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Venkata Lakshmi Achanta is a compassionate and thorough physician specializing in internal medicine and primary care in Houston. Dr. Achanta is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and she is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine. She is trilingual, speaking English, Hindi, and Telugu fluently. Dr. Achanta is currently teaching internal medicine at the West Houston Medical Center, and she is available to her patients at her internal medicine clinic in Houston. Dr. Achanta earned her medical degree from the Andhra Medical College in Andhra Pradesh, India. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Among the many medical procedures that Dr. Achanta is adept at performing are, joint injections, placement of central lines, arthrocentesis, thoracentesis, paracentesis, lesion removal, and lumbar puncture. She performs EKG, ear irrigation, blood sugar check and several other procedures in her office.
Verified Patient Reviews
The office staff was not very knowledgeable about anything. Very unprofessional. Wait time was more than 30 mins. Was told they couldn’t take a photo of my insurance card. Which didn’t make any sense this is 2018 everything is electronic! The doctor spent maybe 5 minuets with me. As a healthcare professional myself, I know what to expect. And this office was every reason why I love my job. To make sure I don’t make patients feel the way I felt today. The doctor seemed okay...but an office staff can really make or break your practice & review...such as the one I am writing now. Mind you, I am never one to write a review. Very unsatisfies with today’s visit. I hope the office staff reads this & will make adjustments for future patient satisfaction.
Polite and professional.
Not worth for anything
I had a long wait but was very happy with the amount of time she spent with me. Will definitely see her again
Very good doctor
She was very attentive
Good doctor I visited her the last 2 yrs
The office staff was extremely rude and disrespectful. My mom was having severe shoulder pain and back pain so naturally, it took her a bit longer to get ready and I did not want to rush her. I called the office to tell them that I will be late and she told me that I had to arrive before 10. SO I drove as fast as I could (legally) and walked my mom as fast as she could to get to the office. The parking lot was jam packed and I had to upset people for being so hasty in finding a spot. After all this, once I got to the Doctor's office, the lady at the desk was SO RUDE to my mom and me for being late!!! She rolled her eyes and kept sighing and giving us soo much attitude. It's quite incredible that this office even gets any patients at all. So IF you don't mind being disrespected by the staff then, by all means, you can go to this office. I must mention though that the Doctor was extremely nice and made up for our horrible experience. We will not be going back.
Nice staff and Dr. Achanta was kind and communicated well. Visit was efficient.
Pure awesome sauce
I had to have my blood drawn, and im absolutely terrified of needles. The nurse was so sweet and really helped me to keep calm. I will always get my blood drawn by her in the future.
The nurse who works there is really rude and not concerned about the condition of the patients.. like, I've been seeing this doctor since before she even started working there and I called to let them know if be running late, she purposely won't answer the phone and let's it go to voice mail. She sent me home because, she was hungry and told me that I would have to go somewhere else. I feel thw doctor is okay, but due to this reason i would never recommend anyone else to come here to have to go through her.
I visited Dr. Achanta for the first time today, looks like she is a pretty cool doctor. She has given enough time to listen my concerns and she understood everything well. Suggested medication too. Wait time is less. You can visit Dr. Achanta without any second thought. I strongly recommend Dr. Achanta for any reason for primary care.
I showed up for my appointment at 8am and the door was locked. The nurse didn't arrive for 15 minutes. I came back the next day for a follow up blood work and they weren't even there at all, I waited 20 minutes. The blood test results were never shared with me and I had to go pick up them myself so no explanation was given to me about what they said or if anything was good or bad.
The secretary was excellent and the doctor was marvelous she even knew my mom great doctor I'll recommend her to anyone
Great place, never over booked, staff and doctor are nice & answers any questions or concerns. Picks up their phone calls quick and zoc doc setting appt with them are freaking awesome easy and great add on feature to her office.
Very good doctor
Punctual and Professional
Dr. Achanta was very thorough and her nurse was very friendly. I will definitely recommend her to my friends and family members. And i have me a physician for life. 5 Stars.. Keep up the great work
Dr. Venkata was very knowledgeable, friendly, and reassuring. She was very understanding and patient with working to find the right treatment path for me and my mother also, and made me feel assured as a patient of hers. I feel very confident in her as my primary care doctor.
