The physicians at Sandhills Neurologists, Dr. Chintalapudi, MD, FAASM, and Henry Tellez, M.D., offer quality testing and treatment for sleep disorders, neuromuscular conditions and general neurology. They began their practice together in 2000.
About Our Doctors
Drs. Chintalapudi and Tellez have a unique combination of experience and specialized training. While both physicians are board certified in vascular neurology and offer treatment for migraines, Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, strokes and tumors, each has an area of subspecialty expertise.
Giridhar Chintalapudi M.D., FAASM
A native of India, Dr. Chintalapudi completed medical school at Kurnool Medical School in Southern India, after which he moved to the United Kingdom and practiced medicine for 4 years. During his time in the UK, he developed a keen interest in behavioral neurology. His interest led him to move to New York in 1994, where he completed a neurology residency at the State University of New York, Stony Brook where he was nominated as doctor of the year by the patients. After becoming a board certified neurologist in 1998, he pursued his interest in sleep medicine and became dually board certified in sleep medicine, initially by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) in 2005 and later by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) in 2007. He practiced neurology as a board certified physician in Indiana for 2 years where he was appointed medical director for a sleep center and was also invited to become a clinical instructor at Indiana University at Purdue. Since 2000, he has lived in North Carolina and not only pursued excellence in patient care, but also sought to share his passion with others by active involvement in educating others. He was the director of the sleep medicine program at Siler City Community College from 2006-2010 and was the director of the sleep medicine program at Sandhills Community College from 2008–2010. In 2005, he became board certified in vascular neurology and in headache medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. He was a pioneer in the field of sleep medicine by opening the first accredited state-of-the-art sleep center in Moore County. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He joined Sandhills Neurology in 2002 and currently resides in the town of Cary with his wife who home schools their two daughters.
Dr. Chintalapudi is one of the few physicians in the state with a board certification in sleep medicine. While board certification in this subspecialty is still rather new, Dr. Chintalapudi has been practicing sleep medicine for more than 27 years.
Henry Tellez, M.D.
Dr. Tellez was born in Detroit, MI and raised in Colombia. He obtained his medical degree from Valley University, Colombia. He then completed his internship and neurology residency at Saint Louis University, Missouri. This was followed by a fellowship in Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV/EMG) & Neuromuscular Diseases at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is currently 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 fields of neuroimaging (MRI/CT) and headache medicine. Currently, he is active in his private practice.
Dr. Tellez is one of the first physicians to acquire board certification in neuromuscular medicine. "I find nerve and muscular conditions to be very interesting and particularly enjoy the testing process using nerve conduction studies and electromyography in making the diagnosis," says Dr. Tellez. 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 also speaks Spanish.