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Dr. Charles Talakkottur, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Talakkottur has been working in the medical field for the last 9 years assisting with patient needs in Tampa, Fort Myers, and Houston, TX. His specialized skills and ability to provide quality care to his patients was the driving force behind opening up his private practice in the Tampa. His beautiful office located off Armenia Ave in Tampa is a step above the normal physicians office. As the name of his practice suggests (TLC Medical), you will get the TLC you deserve when you need it the most. He has a full service office with EKG, lung function testing, stress testing, weight loss, botox, spider vein removal, laser hair removal, sleep apnea testing, allergy testing, skin biopsies, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, mole removal, cyst/abscess removal, joint injections, pap smear, iud insertion, pain management, weight loss, botox, fillers, lasers, and many other procedures can be performed at this office. Cosmetic procedures also performed and same day appointments easily made. To make your visit go smoother, please provide all insurance information prior to the visit. Same day or next day appointments are available, as their office also functions as an urgent care specialist as well. If you are in a time crunch and can't make an in office visit, consider a virtual visit by visiting: www.healthtap.com/charles-talakkottur. Virtual visits are great for simple things such as cough, cold, urinary tract infection. Medication management, prescription of controlled substances or lifestyle medications, cosmetic visits are best handled with in office visits.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Adventist Health
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Joseph's Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Texas, Houston, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1598949034

