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COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Overview of the virus

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus. It is believed to spread in ways similar to the common cold—such as through coughs, sneezes, or handshakes. We are following established infection prevention protocols and remain prepared to care for patients. We have trained and practiced for these scenarios. When you enter our clinic, you may see certain staff members wearing masks. This is a preventative measure. Patients who exhibit any respiratory symptoms will also be asked to wear masks and will be rescheduled for non-emergent appointments.

Important Information about your upcoming appointment:

Keep Your Scheduled Appointments

You should not avoid seeking necessary care out of concerns about COVID-19 and you should keep your appointments unless otherwise instructed by your physician. However, if you are experiencing symptoms or think you've been exposed to COVID-19, call your doctor before going to your appointment.

If We Need to Reschedule

Your Appointment
As things evolve, we may reach out to reschedule clinic visits or procedures. In the event that we need to reschedule your appointment, we will call you.

Keep Taking Your Medications

We recommend that you continue taking all medications, as prescribed, unless otherwise instructed by your physician. Contact your physician if you have questions. While you are visiting our office, please remember to follow the CDC’s guidelines concerning social distancing and hand hygiene to protect yourself and others.

EFFECTIVE 3/23/2020 - 4/9/2020:

We will be reducing our office hours and will be open from 8am-2pm. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours, please call 911. If you need to speak with us about a non-urgent matter, please call our office between the hours of 8am-2pm.

Our Doctors

Drs. Chintalapudi and Tellez, both board certified neurologists, started the practice in 2000. Together, they bring a unique combination of experience and specialized training to the patients we serve.

Dr. Chin

Giridhar Chintalapudi M.D., FAASM

A native of India, Dr. Chintalapudi (Dr. Chin) completed medical school at Kurnool Medical School in Southern India. After moving to the United States in 1994, he completed a neurology residency at the State University of New York – Stony Brook where he was nominated as doctor of the year by patients. After becoming board certified in neurology in 1998, he continued to pursue an interest in sleep medicine in which he also became board certified. Soon after concluding his training, he was appointed medical director for a sleep center and invited to become a clinical instructor at Indiana University at Purdue.

Since 2000, Dr. Chin has lived in North Carolina. He was the director of the sleep medicine programs at Siler City Community College from 2006-2010 and at Sandhills Community College from 2008–2010. In fact, Dr. Chintalapudi is one of the few physicians in North Carolina, board certification in sleep medicine. He is also board certified in Neuromuscular Disease and General Neurology by the American Board of American Specialties. He has been with Sandhills Neurologists since it’s inception in 2000. Together with Dr. Tellez, Sandhills Neurologists is proud to offer cutting-edge treatments for patients with migraine headaches and an electromyography (EMG) clinic for increased access to nerve conduction studies.

Henry Tellez, M.D.

Dr. Tellez was born in Detroit and raised in Colombia. He obtained his medical degree from Valley University, Colombia and later completed his internship and neurology residency at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Dr. Tellez also completed a fellowship in Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV/EMG) & Neuromuscular Diseases at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is board certified in general neurology, neuromuscular medicine and vascular neurology by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Tellez is also certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) in the field of neuroimaging (MRI/CT).

His neuroimaging services include reading brain/spine magnetic resonance and computed tomography scans, in addition to nerve conduction studies and electromyography (NCS/EMG).Dr. Tellez has been with Sandhills Neurologists since its inception in 2000. Together with Dr. Chin, Sandhills Neurologists is proud to offer cutting edge treatments for patients with migraine headaches and an electromyography (EMG) clinic for increased access to nerve conduction studies.

Dr. Tellez is fluent in Spanish to better serve Spanish-speaking patients.

Management Team

Donna Manjorin, RPSGT, RST

Practice Manager
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