Dr. Vinod Velakaturi has been an Attending Physician since 1997. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Kansas University Medical Center. He is a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist with the added distinction of being a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Before joining CenterWell in Wyandotte, Kansas, Dr. Velakaturi was an Attending Physician for almost 20 years at HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2003, he was at Health Midwest.
The relationships with his patients, along with problem-solving their medical issues are the most satisfying aspects of his profession. The ”right” doctor-patient relationship, according to Dr. Velakaturi, can be summed up in three words: respect, trust and communication. Listening to patient concerns and addressing their needs is how he ensures their satisfaction.
Licensed to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri, Dr. Velakaturi’s patients have mostly been seniors. He is confident his experience will help him meet his CenterWell patients’ concerns and provide them thorough care.
Dr. Velakaturi has two teenage daughters, ages 18 and 13, who, together with his family, he describes as his strength. His hobbies include playing tennis, games and watching sports and movies.