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About Dr. Jithander R Katkuri
Dr. Jithander R Katkuri, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Smyrna, TN, with another office in Smyrna, TN. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Katkuri is affiliated with Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Dr. Katkuri has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Jithander R Katkuri has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Jithander R Katkuri has the following 52 expertise
- Male Circumcision
- Personality Disorders
- Hearing Loss
- Eating Disorders
- Weight Loss
- Adolescent Medicine
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Urinary Incontinence
- Holter monitoring
- Anxiety Disorders
- Elbow Injuries
- Seizure Disorders
- Chronic Illness
- Electrocardiography (EKG)
- Back Pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Neck Pain
- Crisis Intervention
- Primary Headache Disorders
- Panic Disorder
- Pelvic Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Marital Counseling
- Family Planning
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Critical Care
- Impotence (Vasculogenic Impotence)
- Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
- Mood Disorders
Dr. Jithander R Katkuri has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Jithander R Katkuri is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Katkuri has the worst bedside manner I've seen. He does not listen to his patients and is one that wants to blame weight on everything. The cloudy skies are caused by my weight. I do not recommend him to anyone that wants to be taken seriously. However, Debbie Hinkle the PA there is amazing. I absolutely love her and trust her 100% with my medical care. I highly recommend her.
I saw Katkuri only because the other doctor in his office was unavailable. When I saw him I communicated the medicines I was on and that I was feeling great. I told him I just wanted to do routine bloodwork since it had been a couple years to check my hormone levels. Without even writing the order for the blood tests, Katkuri told me I didn't need the medicine. I accept if it's discovered a certain medicine causes unacceptably risky contraindications a person must be advised but that wasn't that case at all in this scenario. Katkuri was just taking the broad stroke stance that persons in my age group (30s) are over-medicated for such things. This is entirely unacceptable. A doctor is supposed to use the latest sound science/meta-analysis to diagnostically treat pathological problems. I gently reminded him a couple years ago I'd taken a great many blood tests to get my dosing right for hormone medicines and reasserted my desire to get my blood tests to check my various hormone levels etc. The only other thing I found distasteful was how he slyly asked me if I smoked pot. I've been asked by other medical professionals of course over the years as such things are medically relevant or even sometimes mandated. However, Katkuri slyly smiled and phrased it something to the effect of "I bet you like to smoke a little pot don't you." Yikes! Not all doctors are created equal and even the best ones are off their best game some days. I'm very patient with most folks yet I'm not giving this gentleman a second chance. My time and health is too valuable. Should you read this Dr Katkuri, consider you may be more apt to get reported to the medical board/insurance malpractice for negligence for being conservative and not doing bloodwork than actually treating the patient, titrating and refilling hormone medicine.
Dr. K is the best doc I've ever had. I'm 72 and active with several health issues. He never rushes me, makes eye contact instead of writing or on computer. He's caring and understanding. The office staff is fine, he or staff make follow up calls. The wait time is not as bad as I expected. Been going 4 years. Glad I changed. I highly recommend him.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Katkuri is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
41 Years Experience
Kakatiya Medical College
Graduated in 1977
Meharry Medical College
Dr. Jithander R Katkuri accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
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