Dr. Sivarama Kotikalapudi, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 52

Dr. Sivarama Kotikalapudi, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Hattiesburg, MS and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Andhra Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Covington County Hospital Cah and Forrest General Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kotikalapudi to book an appointment.

Dr. Kotikalapudi

South Mississippi Intraoperative Monitoring LLC

101 Asbury Cir Hattiesburg, MS 39402

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Dr. Kotikalapudi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Orchitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Tension Headache
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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(601) 450-2034

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Dr. K's was initially good, but he soon quickly started to pressure me to come in for repeated visits. During one general checkup visit for test results, I asked him if he would look at an ingrown toenail. He told me I would have to book another appointment if I wanted that looked at that. However, the most troubling thing is that recently they have changed their policy for prescription refills. They updated their system recently, which "mysteriously" also resulted in several of my prescriptions getting messed up with Humana. Also, rather conveniently timed, now they are now refusing to call in one of the prescriptions. In the middle of a global pandemic, his office is now telling me I have to schedule appointments every 90 days in order to get prescriptions. They told me I would have to book ANOTHER visit if I wanted that prescription called in, even though I had just had a visit about a month ago. The very same prescriptions his own office would call in with 3 or 4 90 day refil
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
Pat – Aug 03, 2020
I was told that Dr. Kotikalapudi would remove a fatty deposit from my side. I drove a very long distance for him to tell me what it was. I already knew what it was. I needed it removed like I was told he would do. That trip was costly and time consuming for absolutely nothing. If a man says he’ll do something, then he should follow through and do it. This doctor is not a man of his word. If his word can’t be trusted, his work definitely can’t be trusted. What ever happened to the doctors that wanted to help patients instead of chasing the insurance dollars. My recommendation to others is to find a different doctor before seeing this doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
W Wells – Jul 23, 2019
I struggled with high blood pressure for 14 years. Dr. K diagnosed my condition within a few short months. I now take no medications and am symptom free. I can't thank Dr. K enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
SG in MS – Jul 12, 2018
Most definitely
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Wanda in Tylertown , MS – Jul 02, 2018
I called Dr. Kotikalapudi's office to set up an appointment to get a referral to a specialist. The receptionist/secretary was nice took all information and said someone would get back to me after lunch. No one ever got back and I moved on but I think this shows a real deficit in the bedside manner area.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
2 people found this helpful
MarkO in Hattiesburg, MS – Mar 10, 2016

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About Me


Dr. Sivarama Kotikalapudi, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Hattiesburg, MS and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications


Andhra Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
Medical School


  • English
  • Hindi


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Dr. Kotikalapudi frequently treats Hypokalemia , Pneumonia, and Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kotikalapudi treats.

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Dr. Kotikalapudi's office is located at 101 Asbury Cir, Hattiesburg, MS 39402. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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South Mississippi Intraoperative Monitoring LLC101 Asbury Cir Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Wesley Physician Services

Merit Health Wesley5001 Hardy St Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kotikalapudi is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Covington County Hospital Cah

Collins, MS

Forrest General Hospital

Hattiesburg, MS

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Merit Health Wesley

Hattiesburg, MS

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average