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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
He is a really nice guy and I would recommend him.
Excellent visit. Attentive time with doctor. Quick turn around. Comfortable office.
Dr. Talakkottur was very professional and responsive to my concerns. He was quick and efficient. I will definitely visit again!
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't even 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.
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!
Great service. Doctor is attentive to needs and concerns.
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 was stated 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.
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.
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.
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 questions i 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!
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.
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 for my 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.
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.
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.
Phenomenal patient skills, caring doc!
Thorough but not forward thinking. No lab in-house.
I love this doctor and his staff. They are so nice and make me feel comfortable. The Dr. Is quick but efficient.
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.
Its refreshing to have a doctor be so down to earth- Really nice guy and the staff is super sweet!
It was great. He is very pleasant, easy to talk to and listens to your concerns.
Always a great experience.
Friendly staff, knowledge doctor, and quick service. Was able to create an appointment and get situated all in the same day.
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 to a few people I know. Great all the way around.
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.
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 .
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.
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 and urine 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.
I felt rushed out of the office and received no meds and now my symptoms are worse.
Very pleasant, relaxing environment and the staff was awesome
Great doctor ! Very compassionate
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 opinion and no better off than when I first came in.
I was very happy with the doctor makes you feel comfortable and his concerns and honest on the procedures.
Dr. Talakkottur and his staff were very professional and friendly. Succeeded in making me feel comfortable. Dr. Talakkottur was very knowledgeable and efficient.
Dr Talakkottur, is very friendly, easy to talk to,felt very comfortable with him and his staff.
Loved it very very impressive , changed him to b my pcp.. very nice and clean atmosphere.. I enjoyed it.. ten+
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! :)
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. :)
Very friendly...very informative and highly inquisitive about every medical detailed need I had in order to give me the best available treatment possible.
My first visit to a doctor in a long time and I will happily see this doctor EVERY time. The staff was very friendly and professional, not to mention knowledgeable and considerate about making sure I had the appropriate coverage. The doctor himself was warm yet quick. He was understanding when it came to the procedure and I was incredibly satisfied as I left.
Dr. Talakkottur had a great bedside manner and was pleasant to speak with.
He was very nice and also professional! Glad I chose a good Dr!
My visit was great but heres the thing the following week i had a mishap and hurt my foot. So i was in the area of his office and decided to ask if they could see me. Not only did they see me. I didnt wait long. Both doctor Talakkottur and his wife plus staff are amazing. I wouldnt go any where else.
Dr Talakkottur was very nice, informative, and efficient. I would recommend everybody that I know without hesitation. First time since childhood I had a great appointment.
It was pretty good. I'm was very shocked to see that a doctor's visit could go so pleasantly.
It was great! Everyone was very professional and helpful. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Talakkottur to another peer.
He was to the point & straight forward....and wasn't in a hurry to have me in and out...
Dr. Talakkottur and his staff were extremely polite. I was seen immediately after completing paperwork. Dr. Talakkottur listened to my concerns and was thorough in his explanations. I was in and out of the office in no time!
Must have had run in(s) with sketchy clients in the past because he treated me like such right off the bat. Will not use again.
Really good about covering all areas of diagnosis for review. ZocDoc had documents ready to print to bring with you for the appointment which was great. Staff and Doctor is great and attentive.
He was very kind. He addressed my concerns. Answered my questions and I will be following up with him very soon. I am glad I found him he is a wonderful doctor.
Great doctor wouldnt go anhwhere else just wish he went to tgh
It was a waste of time! Dr was in the room with me for less than two minutes.
Is the first doctor that talk about the stuff I need to hear and what he think is my problems, am so happy I find him??
Overall excellent!!! Great Doctor and staff.
He is awesome, he knows what his doing, very patient and a good listener. Even my wife want to switch over to him because of his care.
He was very pleasant and kind. I will be going back for a follow up.
Awesome doctor the only downside was i waited for 1 1/2 hours before i was seen. other than that the office was clean and the staff was friendly. Doctor Talakkottur is awesome very personable and he listened to my concerns.
Dr.Talakkottur is a prefect doctor for anyone,he was very caring, nice, and professional. The staff was very friendly...
Never had a doctor that actually explained thoroughly each step and concern about my health. Had my tests done efficiently and within a timely manner.
