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Bharani P. Challa, MD

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Bharani P. Challa, MD

Dr. Challa moved to Austin in 2013 after practicing in San Antonio, Texas for several years. She lives with her husband and daughter and loves exploring new family centered activities to do in Austin.

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  • Gastroenterology (Pediatric)

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
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Provides Care Through

  • Ascension Seton Health Center – Buda
  • Dell Children's Medical Group
  • Seton Family of Doctors Plus Express Care at Davis Lane

My Passion for Healthcare

I have always found children to be special and fun to interact with so naturally I found myself to fit in to the field of Pediatrics. Pediatric Gastroenterology involves interesting disease processes and a procedural element which I like.

Services I Provide

  1. Outpatient Clinic Visits/Consults
  2. Inpatient Consults
  3. Phone Consults to PCP’s and ER Physicians
  4. EGD
  5. Colonoscopy
  6. Teaching Residents, Medical Students & Nurse Practitioners

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

  • Residency

    University of Miami/J.M.H, Miami, FL

  • Fellowship

    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics

    AB of Ped & Pediatric Gastroenterology

My Clinical Focus

I see a variety of pediatric GI and liver diseases including gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, functional GI disorders, IBD, pancreatitis, fatty liver disease, biliary atresia, hepatitis, etc. I previously did some research in inflammatory bowel diseases.

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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