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Raghu Pulluru, MD

Philosophy of Care

To provide the most advanced surgical and medical treatment while attentively listening to my patient's concerns.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.6
Based on 217 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Joint Replacement
    • General Orthopaedics
    • Sports Medicine
    • Years in Practice: 22


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Sports Medicine, Shoulder: advanced arthroscopy, Knee: complex ligament reconstruction, Gereral orthopaedics including knee replacement and routine hand surgery


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Family, Play Golf, Tennis, Follow Pro Basketball, Football, Audio/video


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School University of Illinois at Chicago
    Graduation Date 05/1992
    Degree M.D.
    Honors Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

    RESIDENCY
    School University of Illinois at Chicago
    Title Resident in Orthopaedics

    FELLOWSHIPS
    School Louisiana State University
    Specialty Sports Medicine

  • Procedures

    Joint Replacement
    • Total Joint Replacements
  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.6
    Based on 217 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.5
    215 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.7
    216 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.7
    215 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.8
    214 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.7
    216 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.6
    216 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.7
    212 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.6
    216 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.6
    211 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.4
    208 ratings


    Comments (28)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    4.6
    Jun 27, 2019
    the Dr. was very patient with my anxiety over getting a shot.  
    5.0
    Jun 16, 2019
    Dr. Pulluru was very professional and courteous. He was confident in his diagnosis and welcomed any questions about my problem. I would gladly recommend him for a first or second opinion.  
    5.0
    Jun 14, 2019
    This has to be one of the best doctors I've seen. Super friendly - explains well & answers questions completely. *Dr. Pulluru.  
    4.8
    Jun 12, 2019
    Dr. Pulluru was more prepared than me. Didn't really have good questions so he walked me through everything. He did a great job. He is an asset to your org.   
    5.0
    Jun 11, 2019
    Dr Pulluru diagnosed my shoulder pain and weakness by the arm/socket movement and symptoms. The insightful diagnosis gave me treatment options of which I was not aware. He reviewed the diagnosis, cause, and treatment See more  
    5.0
    Jun 06, 2019
    excellent doctor who went above and beyond in addressing my health concerns. He was very compassionate and took time to talk with me.  
    4.9
    May 11, 2019
    very personable, knowledgeable and compassionate  
    5.0
    Apr 25, 2019
    excellent services  
    5.0
    Apr 18, 2019
    He and I came up with a plan of treatment together. I was very satisfied.  
    5.0
    Apr 10, 2019
    professional  
    3.0
    Mar 17, 2019
    clinical performance- positive bedside manner - negative  
    5.0
    Feb 15, 2019
    Excellent health care.  
    5.0
    Jan 31, 2019
    Excellent Experience  
    5.0
    Jan 29, 2019
    Covered all the bases on my health/visit issue  
    5.0
    Jan 23, 2019
    He understands my concerns because he's had a similar shoulder injury & treatment.  
    5.0
    Jan 09, 2019
    excellent at making sure I understood and gave me multiple chances to ask questions. one of the best experiences with a physician  
    5.0
    Jan 09, 2019
    He made me feel at ease and explained everything carefully.  
    3.8
    Dec 23, 2018
    I would have liked a bit of an overview for my recovery.  
    5.0
    Dec 21, 2018
    Had a very good experience.  
    5.0
    Dec 19, 2018
    Care provider really took his time with me. I felt he really included me in what he was documenting. He also made sure he answered all my questions before he left. I did not feel See more  
    4.9
    Dec 04, 2018
    This doctor explained everything so clearly, what to expect, everything, wish I could rate even higher. Very impressed! I was very scared walking into the office but calmed by the time I left. Kudos!  
    5.0
    Sep 25, 2018
    I do wish my pain would have been addressed with more concern. kind of just brushed quickly over.  
    3.5
    Sep 02, 2018
    Felt that I wasn't listened to   
    5.0
    Aug 28, 2018
    He was intelligent, competent and personable.  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2018
    Dr. Pulluru was excellent and definitely knew his field. without much information(which he later asked ) he knew immediately what the issue was and I couldn't be happier with his service  
    5.0
    Aug 24, 2018
    Great.  
    5.0
    Aug 03, 2018
    very good about explaining problem, circling information on paperwork and patient about explaining next steps. Highly recommend.  
    5.0
    Jul 24, 2018
    Dr Pulluru was excellent and proactive. When he saw that I was in physical therapy for my shoulder, a problem that I had planned to make a separate appointment for, he explained that he specializes See more  
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