Shalini Katikaneni, MD, an Internist with Prime Internal Medicine Associates

Get to know Internist Dr. Shalini Katikaneni, who serves patients in Dallas, Texas.

Affectionately known to her patients as “Dr. K”, Dr. Katikaneni is a well-versed physician in the field of internal medicine. She works at Prime Internal Medicine Associates in Dallas, Texas.

With a passion for practicing holistic medicine, Prime Internal Medicine Associates strives to ensure that high-quality, patient-centered care is provided to all patients. The practice features friendly staff and attentive providers who are known for their compassionate bedside manner and dedication to patients’ long-term care.

Treating a broad range of conditions, Dr. K is a strong advocate for preventative care. Her background in internal medicine allows her to manage patients with complex medical histories. Her goal as a primary care physician is to keep her patients healthy and to respond to illnesses with treatment plans tailored to individual needs. 

When establishing medical care plans with her patients, she believes that each patient’s needs and concerns must be heard first. She concentrates on the individual sitting in her office and their presenting symptoms. With the philosophy that the patient and doctor are a team, she makes it a priority to explain test results and provide thorough treatment plans. Her goal is to ensure that the patient is engaged in their own health care and can therefore be an active participant. 

Establishing long-term relationships with her patients is an essential part of her practice. Dr. K encourages open communication and strives to connect with each person she treats. This approach means personalized care that addresses the patients’ needs and concerns.

Throughout her academic career, she graduated with her medical degree from Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College in India. She then relocated to the United States, performing her residency in internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Specializing in the medical treatment of adults, Dr. K is board-certified in internal medicine & hospice and palliative medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

To boot, she is board-certified in obesity medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). The ABOM is a 501 nonprofit, self-appointed physician-evaluation organization that certifies physicians practicing obesity medicine.

In her professional experience, Dr. K is an active member of the Obesity Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They manage and prevent common and complex diseases by providing comprehensive care and promoting overall well-being.

When she is not working, Dr. K loves spending time with her family. She speaks English, Hindi, and Telugu.

Learn More about Dr. Shalini Katikaneni:
Through her findatopdoc profile, or through Prime Internal Medicine Associates, 

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