Internists, Cardiologist (heart)
23 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
516 W Aten Rd
Ste 1
Imperial, CA 92251
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Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 3.3333333333333 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.6 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 3.6 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 3.6 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 21 minutes
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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by Aida Gates on May 14th, 2013

I am grateful to Dr. Palakodeti for his dedication in offering the best cardio health care in Imperial County. He and his entire staff are friendly, courteous, professional, but above all, compassionate. They are never too busy to answer a patient's /family question. If you have cardio problems or suspect you might, you need to schedule appointment with this physician. A.C Gates

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Dec 22nd, 2011

We thought Dr. Palakodeti and his staff were both professional, courtious and caring. We were very pleased with the care our mother was given.

  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
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Oct 24th, 2011

He is rated one of the better in the area but thats not saying much, he does not like direct questions where he must geive a specific answer.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Sep 4th, 2011


  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
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by Jim Stewart on May 9th, 2010

Received a "certified" letter today advising me of withdrawal "from further professional attendance" from his Office Manager, Shelly. This had to do with my calling and complaining about them advising Costco Pharmacy that they would not refill my blood pressure prescription until I visited them (due to the prescriptions expiration). This meant I would have no blood pressure medicine. I had been told that I was to not stop taking this medicine, along with an aspirin a day for medical reasons.When I called the office to complain the person who answered the phone was of no help. The office manager talked to me and I explained that it would have been better to tell the pharmacy that they would not fill this prescription in THE FUTURE without a follow up, instead of canceling my medicine. "Shelly" then told me that I hadn't been back for a visit in a couple years and they had told Costco NOT to refill my prescription as far back as TWO YEARS AGO. Coscto denies this as they have called several times for approval on refills.Strangely enough "Shelly" told me later in the conversation that they had advised Costco to go ahead and refill it and to tell me I had to revisit the office. This is in complete contradiction to what she said about refusing the refill(s) for the last couple of years.I told her I wanted to go back to Costco then and pick up my medicine. She replied, "are you coming in for a visit?"I answered, "are you going to call Costco so I can get my medicine". She replied "yes". I waited until 4 pm and called Costco and they had not been made aware. The lady working at the Pharmacy, Sandra, called Shelly and finally got approval. If I would not have called gone to Costco first, the prescription would not have been filled.It's not my fault that my prescriptions have been refilled (if I need to have a follow up), but to STOP my medicine FIRST, pending a follow up, is backwards.The office manager now sends a certified letter, which I find vindictive and she was totally unprofessional. I asked her if there was a medical board I could file a complaint and she said "I don't know". That in itself was laughable to me.I intend to forward this on as I don't believe that my correspondence to your office will make it past you office manager to your eyes.Jim Stewart