Dr. Sivakumar Munnangi, MD

Dr. Sivakumar Munnangi, MD

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58 y/o
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Dr. Sivakumar Munnangi, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Merced, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and more.Read his story

Merced Gastroenterology Medical Office, Merced, CA

386 W Olive Ave # A

Merced, CA 95348
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)

Background Check

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. Munnangi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Munnangi treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Munnangi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dysphagia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Munnangi treats Dysphagia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Munnangi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Heartburn
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Munnangi treats Heartburn more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Munnangi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Munnangi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Gastroenterologist who operates own private practice and endoscopy center in Merced, CA.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1997
University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University Of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Saginaw Coop Hospital Inc Mich St University
Residency Hospital
1992
Saginaw Coop Hospital Inc
Internship Hospital
1985
Guntur Medical College, Nagarjuna University
Medical School
1978
Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, Ap, India
Undergraduate School
1997
1995
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1992
1985
1978

Languages

  • Telugu
  • English

Dr. Munnangi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Munnangi

2.4

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
56.666666666666664%
(17)

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It's nothing more than a drive thru colonoscopy mill. I think the state of CA medical board should look into this place. It's dirty, staff appear to lack basic skills. I felt so uncomfortable that I canceled my procedure and left.
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This place is terrible. The doctor doesn't communicate, you never even get to talk to him. If there's a problem, they just give you a referral. They don't explain anything. It is a procedure mill with no bedside manner, no communication - you are a task only - and not treated like a person. Avoid this Dr. - seriously, any other place would be better.
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I'm so satisfied With Dr Munnagi's staff and care I received they not only did their procedure but cured me Thank you
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Not many choices in our town. Had appt with him. Arrived and after one hour was told he was late and I was shown the Nurse/Prac. Was then told the system was down that day, so she couldn't refer to my records. Handed me a colonoscopy prep kit ( I wasn't there for that at all) and walked me out with no further appt. I had to call back 3 weeks later to ask for another appt. Very little information from him during visits.
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Staff are very rude even on the phone. You don't even get a follow or a phone call when your labs are way abnormal. There system was down few months ago and never followed with patients. when you call the office you get attitude. Staff is very poor. I am doing this on behalf of my daughter.
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I have been seeing Dr. Munnangi for about 12 years and can say with out hesitation one of the best Medical Professionals I have ever dealt with in my 50 years. One time I got a piece of chicken caught in my throat (I thought I was going to die) went to the ER and they hoe and hawed then Dr. Munnangi showed up and rushed me straight into the operating room I can't thank him enough. Excellent and professional.
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Twice now it has occurred that the prescription for the jug of liquid needed for a colonoscopy has been denied and then the pharmacy says to resubmit a different prescription. Does the office really not know what Blue Cross covers? Regardless, his office staff need training in compassion and understanding rural populations that have to drive 45 minutes to the pharmacy just to be told it was not approved. I was hung up on once and told it was my problem when trying to figure out the issue.
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Yes I will recommend Dr. Munnangi to my family and friends. He's excellent in what he does. I know this for a fact. I've seen the procedures done on my mother and everything went very smoothly.
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Worst Physician I have ever been too! I believe my health has worsened due to his lack of empathy and concern for my condition. I have been suffering from a colitis flare for about 3 weeks now; my appointment that was to determine if I needed to be hospitalized was canceled by the receptionist 15mins before the appt time due to the dr leaving to India. What was worse was there was no on call dr or no referral to be given the lady told me to contact my PCP. What a joke! This is why the ER crowded
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Very personable. Caring .
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Aetna
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Assurant Health
Benesys
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
Basic PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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