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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (10)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kakarla Chalam is Excellent. Dr. Chalam has been reviewed by 20 patients who have provided 10 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.6
Promptness 4.6
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.7
Bedside Manner 4.7
Spends Time with Me 4.7
Follows Up After Visit 4.7

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 8 areas:
  • Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)
  • Eye Diseases
  • Eye Surgery (Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures)
  • Neovascular Glaucoma
  • Retina Surgery
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Scotoma
  • Vitrectomy

Education & Awards

Dr. Chalam graduated from Guntur Medical College. He has 8 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Achievement award american academy of ophthalomology
Senior honor award american society of retina specialists
American academy of ophthalomology achievement award
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Jacksonville, FL
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Greater Jacksonville


Dr. Chalam has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Shands Jacksonville Medical Center 
  • Professor, Ophthalmology 

> > > > Dr. Kakarla Chalam, FACS, MBA, MD

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Additional Information
Dr. Kakarla Chalam FACS, MBA, and MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 32 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Kakarla Chalam practice?
Dr. Kakarla Chalam has 2 office locations.
Dr. Kakarla Chalam practices Ophthalmology near Jacksonville, FL.
Additional practice locations include: Gainesville, FL.
See Jacksonville Ophthalmologists.