Dr. Krishna Pinnamaneni, MB BS

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMale

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Dr. Krishna Pinnamaneni, MB BS is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Tempe, AZ and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pinnamaneni has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening, Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring, and Thyroid Disorders. He graduated from Guntur Med Coll, Andhra U medical school in 1970. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Krishna Pinnamaneni, MB BS

Edward D Szmuc M.d. PC

2034 E Southern Ave Ste T Tempe, AZ 85282 ()
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Telehealth services available

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Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pinnamaneni treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pinnamaneni treats other conditions, please contact the office at (480) 838-2277.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Pinnamaneni is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteopenia
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Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring specialists.

Dr. Pinnamaneni is experienced in the area of Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. Pinnamaneni is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Thyroid Nodule
Hyperthyroidism
Hashimoto's Disease
Thyroiditis
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Dr. Pinnamaneni's conditions and procedures:

  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Goiter
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Renal Scan
  • Rickets
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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Dr. Pinnamaneni accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Alta Health Network
Ameriben
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Motorola Health Plans
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
American Indian Health Plan
Arizona Medical Network
Arizona PHCS
Assurant Health
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
AZ Health Concepts
Bankers Life and Casualty
Bashas Benefit Trust
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benesight
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
City of Mesa Health Plan
CNA
Community Care Network
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
Compusys
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
El Paso First Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
First Life and Health Insurance
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Fortified Provider Network
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Guardian
Dental
Health Net
HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
HealthSmart
Humana
Gold
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
LifeWise
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
Administrative Enterprises
MetLife
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
RAN/AMN
One Health
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
Principal Life
Private HealthCare Systems
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
State Farm
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
UniCare
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
University Physicians
Unum
Veteran Administration Plan
Wausau Benefits
Zenith Administrators Inc

Dr. Pinnamaneni's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pinnamaneni