The staff were incredible friendly and helpful! Dr Achanta was very nice and attentive. I was very pleased with the service I received!
She was very professional.
She took time to listen to what I wanted and she was very informative. The staff definitely made being there more comfortable!
I love Dr. Achanta!! She takes time to thoroughly check you out and gives detailed information
I was very pleased. I decided to make her my PCP: because of my stint in the hospital. She was the PCP on duty. I liked her so much, that I became a permanent patient of hers.
Dr. Achanta shows concerns for your (the patient's) concerns. She listens very attentively. Dr. Achanta, also educates or give greater insight to the patient current condition(s).
Dr Achanta is very friendly and always listens when you speak. She is very thorough in her diagnosis and takes the time to consider any unforeseen causes instead of just diagnosing you and being done with it.
There needs to me more communication between patient and the doctors office . I'm not sure if it's miscommunication between the nurse/receptionist and the doctor but i did not get a follow up of any kind ( not a call , email , etc ) about my appointment I had . Please don't post in your page that you can see a patient about acne and not follow up with the patient . I would have not wasted your time/money or mine . And please let your nurse know what's going on , she always seems confused .
This is my second visit with Dr. Chanta. I was in and out!
Very informative as well as courteous, kind & respectful. I was very stressed & full of anxiety before i saw Dr. Achanta due to some of my concerns. She was very well in calming my emotions. I was very pleased with visit.
I liked my new doctor, she was very concerned about my needs and issues.. She helped out a lot.
She was very sweet and easy to talk to
I feel like this office could use more help at the front desk and more help as far as seeing patients because the wait time can be long at times even when there's noone else in the waiting room compared to other doctor visits.
I had a lot of questions and she did not seem bothered by it. She took the time to explain all of her answers to my questions. She also seemed so though she has great interest in continuing being my doctor. LOVED HER
I love her, she is very nice and helpful. I enjoy going to see her for what ever I need done.
Dr. Achanta is a very thorough and patient medical physician who really listen to the concerns of her patience and recommend the best possible care to benefit them with the least amount of side effects. She's very caring with wonderful beside manners. I recommend her for her quality of care and how she individualize each of her patience to determine what in the best interest of each of them.
Very perfessional and i felt comfortable talking to her
Everything was amazing!
Had a great visit. I hardly had to wait and they were very understanding when I called beforehand to let them know I was having car trouble.
Great experience! Her and her staff were amazing, and answered all the questions I had. It was my first time going to a flame Obgyn, and I'm glad it was her!
I had a issue that was not addressed. And I had forgotten all about it until I left the office.
Very knowledge and her assist very polite Nakita is great!!
Excellent service and definitely going back !
I have yet to revive my results from TWO MONTHS AGO! I was prescribed medicine that my pharmacist never received! I ended up going to another doctor!
I recently moved to the area and need a GP. Unfortunately I waited until I was sick but after some research I found Dr. Achanta and I am so glad I did. I was able to book a same day appointment and fill out paperwork online. The office is efficient and friendly and I would recommend to a friend.
I'm a huge fan of this doctor and her practice.
She is amazing and great. I love how there is no wait every time I walk in. The assistant is wonderful as well. They treat you like family
Friendly and professional
Great Experience!! Very friendly and spent enough time to discuss and clarify my questions. Very professional and caring. Great Doctor.
Am very pleased with her attentiveness and care. She is detailed in her evaluation and she is very pleasant.
Pleasant and comfortable
They asked me to do the allergy test 1 and half month ago and they didn't send me any report or call me back. I called them for more than 6 times but still not get results. Each time they said doctor will contact me but acturally not. I feel so disappointed for this and they just waste my time!
The doctor was very sweet and pleasant. Her receptionist was great as well! I'll definitely be back.
Very pleased! They saw me right away. They are very professional and helpful.
She was friendly and professional
over all I recommend her
Courteous, professional and puts you at ease.
Very friendly and comforting
I really liked the doctor and her staff. I am looking forward to her taking care of me. Thank you ZocDoc.
Usually it takes a little longer to see the doctor once you get in there, but I got in right away. Everyone was so kind, the receptionist/assistant, the nurse practitioner, and the doctor.
They were professional, nice, real, and very down to earth. Glad I found this office!
