Dr. Venugopal Depala, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 58

Dr. Depala
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Venugopal Depala MD Inc

613 S Howard St Corona, CA 92879

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(951) 737-5787

Dr. Venugopal Depala, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Corona, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Osmania Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Corona Regional Medical Center and Inland Valley Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Depala to book an appointment.

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Dr. Depala's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Depala performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Depala performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Psychological Evaluation
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Dr. Depala performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Depala performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Depala performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Depala performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Depala's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery

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Dr. Depala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Depala

4.1

Based on 62 ratings

5 Stars
69.35483870967742%
(43)
4 Stars
8.064516129032258%
(5)
3 Stars
1.6129032258064515%
(1)
2 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(2)
1 Star
17.741935483870968%
(11)
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I've been seeing Dr. Depala for about 3 years, and he is truly a compassionate and kind person. He is always on time, and, when I've been late or had to last minute reschedule, he's been very accommodating. There are so many quacks out there and you can be sure that Dr. Depala is not a quack. He is good people.
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
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Natalie – Jun 11, 2021
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Depala’s run down office is a great example of the level of care this man provides. He would rather talk about his life and TV shows he likes rather than figure out ways to help improve your quality of life or mental health. Sadly, I stayed with him for over a year and he has made my life significantly worse at a time of need. This confirmed to me that he struggles to grasp the level of responsibility bestowed on doctors in this country. Keep looking if you want real health CARE.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 20, 2021
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Office is run down. Dr Depala needs to hold his office and himself to higher standards. He was cold and I was not able to understand most of the "lectures" from him. He talks so fast that he's not even "talking". I feel he has repeated these things so many times that he isn't even talking to you anymore as a person... he is simply reciting it all in a manner which you will not understand because it's at 100mph. Also there was a lot said that did not pertain to my appointment and I am out $215 and will not be going back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 06, 2019
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I moved from the midwest and needed a new Psychiatrist. Dr. Depala was recommended to me. I had gone to my previous psychiatrist for 14 years and I was expecting Dr. Depala to collaborate with him. He did not. He was arrogant about it and bragged about how many people he had trained in the field. That should have been my first warning, however I was desperate for a Dr.. He went on to tell me the dosage of one of my medications would not be accepted here and lowered my dosage by 32 mg. Afte
What went well
  • Wait times
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
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Nov 19, 2018
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Dr. Depala is an incredible psychiatrist. He truly cares about his patients. I am a police officer and have a tough job. Dr. Depala makes life so much more fulfilling. I had a work related stress incident about a year ago and I was having a rough time. He called me after hours to make sure I was ok. He is absolutely amazing!!!! Stephen Wilson
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
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Stephen Wilson in Temecula, CA. – Mar 18, 2018
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Excellent doctor that really cares! Dr. Depala treats both my children (boy and girl) and myself. He listens and adjusts medications as needed for the three of us. My children are also very comfortable around him and he is very supportive of them as well! We all feel we are in excellent hands with Dr. Depala!
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
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Mom of Two in Canyon Lake, CA – Nov 30, 2017
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I'm honestly not sure how this Doctor has such positive reviews. That was why I saw him in the first place. I listened to him talk about himself, wife, kids, medical schooling basically the entire time I was in his office. He asked close to nothing about me, told me to "write down my thoughts" and that will help me to sleep better and he doesn't like to give medicine! Wait time was awful and front desk was not friendly.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
9 people found this helpful
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Murrieta, CA – Aug 04, 2017
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Prescribed too many different meds too quickly
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greg in Murrieta – Oct 26, 2016
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Excellent doctor, knowledgeable, caring, wonderful office staff, average wait time less than 15 minutes, highly recommended doctor.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Mag in Murrieta, CA – Sep 27, 2016
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This gentle kind hearted caring Doctor literally saved my life quite a few times. I love this man dearly and would tell anyone facing issues to please see him and his awesome staff. You are not just a number. You are cared for and he takes his time to get to know you. He knows my whole life story and brings me up everytime I see him. Again I'm facing cancer and scared and cried today. Brought my husband with me and by the time we left I was happy and smiling. We are lucky to have him.lisa
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
8 people found this helpful
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Lisa mcw in Murrieta, CA – Sep 02, 2016
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20 years of being misdiagnosed and I finally found a hero. This man changed mine and my family's lives. In my world of no hope dr. Depala taught me skills and tools to begin having quality of life. Thank you dr.
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
16 people found this helpful
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Kamaron in Temecula – Apr 06, 2016
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It is really hard to find a good psychiatrist who listens and cares and who doesn't just prescribe pills to keep the patient coming back. I left my last psych because she hardly spoke two words during my visits and wasn't receptive to my complaints. I did my research before selecting Dr. Depala. I feel that he listens and truly cares about my well-being.
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
17 people found this helpful
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cavila in Jurupa Valley, CA – Feb 20, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Venugopal Depala, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Corona, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Osmania...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

1990
Osmania Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

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What are Dr. Venugopal Depala, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Depala frequently treats Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , Psychological Evaluation, and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Depala treats.

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Dr. Depala's office is located at 613 S Howard St, Corona, CA 92879. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Venugopal Depala MD Inc

Maheshwari Bitthal MD613 S Howard St Corona, CA 92879
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Venugopal Depala MD Inc27349 Jefferson Ave Temecula, CA 92590
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Corona Regional Medical Center

Corona, CA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Inland Valley Medical Center

Wildomar, CA

2 Awards Received

Rancho Springs Medical Center

Murrieta, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received