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Dr. Venkata Lakshmi Achanta, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Andhra Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of Hospital Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Ethics Committee and ICU Committee

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1487689303

Office locations

V. Lakshmi Achanta MD

12121 Richmond Ave, Suite 120

Houston, TX 77082

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The office seems to be experiencing a change, so the staff are trying to work through. I am satisfied with the staff and care I receive.
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Very nice doctor and staff. Waiting time is very short. Will continue to see this doctor.
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She did an amazing work
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Not the nicest office space, pretty quick visit with only maybe 5 minutes with the doctor.
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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! Thedoctor 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.
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Polite and professional.
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Not worth for anything
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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 waited20 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.
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I had a long wait but was very happy with the amount of time she spent with me. Will definitely see her again
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Very good doctor
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She was very attentive
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Good doctor I visited her the last 2 yrs
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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 officeto 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.
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Nice staff and Dr. Achanta was kind and communicated well. Visit was efficient.
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Pure awesome sauce
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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.
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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.
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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 visitDr. Achanta without any second thought. I strongly recommend Dr. Achanta for any reason for primary care.
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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 besidemanners. 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.
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The secretary was excellent and the doctor was marvelous she even knew my mom great doctor I'll recommend her to anyone
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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.
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Very good doctor
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Punctual and Professional
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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
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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.
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The staff were incredible friendly and helpful! Dr Achanta was very nice and attentive. I was very pleased with the service I received!
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She was very professional.
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She took time to listen to what I wanted and she was very informative. The staff definitely made being there more comfortable!
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I love Dr. Achanta!! She takes time to thoroughly check you out and gives detailed information
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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.
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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).
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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
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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.
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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 .
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This is my second visit with Dr. Chanta. I was in and out!
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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.
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I liked my new doctor, she was very concerned about my needs and issues.. She helped out a lot.
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I had a issue that was not addressed. And I had forgotten all about it until I left the office.
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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.
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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
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She was very sweet and easy to talk to
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I love her, she is very nice and helpful. I enjoy going to see her for what ever I need done.
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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.
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Very perfessional and i felt comfortable talking to her
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Everything was amazing!
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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!
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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!
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Courteous, professional and puts you at ease.
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Very knowledge and her assist very polite Nakita is great!!
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Excellent service and definitely going back !
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