Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD

Pain ManagementMaleAge 35

Dr. Puppala
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Comprehensive Spine & Pain

939 Bob Arnold Blvd Ste G Lithia Springs, GA 30122

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Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Lithia Springs, GA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Illinois medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northside Hospital and Piedmont Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Puppala to book an appointment.

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I was extremely nervous prior to my procedure, but the bedside manner of everyone put my mind at ease. Very polite and efficient with explaining the paperwork and the details of the procedure as well as the procedure itself. The experience was definitely a plus! Thank you Dr. Puppala!
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Courtney Robertson – Jun 10, 2021
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I was extremely nervous prior to my procedure, but the bedside manner of everyone put my mind at ease. Very polite and efficient with explaining the paperwork and the details of the procedure as well as the procedure itself. The experience was definitely a plus! Thank you Dr. Puppala!
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Catherine H – Jun 06, 2021
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Great experience all around! Beautiful office, the entire staff is very sweet, and the nurses are both kind and knowledgeable. The doc was great and explained more to me in 5 minutes than others have in years. He showed me exactly where the problem was in my MRI and within 15 minutes, I left the office with absolutely no pain for the first time in a LONG time. Can't ask for anything better than that! Would highly recommend.
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Amanda S – Jun 02, 2021
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Beautiful Office and nice staff and Dr Puppala was excellent as expected.??
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Shadow C – May 30, 2021
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Had a lovely experience with Dr P and his team. Beautiful office and nice team.
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Elena M – May 28, 2021
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Very pleasant visit, great staff, very thorough explained everything well.
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Adam . Oneal – May 21, 2021
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Had a wonderful experience with Dr P and his team. Was having a stiff back but because of his consultation I see tremendous improvement. I highly recommend this practice.
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Stacy H – May 09, 2021
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I really needed help for several months. Comprehensive provides a professional environment and Dr. Puppala has good bedside manner & wants to see his patients have positive outcomes. The Staff is always very polite & The receptionist is quick to give accurate info for follow-ups. I am thankful that Tanner & Emory Hospital has referred me to Comprehensive to start getting me proper treatment.
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Sim Jackson – May 03, 2021
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Nice experience with Dr Puppala and his team. They saved my life and I am only able to stand because of him. Highly Recommended.
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Madison D – Apr 28, 2021
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Thank you Dr Puppala and his team for saving my life.
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Goldy S – Apr 20, 2021
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Dr. Puppala has done wonders for me. C5-7 were fused in 2008. 2019 MRI revealed buldging disks due to Osteoarthritis. Dr. Puppala performed an ablation and took all of my C spine pain away. I am forever grateful for him. If you have chronic pain I recommend you come to him right now!! Don't wait any longer there is hope and results.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Gwynne Brown – Apr 16, 2021
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Very very professional staff took time to listen to my concerns and address them very well. The facility was spectacular first class strongly recommend
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William Hunt – Apr 14, 2021
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Dr. Puppala is very kind and professional. He wants to help you and knows how to do it. I am very happy I was able to find him, I want my husband to go as well to have help with his back problems. Highly recommend to anyone !
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
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Laura P – Mar 31, 2021
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EXCELLENT experience! As a 31 year old healthy, former collegiate athlete I never expected to find myself needing this type of treatment...its for "older" people right?? After an accident September of last year, I was experiencing a lot of lower back pain. Come to find out I had a few bulging discs and one pretty badly herniated disc. The care that Dr.Puppala's team provided me with was exactly what should be expected when you are dealing with any pain-related procedure. Everyone was so professional but so personable. I felt relaxed the entire time and everyone was so attentive! As I did not have a driver, I chose to remain awake (with a numbing shot) for my discectomy. I was a little nervous, but was immediately put at ease. Every single step of the procedure was described before it was done, that way I was prepared. Dr. Puppala and his assistants talked to me the entire time, keeping me relaxed and at ease. The whole procedure only took about 15 minutes.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Zandria DeBowles – Mar 23, 2021
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Dr. Puppala is a blessing. I can’t walk and have so much chronic pain if I don’t go to him when I need a something done. He tries different procedures for you if needed. He’s the best.
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  • Office environment
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Donna D – Mar 09, 2021
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Very professional, exceptionally knowledgeable physicians and staff, very clean office. Trigger point injections saved my back! Thank You Dr Puppala and his team for such great care.
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Alex Morales – Mar 03, 2021
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After having two groups of three injections and no relief for my SI joint he wants to put and implant in my back. The most distressing thing was the way he talks to you, very hateful and short tempered, NO bedside manner about him at all. I'm not the only one he has had in tears if you can get him to even talk to you at all!
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Soct Papula always wants to talk you into an injection therapy. I specifically said I do not want procedure. He later stated must have treatment. I ask a cout and after doing lumbar injections the price was astronomical. He stated I needed 3 mor for procedure to work. I did I cant afford it. While out of surgery he hands me a 3 day skrip so I have to return for the other 2 injections. I state I cannot afford these and he pretty much gave me alternative of I cant write you medication without doing injections. O left the office in tears. Due to sever pain from prior injection and no medication written .
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JSmith – Nov 10, 2019
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This is a perfect 1st time visit to Comprehensive Spine and Pain. Its been exactly one year and seven days since my accident and I feel the best I've ever felt. the level of professionalism and bedside manner displayed at this facility by Dr.P and his team was impeccable from the moment I entered the facility. The special touch of allowing personalized music choices during the procedure was like icing on the cake. I am forever grateful and I pray god grants everyone in that office what the deserve of their hearts. My next consult is a virtual visit means they are continuing to be very innovated.
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Anonymous – Oct 07, 2019
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Very professional and caring. I had a very wonderful visit.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. V.K. Puppala is an Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist and Hand Surgeon serving the Carrollton and Douglasville areas for more than 6 years....Read more

Biography

Dr. Vinaya Puppala is an Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine Specialist and Hand Surgeon serving the Carrollton and Douglasville areas for more than 6 years.

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Northwestern University
Fellowship Hospital
Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
University of Illinois
Medical School
2003
University Of Illinois At Chicago
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Puppala has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Puppala frequently treats Acute Postoperative Pain, Arthritis, and Autoimmune Diseases. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Puppala treats.

Where is Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD's office located?

Dr. Puppala's office is located at 939 Bob Arnold Blvd Ste G, Lithia Springs, GA 30122. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Vinaya Puppala, MD speak?

Dr. Puppala speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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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 conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Wrist Pain

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(770) 627-7246

Dr. Puppala accepts the following insurance:

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
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Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
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Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
Platinum Plan 002 PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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 HMO
Cigna PPO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
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Open Access POS
Select Network POS
Select Network PPO
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Choice Care PPO
Choice POS POS
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Kaiser Permanente
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UnitedHealthCare
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Locations

Comprehensive Spine & Pain

Comprehensive Spine & Pain939 Bob Arnold Blvd Ste G Lithia Springs, GA 30122
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    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Comprehensive Spine & Pain403 Permian Way Ste D Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Tanner Medical Center - Carrollton

Carrollton, GA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Tanner Medical Center - Villa Rica

Villa Rica, GA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)