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Internal Medicine Second Opinion

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*This service is available for patients located in majority of 50 US states as well as for all international patients.
*In certain instances we may require a referral from your primary physician (you will be notified if this is the case).
*You can request either a written second opinion report or a phone consultation
*You will be connected with a Board Certified physician in the above specialty. We do not guarantee a consultation with any specific physician.

 

NATURE OF THE WORK

 

A personal physician who provides long-term comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints and digestive, respiratory, and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs.1

Internists can receive training in the following subspecialties:

  • adolescent medicine
  • cardiovascular disease
  • clinical cardiac electrophysiology
  • critical care medicine
  • endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism
  • gastroenterology
  • geriatric medicine
  • hematology
  • hospice and palliative medicine
  • infectious disease
  • interventional cardiology
  • medical oncology
  • nephrology
  • pulmonary disease
  • rheumatology
  • sleep medicine
  • sports medicine
  • transplant hepatology

TRAINING/RESIDENCY INFORMATION

The residency for general internal medicine is three years. To practice in an internal medicine subspecialty requires from one to three years of additional training.

References 
1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008. 
2 2010 Physician Compensation Survey [special feature]. Modern Healthcare . July 19, 2010: 20-26.

Venkata S. Chilakapati, MD

Venkata S. Chilakapati, MD
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, ABIM
Cardiovascular Diseases, ABIM
ECHO- Cardiography, NBE
Nuclear Cardiology, CBNC
Cardiac CT Angiography, CBCCT
Medical School
Andhra Medical College/NTR University of Health Sciences, India
Residency
Internal Medicine
Micheal Reese Hospital/University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Diseases
University Hospital/ University of Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Chilakapati is a board-certified cardiologist. He can read EKGs, Holters, Threadmill stress tests, and ECHOs. He received the Top Cardiologist in Salem, Virginia as well as the State Campion Cardiologist in Virginia Awards. He performed lectures in Cardiology to medical students and residents at the University of Cincinnati, Michael Reese Hospital, and at Salem Medical Center.

Vijil Rahulan, M.D.

Vijil Rahulan, M.D.
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, ABIM
Pulmonary Medicine, ABIM
Critical Care Medicine, ABIM
Residency
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Fellowship
Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Vijil Rahulan , M.D., treats adults and adolescents of all ages at the largest Pulmonology and Chest Medicine practice in Michigan. His areas of expertise include asthma, COPD, Occupational and Inhalational lung diseases, Sleep disorders, Allergies, Sinus infections,Pneumonias, Pleural diseases and Lung cancer). He is an elected fellow of American college of Chest Physicians and is licensed in 12 states.Dr. Vijil Rahulan is married and is the proud father of two young children.

Amol Rao, MD

Amol Rao, MD
Board Certification
Internal Medicine
Hematology
Oncology
Medical School
St. George?s University School of Medicine, Grenada, W.I.
Fellowship
Hematology and Oncology; University of Southern California / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los

Angeles, CA
Dr. Amol Rao is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology and treats adults with all types of solid tumors, malignant hematologic conditions, and benign disorders of the blood, including bleeding and clotting issues. He has a wide variety of clinical experience having worked in an NCI-designated cancer center, private hospitals, and county hospital settings. He has written a book for patients with lung cancer and published research in the field of immunotherapy. He has also helped write and participated in a variety of clinical trials. His research interests are varied with a particular interest in genitourinary malignancies, including cancers of the kidney, bladder, and prostate.

Ankush Bansal, MD

Ankush Bansal, MD
Board Certification
Internal Medicine
Medical School
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Residency
Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
Fellowship
none
Subspecialization
Internal Medicine
Hospitalist
West Palm Beach, FL
Memberships
* Fellow, American College of Physicians
* Senior Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine
* Fellow, American Board of Disability Analysts
* Member, American Medical Association
* Member, Florida Medical Association
* Member, World Medical Association
* Member, American Telemedicine Assn

Arturo Castro, MD

Arturo Castro, MD
Board Certification
American Board of Endocrinology
American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical School
University of San Marcos
Residency
University of Tennessee at Memphis
Fellowship
University of Tennessee at Memphis
University of Wisconsin at Madison

Bahar Sumbul-Yuksel, MD

Board Certification
Rheumatology
Internal Medicine
Medical School
Cukurova University- Adana, Turkey
Residency
Albany Medical Center Albany, New York
Erciyes University- Kayseri, Turkey
Fellowship
Albany Medical Center Albany, New York

Carlos Arauz-Pacheco, MD

Carlos Arauz-Pacheco, MD
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine / Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Medical School
Universidad De Costa Rica, San Jose
Residency
Universidad de Costa Rica
Fellowship
UT SOUTHWESTERN MED CRT - ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM
Subspecialization
Internal Medicine / Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Dr. Arauz-Pacheco is Board Certified American Board of Internal Medicine / Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism.
Academic appointments: Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, UT Southwesterne Medical Center (1994-1996).
Clinical Faculty, Dept. of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996-2010).
Publications: 38 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Directorships:
Doctors Hospital Diabetes Center, Dallas, TX
Choctaw Nation Diabetes Center, Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma.
Presbyterian Hospital Diabetes Program, Rockwall, TX
Memberships
* Endocrine Society
* American Diabetes Association
* Fellow, American College of Endocrinologists

Eric Perry, MD

Eric Perry, MD
Board Certification
Internal Medicine
Medical School
University of California,
Residency
Providence Portland Medical Center,
Subspecialization
Internal Medicine

Farshid Yazdi, MD

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine and Nephrology
Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
Residency
New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York - Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee - Nephrology
Subspecialization
Internal Medicine and Nephrology
Memberships
* American Medical Association, American Society of Nephrology - Member, National Kidney Foundation - Member, American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology - Member

Holly Smith, DO

Board Certification
AOBIM Board Certification Internal Medicine, and Board Certification Nephrology
Medical School
Michigan State University
Residency
Garden City Hospital - Internal Medicine Resident Physician
Fellowship
Garden City Hospital - D.O., Nephrology Fellow, and Hypertension Nephrology Assoc, D.O., Nephrology Fellow
Subspecialization
Nephrology
Dr. Holly K Smith, DO, is an Internal Medicine specialist in Columbia, South Carolina. She attended and graduated from Michigan State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011, having over 8 years of diverse experience, especially in Internal Medicine.
Memberships
* American Osteopathic Association
* American Society of Nephrology
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