Ratings for Dr. Vijay Yalamanchili
I should have listened to all of the negative reviews here, especially about the nurse/assistant. I went to Dr. Vijay when I found out I was pregnant and asked what I should do while I wait for my ob/gyn appointment (typically they don't see you until you're 8+ weeks). I work in a veterinary clinic (not the same, but still the medical field) and just had an inkling that any labwork done with one doctor may not be sufficient or useful to another. They like to to follow their own protocols (especially with pregnancy), and I didn't want to have to pay for the same labwork twice. This is why I specifically asked Vijay. She assured me that wouldn't happen. Guess what! The labwork was not sufficient enough at my OB/gyn and it needed to be redone. I received a bill from Dr. Vijay after insurance for $50, which cost even more than my 3-D ultrasounds! I tried calling several times to let her know that I specifically asked her advice to avoid this situation and it happened anyway. No answer. So I sent a letter asking Dr. Vijay to call me back. One month later she had her rude nurse call me instead. This girl continued to **INTERRUPT ME EVERY TIME I TRIED TO SPEAK**, and I mean every time. She told me "we've been going back and forth for 30 minutes, I need to end the conversation." I looked at my phone, it had been 8 minutes and 50 seconds. It could have been a shorter conversation if I were able to finish a thought ;) She snidely explained unrelated information to me and told me "$50 wasn't very much money so she didn't really see the problem". I wanted to explain why I tried to avoid this labwork in the first place but she didn't let me finish. I told her she was being very rude by interrupting me, and she replied "I've been working here for 11 years, people LOVE me". I told her that's great, but she's been rude *to me* this entire time and I have yet to be able to finish a sentence. She interrupted me, I said "you just did it again", and she hung up on me. I guess the only way you can be "heard" is by sending letters because Dr. Vijay and her staff certainly won't talk to you on the phone. Another letter it is!
The Dr. seemed nice enough, her assistant was not very friendly. That is not why I'm writing a bad review. I am writing a bad review because when I was in here office she directed me to get blood work done before she would refill my thyroid prescription. Fine. This does need to be done once a year and I was due. She did NOT tell me she would not refill my anti-depressant. I have been diagnosed by 2 psychiatrists of being clinically depressed. I have been on the same medication and have been feeling GREAT for over 15 years. This Dr. is the first Dr. I have ever been to that number one, would not give me the prescription, and number two, asked for blood work for it! Ridiculous. And her rude little assistant argued with me about needing blood work for an antidepressant. Unreal. I am not going back for that specifically. It's not like I'm trying to get a prescription for some fun drug that people take and over dose on. So I have found a better Dr., with a much nicer office, and much nicer and more professional staff.
Dr. Vijay has been my doctor for about 20 years and my husband began seeing her shortly after that. I feel that our health is completely tended to in a very thorough manner by an intelligent caring doctor. She keeps up with your total health care and when asked gives referrals to doctors she feels are good. You don't get the cold mega institutional feel that you experience at most of the conglomerate clinics.
Worst doctor I have ever heard of! My husband was a patient of hers. She was rude to him every time he went, did not listen to his concerns and was just horrible. He went in for horrible sinus infection and cough that had been going on for a month and was not getting better with cough medicine. First off, she put a mask on herself. I am an RN and surgical masks do not protect you from breathing in germs, they keep someone who is sick from breathing them out. Should have put mask on patient. How stupid. That is basic infection control 101. Then he has horrible sinus pain, face is swollen even and she does nothing for his pain. He is not allowed to take tylenol or Motrin or any meds like that because the kidney doctor told him he is not allowed to take those meds due to his kidney problems right now. She dismissed this and told my husband to take Tylenol! What the hell? A specialist told him not to do it and she acts like she knows better! Arrogant and uncaring. On way home( after we waited in her office 1 hour past the appointment time) he lost the prescription. Called next morning to see if they could call it in. We waited 45 minutes, no call back. So we call "Well , doctor is REALLY busy so not sure wheb she will get to it." SERIOUSLY! ?! The nurse cannot call in a script that was written for antibiotics less than 24 hours prior? Never in my medical career or life have I encountered such stupidity and ill treatment of a patient. We ended up going to ER because he was so much worse. Turned out it is pneumonia! This doctor is HORRIBLE and INCOMPETENT.
Dr. Vijay has been my doctor and my wife's doctor for about 20 years. She has always been accurate with her diagnosis, correct in her prescriptions and works with us on 'simpler' ways. I have always felt that she truly cares about me and my wife. I was suspicious of dr.'s before her, and checked out her diagnosis and prescripts at first, but she was always correct, always helped us. Will stay with her as long as I can. She has treated me for ulcers, my original reason for seeing her, gall bladder problems, sinusitis (multiple times), high blood pressure, and obesity. I have total confidence in her. She found a lump on my wife's thyroid and sent her a specialist. The specialist was very impressed that she found the lump with just a physical exam. He ran other test to confirm it. I feel well cared for by Dr. Vijay.
Great doctor, but we always feel rushed and have had multiple issues over the past two years we have seen her. Trying to run this as a business, but not customer centric, w.r.t. upcoding of billing that someone else mentioned, I can totally see it happening. Too much incorrect business focus.
Dr. Vijay Yalamanchili's Credentials
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- Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India (Grad. 1979)
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