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Dr. Durga Mekala, MD

Geriatrician, Family Physician

Professional statement

Dr. Mekala is a board certified physician of Family Practice and Geriatrics. He graduated from Carilion Clinic Family Practice Residency Program and is a respected physician at Medical Center of Arlington. He started a private practice in Jamaica in 1995 and worked for ten years prior to moving to Virginia area in 2006. He is currently practicing in the Arlington area. Dr. Mekala has performed a variety of medical procedures and offers professional service, experience and knowledge that you can trust. Dr. Mekala is currently accepting new patients for Medicare, Medicaid and all private insurance carriers. As a board certified family practitioner, Dr. Durga Mekala is sought after by patients for his years of experience in providing continuing and comprehensive health care.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Geriatrician

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
  • Medical Center of Arlington
  • Arlington Rehabilitation Hospital
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington
  • Kindred Hospital - Tarrant County (Arlington Campus)

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine (Family Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Carilion Clinic, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Carilion Clinic, Fellowship in Geriatrics

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • Tamil

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1235340290

Office locations

PSMD Medical Associates P.A.

3132 Matlock Rd., Suite 311

Arlington, TX 76015

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He was rude and not helpful. Got 2nd opinion right away..... He did not seem concerned about me or my problem
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I love Dr.Mekala and his entire staff, they know me when I walk in without having to say my name!!! And “Everyone” always takes tune to truly listen to any concerns or questions I might have!!!
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He was best doctor I've ever had . He has the best manners .
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He was very calming in a stressful situation for me
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Not only did I fill out paperwork on zocdoc, but as soon as I get there they have me fill out the same paperwork again. Okay, so I know some offices don't use the zocdoc paperwork so I let it go.My appointment was at 9:45. I wasn't called back until 11:40. Then when I was called back the assistant asked me a whole bunch of questions, a lot of which I had already answered.... twice. The doctor was fine, but not worth the almost two hour wait. I've worked in several doctors offices, there is no reason for a wait that long. Should of read the reviews before I booked the appointment, instead of after.
More than 1 year ago
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I was rescheduled once and was asked to reschedule again when I arrived for my appointment. I think there was a emergency or something like that. I did not schedule another appointment.
More than 1 year ago
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This was the 4th (and last) time I have seen Dr. Mekala. Each time I have had to wait 30 minutes or longer before being taken into a room. Then typically there is another 10-15 minutes before you actually see thedoctor. Each of my visits have required further tests and a follow-up. On the follow-ups, he is never prepared and hasn't looked through the test results so he never has a plan of action. The first time I was referred to another doctor and she found the and solved the problem. This time, he wanted to send me for additional tests despite the fact the tests were already run (he just hadn't scrolled down far enough on the chart). I have complained each time about the lengthy waits and he tries to say it's because he takes time with each patient. It's because he trip books appointment times and is perpetually behind schedule. This last visit is my last visit. He prescribed a medicine for me. When I got to the pharmacy, they couldn't fill the prescription because he hadn't provided the correct details in the prescription. The pharmacy tried him that day and again the next morning and never got a response. I have called him twice today, been hung on once and still don't have an answer nor do I have the prescription. Dr. Mekala is very nice but his practice is hopelessly disorganized and its the patients who suffer.
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Dr. Mekala is excellent. Friendly and gives you the time you need. He has an excellent office staff that make you feel welcome. I will recommend him to my friends!
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Great staff. Great doctors. Vary helpful and patient.
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He's very thoughtful, kind and brilliant dr. Office staff great!
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I waited in the office for an hour and in a room for half an hour before I saw Dr. Mekala. Told me to get x rays done but didn't follow up or even tell me where or anything. Fairly unconcerned with my issue and a very awkward man
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Mekala is very professional and courteous.
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Excellent service, information and hospitality. Will definitely go back.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional, Very Great Service, Great Doctor I would recommend to anyone that looking for a great doctor.
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He takes his time to listen and not judging.
