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Dr. Kiran K Chekka has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Medicine
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Acute Pain
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Dr. Chekka correctly diagnosed my CRPS, which had been incorrectly diagnosed and treated as lupus for years. His treatment gave me back my quality of life. I will forever be grateful to him. He also facilitated my enrollment in an investigational study that was greatly beneficial. He is an amazing doctor and an amazing human being.
I was diagnosed early this year with a badly ruptured disc (L5-S1). I had had a ruptured disc before (L4-L5), and managed it with therapy, steroid injections and anti-inflammatories. This rupture was significantly worse, landing me in the emergency room for pain on one occasion and making it impossible to walk for more than a block on several others. I was seeing a pain doctor recommended by my orthopedic surgeon but did not like him at all. He told me I could not be having the reaction I was having to the drugs I was taking (Lyrica made the pain worse -- I frequently have paradoxical reactions to drugs), made fun of my desire to work out, exhibited essentially zero empathy and never returned my call the day I landed in the emergency room. My husband's doctor suggested that I contact Dr. Chekka at Premiere Pain (conveniently located about a mile from my house -- but many other locations as well) and I have been seeing him ever since. He was consistently kind, caring, empathic, listened to what I said and included me in his treatment planning. He also administered the only painless epidural I have ever had! Unfortunately, these measures were not enough to control the pain, and I ended up having a micro-discectomy three months later. 8 weeks later the disc leaked again. A microdiscectomy "revision" was scheduled for a week later (the earliest the surgeon could fit me in) -- in the mean time, the pain was completely unmanageable. I thought I knew what nerve pain was like from the first two rounds -- I had NO idea. My surgeon never even returned my call concerning what pain meds I could take prior to surgery (the anti-inflammatories were out) so I called Dr. Chekka in a panic. He agreed to see me even though he was already booked for the day. He listened carefully, devised a plan to get me through until the surgery, and gave me the permission I needed to take my medicine and essentially stay in bed for the next five days. He saw me the morning after the surgery as well. I will continue to see him throughout my recovery and any other time I need pain management. I would recommend him unhesitatingly to anyone in severe (or even moderate!) pain.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
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 (2014, 2016)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2014)
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.
16 Years Experience
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated in 2002
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Dr. Kiran K Chekka accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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