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Dr. Charles Talakkottur

Internal Medicine
Tampa, FL
62 years experience male

Locations

TLC Medical-Westchase Clinic

Tampa, FL

Address

10866 Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8132278526

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Amerigroup

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

AvMed Health Plan

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Great-West Healthcare

Humana Insurance Company

Molina Healthcare Inc

UnitedHealth Group

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TLC Medical-West Tampa Clinic

Tampa, FL

About

Bio

Board Certified Internal Medicine doctor(treats adults for a range of problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, stroke, etc).

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

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Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
57 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Ignore: Cut down your salt intake! Look at package labels and have less than 2,000 mg of sodium per day.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
What to do: if it persists you may need to go to see the doctor for some antibiotics. start with immodium first.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
No: Too much radiation. Look for other causes. Check labs especially hemoglobin which is a marker of anemia. Hemoglobin is the oxygen carrying molecule an... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
See below: What you may describing is radiculopathy. This is a condition when there is pressure on the nerves which exit the bones of the neck. You would proba... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Helps pigment issues: Ipl is light energy which is used to address pigment problems such as sunspots, acne, rosacea and blood vessel problems. Here at TLC aesthetics tampa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
No: You would need to see a gastroenterologist/gi doctor and get an egd done(a video camera with a long flexible tube down the throat) to evaluate further... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Depends: You can try this. Would consider if you are doing this, do Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. May want to try Allegra or zyrtec before Benadryl (d... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yes: Iv fluids and eliminate the offending medication. In this case it is probably the Atorvastatin component of the caduet(caduet is 2 medications in one... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
It depends on the me: If a person is drinking alcohol and is taking prescription medication or even over the counter medicine at the same time, it can sometimes make a pers... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yes but less likely: Anti ccp is fairly specific for ra. Other conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and hepatitis c can also cause elevations in anti ccp. Perh... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
No: A well balanced diet is important for many aspects of health and the intake of vegetables has anti cancer properties which also serve as bulking agent... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
No: Not if the blood pressure is low.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Self help groups: Consider Chantix or electronic cigarettes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
See below: Heightened sexual arousal sends signals from the brain to increase bloodflow to these areas.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Avoid canned: No canned foods, no tv dinners, no deli meats. Veggies and fruits no added salt, less than 2, 000mg(2 grams of sodium per day).
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yes: Get stool studies done. Mucous is not good not is oily droplets. Could be something more serious and needs further evaluation
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Panic attack?: Hi. If you have underlying anxiety chances are you may have had a panic attack. See if you had something stressful happen recently?try deep breathing,... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Probably your period: more than likely you have menstrual cramps which could be controlled better with medications such as midol.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Unknown: lung nodules are things which are found enough if you look for them. we classify lung nodules based on the size of the nodule and there are more spec... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Croup?: You need to be evaluated for a condition called croup. Go and see your local doctor.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Partially: if you are referring to chf as in congestive heart failure, he should also weigh himself daily and see if he gains 5 pounds. he should see the doctor... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Different ways: Laser, ipl (intense pulsed light) would be options i would suggest. We offer both treatments at TLC aesthetics in tampa.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Try this: Is it worse when you take a deep breath, cough or press on the chest wall? Concern about possible fluid on the chest area. Consider chest X-ray.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yes: Avoid caffeinated products, alcohol and spicy foods. Also reduce consumption of Motrin, alleve etc
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Abscess probably: Probably an abscess-pus collection and small skin infection. Use loose fitting clothing and use warm moist compresses and it should decrease in size a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Sounds like....: sinusitis perhaps. this is an infection of your sinuses. can be treated with antibiotics.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
It depends: if your symptoms persists of having blood in the bowel movements, you need to see a gastroenterologist(gi doctor). you will want to discuss your trav... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Hydroquinone : Skin lightening with hydroquinone or peels are good. Viderm makes great products.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
It can: If the heart rate is too fast(over 100) it can be concerning. If it is too slow(less than 60) it could be that the person is a conditioned athlete or... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
NEED MORE INFO: Would like to know more information, perhaps you can try a consult? Would like to know how long the symptoms have started, were you exposed to cold e... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
UTI: Hi. Sorry you are having a concern. It appears you have a urinary tract infection. I would also be concerned to know if you had any kidney stones r... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Mucocele?: could be a mucocele but without seeing it i don't know for sure. if it is, this is usually benign and could easily be removed in my office.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Rest: Get plenty of rest the night prior and eat a good breakfast with protein
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Not necessarily: it would ultimately depend on what are the ingredients in the meal replacements. pay specific attention to the fiber content and evaluate if they are... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yes: No problem. Just may have some excessive drying/irritation. If this happens alternate days in which you use them
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Possible emergency: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
No: Risk factors include age over 50 years old, tobacco abuse, diabetes, high blood pressure, prior stroke, prior heart attack.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
BLOOD SUPPLY STOPS: It can stop the blood supply to the heart and or lungs.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Inflammation: A lot of the time there is inflammation of the chest wall and this may be termed costochondritis. Once your symptoms improve the pain should go away.... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Cut carbs, more veg: Would recommend you to reduce your carbohydrate intake, increase your vegetable intake and pursue more of a plant based diet. Meat should be lean and... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Sometimes: It depends if you have other symptoms like always eating, always thirsty, decreased sexual function, frequent urination. These could be signs of diab... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
3 months: At least. Up to 6 months.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Simethicone: Or gasx. Also avoid gas producing foods such as beans, broccoli etc.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
SEE THE DOCTOR: Having blood in the urine is not normal. Check a quantitative pregnancy test(more specific than home tests).
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Need further evaluat: I would recommend you get an electrocardiogram(ekg) which measures the electrical activity of your heart. You could possibly be having something know... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Not normal: Eyelid droop appears to have occurred. There are are eyedrops which can be prescribed to try to help alleviate the problem, the problem is not a perm... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
See below: May need to cut down your hours! also, may need to check your hemoglobin level to test for anemia which may make you tired. Also, need to consider t... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yes: If having muscle aches, it sometimes can be a sign of imbalance such as potassium& magnesium but not necessarily related to prilosec. A comprehe... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Talakkottur is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. TALAKKOTTUR is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. TALAKKOTTUR is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your response. I also appreciate the extra information you included. The clarity of response is superb. Kind regards to you.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I hear mixed info on this and just wanted the simplest solution. And of course I don't want to make it worse as its on my face.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Sending you another question as to why kidney stones makes you concerned. Thanks again.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

University of Texas at Houston Medical School
Completed 2007

Awards

Interagency Task Force US Military SOCOM Coin of Excellence Award
Top General Internist, First Place, the Tampa Region - Spring
2017
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

St Josephs Hospital
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