Dr. Venkatarama Donepudi, MD

Dr. Venkatarama Donepudi, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(12)
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Dr. Venkatarama Donepudi, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from American University Of The Caribbean / School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

311 9th Avenue Dr NE

Hickory, NC 28601

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Donepudi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 97% of peers
Vitamin D Deficiency
very high
more than 97% of peers
Adrenal Gland Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • American University Of The Caribbean / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Ball Mem Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Ball Mem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • In University School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Donepudi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Donepudi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donepudi to family and friends
2.9
based on 12 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Donepudi's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Hickory, NC
Dr. Donepudi used to put his patients first, but now he puts his front office staff and office manager first, dismissing his patients from his practice that have issues with his office staff. He does not even care to hear his patients issues with the front office staff. I am beyond disappointed...more
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in Charlotte, NC
Dr. Donepudi used to be a good doctor but he has changed last few years . He seems distracted and short. His office staff has always been difficult to the point of nasty and rude. Dr. Donepudi assistant is some times lazy and rude to the point of yelling at patients when called for assistance.
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Dr. Donepudi used to be a great doctor. Over the past few years, something has changed. He now comes across somewhat rude and rushed. He is not willing to listen to the patient to come up with a solution to the problem. The awesome bedside manner he once had, is no longer there. The PA (Michelle...more
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in Hickory, NC
Dr. Donepudi probably saved my life by making changes in amounts of insulin before each meal. He suggested wearing a monitor to alarm when my blood sugar is too high or too low. Suggested things I could try to lower my A1C. Also checks my A1C every 3 months. Precious doctor only had me come once...more
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in Hickory, NC
Worse office staff I've ever encountered. If you are sick and poor, you're at their mercy and they have no problem letting you know that's how it's going to be or you can leave. You must do everything they say or out you go! Don't know if the doctors know or care or instructs the staff to behave...more
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