Deepika Appalla | Hospitalist, Pediatric Hospitalist Cedar Rapids
Grandma loving on her grandson

Deepika Appalla, M.D.

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1026 A Avenue, NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

319-368-5970

319-368-5973

UnityPoint Clinic Hospitalists – Cedar Rapids

About This ProviderPrint

Why did you become a physician/provider?

Since childhood , I always enjoyed the idea of being able to make an impact in someone's life and contribute to the society. Being a physician gave me the satisfaction of treating people and make a difference in their lives. 

 As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?

Care , compassion and advocating for children.

What type of care/clinical interests are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about hospital medicine and treating sick children admitted to the hospital.

Why did you choose your specialty?

Children inspire me in many ways . Their innocence , resilience and ability to smile in difficult situations is commendable. I enjoy working with them and consider treating them a true privilege. 

What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?

Patience and compassion.   

Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day?

The resilience of my patients and their motivation to get better motivates me every day.

 What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?

Transparency in medical practice , Patient and family centered care and a true advocate for my patients.

Specialty

Hospitalist, Pediatric Hospitalist

Accepts Children

Yes

College/Medical School

Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, India

Residency

St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Board Certification(s):

American Board of Pediatrics (Eligible)

Languages

Hindi, Telugu

Internship

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH