Specialties

Internal Medicine (Board certified since 2003)

Primary Care

At a Glance

  • 2003 Started practicing
  • 14 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Cheekati

Dr. Sudha Cheekati (pronounced Chee-kah-tee) offers primary care to patients 16 and older at Emory Primary Care at Avalon. She is board certified in internal medicine and has provided primary care to patients around Atlanta since 2003.

As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Cheekati has specialized training to help adolescents and adults manage acute and chronic illnesses. She sees patients with a wide range of medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and more. She also provides women’s health services such as pelvic exams and family planning.

Dr. Cheekati completed her medical training at Andhra Medical College in India. She completed residency training in the United States at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield, New Jersey. Before joining Emory Healthcare, she worked at Priority Primary Care in Duluth, Georgia. After her three years at that practice, she joined Emory Healthcare at Sugarloaf for six years before practicing in India from 2012 to 2015. In 2015, she returned to the Atlanta area and Emory Healthcare at Avalon.

Making an Impact with Primary Care
Growing up in India, Dr. Cheekati was able to see firsthand the impact that a good physician could have on a patient’s well-being. As her grandparents struggled with health conditions, she witnessed their doctors provide treatment and help her family take steps to prevent long-term problems.

She knew that she wanted to work as a physician, as someone who could take care of pain and suffering. Helping others is at the core of medicine, and she knew she was capable of making a difference in the lives of others.

Dr. Cheekati chose to become a primary care physician because it allows her to develop strong, long-lasting relationships with her patients and have a bigger impact on their overall health. She strives to get to know her patients well and treats them as a whole person, not just a collection of symptoms. She helps guide and coach her patients toward a healthier lifestyle.

Whole Person Primary Care
Dr. Cheekati’s patients can expect to be treated as a whole person, even if they come in for a simple case of the sniffles. She works to look at all aspects of a patient’s health, staying as up-to-date as possible on all her patients’ health conditions, appointments with other physicians, prescriptions and treatments. She always works to help patients receive the care that is in their best interests—that will have positive impacts on their health.

Dr. Cheekati takes the time to teach her patients about their health, including how their family history affects their health outlook, how to lower their risks for conditions like cancer or heart disease, and how to manage their existing conditions. She enjoys checking in with her patients to see how they are able to improve their health and is inspired by their efforts to make positive lifestyle changes.

In her spare time, Dr. Cheekati likes to read, cook, and spend time with her family and friends. She also spends time outdoors gardening, hiking and travelling. She speaks English, Hindi and Telugu.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cheekati by calling 404-251-2820.

My Clinical Interests

  • allergies
  • anxiety
  • asthma
  • depression
  • hypertension
  • lipid metabolism
  • menopause
  • preventive medicine
  • Primary Care
  • women's health

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Andhra Medical College, Maharanipet, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
1997

INTERNSHIP

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield NJ
2001

RESIDENCY

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield NJ
2003

Languages spoken

  • Hindi

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory at Avalon

Emory at Avalon - Primary Care
2795 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30004
  • 404-251-2820
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Andhra Medical College, Maharanipet, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
1997

INTERNSHIP

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield NJ
2001

RESIDENCY

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield NJ
2003

Languages spoken

  • Hindi