ttcqeayetrwczwezdueawsrsbdyr

The Vitals website is provided for your informational use only. Nothing contained or offered by, on or through Vitals should be construed as medical advice or relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment. Vitals does not recommend or endorse any particular healthcare provider whose information or ratings appear on this website. We encourage you to read our full Terms of Service.

Dr. Opkar S Chawla Is this you?

About Dr. Opkar S Chawla

Dr. Opkar S Chawla, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Centereach, NY, with another office in Ronkonkoma, NY. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Chawla is affiliated with Stonybrook University Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Opkar S Chawla is Great. Dr. Opkar S Chawla has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Opkar S Chawla is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

Mapbox Map of Dr. Opkar S Chawla

Primary Address

Opkar S Chawla Md

23 S Howell Ave
Centereach, NY 11720
Get Directions

Mapbox Map of Dr. Opkar S Chawla

Ronkonkoma Medical Office

640 Hawkins Ave
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Get Directions

Specialties

Dr. Opkar S Chawla has the following 1 specialty

  • 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. Opkar S Chawla has the following 6 expertise

  • Check-up
  • Heartburn
  • Physical
  • Immunization
  • Vaccination
  • Weight Loss

Reviews

Showing 5 of 16

Five Stars

Dr. Chawla is an excellent doctor. I searched him out

Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Four Stars

Best doctor. Very efficient. Follows up on visits. Very concerned. Very caring.

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Good Doctor

He has been so forthcoming and helpful in all my needs. So what he went to a foreign medical school? I saw some negativity in the comments but it may be due to the amount of patients he sees in a day .

Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Best Primary Physician

I have used Dr. Chawla for over 20 years and trust him 100% with my healthcare. He is always willing to spend time and answer any questions I may have about my condition and/or treatment and I have found him to be very kind and understanding and knowledgeable. Three years ago I had a biopsy for a growth on my scalp done at referred specialist's office and when I returned from my vacation of 2 weeks, not only had the specialist called several times, but Dr. Chawla's assistant and then he himself called me. I had arrived home late Saturday and intended to call him Monday morning, but Sunday afternoon Dr. Chawla called me and told me he had set up an appointment with him for Monday and the Oncologist on Thursday since I was diagnosed with aggressive Melanoma Cancer and had to be treated/operated on as soon as possible and determine my treatment course. I feel this was very kind since he could have had his staff contact me Monday morning. Thanksfully, it is 3 years since the operation and everything is in remission so far. But for a physician to go that far out of their way for a patient is really a wonderful thing. Thank you, Dr. Chawla. I am so glad you are my primary care physician!

Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Talked down to patient

I came to this office for medical advice. I was really disappointed with Dr. Opkar Chawla's over all attitude and demeanor during my visit. I was continuously talked down to and seemingly made out to know nothing about my own medical treatment ( treatment I have been receiving for 9 years). As a well educated young woman, I believe this to be a cultural issue. After examination we went to his office to fill out some additional information and was asked if I drank alcohol. The answer was no since I am on a moderately high continuous dose of blood thinners. For some reason that answer was no good enough the first time around and was asked again

Wait time
60.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Full Review Rating Breakdown
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Chawla is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Goa Medical College

    Graduated in 1983

  • Hahnemann University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Opkar S Chawla accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

  • Similiar Doctors

    Dr. Opkar S Chawla is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Centereach, NY.