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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
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.
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 the doctor. 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.
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!
Great staff. Great doctors. Vary helpful and patient.
He's very thoughtful, kind and brilliant dr. Office staff great!
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
Dr. Mekala is very professional and courteous.
Excellent service, information and hospitality. Will definitely go back.
Very professional, Very Great Service, Great Doctor I would recommend to anyone that looking for a great doctor.
He takes his time to listen and not judging.
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 times i 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.
I have only one word that describes my visit. You all were Outstanding in every area of business. Thank You, Mark T.
WELL I AM A NEW PATIENT,AND MY VISIT WAS SO NICE!
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.
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.
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.
The doctor was very professional in his approach. I would recommend this doctor.
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
The wait is too long.
Not sure yet.
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 to be at least an hour and a half late.
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.
The office staff is always helpful.
Excellent doctor but my appointment was at 10:00 it's 12:06 and I am still waiting.
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
Good doctor. But wait time is too long
A doctor that cares
Very much satisfied. Doctor listened patiently to all my concerns & also addressed all of them. Thank You.
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.
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 desk had 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.
VISIT WAS GREAT LIKE ALLWAYS..
The Dr, was thorough and knowledgeable, Only complaint was wait time,
Great staff. Dr. Mekala explained everything in detail. Loved the visit!
It Was A Easy Visit. He Listened To My Concerns.
Our visit was pleasantly comfortable
Efficient, attention to detail, knowledgable
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
Not impressed at all
First time seeing him. Was very thorough. He heard me
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.
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.
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.
It was outstanding... All the staff in there were awesome, fun, straight forward and professional ... Had a great experience with all..
The doctor and staff are very courteous and professional.
Very professional, also friendly and very vine.
He asked me if I knew why I was over weight. Also at one point I had mentioned that I had arthritis in my elbow, and he laughed and joked mimicking that it was because of feeding myself. I am 180 and 5 "5" , I know I need to lose some weight but that is rediculous to talk to me like that.
Very clean and comfortable waiting area and office. Professional and engaging staff. Good experience overall.
I was extremely happy with my choice! Thank you ZocDoc!
My first visit but good first impression
I felt that he was really concern with my health and welfare. He didn't have one hand wrapped around the door knob with the 5 minutes and see you in 3 or 3 weeks. He sat down and listen to my general chief complaints. And together we figured out how we were going to approach the issues and he started today and it was my first visit and I walked out of the office actually believing and feeling that a doctor finally CARES ABOUT ME AND NOT THE PAY CHECK HE WILL RECEIVE.
The Doctor was very patient listening to all my concerns and highly recommend
I was very impress
He was very personable and spent all the time I needed with me
Friendly and helpful office personnel . Doctor was very understanding .
He Is Very Professional And Goes Over Everything In Detail To Ensure You Get The Most It Of Your Visit.
Dr. Melaka apologized for the wait. He was very kind and answered all my questions.
Have found a great replacement for my old doctor! He's very thorough and knows the right questions to ask. You don't feel rushed.
The office was cool, clean, and had plenty of reading material. I enjoyed that fact because you never know how long the wait will be. There was a long wait to see the doctor, between 30-45 minutes. However, I reminded myself that when I was little I had a doctor named Dr. Shaw. She took her time to see every patient and address each individuals needs. A long wait for a good doctor is no problem. Once I was placed into a room the Doctors Assistant was very polite, asked questions, and didn't make me feel like I was beneath her (like so many do in the medical field). She asked me if I needed any water, and I said yes. She didn't bring back a cup or water but a bottled water. This impressed me due to the fact a cup of water would of been gone in one gulp. Plus, no dust from a plastic up and weird taste. Another 30 minutes and I got to see the doctor. With me, I am very shy and scared to talk to new people. I didn't feel uncomfortable with him, but he still had to pry the answers from me. He checked my vitals and took his time with his questions as to not push me to far to fast. He explained everything he was doing and why he was doing it. If you had a question he would take the time to explain that too. Very impressed with him and his assistant. I didn't feel like I was a paycheck or had a clock on my forehead. I was an important patient. Well worth the wait.
He is a knowledgeable and really takes interest in your well being. I'm glad I have found a good doctor.
Was thorough but I left there still in severe pain.
Very nice and knowledgeable Sarah is very nice.
His staff person, Sabrina was very good and very resourceful and was able to instruct me about the tests and where to get them. Dr. Mekala, had very good bedside manner.
Although the wait to see him was quite long at the office, he and his assistant Sabrina were great! I will definitely be going back!
He is the BEST doctor EVER!
Staff is so sweet and caring. Offered me water, help with prescriptions and had me seen quickly.
I LOVE Dr. Melaka and his staff. Can't say enough great things about the quality of care, availability and experience. I highly recommend!
Wonderful Doctor and Staff!!!!!! They listen and treated us very good.
I was a new patient filly out the paperwork... The nurse/receptionist was so darling answering my questions & making sure I q
Liked Dr Mekala very much
I am so happy to have found a great doctor in my area! Fantastic experience.
He was nice and respectful and answered all my questions
Dr. Mekala was very friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. He was patient and explained what he was doing and why.
Very pleasant, excellent listening and communication skills, and I would highly recommend him!
I was more than pleased by him and his whole staff. The staff was efficent and so friendly. Dr. Mekala has a compassion for his patients and it really shows.I had blood drawn and both of the assistants made me feel so comfortable. Dr. Mekala was very engaged and I was really impressed. The office has a feel that is comforting and I am so glad I chose them
It was great! He was super nice & the staff were very friendly!
I think he is a very good doctor, he took his time, listened to me, didn't let me diagnose myself, like most doctors who are not so interested, he seemed like he actually cared about my well being, and this was just my very first visit, haven't had a real primary doctor in 15 yrs, so the way i was treated was really important, he seems very down to earth and honest, which i like. i went to the er last weekend and got treated like i was less than human, and had no major high expectations going to see him today after being treated so bad in er, they basically told me to go home, with no medicine to break my 101 fever, which for me, a dialysis patient, is bad news.. but this doctor actually took time and figured out my issues, and prescribed meds, and talked to me about what is going on, not just self-sytmptoms, what a relief, he is 10 stars in my book, i highly recommend dr.mekala. going back for my check up next week for sure!!
Very Personable,knowledgable, and a very professional Careing attitude. A very productive visit.
Dr. Mekala is a very thorough and caring doctor.