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About Dr. Hanimi R Challa

Dr. Hanimi R Challa, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Ocala, FL. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Challa has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Hanimi R Challa is Great. Dr. Hanimi R Challa has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Hanimi R Challa is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Challa Citrus And Marian Geriatrics

9920 SW 84th Ct
Ocala, FL 34481
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Dr. Hanimi R Challa has the following 2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Osteopenia
  • Senility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cognitive Issues/Testing
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Confusion
  • EOL Care
  • Dementia

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Time to retire

Doctor is old school and difficult to communicate with. When you want to discuss a matter he takes it as questioning his authority. I am a high risk with colon problems and he did not want me to have a colonoscopy as I received notice from my specialist, but I insisted as I had polyps last time and this time it is full blown diverticulitis and with an endoscopy now have Barrett's esophagus. He also would not allow a bone density test. Also he said it would be my last colonoscopy. Amazing. Changed physicians.

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Five Stars

One of the best Doctors I have ever had

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Only problem is;

I have sinus problems asthma and lately brochitis twice.. I want to see a Specialist and he won't let me. he says he can solve the problem but isn't my right to see a specialist and get another opinion on my options and how to care for my immune system?

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008)

    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.

  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • Andhra Medical College

    Graduated in 1975

  • Suny


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Hanimi R Challa accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Challa Citrus And Marian Geriatrics, 9920 SW 84th Ct, Ocala, FL


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