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Dr. Padma L Vellanki Is this you?

About Dr. Padma L Vellanki

Dr. Padma L Vellanki, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wooster, OH. She has 30 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Vellanki is affiliated with Wooster Community Hospital and University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

22 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Padma L Vellanki is Good. Dr. Padma L Vellanki has been rated by 22 patients. From those 22 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Padma L Vellanki is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

The Arthritis Clinic

3727 Friendsville Rd Unit 3
Wooster, OH 44691
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Dr. Padma L Vellanki has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • 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. Padma L Vellanki has the following 8 expertise

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Board Certifications

Dr. Padma L Vellanki is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Three Stars

I feel that she is always in a hurry , don't explain your symptoms and test results , don't let you talk much , tells you to take your scrips , and for pain go to pain management doc., not the way you try to help patients that don't understand what is happening to their body !!!

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Three Stars

When I tried the new biologics and had a negative reaction, Dr. Vellenki dropped me as a patient, without an explanation, and by certified letter. She provided no referral to another doctor.+

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Would Not Recommend

I am in the process of finding a new doctor for my conditions that I see Dr. Vellanki for. My first visit was thorough, but no explaining of anything. At every visit she has come rushing in oddly staring at me and just asks how I have been feeling and says maybe one more sentence. I have asked direct questions since my conditions are foreign to me and they never get answered. She can't seem to explain anything to me and just refills prescriptions over and over, all the while asking me to come back constantly. I was first billed for a 15 minute visit a few times, only to get 5 minutes out of her. Which was mostly her looking at my lab work (something she could've called and told me about). Now I'm being charged for a 25 minute visit to still only get 5 minutes of looking at lab work, odd staring and no explanation of anything. I can't give a star for many of the options, nor diagnosis because my neurologist is the one that actually figured out my diagnosis. I have tried very hard to be understanding of her, but it's not working. I also can't understand why it's ok to charge a patient $40 for being late when she spends no time with you (it's posted on the wall). There's always a chronic late patient, but it comes across rude. I actually feel bad for the staff, they do not seem happy at all and are stretched thin. The last time I tried to call to reschedule an appointment I was put on hold for over 20 minutes. I've spent 8 years going from doctor to doctor to figure out what was wrong. So I have a lot of experience of the good, bad, and just plain horrible doctors.

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I was diagnosed with RA a few years ago. Dr. Vellanki has been very helpful showing me the importance treatment. I have expressed many concerns about side effects of certain meds and she has offered alternate medications. She always looks me in the eyes when she speaks and I feel that she really does care. Dr. Vellanki has always treated me as if I were the only patient she was treating, she never rushes, she always takes time with me and I respect that.The support staff members are very kind even when I'm not. I reccommend Dr. Vellanki very highly.

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absolutly horrible had to wait six weeks for appointment and then they gave me wrong time thanrefused to resolve situation

Horrible office management skills the office is in dissarray everyone is confused on what is Going on. No ordorder, very poorly run

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Andhra Medical College

    Graduated in 1988

  • Aultman Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Padma L Vellanki 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 Blue Preferred HMO
  • Aultcare
    • Aultcare ExchangeProviders
    • Aultcare HMO
    • Aultcare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthSpan
    • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • MMOH SuperMed POS Select
    • MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • SummaCare
    • SummaCare Select Fully Insured
  • The Health Plan of Upper OH
    • Health Plan of Upper Ohio PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

The Arthritis Clinic, 3727 Friendsville Rd Unit 3, Wooster, OH
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