Expertise of Paul Chakola, MD
Dr. Paul Chakola earned his Medical Degree from the University of Kerala in Kerala, India. He completed his internship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Chakola completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Louisiana State University at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also completed his Fellowship in Pulmonology and Critical Care at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Chakola is a Fellow of American College of Chests Physicians (F.C.C.P.). Dr. Chakola is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing in east Pasco County for over 32 years.
- Care Philosophy
I have been in Pulmonary/Critical Care Practice for more than 40 years. I have treated patients of all different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. I try to treat all patients with two guiding principles, 1) compassion and 2) empathy. I have been on the receiving end of compassion when a close family member was gravely ill and the oncologist came from his office and gave my relative a hug and asked how she was doing. That was a touching moment for me.
- Languages Spoken
T.D. Medical College
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
- Board Certification
Internal Medicine: The American Board of Internal Medicine
- Ages Accepted
Insurances accepted by Paul Chakola, MD
The list below is for reference purposes only and is subject to change. Please check with your health plan to confirm that this doctor is included before scheduling an appointment.
- AdventHealth Advantage Plan
- Aetna / US Healthcare - non HMO
- Aetna/US Healthcare HMO
- Aetna Better Health - FL Medicaid
- Allied Benefit Systems
- Ameriben Solutions
- Amerigroup - Americaid
- Beech Street
- Benefit Administrative Systems
- Better Health
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q:Question: What is Paul Chakola, MD's specialty?
A:Answer: Paul Chakola, MD specializes in Pulmonary Disease. Learn more about Paul Chakola, MD at AdventHealth.
- Q:Question: What insurance does Paul Chakola, MD accept?
A:Answer: Paul Chakola, MD accepts AdventHealth Advantage Plan, Aetna / US Healthcare - non HMO, Aetna Better Health - FL Medicaid, Aetna/US Healthcare HMO, Allied Benefit Systems, Ameriben Solutions, Amerigroup - Americaid, AvMed, BCBS-FL, Beech Street, Benefit Administrative Systems, Better Health, CHC National, CHC of Florida, CWI Benefits/ManageMed, Care Plus Health Plan, Central Florida IPA, Champus Tricare For Life, Cigna, Cigna Supplemental Insurance, Cigna-Healthspring, Continental General Ins, Contracts, First Health Network, Florida Hospital HC Systems, Freedom Health, Group & Pension Administrators, Health First Health Plans, HealthFirst TPA, HealthPartners, HealthReach, Healthgram, Hillsborough County Healthcare, Humana, IU Health Plan, Key Benefit Administrators, Magellan Complete Care, Medicaid-FL, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Medicare PIN, Meritain Health, Molina Healthcare of FL, Multiplan, Optimum Healthcare, Oscar Health, PHCS, PaySpan, Prestige Health Choice, Railroad Medicare-Palmetto, Simply Healthcare, Sunshine State Health Plan, UPMC Health Plan, Unicare, United Healthcare, United Healthcare Community Plan, United Healthcare Student Resources, United Medical Resources, UnitedHealthOne, Web TPA and Wellcare. This list is for reference purposes only and is subject to change. Please check with your health plan to confirm that this doctor is included before scheduling an appointment. Learn more about Paul Chakola, MD at AdventHealth.
- Q:Question: What conditions does Paul Chakola, MD treat?
A:Answer: Paul Chakola, MD treats the following conditions: Asthma, Emphysema, Pneumonia, Pulmonology, Sleep Disorders and Tuberculosis. Learn more about Paul Chakola, MD at AdventHealth.