a lot of patients files and notebooks and it looked a mess, not clean and straightened up. That made me question if he is up with technology. With the overall appearance of the office I have to question if his equipment is up to date as well. I will not be returning, I have had some problems since the procedure, going to address them with my PCP.
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For those who read Gardner, KS – Apr 14, 2017 Kan: DITTO EVERY SINGLE STATEMENT. Others considering Dr. Challa please reconsider. I could write more but Gardner Kan said it best!
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Burlington – Jun 23, 2019
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Inconsiderate, self-promoting and zero empathy whatsoever. Both his staff and other healthcare professionals agreed with my concerns. He is far more interested in just how powerful and knowlegeable he is than listening to a patient. He can't be bothered with questions or uncertancies, he'd rather you watch his videos, read his books and adore him in the manner in which he believes is worthy of his greatness. One to avoid, unless bedside manner isn't important in any way. :(
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Challa is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and he is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Challa completed medical school in India and completed his medical training at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He has be...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

1987
Coney Island Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Coney Island Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Coney Island Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
Kakatiya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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  • Does Dr. Challa offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Challa offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Challa offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Challa offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Challa have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Challa has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Challa offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Challa offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Challa offer evening visits?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer evening visits

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Locations

Endoscopy Center Of Topeka

Endoscopy Center Of Topeka2200 Sw 6th Ave Ste 103 Topeka, KS 66606
1

Kansas Medical Clinic, PA

KMC Gastroenterology2200 Sw 6th Ave Ste 105 Topeka, KS 66606
2

Affiliated Hospitals

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Anderson County Hospital

Garnett, KS

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Coffey County Hospital

Burlington, KS
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Stormont - Vail Healthcare

Topeka, KS

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

University Of Kansas Health System Saint Francis

Topeka, KS

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average