1.6

Based on 68 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.4705882352941178%
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WORST Dr. experience EVER
The Dr is excessively rude - he cut me off numerous times when I was attempting to answer the questions he asked me telling me to stop speaking because I did not know what I was talking about. He refused me an attendant for the exam that I was required to strip down to a multiple sizes too small paper gown for despite his new patient information page stating that one would be provided at a patient's request. Both of these responses are unacceptable. I question his expertise significantly as his exam consisted of listening to my heart and lung sounds - no other checking was done - he did not check my feet (?!) or my teeth (Both are standard in every other diabetic patient exam I have ever received). When he did listen to my heart and lungs he placed his hand lower than was comfortable and did not ask for permission to touch me at all - after ignoring my request for an attendant his own paperwork said would be provided. I question his ethics and his skills. Any Dr. that is compel
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mykki Phoenixheart – Feb 28, 2022
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Dr Pinnamaneni is a kind and astute Healthcare provider. Experienced and logical. You cannot find better...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John H Loebel – May 09, 2021
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I've been a patient of Dr. Pinnamanie for over 10 years. He has successful treated my thyroid condition in a professional and caring manor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Gengler – Jul 17, 2020
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This guy is horrible. Every negative review I've read about this guy is true. My wife is very sick,he keeps sending her for tests and more tests but "just doesn't think the results are right" He treats her like a new patient every visit, he will barge in door , ignore her and finally my wife has to start the conversation. He won't communicate with my wife's cardio dr, office record keeping is not up to current laws and he provides no answers or results...just more tests and labs. Under his care she will die. I'm taking proactive measures here and I implore others to do the same. We will file a complaint with our insurance , we will ask our dr. two questions 1 how do we file a complaint with the medical board and 2 why he recommended this guy. His reviews are very honest, this practice is terrible
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May 09, 2019
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Run away! He’s nothing but a rude, arrogant, money hungry jerk. Treated me and his staff like a child. Ordered a bunch of tests that I had done the month prior, but they were good enough for him. Also booked me 4 appointments without asking me if the dates/time were ok, I had prior commitments. This is NOT how a medical practice should be run. Do yourself a favor and find another doc.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Chris – Jan 29, 2019
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The single worst medical 'professional' I've ever dealt with. A five minute office visit is considered 'extended'. He doesn't listen. He doesn't answer questions. Office staff doesn't follow through on commitments.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Phoenix, AZ – Dec 18, 2018
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Everything negative on this guy's reviews is accurate based on my experience. I found him on my insurance website and failed to check his online reviews before making an appointment. What a mistake that was! Maybe it's because he's a cranky old man, but I get the feeling he's normally arrogant and rude to everyone. His staff certainly looks stressed out and unhappy. Whatever the reason, I highly recommend another endocrinologist, anyone but this guy.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Tempe – Oct 07, 2018
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If you want a doctor to LISTEN this is the wrong one. His lack of understanding regardless how many times we expressed what was needed has our other doctors baffled and has seriously compromised the health of my loved one.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Mesa, AZ – Sep 06, 2018
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Should not be a clinician. Is very rude, On my first appointment, he was berating one (or all) of his staff in front of his outgoing patient, and could be heard out in the waiting room. He is arrogant and a thoroughly unpleasant little man. By little I don't necessarily mean his physical stature, but his pettiness. Do not go to him If you can help it.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nancy Few in Tempe, AZ – Oct 14, 2017
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Do not pay payments, BEFORE first, verifying with insurance. I witnessed, two patients swipe their cards on payments (a large and a small bill) after being surprised they had any bills. When this happened to me, I called both insurances, both insurances claimed the billing person wasnt sending proper information to insurances. After sharing, I wouldn't be back. I received a letter of Dr. terminating his care, claimed I wouldn't communicate with my insurance and that I expected free services.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 30, 2017
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Not sure where to start. But he overbooks, and leaves patients waiting hours to be seen. His office staff is clueless. His last concern is his patients. I called and cancelled my use of his services. I told them my thoughts about how they treat patients and three days later I receive a letter in the mail advising me that they are terminating my services "for refusal to follow medical recommendations ". I wouldn't recommend taking your dog to this doctor. He only cares about his ego.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Life is not a joy with this doc in Mesa, AZ – Jul 14, 2017
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PLEASE, go elsewhere. You will only regret going to this doctor. His staff is just as horrible as he is. The office manager has no compassion for anything or anyone. Last I heard patient care meant caring for the patient, not milking them and their insurance companies for nonsense. Lets not even get into their medical records policies.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Very Disappointed in AZ – Apr 26, 2017
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I should've read these reviews before scheduling my appointment at this office. This doctor is seriously lacking bedside manners. His first words to me were, "I've been doing this a long time. You don't know. These other doctors in this field are all young & they don't know." Ummm... okay? Can we talk about my medical issues now? He runs his office like a business & makes sure all payment is made promptly. I overheard him yelling at one of his staff - very unprofessional. He was no help to me :(
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mesa, AZ – Feb 23, 2017
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Staff was polite and friendly, Dr. Pinnamaneni was very polite and funny. He chatted a bit about this and that to husband and myself right when he came into the room. It relaxed me and made me forget I was sitting on the table wearing a paper shirt (mysterious but hey, themes the rules). Anyway, he asked for symptoms and said they were classic hyper, he prescribed pills to take my heart rate down and he ordered and ultrasound right then, I go back tommorow to do an uptake scan.fine Dr so far
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ronna Torrisi in Mesa, AZ – Aug 11, 2016
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He spent the first 10 minutes giving me all the info on how great he was, his degrees, etc. . Ordered a multitude of tests and ultrasound--some of the tests were experimental and cost $600 because insurance would not cover.my referring doctor &I tried to get medical records from him. we were both told they had already been mailed 30 days ago--never received,I asked for images to be sent to my doctor--not done. I went to Dr. P's office and paid $25 for 2 sheets of paper reports. BAD experience.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Annette Petzel in Phoenix, AZ – Jun 09, 2016
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The lovely staff is eclipsed by Dr. Krishna M. Pinnamaneni's arrogance, unprofessionalism, and disrespectful behavior.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ashley in Chandler, AZ – Jun 06, 2016
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Horrible experience!!! I was having thyroid issues and he made my whole experience so much worse than it needed to be. He doesn't listen and is rude. Completely lacks bedside manner. He refused to give me my records when I left and said that his practice didn't release records. I finally got them after much arguing.
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Cam in Phoenix, AZ – May 27, 2016
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I took my daughter here for her type 1 diabetes. He is the rudest, most obnoxious doctor I have ever had the misfortune of dealing with. Practically had my daughter in tears. He must hate his job and having to deal with people. He ran a lot of tests. Not sure it was all necessary. We got copies of the test results and got out of there as quickly as possible! Never to return again!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jack Nelson in Gilbert, AZ – May 23, 2016
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I went along with my 26 year old son as he was having issues with his thyroid as was supposed to get some test results. The doctor scolded me for checking emails on my cell phone.he also ordered me to get up and read the sign he had posted. I apologized as I didn't even notice the sign and immediately put my phone in my purse, but he continued to belittle me like a child. And his attitude contined to get worst. Horrible horrible person and do not recommend him at all.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Laura Capello in Tempe, AZ – Apr 07, 2016
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Terrible!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Biography

Dr. Krishna Pinnamaneni, MB BS is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Tempe, AZ and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Nuclear Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1978
Billings Hosp & Med Ctrs-U Chicago-Pritzker Sch Med
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Mt Carmel Mercy Hosp & Med Ctrs-U Mich Med Sch
Residency Hospital
1975
Edgewater Hosp-U Hlth Scis/Chicago Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1974
Guntur Med Coll-Andhra U
Residency Hospital
1972
All India Inst Med Scis
Residency Hospital
1971
Guntur Med Coll-Andhra U
Internship Hospital
1970
Guntur Med Coll, Andhra U
Medical School
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Dr. Pinnamaneni frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring, and Thyroid Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Pinnamaneni specializes.

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Dr. Pinnamaneni's office is located at 2034 E Southern Ave Ste T, Tempe, AZ 85282. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Edward D Szmuc M.d. PC2034 E Southern Ave Ste T Tempe, AZ 85282
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