Aruna Galla-Pagadala, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

2285 Sequoia Drive

Aurora, IL 60506

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Office: 630-859-6859

Fax: 630-859-6811

Meet Aruna Galla-Pagadala, MD

About me



  • Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, Family Practice
  • Medical School: Kakatiya Medical College

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Dreyer

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna SmartCare
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Choice Preferred
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Advantra Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health (Coventry) Rental PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare EPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Illinois Health Connect
  • Imagine Health Smart Care
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Sunrise Advantage Plan
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select PPO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 259 patient ratings.


March 20, 2020 6:15 AM

Dr. Galla-Pagadala is excellent and caring. She was very concerned about car crash injury.

March 20, 2020 6:15 AM

Dr. G-P is very knowledgeable and helpful in dealing w/my neck injury.

March 2, 2020 6:54 AM

She is a very nice dr. to talk too & advise you.

February 22, 2020 1:49 PM

The doctor was very pleasant and professional. She listened to my concerns.

February 17, 2020 7:45 PM

my health concerns were validated and responded to quickly with diagnosis, treatment and medication that did quickly restore me to health. A few days after being seen and starting treatment I developed further symptoms that the Dr addressed quickly with diagnosis, prescribed medication which led me to restored health.

February 17, 2020 7:45 PM

good experience

February 7, 2020 12:17 AM

I really enjoy my appointments with Dr. Galla. She is always very helpful and answers any of my questions. She doesn't rush me to get the next appointment. she always listens to any of my concerns. she is very attentive.

February 7, 2020 12:17 AM

her staff is always very caring in the way they take my vitals and answer my questions. Even getting a flu shot from her assistant was pleasant.

January 13, 2020 10:24 PM

Dr. Galla is great. very easy to work with.

December 31, 2019 5:11 PM

The wait time before even getting a room was over 30 mins. Which made me late

December 28, 2019 7:18 AM

Overall good visit - have to make addition check up appts.

December 27, 2019 7:55 AM

I always look forward to seeing Dr. Pagadala. She is always nice & pleasant, always greets me with a smile, most of all, I know she is concerned about me being in good health.

December 24, 2019 9:56 AM

very good

December 21, 2019 12:53 PM

I don't know how the doctor can listen to your heart/lungs when all the doctor did was constantly move the stethoscope around, never listening to anything. The stethoscope NEVER touched my body!!! Unbelievable!

December 9, 2019 5:04 PM

Very satisfying Felt she cares about me as a patient

November 22, 2019 11:48 AM

This doctor, Dr. Galla a fine doctor. However, I feel that Advocate Health does not give their medical staff enough time to be with patient. Only by getting to know the patient can the doctor know what is going on. There is no time for the patient to let the doctor know what is going on, not only medically, but emotionally with the patient. Only then can a complete diagnosis be made. People are made up of more than physical attributes but emotional ones as well. _____ a person who believe in a more compete exam than a 20 minute exam can accomplish.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Doctor listens to me and seems to be genuinely concerned for my well being. very pleased with her.

October 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good to work with.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Galla is always very professional, knowledgeable & friendly. I always leave her office knowing she listened to me. I'm very happy with the care she gives me.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

A good experience. Helpful. Informative.

October 8, 2019 7:00 PM

very friendly really caring really looked and question history

October 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. someone I trust for my health

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Galla did not read the information I sent 2 weeks prior to my appointment, which had included questions about my condition. She was extremely condescending, asked questions that implied that my symptoms weren't real, has not followed up about any of my test results (I've had to call the office), and has provided no plan to address or diagnose my chronic problem.

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

really cared about me

July 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall she was a decent doctor. I didn't feel like she took as much time with me as I would have liked. And I was a bit distraught from what I discovered on a personal exam and thought she could have bit more consoling and informative after her exam of me.

July 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Love my primary Dr. Galla and her staff. No complaints!

July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I just love that the whole staff listens and very friendly.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleased with visit.

June 8, 2019 7:00 PM

I liked him, I thought he was interested and knowledgeable.

May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I get nervous when I see any provider. Dr. Galla and her tech make feel comfortable and at ease.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. is very caring.

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Everything went very smoothly

April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Galla has continued to be a professional and very approachable provider for me. She offers practical and helpful information for my particular health issues.

March 2, 2019 6:00 PM

that was really good experience.

February 19, 2019 6:00 PM

was great. looking forward to coming in again.

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Everyone was very nice, and it is nice to be treated well since you are the patient in need of help. Caring, smiling and laughing is good atmosphere for patients. I will continue to come here, I was very well taken care of.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

compassionate and helpful.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

showed compassion

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Galla is very pleasant and listens carefully to any concerns.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Galla answered all of my questions and was very helpful.

January 22, 2019 6:00 PM


December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Galla has been consistently very helpful and she has explained things very well in the past. My only minor concern is that she seems rather rushed during appointments, and talked very quickly. Otherwise, I felt that she provided excellent care and she still did a comprehensive exam.

November 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Galla is awesome. I can always get an appointment when I need one and she is very pleasant during my visits.

November 20, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Galla always takes time to answer question, honest about health issues good or bad and rejoice when health is good.

November 20, 2018 6:00 PM

great provider. has your best interests in mind

October 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Gallla has always been helpful.

October 17, 2018 7:00 PM

I'm very happy that Dr. Galla is my provider. She's very knowledgeable and pleasant to visit with.

October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

I'm happy and satisfied with this Dr.

October 8, 2018 7:00 PM

1st visit as my former DR I had for 38 years retired. provider seems to be a good fit to be new provider.

September 30, 2018 7:00 PM

provider is a good listener and explain things very well.

