Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD

Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD

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Interventional Pain Medicine  ·  
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33 y/o
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Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Villa Rica, GA and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

Comprehensive Spine & Pain. Relieve Pain. Restore Lives

403 Permian Way Ste C

Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Unethical conduct (12/14/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Puppala's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puppala treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Puppala treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puppala treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Puppala treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puppala treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Puppala treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Puppala's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Pain
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Medication Management
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Neuropathy
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Wrist Pain

About Me

RELIEVE PAIN.  RESTORE LIVES.  
Dr. Puppala treats all of his patients with compassion, empathy, respect, and concern regardless of their background or circumstances. He strives to truly listen to his patients and educate them about t...

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2012
McGraw Med Ctr-Northwestern U
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2009
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2008
Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
Medical School
2003
University of Illinois at Chicago
Undergraduate School
2012
2012
2009
2008
2003

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Puppala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Puppala

4.5

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
12.972972972972974%
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Very professional and caring. I had a very wonderful visit.
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Dr.P and his staff are wonderful to work with. The procedures he has preformed have greatly reduced my neck and back pain.I have recommended him to several friends and Church family.
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nice doctor, very pleasant staff, and I feel great after my procedure. would highly recommend!
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Hi my name is Donald Maddox and I was involved in a accident back in Feb 2018 and I hurt my back. I received a lot of help from Dr.Puppala after several procedures I feel a lot of relief in my back. I would just like to Thank Dr.P and his staff for all the help they gave me.
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After a car accident in June I was seen by Dr.Puppala and he treated me for my right side neck and back pain and after treatment with the Doctor i was able to turn my neck and by back pain is relieved. If you or anyone you know please come See Dr.P. and his staff they are truly amazing. Thank you Dr.P for all that you do.
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I was involved in a Car accident in Oct and I was in so much pain and after seeing Dr.Puppala and his staff they was very concerned of my well being and wanted to make me pain free and after some shots in my neck,back and shoulder I am now Pain free.
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I had been to ortho Atlanta, tanner and Emory. All said there was nothing to help me. I did get tons of oxidone from ortho Atlanta. Found Dr. Montavaria at resurgeons. Sent me to Dr. Puppala and he found 5 herniated ,4 bulging and several facet problems who he immediately began fixing. He is the BEST AND SO IS HIS STAFF.
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I made the mistake of seeing this poor excuse for a doctor. His bed side manner does not exist. He lied to me several times about the cost of the injection. Avoid this doctor.
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was great help with pain
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I had a TF Epidural performed. He did a great job. I feel 100% better!!!!!
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I was stuck without care because my pharmacy kept telling me to call my doctor because my insurance was denying the medication. I did EXACTLY as Walgreens told me and called doctor all 5 times. Next thing I know, the receptionist told me over the phone that the doctor can no longer see me because of my urine? MY urine was fine before BUT it was strange. I KNOW I can disprove this and all this can be settled with a simple cup and test. BUT I would NOT want treatment from this doctor after this.
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l came to see Dr. Puppala around April with so much pain in my lower back area, my pain level was at 10 at that time. After several procedures was done my lower back it is pain free now. Thank you, Dr. Puppala
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Dr. Puppala was my pain management physician while he was in Douglasville. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a physician who cares, listens to your needs and strives to give you the best care possible. I would have been happy to stay with him but he felt I needed different treatment than he provided. Not better...different. I wish I could give him higher than five stars because he deserves it!!!
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Unfriendly employees and a rude doctor. Long wait to be seen.
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I was in so much pain having been in a auto accident, but Dr Puppala has me feeling great. The entire office is friendly and kind and I would recommend them anyone.
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Young and arrogant. Poor quality care. His office is all about getting patients in and out fast and making money. Not an ounce of empathy!
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I was nervous about my first epidural and being awake. Dr. Puppala talked me through everything letting me know what was going on and what to expect. He was very patient and kind. It is wonderful leaving the office pain free today!! The office staff is also very helpful and kind.
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Came in to having someone greet me filled out paper work then was helped by 3 very nice ladies the doctor was also very helpful was out quick.
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quick and easy
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Comprehensive Spine & Pain. Relieve Pain. Restore Lives

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice
Choice Open Access POS
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Choice
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Select
Worker's Compensation WC
Assurant Health
Platinum Plan 002 PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Preferred Care Blue PPO
Preferred Plan PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia POS
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
GWH Open Access Plus POS
Network Open Access
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Open Access POS
Select Network POS
Select Network PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Humana
Choice
Choice Care
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care POS
Choice Care PPO
Choice POS POS
Choice PPO
Commercial EPO
Commercial POS
Commercial PPO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente HMO
Medicaid
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MultiPlan
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Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
Integrated Health Plan (IHP) PPO
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan Admar PPO
MultiPlan Formost PPO
MultiPlan PPO
MultiPlan Wellmark PPO
PHCS Network
PHCS Network EPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS Open Access PPO
RAN/AMN
ValuePoint
Worker's Compensation WC
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
Choice
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus PPO
Options PPO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
Worker's Compensation WC

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