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i have had more than one time that i have gone in for an appointment and when i got there was told no appointment was ever scheduled and had to wait for roughly 3 hours before being seen. also, multiple timesi have arrived at my appointment on time and had to wait hours due to the office running late. not once has any of the staff ever apologized for anything. they made it seem as if i was inconveniencing them by complaining. i have been deployed twice to Iraq and suffer from certain psychological issues and was informing Dr. Mekala so that i may be put on appropriate medication. the first think he said to me was "no soldiers anywhere else have issues like this, i guess american soldiers are just mentally weak.
More than 1 year ago
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I have only one word that describes my visit. You all were Outstanding in every area of business. Thank You, Mark T.
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WELL I AM A NEW PATIENT,AND MY VISIT WAS SO NICE!
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Dr. Makala was ver nice as well as his staff. The only issue was the wait time. It was just over an hour past my appointment time.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Mekala is a great doctor, I have nothing bad to say about him, but the office management is not impressive. Wait times are too long, I've waited between 45 mins to almost 2 hrs past appointment time for each appointment.I'd hate to change doctors but I'm starting to lose my patience.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent.
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Dr Makala is a really good doctor that listens to you but the waiting time is terrible!!....each I've been to see him it's taken me 3 hrs or more.
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The doctor was very professional in his approach. I would recommend this doctor.
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This is the best doctor ever! He cares for you not just as a patient but a true human being and a friend, he is wonderful
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The wait is too long.
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Not sure yet.
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Horrible. Doctor was "running late", which happened to be more than an hour, in which the front desk had no ETA of when he would arrive. Didn't tell anyone in the office waiting to see him that he was going tobe at least an hour and a half late.
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I was very satisfied. Dr.Mekala was very patient and I did not feel rushed at all. I'm so glad I chose him as my doctor.
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The office staff is always helpful.
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Excellent doctor but my appointment was at 10:00 it's 12:06 and I am still waiting.
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Dr. Mekala was very professional with good bedside manner and seemed to take time to answer and address any issues. My zocdoc appointment was actually rescheduled to another day as the office called and they had no appointments available on my day off
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Good doctor. But wait time is too long
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A doctor that cares
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Very much satisfied. Doctor listened patiently to all my concerns & also addressed all of them. Thank You.
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Though the wait time was a little long, the doctor is very thorough and takes the time to really talk to you and allows you to ask as many questions as you want. I love that the doctor didn't seem rushed,it was well worth the wait. Great visit, and great staff. Shay, the receptionist is extremely kind.
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Dr. Mekala and his staff are very courteous and friendly, though there were several times communication issues between staff members caused confusion and disarray. I was a new patient and was called back by the assistance before the front deskhad entered my paperwork, then had to return to the waiting room (not more than 10 more minutes) to be called back again at the proper time. Assistant was new, I believe, and probably unfamiliar with the office's procedures.
More than 1 year ago
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VISIT WAS GREAT LIKE ALLWAYS..
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The Dr, was thorough and knowledgeable, Only complaint was wait time,
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VERY NICE
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Great staff. Dr. Mekala explained everything in detail. Loved the visit!
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It Was A Easy Visit. He Listened To My Concerns.
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Our visit was pleasantly comfortable
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Efficient, attention to detail, knowledgable
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This Dr. from the very first time I was seen by him, has been very professional, courteous and nice. I would recommend him to all family and friends. I have been seeing him every since. Thanks ZocDoc
More than 1 year ago
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Not impressed at all
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First time seeing him. Was very thorough. He heard me
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The visit was great, besides the long wait time. I would have rated them higher if it weren't for the hour wait from appointment time.
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He was so nice and very thorough and explained everything clearly. He takes his time and didn't rush which is a great quality. Some are in a rush and i don't feel they really listen to the reasons why you are there but Dr Mekala was wonderful.
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Dr. Mekala was great and very attentive to my mom. I really appreciate him trying to help her. However, I haven't heard anything since the appointment and would like to know about his suggestions for supplements for my Mom's health.
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