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Very professional. Felt comfortable with the visit.

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

I have always had a great experience with all Dreyer medical Clinics. Never had any complaints. Thank you for all you do and Keep up the great work.

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Good as usual.

September 1, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent as always

August 18, 2018 7:00 PM

I love Dr. Aruna Galla Pagadala. She is an excellent doctor. She always listens to me and gives my advise on how to better my health. She genuinely seems concerned in helping me better my health.

August 13, 2018 7:00 PM

good overall, she is a good doctor. easy to talk to and she is genuinely concerned about my health. the one negative is that I never se her wash her hands before or after she exams me. I noticed it on more than one occasion.

August 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Galla is very competent, thorough, and consistent. Engaging and concerned for my overall well being. Excellent primary care physician.

August 6, 2018 7:00 PM

I have great respect my provider. She reminded me that I am due for my bone density scan and colonoscopy. She also made it very easy for me to schedule both. I have scheduled the dexa scan, but not the colonoscopy, due to my work schedule.

August 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Awesome Dr, highly recommended, explians all protocols in pricedures. listens to the patient. very satisfied

July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr.Galls is avery good doctor. She cares.

June 23, 2018 7:00 PM

It was a routine visit. I felt like she was concerned with my welfare.

June 16, 2018 7:00 PM

I am very grateful for having Dr. Galla as my doctor. She is honest and takes a personal interest in my continued health. She is very patient as I am an noncompliant patient and she handles me as an adult.

June 12, 2018 7:00 PM

She is usually very good. This time I felt rushed. I was going to ask her a different question, and she got up and left. Not usually like that. But my question was very important for my medical health.

June 6, 2018 7:00 PM

My Health care provider was excellent and listened to me. We always have great conversation. They are always smiling and friendly. I ask alot of questions and they are patient with me and understanding. Thank you to all for all you do to help us stay healthy.

June 2, 2018 7:00 PM

I was looking for a new primary care doctor and I a very happy that I choose Dr Galla. She was very nice talked to me about my complete medical history and seemed to truly care about me. The new patient visit was very well done and all the staff was very nice. I will be continuing to see Dr Galla.

May 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good!! Dr. Galla is very informative.

May 21, 2018 7:00 PM

pleasant & informative

May 21, 2018 7:00 PM

when the nurse called me to explain test results she was not at all helpful. when she said something was high, I asked what that meant and she told me "normal is between 4 and 6 and you are higher than that. I tried to explain I wanted to know what these test results meant about my health and she told me to just take the medicine Dr prescribed not happy with this

May 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Most of the time she is really good, but she didn't listen well at all. I had a list of concerns and just dismissed them, didn't ask questions about them. I had what I believe is a bone cycst, she just glanced at it and said use a heating pad. Didn't even ask if it was causing pain. if she is as dismissive again, I will be finding a new Doctor.

April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

I went in for severe back pain in the lower and upper region of my back. never once looked at my back or listened to my heart. sent me for a urine test and prescribed antibiotics. had to go to walk in care because back pain was worse. not please with my experience with dr Galla. will not recommend her or go back to her.

April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

she is slow on getting back with my test results..

April 11, 2018 7:00 PM

A pleasant visit marked by patience, understanding, wise counsel.

April 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Very helpful to my problem.

March 19, 2018 7:00 PM


March 19, 2018 7:00 PM

very good

March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Galla is one of the best doctors I have seen in a very long time. She really takes her time with me and is concerned about my health. I really appreciate her.

January 29, 2018 6:00 PM

Good experience as usual.

January 26, 2018 6:00 PM

overall all I had a good experience.the receptionist were nice and helpful.I got taken care of right away. Dr. gal was super helpful and made sure I knew what I was getting done and helped me through the Pap smear

January 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Galla is the nicest, most professional doctor I have ever met in my life.

December 25, 2017 6:00 PM

Happy visit

December 18, 2017 6:00 PM

I appreciate this provider's knowledge and judgment.

December 14, 2017 6:00 PM

Welcoming and left on a high note.

December 11, 2017 6:00 PM

I'm happy to have Dr. Galla as my doctor, I couldn't find no one better.Thanks

November 14, 2017 6:00 PM


November 14, 2017 6:00 PM

All of my experiences at Dreyer have been good. Some 50+ years.

November 13, 2017 6:00 PM

Wouldn't go back to her - didn't care for her. She didn't seem to listen to what I was saying and would talk over me. I'm not very loud, more quiet and reserved, and this was disconcerting. I also don't like doctors who push or make you feel bad. She was concerned, I think, but the way she went about it wasn't good for me. I didn't like her.

November 13, 2017 6:00 PM

Great service for a Saturday when I was in pain.

October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

I really like Dr. Galla

October 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Very good experience.

October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

It was Okay. Don't think she understands one issue, but she works with me on it.

October 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Galla is an excellent listener.

September 23, 2017 7:00 PM

This was a first appointment to establish primary care. Dr. Galla speaks very quickly so I had to listen carefully to understand her. She was helpful, quick and intelligent.

September 19, 2017 7:00 PM

She is very good doctor.

September 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Good Visit

September 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent visit, as usual. Team members are always courteous and friendly. Dr. Galla is personable, thorough & just nice!

September 5, 2017 7:00 PM

she makes me feel like she is very concerned about my health. No other Dr. has made me feel like this. Just listening to me and telling me what I need to do.

August 28, 2017 7:00 PM

it was an excellent visit with her

August 28, 2017 7:00 PM

She is an excellent physician and is very patient and informative when answering my questions and concerns. I really enjoy being her patient.

August 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Everyone was excellent

July 29, 2017 7:00 PM


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