Having lived all over the South, I came to Houston in 1988. I attended Westfield High School in Spring, Texas, and was valedictorian of the Class of 1992. I entered Stanford University as a National Merit Scholar. I graduated in less than three years with a B.S. with Distinction in Biological Sciences and earned membership to Phi Beta Kappa. I was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha during medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. I then completed internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. In establishing Integral Gastroenterology Center, P.A., in Spring in 2005, I've come full-circle. None of those credentials meant much when I started suffering from reflux myself. My own struggles with reflux have taught me more about gastrointestinal imbalances than any textbook or training ever could. That experience, integrated with my educational background, is what I can offer you. It's what allows me to think both inside and outside the box in teaching you to overcome your own digestive challenges. And my greatest satisfaction is when I can say to you that you don't need me anymore. When I'm not spending time with you, I enjoy being with my family, reading everything from finance to philosophy, writing about renewing the promise of medicine, and watching my beloved New Orleans Saints.
I take a very holistic approach to gastroenterology, and medicine in general. I stand at the intersection of traditional and non-traditional health care. I learned the traditional at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center -- and I learned the non-traditional through my own journey with reflux. This experience has taught me the power of integrating the art and science of medicine.
What does this mean in practice? It means that treating you isn't just about high-tech procedures and imaging studies, but also about trust and empathy. It's not just about acute care medicine, but also about what I call "root care medicine." It's not just about relieving symptoms with medications, but also about helping you uncover what's driving the symptoms in the first place. And hopefully not needing medications indefinitely for them.
I believe a patient's gastrointestinal imbalances are treated best with an approach that takes biological, psychological, cultural, and spiritual perspectives into account, as appropriate to the problems at hand. An approach that is certainly evidence-informed -- but also not evidence-enslaved. Because there is no one-size-fits-all in medicine. Every person is unique. What works best for me, or the population, may not work best for you.
I have decided that the most effective model to serve you in this way is to be third-party free. This means I do not participate in any insurance networks. I am accountable to you directly -- not you and some insurance company that attempts to practice medicine on my behalf. This arrangement enhances the trust that is so vital to the patient-doctor relationship.
My role in our relationship is to be your co-captain. To get you from acute care to root care, I can help you connect the dots in your digestive illness. Learn and apply a new map to your health. Find the unique route to turn your ship around. And chart a course to a new destination -- for good.
Dr. Julapalli's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Julapalli's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Anal or Rectal Pain
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Bile Duct Disorders
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Common Bile Duct Stone
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Liver Diseases and Disorders
Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
Unexplained Weight Loss
Colon Cancer Screening
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1999
Baylor College Of Med
Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
Baylor College Of Med
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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Dr. Julapalli Says:
I appreciate your taking the time to submit a survey. Referrals are the lifeblood of any practice, and we want to take more responsibility for the digestive health of people in our community. If you feel we've helped you, please refer us to others who also need help. If you feel there are areas where we could improve, please let us know. We value your feedback.