Medical knowledge and diagnosis was spot on..Bedside manner was a bit intrusive.Staff was somewhat adequate,receptionist could not pull up Zoc Doc info that I had already filled out,requiring me to fill out personal info again.
Dr. Talakkottur was very professional and pleasant asked all the right questions and answered the questions i had and addressed all of my concerns very professionally.The staff was awesome as well.
So happy I found the doctor!
My first visit was fantastic. He spent well over an hour with me. But other appointments after that you almost feel like a bother. I do admit the wait time is not very long. And he will do everything he can to solve your medical issues but if he can't, then that's all she wrote. He will blame your issues on other things.
Awesome. Thorough and I learned that he has multiple offerings. He was quick and efficient and I felt heard for the FIRST time. Thank you!
Is hard to find a new primary doctor. I did my research....turns out his office was less than 1/2 mile from my house. He is an excellent doc from what I observed from my first visit. Very happy and recommended.
Very professional, ask the right questions, encouraged follow up
Dr. Talakkottur is great as always! Great doctor!
He was very friendly. Great at building relationships and very informative! Explained issues very well. Everyone in the building was great!! I only waited in the lobby for not even 10 minutes...
He made me feel incredibly uncomfortable during my visit, moving my shirt all around without warning (rudely asking me yet again if I have any kids-a touchy subject for me anyway- because I had stretch marks) and interrogating me in a very unnerving manner. It didn't help that he didn't allow my fiance in the room with me, which would have been nice since I had not had any sleep and couldn't communicate as clearly as I would've liked to. I felt that he wasn't listening to the issues at hand, and focused on my past depression (which I stated multiple times was not an issue for me and hasn't been for the last year) It was also incredibly bothersome that him and his nurse kept acting like my fiance must be abusive, or that I had abusive trauma happen to me when I was younger. I do not recommend seeing him if you're under duress, or you will just feel railroaded by him.
I'm glad I used this service to find my doctor
Good doctor,very professional.
It was great!!!! Dr Charles made me very comfortable since I was extremely nervous!
Very nice doctor. Takes the time to listen to me. His nurse is nice as well.
Didn't seem to want to handle my issues. Didn't want to treat for one of the main reasons I went there for.
He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Totally put me at ease.
Don't understand how they can let someone be in pain and leave the office in pain. I don't blame the dr but the system. Everyone is out for pills I am not I'm out for releife. I explained myself clear that I've been with pinched nerve for three and a half months.
Dr. Talakkottur as always takes the time to listen to his patients so he may get a better understanding ND chop]00
Great, I was very informative and was in and out relatively quick.
Mr. Charles was very distracted. Every question was answered hastily in a sense that his focus wasn't completely on you. He was constantly interupted whether it was inside the office, or externally (I.e on checking messages on the phone ). Other than that, he's a nice MD.
Dr. Charles Talakkattour and staff are wonderful. They actually listen to the patient and address all concerns. They are very thorough in patient care and, I am very comfortable when I am at their office.
Great doctor. He really cares and takes the time to sit with you.
he was extremely helpful in the manner for which I went to the office
The entire office staff was absolutely wonderful. I felt comfortable and not rushed. I was made to feel like I mattered. My only concern is that when I go back for my blood tests it's a good hour and a half drive from where I live and wished that I could be told over the phone my results.
They were really professional , nice and quick . I was in and out way quicker than I thought . Very clean also .
Took the time to sit with me to discuss my medical history. Listened well and made me feel comfortable. The staff was friendly and supportive. Positive experience.
Very thorough examination, great staff, clean office.
He is a great and very thorough doctor. On my first visit with him, he took the time to learn and document my entire medical history. He made me feel very comfortable and addressed all of my concerns
They got me back and my labs immediately but there was a little bit of a wait in the room to see the doctor. When he came in he was very polite and was very thorough and detailed in his analysis and I left feeling glad that I chose a great doctor. Highly recommended.
Dr. Talakkottur is a very genuine and caring individual who takes the time to listen to his patients.
Dr. Talakkottur and his staff made me feel so comfortable! I was seen right away, all my issues were addressed, and I've definitely found my new PCP in Dr. Talakkottur. Highly recommend!
