Dr. Kris Parchuri
Hello. My name is Dr. Kris Parchuri. I’m a board-certified orthopedic surgeon practicing here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was born in India. I moved her to America when I was around 4 year old and grew up in a small town just outside of Austin, Texas called Smithfield. I decided to become a doctor for several reasons. One, my father was a internal medicine doctor in small town. I saw the incredible satisfaction that he had from being a physician. Second, as I began my training, I realized that it was incredible joy to be able to help people in need. Being able to go to work and realize that you can not only help people who had a hand injury or a foot and ankle injury or a neck injury is what I became attracted to.
Most people when they go to see a surgeon they worried about, “This guy’s going to tell me I need surgery. He wants to cut on me.” What allows me to have incredible confidence in what I do is the fact that I can always rely on surgery to fix the problem if nonsurgical options aren’t successful. I try everything that I certainly can to avoid surgery, but I have confidence knowing that if surgery is needed, it can make you better.
I’m an orthopedic surgeon who treats, not only broken bones, but shoulders and knees and ankles. We also specialize in spine care. That includes anything from chronic pain to acute pain, so when I am able to help someone deal with their pain, whether it be chronic or acute, it’s obviously a tremendous satisfaction. I’m passionate about helping the patients that I see because ultimately I want to be remembered as an individual who just contributed because that is ultimately the legacy that we leave behind.
What motivates me is my family. I think it’s important that my kids get raised the right way because ultimately, I think my parents did a good job of raising me, and it’s my responsibility to raise my three kids the right way, so that’s what motivates me. When a patient is referred to myself, they’re going to see me. We still answer the phones here. We don’t sit you through an automated system. You can drive right up to our office. I feel a lot of times patients want to see a doctor, especially when it comes to possibly having surgery, so therefore, patients will always see me. We do what we say we’re going to do here.
I can tell you from my personal experience going to a doctor’s office. It’s incredibly frustrating to have a physician’s office or doctor say they’re going to do something and not follow through. I can personally tell you that myself and the staff here at the Orthopedic and Spine Center of Oklahoma will follow through on everything that we do because we’re not so worried about how many patients we see. It’s about the quality of care that we provide to every single patient that we do see.
If you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain, I encourage you to give the Orthopedic and Spine Center and myself, Dr. Kris Parchuri, a call so that we can help you get your life back.