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About Dr. Butchaiah Garlapati

Dr. Butchaiah Garlapati, MD is a Doctor primarily located in North Little Rock, AR. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Garlapati is affiliated with Baptist Health Medical Center North Little Rock. Dr. Garlapati has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

80 Ratings with 15 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Butchaiah Garlapati is Great. Dr. Butchaiah Garlapati has been rated by 80 patients. From those 80 patients 15 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Butchaiah Garlapati is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Arkansas Pain Center

308 Smokey Ln
North Little Rock, AR 72117
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Specialties

Dr. Butchaiah Garlapati has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Acute Pain

Reviews

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The best pain Doc ever!!!

Dr. Butch is one of the best doctors I’ve ever been to. I’ve dealt with so much pain and he has returned my quality of life to me. I absolutely love this man. Very professional but definitely puts you at ease. Can’t say enough good things about him and his staff!!!

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Great Pain Dr!

I have been with Dr Butchs clinic for 13 years & he is great! Although I have seen a change in staff curtiness over the years Dr butch has always been kind. Before him I had been through 3 pain Drs, a Nuro implant for pain, and many other failed attempts to control my pain. My great aunt had told me about him and while I was sitting in the worst pain clinic I had ever seen (a 4hr wait, 2 being in the exam room, it smelled like cat pee every where because they had cats in there, really, and the refused to let children in the clinic so my husband sat in the car with our baby) I called dr but he's clinic to see if they could see me. I got a appt. the next day! So I walked out and went to butch. That was the nest thing I ever done. My 1st appt was amazing! He talked with me for 1 hour and asked what all worked in the past and what had not. He gave me what had worked and it helped so much. Up until the last 4 years I was able to only drive the 2 hour drive to see him 4 times a year and my PCP wrote the scripts out for dr butch. Since the laws have changed on pain meds I have to go in every 3 months. Which is no big deal. Dr butch has ALWAYS been curtisous, kind and sits down beside me and talks to me like a good friend & not some drug addict. He always ask if the Meds are still working and if they need to go up in dosage. I've only went up once in the last 13 years so I think that has something to do with it. He knows I'm there for the right reasons... There is times I have seen the nurse practitioner or a "guest" dr but they always run the info by dr butch, ask if I need to see him or he will step in to say hi and see if things are going well. I only see the others on his procedure days. Those are busy days. There is one lady that is just rude... She has a major chip on her shoulder toward white people. Many many have said this, not just me. Not being rude about her, just getting that info out there. I've seen her twice and dr butch has listened when I said I wasn't comfortable with her and he understood. I don't think she is there anymore, I haven't seen her around in 6 months now. The staff are nice but if you get nasty with them they will not put up with it! I understand that. people have to understand what they put up with daily. If you miss an appt and don't call to cancel you will be charged for it! Keep that in mind. If you can't give a urein sample they will draw blood. If you fail a drug test you will be kicked out of the program. If you go in demanding this or that, being rude or acting like you are only there for pills, you will be asked to leave. If your truly in pain and need a great dr to listen to your needs then this is your guy!

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Five Stars

Great Doctor, He listened to my complaints, and examined my full range of motion. I've had trouble with OTHER doctors who would merely look but not test/examine my limits from multiple injuries. He is a competent doctor. He spent his time examining. I recommend him.

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OMG never ever again!

I am ashamed to admit that I went to this doctor for 4 years. I told him from the very first visit that I wasn't interested in narcotics and he said he understood but that was a lie. I saw him 2 times in 4 years, the rest of the time was PA or nurse. I had to beg for months for an mri and when it was finally ordered it took them over six months for the results. I willingly took drug tests whenever they asked and kept them updated about my other medications. When my private insurance became secondary to medicare this office was not happy, At one visit they placed me in a room for over 4 hours and even after i inquired multiple times about the delay they attempted to lock up the clinic for the day, with me still there. They said oh they forgot about me. On my last visit, they had someone I didn't know come in and start complaining to me about my other medical issues, which she obviously didn't know a thing about and she was unwilling to listen when I tried to explain to her about the misconceptions she had in regards to those medical conditions and she said oh you think that you know more than me and she stomped out of the room. Next thing I knew she had come back to the room, slammed the door against the wall and said since you think you are so smart you are getting a blood test. While I initially agreed to the blood test, after more than 10 sticks to my arms and hands in which they were unsuccessful in getting the blood sample I begged them to let me go 4 blocks up to the hospital and let the lab take the blood and she said no I am going to put in your chart that you refused the blood test. I said that I never refused the test but they obviously were not capable of drawing the blood however I was willing to have the hospital attempt to draw my blood. Suffice it to say that I was crying by the time I left that office and I have never gone back. I now have a different doctor who understands why I don't want narcotics and has helped me explore options like a tens unit, physical therapy and radio frequency etc. I would NOT recommend this doctor or his office to a dog much less to any human.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2008, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2009)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Garlapati is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Butchaiah Garlapati accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Arkansas Pain Center, 308 Smokey Ln, North Little Rock, AR
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