Dr. Krishna Pinnamaneni, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Krishna Pinnamaneni, MD
Dr. Krishna Pinnamaneni, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Tempe, AZ. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Pinnamaneni is affiliated with Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center.

1847 E Southern Ave Ste 1

Tempe, AZ 85282

Contact Information

(480) 838-2277

Dr. Krishna Pinnamaneni, MD

Dr. Krishna Pinnamaneni, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Alta Health Network
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • 54 More

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
more than 64% of peers
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
more than 53% of peers

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Goiter
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Rickets
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Renal Scan
  • Stress Test
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Guntur Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Edgewater Hospital University Health Scis/Chicago Med School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Guntur Med College Andhra University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Washington University Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Billings Hospital and Med Ctrs University Chicago Pritzker School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pinnamaneni has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Pinnamaneni's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pinnamaneni to family and friends
based on 56 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Pinnamaneni's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Tempe, AZ |
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.
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.
in Mesa, AZ |
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.
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.
Mesa, AZ |
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 :(
in Mesa, AZ |
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
in Phoenix, AZ |
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.
in Chandler, AZ |
The lovely staff is eclipsed by Dr. Krishna M. Pinnamaneni's arrogance, unprofessionalism, and disrespectful behavior.
in Phoenix, AZ |
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.
in Gilbert, AZ |
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!
in Tempe, AZ |
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.
in phoenix |
Absolutely rude. Does not listen to patient concerns.
New York, NY |
Do not waste your time or hard earned money. Run!
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Dr. Pinnamaneni accepts 68 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Alta Health Network
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • 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 Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • 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 Life and Health Insurance
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    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
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • 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
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • University Physicians
  • Unum
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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