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About Dr. Radhika Ravula
Dr. Radhika Ravula, MD, BS, MBBS is a Doctor primarily located in Dallas, TX, with other offices in Richardson, TX and Dallas, TX (and 5 other locations). She has 22 years of experience. Her specialties include Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Ravula is affiliated with Baylor Medical Center At Garland, Harris Continued Care Hospital and Harris Methodist - Springwood. She speaks English.
Dr. Radhika Ravula has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
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.
Dr. Radhika Ravula has the following 7 expertise
- Back Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
- Facial Pain
- Primary Headache Disorders
Dr. Radhika Ravula has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Radhika Ravula is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I agree with the majority of the negative reviews regarding her assistant/nurse that takes blood pressure readings, aside from routine staff over bookings, excessive office waits, see the doctor for 3 - 5 minutes with short one on one visits ( very little conversations or discussions with patient), prescribe same pain medication - Hydrocodone and Fentanyl patch, and then released . I stopped going mainly due to her very rude assistant/nurse that takes blood pressure readings and I no longer wished to remain on addicting medication. I had to cancel an appointment resulting from an unexpected family emergency (brother-in-law lost 30% of blood due to throat ulcer) and I was charged the $40.00 co-pay due to their 24 hour notice policy. I asked to waive the charge since I did reschedule that day for a few days later. A staff member asked Dr Ravula's assistant/nurse and naturally, her being the person she is, refused. I was then admitted to the waiting room for a blood pressure reading by her. I started talking to her trying to explain my situation and she said If I would bring her a copy or show proof of the emergency visit , she would waive the co pay. I took this as her accusing me of lying and telling her I was unhappy about her comment and decision to refuse the co pay waiver. This apparently rubbed her the wrong way and at the same time, the excessive blood pressure alarm warning went off on the equipment. I noticed my blood pressure was like about 1.5- 2X the normal reading of 79/140. She then stood up and said "Dr Ravula will be here shortly." She did not offer to rerun my blood pressure, stop to check why the alarm went off, or do anything to show some concern on such a high blood pressure reading - especially one that sets off the equipment's safety alarm. I then told Dr Ravula about the alarm going off, she checked the high readings, and had a different nurse run the test and luckily it was OK. Bottom line - the nurse is totally incompetent in working with patients to just get up when a blood pressure alarm is triggered by the patient's blood pressure. This is an example of a nurse that is incompetent, rude, and should not be working with people at all - especially patients with real medical issues. I went to Dr Ravula for over a year and this assistant/nurse has always been rude and was also rude to my wife on the phone. She needs to be fired for such poor customer service conduct. There are a few other staff members that also seem to have bad days, are not very accommodating, and seem to think you are bothering them if you ask any questions. This location is not my choice of preferred medical assistance. I really had no problem with Dr Ravula other than she just seems to always be in a hurry.
I was skeptical about seeing Dr. RR after reading some reviews here. My PCP assured me that Dr. RR is an excellent physician and suggested that I at least have a consultation with her. I had been to another pain physician before who over-prescribed medications and made me feel like a zomby. I did listen to my PCP and saw Dr. RR. She worked out a 'weaning protocol' and started me on medications that are non-addicting. She also prescribed a TENS unit and tried injections. I now have my life back!
My life is back! I was seeing another pain physician for 3 years. he had me in a fog! I was not able to function and started to feel depressed about my medication addiction and helplessness.I then found Dr. Ravula. With the help of injections and psychological therapy I have been able to cut way down on my medications. I am back to working full time! She is a stickler for rules and as long as you are a compliant patient this you will be very happy!
I had a neck problem which was ongoing for many years. It was getting to the point where it was hard for me to work. I am so glad I saw her. She did an injection which greatly decreased my pain. It gave me the confidence to move ahead and stay active. It really restored my confidence and mood! She discouraged me from taking pain medications around the clock. I am so thankful for that since I don't want to become dependent on medications. I have seen another physician before her who kept prescribing pain medications and muscle relaxants. I could barely get past the side effects.
Dr. Ravula is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Baylor Medical Center At Garland
Harris Continued Care Hospital
Harris Methodist - Springwood
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Harris Methodist H E B
Frisco Medical Center
Baylor Regional Medical Center At Grapevine
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
Baylor University Medical Center
Medical Center Of Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Of Dallas
Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton
Texas Health Dallas
Baylor Garland Medical Center
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
22 Years Experience
Kilpauk Medical College
Graduated in 1991
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