I have given TLC Medical several chances because I like the location of the office and they always have appointments open. The last time (which I swore was going to be the last time), I waited over an hour to see the doctor, and then my concerns over my health and well being were ignored so that he could take the opportunity to sell me medical weight loss. Today I came in and I was planning on explaining that if he did not listen to my concerns over my health that I would have to seek another medical professional to help me through my medical care. When I arrived I updated my insurance information and there was a coverage difference, and the receptionist informed me that Obamacare is not good and that is why it is always on the news. The other receptionist chimed in and said that I was simply "out of network". Completely unprofessional to comment on my choice of insurance that I pay good money for. This was the final straw for me. I left there humiliated and completely upset.
My visit today was a great experience. Dr Talakkottur and his team were super nice and professional. I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends and/or family
I used ZocDoc to book an annual physical and found Dr.Talakkottur. I was seen quickly but the entire time he was trying to offer me beauty care. I refused and had my physical.. he asked other questions and i answered and let him know of a certain problem and I left. Two weeks later, I get billed from my insurance as a normal visit with all these other add ons. Of course I immediately call Cigna and tell them it was a physical and apparently the office said I didn't have a physical. You can even look on Zocdoc that I booked an Annual physical. The doctors office wouldn't change my charge and refused to even acknowledge what they were trying to do. Eventually they decided to delete my charges from their office, that they were trying to continue to bill me. I have free Annual physicals so I should be paying nothing. Long story short, I will NOT be returning!
Very friendly staff - the do all of their lab test in office so you get your results right away - I love this because I hate having to go to labcorp. The doc was very focused and friendly! They also do cosmetic procedures, which is nice too.
Beautiful office. Prompt service and hoest evaluation.
I felt very rushed by him. He was talking so fast and moving so fast that I felt like he was listening to nothing i said or my concerns. Of course I should of known that he is more concerned with $$ than with the actual patient when I saw all the advertisements for plastic surgery type things and how to make your boobs bigger....etc..will not be returning.
I was charged for multiple services never performed. Unacceptable.
He was FANTASTIC!!!! I had such a nice visit with him that I almost forgot why I went to see him in the first place. I just relocated to the Hillsborough County area and have not set up a family doctor yet. I believe I just found him! I will be using his medical services for as long as he will have me as a patient. I will also be bringing my mother and son to see him in the future.
He was very professional as well as thorough. I felt very comfortable especially for being my first time there. I would recommend him to everyone.
Good Doctor, seemed to rush a little bit but he seemed like he knew his stuff. Staff was good and quick.
Doctor & staff were very nice didn, t have to wait a long time to be seen even w/ having an insurance mix up.
Very professional and great concern for his patients as well as informative. Staff was also helpful.
I have selected Dr Talakkottur as my primary care physician. I highly recommend him to others seeking a primary care doctor. He is attentive and thorough but also respectful of the patients time.
Very attentive and efficient doctor. The staff was so nice and welcoming. I felt very comfortable in his office. Dr. Talakkottur really cared and was concerned about my medical issues.
He's very knowledgeable and extremely professional.
Very thorough and informative
Excellent and very caring doctor for my Mom. You don't feel like you are going through a "medical drive-thru" like in most places. Really cares!
Amazing doc and staff!! I have already Had many people swithc to him. His whole staff is amaing and I will continue to see him for as long as he'll have.me as a patient. :) great job everyone and keep up the amazing work!!
Very easy. His staff works together to make sure the job is well Dane and you are on your way swiftly.
Professional, prompt, thorough and caring.
He is great and take enough time for consultation and answer to my questions and concerns.
He was very thorough and one of the best doctors I have been to in a very long time.
better than others I been to
Great practice. Spent lots of time going over everything making sure he understood what my needs were, and that I understood what was going on. I will be here any time I have a need for a doctor.
He's a good Doctor
Dr. Talakkottur is an amazing doctor! He sits down with me and goes over everything I have to bring up to him. My past doctor, which stopped accepting my insurance so I switched (thank God), always had me feeling rushed. Not Dr. Talakkottur! He takes the time to listen to what I have to say and seems like he genuinely cares. His office staff is great as well!