Very understanding and smart doctor. Great staff that actually pick up calls and are helpful.
Very friendly and professional. Did not have to wait long and very organized.
I feel home at this Dr's office and she takes time to explain and respond to all your questions until you are done.The receptionist nurse is awesome and very professional.I willbe back to see all those wonderful people again.
que es una excellente proefsional y me dio el tratamiento correcto
If I could describe Dr. Achanta in a word it would be amazing. She listened to all my concerns and immediately took necessary steps to solidify my situation. I couldn't have chosen a better doctor. Thanks for everything!
Dr was good and accesible. I would say the only critic was that it was like she was in a rush to see as many patients as possible.
very friendly,more informative,cleared all our doubts
I looked how attentive and informative she was. She diagnosed me and gave me the medication needed to feel better. She is an awesome doctor.
Waste of time & money
Wow Dr. Achanta and her assistant were fantastic! The assistant (sorry forgot her name) not only took my blood with no pain ( my veins were hard to find from my previous nurses, but this assistant knew exactly where to poke) but she also juggled phone calls and paperwork. Maybe she needs an assistant of her own, but she was excellent. Dr. Achanta was informative, patient, and did a thorough Pap smear and physical for me. Thank you!!
Very nice, attentive, knowledgable and expeditious. Comes recommend in my book.
She's nice and listening...You feel comfortable.
The doctor and her staff were very friendly. The office was very warm and stuffy though. The time I scheduled on ZocDoc was not the time that showed up in their computer, nor did all the forms I filled out online arrive, which I hear is a common problem with the online service. The doctor was very nice and easy to talk to.
Overall Dr. Achanta is a nice person. She will not spend a lot of time with you. I have a hard time getting a hold of her or her assistant. It takes forever for them to follow up on faxing prescriptions and lab orders. Very disorganized. She is always busy or out of the office. Also, Dr. Achanta's white coat is always dirty.
The reports took over 5 weeks to get to us. Also, hadnt heard from the doctor for 5 weeks after the appointment. Had to call several times to her office and finally got through to her receptionist who told me my reports.
I told the doctor she was hurting me and she left for one minute to look for a smaller tool which she could not find. So instead she asked her assistant to come in and HOLD my leg down because I was moving too much due to pain. I asked her a question and she rushed to answer and did not ask me questions and brushed off my concern. I felt visit was rushed in order to "catch up with her delayed schedule" which she told me, I assume that was a form of an apology- I had to wait 30 minutes past my appt time to get in the room. But I didn't complain because I was in a hurry to get out of there after that traumatic experience!
Very nice, she made me feel comfortable, would recommend
Great I feel she's a very caring Docter I would definitely recommend her to others
What I admired most was the way I was attended to promptly & the professional manner my case was expedited .
Its taken over 2 days to get a prescription sent to the pharmacy.
She is a very good doctor. Listened to the patient very carefully. Gives plenty of time to understand the problem. Explained the problem and medications.
Dr. Achanta is fairly knowledgeable, however her staff, which is one person is not! She is not professional and there is a language barrier! The assistant is very loud and shows patients no privacy. You can never get through on the phone line and you wait days for a response.
It was great. She's very kind and personable and got me in and out after she asked me some health questions and checked my vitals.
Excellent visit. This Dr. is great!
It was a quick and painless appointment. Dr. Achanta, MD was personable and helpful. She was there unlike other offices where you ask you see is a nurse practitioner. She has become my new PCP. Thanks for taking great care of me.
Dr. Achanta listens carefully to your concerns and creates a well being plan on the spot. Very professional, follows up as promised. I would recommend her to new patients who have had a difficult time finding a trustworthy Primary Doctor.
It was just ok not good not bad
Dr.Achanta can be a great doctor but she has a nasty attitude at times and she never likes to return phone calls ....Her helper is very loud,disrespectful, and seems to have lack of professional knowledge and the dr.Achanta act as it's acceptable....which I feel is bad patient care......I wouldn't recommend her with a staff which is 1 person that has a nasty attitude...I was sick and hospitalized and was treated like it's my fault...I could sue but chose not too......all I ask is respect and appropriate care from a physician...... Once again I wouldn't recommend!!!!! (Caution!!!)