Dr. Karunakar Akasapu and Dr. Haritha Karuparti have joined Sparks Health System to provide critical care and renal care services to the area.
Akasapu is now a part of Sparks Clinic Lung Center at Sparks Regional Medical Center. He is board certified in critical care, pulmonology and internal medicine and completed his fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
As a pulmonologist, Akasapu will treat patients suffering from diseases such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and critical care patients who are in the Intensive Care Unit at Sparks Regional Medical Center.
While Akasapu says he decided in high school to pursue medicine, his wife, Karuparti, knew from the start it was her destiny. She comes from a family of physicians. In medical school she became amazed by how the function of the kidneys impacts so many other organs. That’s how she chose nephrology.
Karuparti was fellowship trained at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. She is now available to treat patients in need of dialysis and suffering from conditions such as inflammation of the kidney, kidney disease and kidney stones at Renal Care Associates located inside Sparks Medical Plaza at 1500 Dodson Ave.
The couple has an infant son and says they enjoy spending time with family and traveling.
Donnelle Wagner, DNP, has joined Sparks Ear, Nose & Throat Center — West, located at 1500 Dodson Ave., Suite 260. She will see patients alongside Dr. Gary Highfill.
Wagner has 10 years of experience as a nurse practitioner and 17 years as a registered nurse. She spent 15 of those years at Sparks Health…
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