Dr. Vijaya Pokala, MD

Dr. Vijaya Pokala, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Vijaya Pokala, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Nacogdoches, TX. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

1023 N Mound St Ste K

Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Contact Information

(936) 564-2099

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pokala "to diagnose and treat every patient with compassion and ensure they get highly skilled affordable care in timely fashion and to improve outcomes I beleive in preventive care with lifestyle modification"
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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

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Procedures

  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Rangaraya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Coney Island Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Cardiology Coney Island Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Cardiology Fellow, 1989
  • Best Cardiologist, 2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Pokala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pokala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pokala to family and friends
3.8
based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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

Dr. Pokala's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Nacogdoches, TX |
Very, very poor care. Office staff is snippy. Doctor promises referrals, doesn't put them on the chart, nothing happens. Drugs are called in to the wrong pharmacy. Office visits pretty much take all day -- be prepared for multiple waiting rooms with VERY sick patients, sniffling and coughing. ...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pokala accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pokala has admitting privileges

Nacogdoches Medical Center
4920 NE Stallings Dr
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
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Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital
1204 N Mound St
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
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