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About Dr. Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy
Dr. Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kansas City, KS, with another office in Liberty, MO. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Lakkireddy is affiliated with Atchison Hospital. Dr. Lakkireddy has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy has the following 1 specialty
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
While cardiologists diagnose and treat all types of heart disease, electrophysiologists have extended education in rhythmic disorders, also known as cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. An electrophysiologist typically works closely with a cardiologist and together they can treat arrhythmia, help you prevent blood clots, or restore and control a normal heart rate.
They can also provide information on medications and devices — such as a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator — used to control an abnormal heart rate. When it come to treating arrhythmias, there are both invasive and non-invasive treatment options and an electrophysiologist can help you decide which is right for you.
Dr. Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy has the following 12 expertise
- Preventive Medicine
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Fainting (Syncope)
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Heart Failure
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Block
- Unstable Angina
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Ventricular Tachycardia
Dr. Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy has 0 board certified specialties
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I was referred to Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy because of a small problem I had endured when a vagel nerve had been touched. H gave me very poor advice, after a few tests. I found him to be very uncaring, unconcerned about my health and attempted force me to have a pacemaker when I actually did not need one. His license to practice should be snatched from him immediately.
His outstanding reviews are why we selected Dr. Lakkireddy . We decided to get a second opinion with Dr. Lakkireddy and he was certain it was aflutter not afib and that an ablation would most certainly cure my husbands problem and get him off medications. So my husband jumped at the chance to get this fixed. However after the ablation Dr. Lakkireddy stressed his heart to see if it took and he went into Afib this time and had to be shocked back into rythm. the doctor sent out another doctor to the waiting room to get my permission (his wife) to implant a monitor in his chest i said ok. The doctor said he made a mistake that it wasn't Aflutter but Afib and will have to do another surgery in 4 mos. The doctors bedside manor was wonderful and said he and my husband would be in close contact for the next month. That was a month and a half ago and that was the last time we heard from him. He had a great nurse named Steve that talked to us before the surgery and we haven't been able to talk to him again either even after leaving him a message to call us. I think that is unethical isn't it. But we did get stuck with the doctors nurse that is rude, lacking in knowledge and very arrogant and pushy. I called them once to see if my husband should change medicines because metoprolol didn't seem to be working that well she called me back and when I ask her if she would ask the doctor about that she said he won't do it because he likes metoprolol, and when i ask if she would ask him anyway she hung up on me. The next week my husband had an episode of afib so he pushed the send button on the monitor, as it doesn't send it to their office like they said it would unless you do that, anyway she called him back and told him to take 2 metoprolol which lowered my husbands blood pressure to 54/44 and he almost fainted ( I wasn't home) then she called and told him she called in another medication to control that medication. we have stopped talking to her. we are back to taking his blood pressure and Heart rate ourself and when he starts into afib he takes a pill which is once a day or every other day. we are looking for another doctor which now scares us to think what we might find next. Among all the glowing reviews are we the only ones that had a problem with this office?
Dr. Lakkireddy is truly exceptional. He spends all the time you need during all of his visits. He is obviously very much sought for his expertise. So Keep your timing expectations low. He still is better than a lot of physicians in his wait times. His ability to assess the problem and getting to the bottom of it is truly amazing. He looks at diseases in a very comprehensive fashion. He initially saw me for an arrhythmia and heart failure. He quickly figured out that my real problem was an immunologic problem. He lined up all the appropriate specialist and got me fixed up under 3 months.
this is a fantastic doctor. I have recently relocated from the Boston area where you have the expertise of big medical centers. However, I was very pleasantly surprised to see the doctors here are no less academic. Dr. Lakkireddy is at the leading edge of science and has a prolific academic profile. I had my AF ablation by him and a year later I am still ticking right with no blood thinners and yucky rhythm medicines. three cheers to him.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2016, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2016, 2018)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
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.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
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Dr. Lakkireddy is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
21 Years Experience
Graduated in 1997
Dr. Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy accepts the following insurance providers.
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
- Anthem MO Direct Access w/HSA
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
BCBS Kansas City
- BCBS KC Preferred Care Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry KS PPO
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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