Office locations

TLC Medical

5106 North Armenia Avenue, Suite 1

Tampa, FL 33603

TLC Medical

10866 Sheldon Road

Tampa, FL 33626

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He's cool and nice but needs to slow down a little and listen. Charts aren't everything my man.
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Went in for a new patient visit today the staff was very friendly and the dr was great as well. I got taken right away no waiting I would def recommend him
Less than 1 month ago
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He's wonderful Dr. That actually listens to your problems and addressed them. I have been recommending everyone.
Less than 1 month ago
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Muy buen doctor y bien especifico con su diagnóstico.
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He is one of the most knowledgeable doctors I have ever met. He legitimately cares about patient's health. I am glad he is my new Primary Care Physician.
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It was just a visit for prescription refill, not a physical checkup like I booked online.
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Best doctor I’ve had answers all questions and concerns and reviews everything with you before letting you go. Very friendly thank you for the quick great service !
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Really listened and asked in depth questions about a small concern I had!
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Support staff are pretty miserable here. The policies don’t make sense. I couldn’t book an appointment with an ENT unless I went in for another copay visit even though I was just there a couple weeks ago and am perfectly healthy.Their reservation system also glitched on me and I had to pay a fee and rebook my appointment because it guided me into showing up late.
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So far good. Next apt in 2 weeks. Waste of time to fill out all those documents to “save time at the office” they made me fill them again. Plus in the interview they asked the same info that I submittedonline. Besides that all good. Let’s see from now on. Too early to completely evaluate. My last 2 doctors were a disaster.
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Very clean well-organized office. Extremely friendly and welcoming staff.
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He was professional helpful and talkable. Appreciated him as a doctor.
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He is a really nice guy and I would recommend him.
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Excellent visit. Attentive time with doctor. Quick turn around. Comfortable office.
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Dr. Talakkottur was very professional and responsive to my concerns. He was quick and efficient. I will definitely visit again!
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I went in for a physical. The student who I first seen was fine. Then the doctor asked me a few questions in which I answered and he tried to diagnose me without getting my background. When I left nothing wasstated to me about a bill that day. Not until I looked on my insurance’s website did I see that I owed them a copay and when I called them they decided to send me a bill months later. They didn’t even put in codes stating I was there for preventative care. This place is a scam. I would not recommend this place to anyone. The only recommendation for this place is to the state board.
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Staff was super friendly which is great. Though, I have a challenge with signing paperwork that charges me for being late -- yet my appointment took almost 2 hours to complete. Ridiculous.... another Office that seems to overbook. I couldn'teven imagine overbooking my customers and making them wait nearly 1hr 15 mins to be seen and then nearly another hour before the doctor comes by. Fees are not disclosed ahead of time. Drug tested for a controlled substance that I've taken for over 25 yrs....? Lack of trust and lack of consideration for my time will keep me from coming here again. Great bedside manner and very friendly But my time is worth more.
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Great service. Doctor is attentive to needs and concerns.
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Saw me as a same day appointment. Was seen right away. Great doctor! He sat down and actually listened to me. He answered all of my questions and showed great compassion! I will keep seeing him from now on!
More than 1 year ago
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The reason for this visit was for asthma medication, medication for my GERD, but also to inquire about ways that one can deal with depression/anxiety/suicide without using medicine (since I have a long history of using harsh medications formy lungs in which the after effects are now sprouting, I didn't want more chemicals in me if not needed). He didn't seem at all interested in getting to know me as a human (though I was giving him personal background information would effect my health), let alone as a patient, to see what the best route for me would be. Granted, I know he's not a psychiatrist, but if he didn't have the answer, he could have directed/referred me to someone who did (i.e. personal/professional references/connections, office brochures, or something!). Without even explaining the medication or options, he prescribed me depression medication, my two other medicines, and sent me on my way. I felt as if I was just another co-pay in his pocket, instead of feeling like he genuinely cared for my well-being. Empathy and communication is definitely lacking from this doctor and I'm sorry, but if he is more concerned with getting one in and out the door rather than sincerely examining the patient, in my eyes he's just an average Joe prescribing medication.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very quick and definitely knew what he was talking about. He was training a nurse while seeing me, but that didn't take much more time.
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The doctor used me as a subject to explain my problems to his staff. Not really concerned on what my problems are. I have to tell him that my primary focus is on my wrist pain and he just gave a tablet without even looking at it. Not satisfied.
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I feel like he really listened to me and was genuine about caring about my health and well-being. He took a very systematic, logical approach to how we were going to tackle my issues and explained goals thoroughly.
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This doctors office was pretty full I got called in immediately possibly waited 5 minutes. I was a new patient they did all testing, asked a bunch of questions. They really addressed everything I had concerns with and answered any questionsi had. The doctor was also funny and energetic which I haven't seen in a long time. I would have to say this was the best doctor I've had in about 15 years. Would highly recommend!
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Phenomenal patient skills, caring doc!
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Talakkottur addressed all my health concerns. Great personality and sense of humor which is rare in the medical profession! I will be returning for follow up care.
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Absolutely adore Dr. Talakkottur. He has been wonderful every time I have met with him and have been with him for almost 2 years now. Always super quick, efficient, great attitude, very upbeat and always remembers me! :)
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Dr. Talakkottur was amazing! I went in for one thing but expressed some concerns about something else and he adresssed all my concerns. He's extremely knowledgeable and very comforting with wonderful bedside manner. I would suggest him to anyone.
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Thorough but not forward thinking. No lab in-house.
More than 1 year ago
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I love this doctor and his staff. They are so nice and make me feel comfortable. The Dr. Is quick but efficient.
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I think a very nice man and a very professional and competent doctor. I would feel comfortable referring a family member or a friend to see Dr. Charles Talakkottur.
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Its refreshing to have a doctor be so down to earth- Really nice guy and the staff is super sweet!
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Always a great experience.
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It was great. He is very pleasant, easy to talk to and listens to your concerns.
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Friendly staff, knowledge doctor, and quick service. Was able to create an appointment and get situated all in the same day.
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This doctor has a lot of patience and has worked with me over the last almost two years and always tries his best to figure things out. His staff now is wonderful. And I would recommend and have recommended him toa few people I know. Great all the way around.
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It was my first visit to a Doctor in Florida. He took time to take down my medical history, ask questions, and find out about me. That is the kind of doctor I seek. He had me have usual blood andurine tests, and the follow-up visit was very thorough, making sure I didn't have any questions. I would highly recommend his practice, knowing that it is a two-Doctor practice.
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Excelente la visita con este doctor, muy tratable y muy bueno en se desempeño de trabajo. Lo recomiendo altamente. Muy feliz de haber encontrado esta clínica y a este doctor.
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I thought he was good he listened to my issues and gave me feedback the office staff was very nice, and the overall office was clean .
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They are very pleasant people. Its a quaint little office. The Dr is professional yet speaks in layman's terms. He is knowledgeable and a good listener.
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I felt rushed out of the office and received no meds and now my symptoms are worse.
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Very pleasant, relaxing environment and the staff was awesome
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Great doctor ! Very compassionate
More than 1 year ago
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I thought he was extremely under staffed, unorganized, and rushed. He is a nice man who I believe means well but I did not feel as though I was listened to and received the proper care. I left seeking another opinionand no better off than when I first came in.
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I was very happy with the doctor makes you feel comfortable and his concerns and honest on the procedures.
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Dr. Talakkottur and his staff were very professional and friendly. Succeeded in making me feel comfortable. Dr. Talakkottur was very knowledgeable and efficient.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Talakkottur, is very friendly, easy to talk to,felt very comfortable with him and his staff.
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Loved it very very impressive , changed him to b my pcp.. very nice and clean atmosphere.. I enjoyed it.. ten+
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Amazing. Didn't have a PCP on hand and scheduled with Dr. C. Amazing! Great manners! Sees patients for almost anything. And small staff is friendly. :)
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