Dr. Visalakshi Vallury

Family Medicine
Irving, TX
26 years experience female

Locations

Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving

Irving, TX

Address

6750 N Macarthur Blvd Suite 250, Irving, TX
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

9724010458

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

About

Bio

I came to medicine after completing a PhD teaching and starting my family. This experience has given me a unique perspective on how our family, traditions, and education impact our health, This helps me to be a more effective and caring physician;

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Texas

Languages spoken

English, Telugu

Doctor Q&A

859 Answers
954 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: In order to donate a kidney, the donor and recipient must be a match. Family members are often the first choice when it come to kidney donation, becau... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Parathyroid hormone: The parathyroid glands secrete parathyrid hormone. This hormone is important in keeping calcium levels stable in the blood. It does this by removing... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Nerve damage: Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage due to poorly controlled blood glucose levels. The damaged nerves can be overactive (leading to pain) or they can... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by staph or strep. This infection is quite common in children. Mild cases can be treated with topical antibiotic ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
CapsuleOpacification: During cataract surgery to remove a cloudy lens, the capsule holding the lens is left behind to hold the new implanted lens. This capsule can become ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: The number of times you need to urinate depends on a number of factors: your fluid intake, activity, diet etc. An increased need to urinate can be a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Variable: Genital herpes can cause the typical ulcers or sore but it may also present in other ways such as burning with urination, itching without discharge, v... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Nausea and vomiting: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a medication that is used to treat some types of cancers. It works by preventing the growth of rapidly growing cells. The most ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not usually: Impetigo usually does not cause scarring. Some people may get some slight darkening or lightening of the skin after the infection but that usually go... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
By prescription: Peak flow meters are an important part is asthma control. A peak flow meter can be prescribed to you by your doctor. Be sure you know your best read... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
NGU: NGU or non-gonococccal urethritis is a condition linked with sexual activity that causes burning with urination. It may is not detected be detected ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Tough question: There are no proven remedies for nightmares or sleep paralysis. You should avoid herbal supplement use with your current medications. Have you always... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Regular menstrual cycles would indicate your are ovulating so you should be able to conceive.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: In general there is little risk of interaction between the most commonly used antibiotics and the diuretics used for treatment of CHF. To get specifi... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Intestinal overgrowth is possible but is not treatable by OTC medication. You should seen a gastroenterologist if you suspect an overgrowth syndrome.... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Evaluation: Unclear what could be causing this. You need an thorough examination.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Eczema: The symptoms suggest eczema. This can be treated with topical steroids. A symptom diary can help determine the cause. Sometimes the rash can become... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
May improve sleep: The range of effective doses for melatonin can vary from person to person. The maximum dose recommended is 20 mg. Check with your physician about an... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
May wait: If don't currently have symptoms then you may wait.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your physician: Food poisoning usually is a minor illness but can be caused by some very serious infections, such a E. coli or Salmonella. You should see your physic... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Usually a hospital: A video fluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) is test done for evaluation of swallowing disorders. A VFSS is usually done on the order of a physician i... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Normal dose: Likely you have diarrhea as a side effect of the antibiotic. This is fairly common. If it is bothersome, talk with your provider for change in thera... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Cold urticaria: This sounds like cold urticaria (hives). This often runs in families. You should try an oral antihistamine such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cetir... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Evaluation: You may have a vaginal infection or other problem. You should see your doctor for evaluation.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Evaluation: If you have increased pain, there may be an infection. Pulling or tearing a hang nail can cause a small open wound that can become infected. See you... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Monitor: Monitor your blood pressure. A blood pressure of 149/99 is moderately elevated. Minimize alcohol consumption. If your blood pressure remains elevate... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Perhaps: Craniopharyngiomas can recur and rate of recurrence depends on the degree with which the original tumor was removed and if radiation therapy was done.... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: Both can can increase the risk of liver injury, combining them can increase the risk.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
NO: The H. pylori blood test checks for antibody response to H. pylori infection. It is not affected by use of acid blockers or proton pump inhibitors. T... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Evaluation: Pain can be a sign of shunt malfunction. You should be evaluated immediately.
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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Evaluation: Recurrent urinary tract infections can be due to an underlying urinary tract problem. This requires further evaluation.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Evaluation: Have the rash evaluated by your physician. The appearance of the rash can help determine the treatment. This may be a contact dermatitis to deodoran... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possibly: Make sure to drink 6- 8 glasses of water a day and avoid excessive ingestion of caffeine ( limit to 2 cups coffee or tea daily). You may need to incr... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Number of reasons: Normally in a routine UTI, the creatinine should not be effected. If the UTI is completed and involves the kidneys, the creatinine level may increase... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lotrimin (clotrimazole): Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is an OTC cream that is helpful for fungal infection.
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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Antiviral : Antiviral medications such as acyclovir, valacyclovir can be used for treatment of an acute herpes infection and can be used daily to prevent transmis... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Stomatitis: Sounds as if you may have stomatitis. You should be evaluated to provide the most appropriate treatment.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible abscess: See your doctor to have the abscess drained and antibiotics prescribed. Do this as soon as possible.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Plagiocephaly: First your child should be evaluated and the need for therapy should assessed by a Pediatric Neurosurgeon. Some types of skull deformity may require ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes : it is advisable for you to taper the dose to avoid withdrawal effects. The risk of withdrawal symptoms is higher the longer you have been on the medi... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Unlikely: The numbness of your face is likely from pressure on the nerves of the face. The headache may be the result of your awkward sleeping position. If sym... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
More information: What are the symptoms you are having with the antibiotics? Was a urine culture done? If you continue to have symptoms are urine infection and have s... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Half life : The half life of Accutane is about 22 hours, his is the one it takes for the Accutane level in blood to decrease by 50%. After 5 half lives approxima... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Evaluation: Without seeing the lesion it is hard to know exactly but a few things come to mind. A lump in the roof of the mouth could be a torus palitinus, media... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible injury: Any knee instability after injury should be evaluated. You should be evaluated by your orthopedic surgeon.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible allergies: Eye and nose itching can trigger rubbing and increased blinking. Keep a diary of the symptoms and discuss with your child's doctor.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Vaginal spotting: Vaginal spotting or pinkish discharge after intercourse is not uncommon, particularly if the intercourse was vigorous. If the spotting continues, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Reevalution: Prednisone is used to treat a variety of conditions. Worsening fatigue as Prednisone is tapered may be a sign that the original condition being treat... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Factor V?: Factor V defieciency or Factor V Leiden? If you have for Factor V Leiden there increased risk of blood clot development. This may not affect liposuc... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Treatment: Boils or abscess do not resolve spontaneously. The pain associated with them may decrease as the pus drains but antibiotic treatment is needed. Larg... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 23, 2014
Dr. Vallury gives great advice on a wide variety of topics. She is very knowledgeable as well as articulate and caring.
Nov 23, 2014
Dr. Vallury displays the expertise and caring that exemplifies the ideal family DR.
Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Thank you. I was given both of those and just got even more tired. The reason I ask about tramadol is because I got it after my hysterectomy and it greatly helped my chronic fatigue for some reason bu...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! More patients AND doctors need info about how to treat migraines, I cannot tell you the number of times I've gone to the ER and had to educate the doctor, THANK YOU!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Doctor, I will look into this. Prednisone worked for a week but I'm suffering again and the second type of H1 blocker isn't working to control

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

MT SINAI HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Elected membership, Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society
First place research competition
Top Family Physician, Third Place, National - Fall
2014
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