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About Dr. Krishna K Chivukula

Dr. Krishna K Chivukula, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Opelika, AL. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

44 Ratings with 20 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Krishna K Chivukula is Poor. Dr. Krishna K Chivukula has been rated by 44 patients. From those 44 patients 20 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Krishna K Chivukula is 2.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

East Alabama Neurology

3120 Frederick Rd Ste I
Opelika, AL 36801
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Specialties

Dr. Krishna K Chivukula has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Krishna K Chivukula has the following 9 expertise

  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Electromyography
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Krishna K Chivukula has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Worst ever!!

I’ve been seeing him for approximately 8 years or so. He has absolutely no respect for patients and acts as though treating them is interfering with his time. He asked recently if I was still taking a prescription that I was taken off of over a year ago. I asked if my medication would affect my pregnancy and he gave me a “lecture” as he put it, telling me that he was my doctor and that I needed to listen to him and stay on all of my medications. I never asked to go off of any of them and my question was never answered. He then asked my milligrams of my prescription and when I answered he said that he knew them, he was just quizzing me. I’m 34 and have been out of school for many years.. I do not need lectures or quizzes. He was absolutely condescending the entire time and has been for a long time. When he wrote out my prescriptions, he spelled my first name wrong, had a different last name, wrote the wrong dosage for one and left off another. Literally the worst and most incompetent doctor I have ever seen. I am currently in the process of finding a new doctor. These bad ratings are all 100% correct. If you don’t believe me, keep seeing him and you will learn just as the rest of us did. Also pay attention to the fact that there is new nurses and secretaries around every six months or so. Good luck to all of you.

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Worse Doctor in Opelika, Al...too bad there's not another Neurologist in this area!!

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Avoid at all costs.

Horrible bedside manner. He raised his voice and refused to let me speak, even though he would ask me a question. Every time he asked me a question and I'd attempt to answer his question, he would cut me off, and get angrier and angrier. He then left the room to calm down because he stated he didn't like the way I was looking at him. I was there to follow up on an MRI of the brain that he ordered to rule out MS and he forgot that he even ordered the test. He told me the average amount of time that a patient is allowed to speak during an appointment is 27 seconds, and that I used all of my time. I am struggling already with suicidal ideation. I didn't tell him that but I doubt that he would have cared. I left the office belittled and in tears.

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Horrendous!

Where do I start? First off, he wasn't even qualified to treat me, yet he made it seem like he could take care of me. (I have a condition which has no auto-cure, so I'm guessing he just wanted our money). Then he has this nasty nurse aid or whatever, that created this scene... My mom asked her a simple question about the admittance process, and the nasty you-know-what got an attitude with her! To add to that, she then "reports" to Chivukula that we were "harassing" her and "bombarding" her with question(s)... (My mom only asked one question...) So the little twit Chivukula refused to see me, plus called the friggin police! Wha... I have never experienced such horrific service!! I was sick, in tears, and in need of treatment, and this is what I got! I urge anyone who needs an Internal Medicine specialist to LOOK ELSEWHERE!

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Don't waste your time

His bedside manner is rude and obnoxious- I'n finding a new doctor for my mother

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  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College

    Graduated in 1984

  • Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Krishna K Chivukula accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

East Alabama Neurology, 3120 Frederick Rd Ste I, Opelika, AL
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