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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (4)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil is Excellent. Dr. Pernenkil has been reviewed by 15 patients who have provided 4 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.1
Promptness 3.9
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 4.5
Bedside Manner 4.6
Spends Time with Me 4.5
Follows Up After Visit 4.4

Specialties & Research

Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil, MD is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease.

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Heart Block
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Unstable Angina

Education & Awards

Dr. Pernenkil graduated from Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada. He has 5 awards.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2010 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Greater New Orleans


Dr. Pernenkil has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • Louisiana Heart Hospital 
  • Slidell Memorial Hospital 


  • Telugu
  • Kannada

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Additional Information
Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil MD is a male Internist, has 32 years of experience and practices in Cardiovascular Disease.
Where does Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil practice?
Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil has 1 office location.
Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil practices Cardiovascular Disease near Slidell, LA.
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