Akhila Takkallapalli

Physician Assistant

Cary, NC | Telehealth



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About Akhila Takkallapalli, PA-C

After working in multiple specialties of medicine, Akhila came back to outpatient psychiatry after realizing that mental health is the missing link in patients’ attainment of true wellbeing. She believes there is a crucial need now, more than ever, for medical providers to emphasize the importance of caring for one’s emotional and spiritual self just as much as the physical.  She feels fortunate to serve people in times of need and to be a reminding force of who they can become. Using evidence-based medicine and holistic approaches to mindcare, Ms. Takkallapalli offers her patients compassion and respect as she identifies how to attain the best results for the patient. In addition to her devotion to mindcare, Akhila also performs and teaches classical Indian dance, a practice that has afforded her lessons of discipline, perseverance and insight into the human condition that continually strengthen her work as a provider.  Ms. Takkallapalli provides medication management for a diverse range of mindcare needs.

Education & Certifications

– Master of Science in Medicine from Mississippi College s Physician Assistant Program
– Bachelor of Art in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies and a BA in South and Southeast Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley
– Member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Conditions Treated

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Bariatric Surgery Evaluation
  • Bipolar I & II (w/o psychosis)
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Feeding & Eating Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom Disorders/Pain
  • Developmental/Intellectual Disorder (including Autism)
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • Sex/Pornography
  • Pregnancy/Post-Partum Conditions
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD/Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
  • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective
  • Grief
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Treatment Resistant Depression
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Women's Health - Hormonal Imbalance
  • Depression with Suicidality
  • Depression w/Psychosis
  • Severe Bipolar w/Psychosis
  • Functional Neurological Disorders
  • Psychological Aspects of Mental Illness
  • Depressive Disorders

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC
  • Friday Health NC
  • Behavioral Health Systems NC
  • EHN Multistate NC

Don’t see your plan? Call us at 855-501-1004 to see if you are covered.

Insurance plans may vary by location and are subject to change.



May 27, 2022

She is quite late every time, but very attentive and caring every time.


May 26, 2022

Loved her caring and careful listening and that she watched carefully for my reactions.


May 26, 2022

She is working very hard to get my medicine adjusted properly


October 21, 2021

She is so very kind. And it continues to amaze me how she is able to connect so effectively with fragmented thoughts. The telehealth logistics of connecting to the appointment have dramatically improved.


October 15, 2021

Really good listener


October 15, 2021

Akhila is very attentive and helpful. I am happy with her.


October 11, 2021

She gave me a new med that really helped my anxiety. And kept me filled up on my usual meds.


October 5, 2021

My provider Akhila Takkallapalli is excellent!


September 13, 2021

Dr. Akhila is like talking to a friend! She is very supportive and a wonderful friend!


September 8, 2021

They always seem client-focused.


September 7, 2021

My therapist is so very helpful.


August 12, 2021

Akhila does a great job connecting with my daughter and ensuring she is receiving optimal treatment to be successful at school and at home.


August 8, 2021

Every meeting is a discussion with a professional who cares.


July 28, 2021

Kind heart


July 27, 2021

So far it s been an excellent experience.


July 26, 2021

Dr. Tak is always so kind and understanding. Really appreciate all the kindness and understanding we have received from the entire staff. Thank you SO much!


July 26, 2021

Dr. T is very unique. I am astounded by her memory and her ability to communicate. You don t feel rushed. She is able to somehow focus on your emotions despite fragmented thoughts. And she is pleasant and kind. I wish everyone could have a Dr. T.


July 26, 2021

Akhila has been a terrific guide and is quick to resolve issues effectively and efficiently


July 15, 2021

I love working with Ms Takapallapalli. I ve struggled to find a psychopharmacologist that would listen to my issues, then include me in the action plan. I trust Akilah - and I trust her references. She truly is a wonderful help and a sign of hope in my mental illness.


July 12, 2021

My daughter felt more connected with the provider Mrs. Akilah as she was very down-to-earth, realistic, positive, and encouraging. She also gave great options and my daughter felt autonomous in the decision-making process.


July 12, 2021

Great at listening and then offering a plan to go forward


July 11, 2021

Dr. Akhila is wonderful!


July 1, 2021

Akhila is simply the best therapist imaginable. She allows you to cite problems and then she offers solutions immediately instead of dragging things out through multiple sessions. Of course we revisit stubborn issues session after session but Akhila has given me more tools in the few months I ve talked to her than other therapists have in years. So pleasant and caring as well


June 25, 2021

Akhila is very companionate and we work together great as a team to get me on the right track.


June 9, 2021

She is brilliant. And kind and amazing how she can follow fragmented thoughts. She is very special. Very natural and so helpful. I m so fortunate.


June 7, 2021

My Dad (the patient) and I really like Akhila. She is kind, patient, and knowledgeable.


May 24, 2021

She is knowledgeable, uplifting and a good listener.


May 21, 2021

Akhila is excellent and my daughter is very comfortable with her.


May 20, 2021

She s easy to communicate with


May 20, 2021

Always great interaction


May 12, 2021

My provider is knowledgeable and supportive.


May 10, 2021

Mrs. Takkallapalli is incredible. I look forward to speaking with her every visit. She listens and knows what she s talking about. I would recommend her to everyone!


May 3, 2021

Akhila followed up the next day with a prescription and phone call. We really appreciated that!


April 30, 2021

Akhila is a delight to work with! She is always insightful and responsive.


April 26, 2021

I am very impressed with the providers that I have had in the past and with the one I currently have. They are very insightful, respectful, resourceful, and encouraging. I am very happy with my current provider.


April 22, 2021

Akhila was wonderful. My daughter felt comfortable speaking with her.


April 16, 2021

She said I could keep my current psychologist and she gave me hope that there is a medication to help me when I am overwhelmed. There are no complaints. She listened carefully to every answer I gave & answered all my questions.


April 15, 2021

Akhila is always so positive and helpful with any issue I m facing. She gives real, concrete advice that she actually uses in her life. Really like her!


April 15, 2021

She listens carefully and with me comes up with the best treatment plan.


April 6, 2021

Since the patient is a teen, we were happy to be involved as parents to provide input and also get feedback about the teen's mental health


April 6, 2021

She is so kind and compassionate. She really understands me


April 1, 2021

My provider is amazing!


September 28, 2020

Akhila Takkallapalli is awesome! She listened to me and made me feel she cared. She is very relaxed and easy to talk to.


August 29, 2020

My daughter and I enjoyed meeting the PA. She was friendly and easy to talk to.


July 28, 2020

It was great thank you so much for listening. I'm looking forward to my next visit thank you


July 15, 2020

I felt very good about my experience with this practice! Akila was very kind and sweet too! She listened to my concerns and my struggles with empathy, and was very understanding with my life situations. She thoroughly explained the medications she recommended I try, and helped me choose the most beneficial one to try.


March 24, 2020

I was very pleased. I plan to continue as long as it takes!