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Dr. Natraj Katta

Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
Columbia, MO
20 years experience male

Locations

University of missouri hospital

Columbia, MO

About

Bio

Hospitalist, clinical hypertension specialist

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

Hospital-based practice

Languages spoken

Telugu

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Not usually: Kidney stones usually do not cause gurgling noises.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Need eval: They both could be different etiologies. Or if you have diarrhea from some infectious etiology both can occur together again elevated WBC and low pota... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Less likely: It could be secondary to cervical radiculopathy, in other words nerves getting pinched in the neck. You need full evaluation see a doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Need work up: Well, premature beats shluld not cause chest pain. What kind of chest pain was it? Need more info. Smoker? Family h/o premature cad, familial hyperlip... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Yes you can: Not too excessively. And also check with interactions with your other medications.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Not usually: It can cause intracranial bleed, if its big enough it can cause some neurological symtopms, but an ischemic stroke!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Probably atypical: What kind of pneumonia you had? Xray findings? If its atypical you probably need Levaquin (levofloxacin) or doxy or zithromax. Probably need repeat x... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
No worries: If they are asymptomatic i wouldnt be worried. They are due to microinfarcts due to local atherosclerotic vessels. Make sure you take baby Aspirin and... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
MRCP: Looks like you have pancreatitis, but if you have not had alcohol, need mrcp to see if there any pancreatic duct abnormalities. Need more info, were y... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Rest: I would take antibiotics and give some rest till pain and swelling gets a little better.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Need further test: If you have fever neck stiffness headache then you need to get lumbar puncuture to rule out meningitis, baes on what you are saying it could be flu. I... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
You can: But usually you have some blood in urine in kidney stones, but non necessarily all the time. Kidney stones are diagnosed with ct scan.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
?? PE: Need to rule out pulmonary embolism . You need a ct chest. Also you have htn, pcos, pcos increases risk for CAD and also Insulin resistance which intu... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Autoimmune: Other etiologies could be: autoimmune diseases need work up, and too much vitamin a and too low pantothenic acid, biotin. Too vigorous exercise also c... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
As needed: Almost pneumonia? You probably wont need Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) unless you have underlying asthma, you will need albuteral hfa as needed f... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Pain: Menutrual cramps are more on the bilateral associated with mentruation, and appendicits is on the right side, can have fever.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
See a doctor: Can have chest pain! but probably not fever and chills. You may be coming with pneumonia. See a doctor.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Get preop eval: Well. Your general anestheisa complications depends on your heart conditions, like arrhythmias, aortic stenosis, CHF and any ongoing anginal chest pai... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Need angio: Stress test could be false negative specially woman, but if you have risk factors like smoking, family hosptry of premature cab, personal history of h... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Muscle pain??: If you can reporduce chest pain by pressing its probably musculoskeletal ilke costochondritis, Ibuprofen should help, if no improvement in 1-2 days wo... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
May be: Zyvox (linezolid) can cause low platelets which in turn cause GI bleeding. So you need to go to doctor to check blood count and further work up.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Infection: Where is the growth? Urine or sputum? Either way you need antibiotics as it means infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Lefti sided: Pneumonia in the lingular lobe which is present on the left lung, mostly bacterial since it's lobar.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Risk factors??: Could be. But depends on your risk factors, obesity? Smokers? Htn? Diabetes? Family history of premature cad. Coronary artery disease is rising among ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
?? Mycoplasma: Pneumonia with rash could be seen in mycoplasma pneumonia commonly. Were you treated for pneumonia? With what antibiotic? It could be drug rash as wel... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Probably not: You have same risk as any other person. But if you had MRSA pneumonia then you may have a bit high chance of getting pneumonia. Risk gets high if you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Right sided pain: No mater what age you are, you will have pain in right lower side of your belly. Fever chills nausea and vomiting may be present.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Suspect pneumonia: You may be developing pneumonia. Need cxr and antibiotics. See a doctor.
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Katta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Katta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! On amoxycillin 2xdaily for a week and stil on steroids.Thank u so much
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much! I'm definitely getting an in-depth work up soon.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! That exactly what I'm going to do!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Siddhartha Medical College, India
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Siddhartha Medical College, India
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

ST JOSEPH MERCY OAKLAND

Affiliations

American College of Phyiscians
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