R V Dronavalli MD
2138 Scenic Hwy N Ste A, Snellville, GA 30078
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Additional Specialties: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
R V Dronavalli,MD
2138 Scenic Hwy N
Snellville, GA 30078
2138 Scenic Hwy N Ste A
Snellville, GA 30078
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Phone: (770) 979-4553
Phone: (770) 979-0871
Fax: (770) 979-4553
My husband told me his experience with this doctor was horrible. His bed side manner is awful and he does NOT check the patient at all. He didn't take his weight, temperature, nothing. He asked my husband how much he weighs. My husband suffers from high blood pressure. The only thing he did during the physical was take his blood pressure. wow!! He did not check his nostrils, ears or heart. My husband suffers from seasonal allergies and usually gets a sinus infection every year around this time. The doctor never asked him nothing about his sinuses, and never prescribed an antibiotic. HE IS THE WORSE DOCTOR IN SNELLVILLE!!! STAY AWAY. A letter written to him regarding the visit or lack of medical attention extended to my husband is forthcoming!!
PLEASE READ, AS MY LIFE IS RUINED.
My experience with Dr. Dronavalli was at first pleasent. I was diagnosed by Dr. Dronavalli with a rheumatic auto-immune disorder called Ankylosing Spondilytis. It is a rare incurable disease leaving its victims with a bleak and unsure prognosis at best. Overtime ones lower vertebrae become fused together, drastically limiting mobility and extreme pain and deterioration of the surrounding joints suffer as well.i.e. knees, shoulder. elbows etc.
However, Dr. Dronavalli's attitude was that of extreme proactive and relentless battle to slow the progression of the disease. Keep in mind I am 27 YO male at this time. His diagnoses was based on my x-rays, locations of pain and because I was positive with the HLA B27 gene that accompanies nearly all who suffer from this disease. As I am a nursing student, I would often times ask the Dr. for a slightly more in depth basis for his decision on this and that. Never asking in a confrontational way, as I am well aware a medical student is just that, a student. Dr. Dronavalli is a highly capable Dr. with experience surpassing my age. I was offended often times when I asked a pertinent question because, the Drs answer began to be "I am the Dr here". I was well aware that I was the Patient and never questioned his decisions but, as a medical student and the owner of MY body I appreciated a simple explanation to my very relevant questions.
I was treated a couple months for this disease by Dronavalli until I sought a second opinion out of frustration because Dronavalli had made me so hesitant to even ask, " Hey whats in that syringe youre about to stick me with". I decided another Dr would suit me better.
I will now skip to the important part that literally ruined my life. I was later CORRECTLY re-diagnosed by a different DR but, by the time the correct diagnoses was proven, my absolute only option was bi-lateral hip replacement. I had suffered for several months with dying hips properly named Avascular Necrosis. At this point I was on about 220mg of oxycodone daily to simply allow me to walk. When I had both my hips replaced the orthopedic surgeon guaranteed me that if I had been properly diagnosed in a timely manner I would have been a candidate for several different preventative measures that would have stopped the death of my femoral heads and prolonged their life. As it happened I am looking at another bi-lateral total hip replacement at 59 nyears of age as the prosthetics life is 30 years max.
I have no personal vendetta with Dr Dronavalli, I would just advise anyone to immediately seek a second opinion if you seek his care at all.
29 YO male going on 70 years old lol.