Seemed very nice at first appointment, wouldn't do follow up staff completely rude and unprofessional!!! Very disappointed
Ive beeen to alot of doctors in my time and id say he had tskin the time to listin and assest my issues! when he offer a sertim remedy that h=i have akready tryed he then resepcted it snd movrd on thanks and i will be seeeing this doctor as much as i need! made him my primary!
One of my biggest concerns is the office staff in any Doctor's office I visit. The lady at the front desk was VERY nice, considerate and helpful. His support staff was friendly and easy to work with. Dr. Charles explained everything he was going to do before he did it. I knew what he was going to do and why. He gave me my options for treatment and truthfully told me I did not need the expensive options. You will not be disappointed with him being your doctor.
Really appreciate that his office has the technology to conduct a wide range of lab tests while you're there. Plus. h;;s briliiant and his follow through is impeccable.
Dr. Talakkottur and his staff were attentive and friendly. I never felt rushed and everything was fully explained to me. I am glad I made my appt the same day and it was a very smooth process. Thank you! I'm so happy to find a friendly, helpful physician with a wondeful staff!
My visit to Dr. Talakkottur's office was excellent. Everyone was so attentive and polite. Overall, it was a great experience.
I am very picky about my doctor. When I moved to Tampa two years ago, I spent a long time looking for a new primary care doctor. After seeing several other doctors, I finally decided to go with Dr. Tallakktour. I have been very happy with his care. I am seen extremely promptly when I have an appointment. . And, if I have a problem that requires me to see a doctor right away. He brings me in that same day. He has a great personality and, makes it a point to explain things in a way that I can understand. I would have to say he is defiantly a 10 on my list.
I love this doctor! I left my old doctor since they stopped taking my health insurance and I am glad I did. Dr. Talakkottur goes above and beyond what my old doctor did. Fantastic!
very knowledgable and showed he cared for my concerns and addressed them accordingly.
Dr. T was extremely thorough. I was not prepared for the level of care he provided. It was extremely happy with his office staff, his level of caring and the overall experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
I'm so glad i met this doctor , he is extremely professional and to the point! i've been looking for a doctor like this for a long time!!! also his office personal was very friendly and helpful thanks for recommending Dr.Talakkottur!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most aspects of my visit were handled completely professionally and fine, but he did lose a few stars for two reasons. Firstly, he was on lunch when I arrived and I did have to wait for almost an hour. It seems like common sense not to take your lunch when an appointment is scheduled. I could get over that part, though. When he did come back, the first half of my exam went great. He was friendly, professional, welcoming...everything you'd want in a doctor. Then Laura, a nurse and his wife, came in to help during a small procedure and things got awkward. She was wonderful and he was still very very polite to me, but the way he spoke to her was extremely unprofessional and made me very uncomfortable. When she got confused over two numbers that he was listing off, he would basically yell at her in front of me. If I hadn't seen the two of them together, I would undoubtedly return for other needs, but because of that I will be finding another doctor.
He is very thorough. One of the most pleasant doctors I've ever had. Besides all the bad news he had to give me, I was very pleased to have picked him from a plethera of doctors online.
Dr. Charles Talakkottur is the first doctor that has no set time limit for each person. He took his time to understand my medical problems, needs and requirements. He is the most professional doctor I've ever had.
I was very impressed. Dr. Talakkottur was very thorough and personable! The staff was also very helpful and professional.
He is a wonderful Dr. im very happy and lucky that i found him...
Great Doc and Personality!
Professional and courteous. Staff is very friendly.
-very thorough examination -kind and attentive staff -clean and comfortable office
Is very caring He took the time to understand my history. he was more helpful than any other doctor I have been to.
i was impressed.He takes a detailed history and pays attentions to details. One of the best doctors I've met in Tampa since I moved here from New York.
he was great
Great doctor that actually listens to you and I will recommend him to Our friends and family
He was very professional and he was genuinely concerned about my health
Dr. Charles Talakkottur was the first doctor I have EVER seen that took the time to hearing and recommend treatments for my conditions. He was with me at least an hour. He was pleasant the entire time and when I left, I was confident that he prescribed treatments were in my best interest. I want to return to him and continue to follow his advice. Great Doctor!!!
He was wonderful . He spent a half an hour covering my medical history, and discussing my medical problems . And , I was fully dressed sitting in a chair , not on a table .:) He is the most thorough doctor I have ever seen . I would recommend him to everybody .