Dr. Jyothishree Pinnaka, MD

Dr. Jyothishree Pinnaka, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Dr. Jyothishree Pinnaka, MD is a nephrology specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from Mysore Medical College in 1992 and specializes in nephrology.Read her story

6005 Park Ave Ste 825B

Memphis, TN 38119

Contact Information

(901) 767-4799

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
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Top Care Areas

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Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Pinnaka's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pinnaka " Dr. Jo Pinnaka is a Board certified Nephrologist trained at the Esteemed Emory University in Atlanta, GA & Certified Kidney Transplant Specialist trained at the University of Tennessee , Memphis. Dr. Jo is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine & has been awarded a Fellow in Hospital Medicine with specialized training in Geriatrics and advanced Geriatrics."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pinnaka "                                          Our mission is to provide excellence in healthcare with emphasis on hypertension,kidney diseases, dialysis and management of kidney transplant patients.

We take pride on delivering high quality personalized, educational and preventative services that provide long term solutions to the  patients we serve, but also for the communities where we live and work.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best possible service and care for you or your loved ones."

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

1  Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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5  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mysore University / Mysore Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Mysore Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Queen's Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Queen's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Nephrology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Transplant Nephrology
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pinnaka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pinnaka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pinnaka to family and friends
254 total reviews (241 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (254)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Pinnaka's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Pinnaka Says:

Thank You for your feed back . Please feel free to reach me or my office any time .

Dr, Jo Pinnaka

MD; FHM; FASN and Transplant Nephrology 

Office: 901-767-4799

Fax: 901-767-4058


Patient Comments (241)

I’m doing home dialysis under care of Dr. Pinnaka. She is absolutely the best and cannot trade her for anything. She knows what is best for you and discusses with me and my family. She is an angel. You must see her. I recommended her to everyone on dialysis.
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EXcelkent Doctor. My kidney function is now great and also I feel so much better. She is the very best in town. If you are on dialysis or have kidney problems, you must see her. My sister is her dialysis patient.
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All the other doctors that saw me told Me To start dialysis. Someone in my church told me to see Dr. Pinnaka for second opinion. Dr. Pinnaka was very nice and professional and took lot of time explaining. She took me out of lot of medications she said was causing kidney failure and put me on a...more
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Dr Pinnaka has been treating me for last three months. When I first came to her, she stoppped all my medications and put me on a new set of medications. I am now on way less pills than all my life. My blood pressure has been the best in my life now. I’ve never felt this great ever. She does hVe...more
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DR pinnaka has been my doctor for last 8 years. My family comes to see her from far away too. They all say it is worth the trip bcoz Dr. Pinnaka hasn’t healing hands and isn’t a miracle worker.she is a god sent angel. She is the number one best kidney doctor in Memphis, TN
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