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About Dr. Murali M Chakinala

Dr. Murali M Chakinala, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Louis, MO. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Chakinala has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Murali M Chakinala is Great. Dr. Murali M Chakinala has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Murali M Chakinala is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Washington University School Of Medicine

4921 Parkview Pl
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Dr. Murali M Chakinala has the following 2 specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Murali M Chakinala has the following 10 expertise

  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Chest Infection

Dr. Murali M Chakinala has 0 board certified specialties

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DR CHAKINALA is tasked on a daily basis with seeing and diagnosing some life threatening and almost always life altering diseases, not only for the patient but for their family and friends which was in my case. MY disease is a death sentence within 3years in over 90% of people without dbl. Lung and heart transplant which he also had to tell me I didn't qualify. I had lost my husband in the military a few years earlier and had two small children. He told me that he would contact my primary care DR. and they would get a regiment of care including Drs. And medication and my job was to fight to get well. THAT WAS OVER TEN YEARS AGO...If I must make a few extra phone calls because the message takers do not always get him the message or he his trying to save another family such as mine, then fine. We are thinking of just us and he is thinking of numerous. I think we forget sometimes DRS. Are human too......For those reasons i feel he rates the highest honor with exceptional A-plus. THANK AGAIN FOR YOUR CARING AND THOUGHTFULNESS, allowing e to see my kids graduate, and see my first granddaughter. God bless you. If I can ever help you---I would

Full Review Rating Breakdown
HHT patient

I have been waiting for a call back for a week. Need an appointment with Dr. chakinala and have called his office 4 times. This seems to happen every time. Last time it took me a month to hear back. Unfortunately there isn't many Drs. Who treat HHT. Awful anxiety playing this waiting game. Never ever happens with my other Drs.

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One Star

Incredibly arrogant, and condescending! Will be going elsewhere!

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56 minutes
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Five Stars

Dr. Chakinala has been extremely helpful in explaining to my husband and me about my husband's condition. I would recomend him in a heartbeat to my closest friends and family!!

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Five Stars
  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2014, 2017, 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

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2014, 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.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    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.

  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Washington University


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Murali M Chakinala accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry MO PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink 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

Locations & Directions

Washington University School Of Medicine, 4921 Parkview Pl, Saint Louis, MO


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