Dr. THIRUMALA RAJU
Pasadena, California Map
|Specialty:||Internist / Geriatrician|
|Practice:||Santa Clara Valley Medical Center|
|Med. School:||Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India|
|Online Appt. Scheduling:||Unknown|
|Accepting New Patients:||Y|
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Internist / Geriatrician-related: adult healthcare, general adult care, general adult medicine, primary adult care
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||10/04/14||5||5||5||5||I saw Dr Raju after being with my previous doctor for 25 years and was nervous but i was pleasantly surprised. I didnt have to wait long she was thorough and personable. She made me laugh! I was on a bunch of medications which were causing issues that i was not aware of, and i have to say, she got me off half of them. My daughter who accompanied me to the appointment has also switched to her.Her next patient failed to show up so she spent more time which i really appreciated. Very compassionate and learned.||Respond|
||10/03/14||4||5||5||5||Contrary to another patient, I do not find Dr. Raju hurried or anxious to move on; my experience with her tells me otherwise. She asks the right questions. She tells you if the medication you are on is appropriate or not, and is not reluctant to recommend an alternative. She listens. I had a literal litany of things crop up since my last visit: she asked the appropriate questions, listened, evaluated and made recommendations for necessary testing (multi-possibilities), and prescribed medication as necessary, and also didn't request unnecessary testing or medications. Dr. Raju displays the right amount of caring professionalism - empathy, understanding and wanting to help one recover. I am 63, male, and have been to my share of doctors. I am very comfortable with Dr. Raju and highly recommend her to anyone. This is not surgery or a social call; I applaud her maturity and willingness to sit down and discuss matters before making any decisions. Highly regarded; highly recommended.||Respond|
||06/02/14||SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 4.3|
Dr. Raju is very nice but very much in a hurry and not very willing to talk with you for more than about 10 minutes. The staff here is also always rushed and not very customer-service oriented. Overall, the office feels like a very stressful place to be a patient or employee.
Paid (or co-pay): $15
||16/10/13||SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed|
helpful, knowledgeable, pleasing, very thorough and on the whole, felt comfortable.
Paid (or co-pay): $20
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