Priya Balakrishna, MD

Internal Medicine
250 East Liberty Street Suite 410
Louisville, KY 40202 Get Directions
502.214.8106
9517 US Highway 42
Prospect, KY 40059 Get Directions
Priya Balakrishna, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months **
900.00 every 6 months **
1,800.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

"Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity." 
-Hippocrates
 
"It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has." 
-Hippocrates 

My practice philosophy is simple; I treat my patients as though you are my family members, and therefore, want the very best for you. I take the time to know who you are; I care about how you feel, how you want to be treated, how you live, and how life has affected you. I cherish having the privilege of being your personal physician, to safeguard and protect your health through major life milestones, each with new goals and challenges. I help you lead a healthy life by focusing on wellness and prevention now, and taking steps to minimize the risk of developing diseases later. I also respect your preferences. I try to explain complicated medical conditions and procedures using language that you and your family will understand. I keep you informed about the various treatment options, and help make a personalized care plan for yourself. 

The most satisfying part of my profession is the long-term patient relationships that develop over the years, based on mutual trust and respect. I am fortunate to have worked and trained with some of the best physicians. They have inspired me with their knowledge, kindness, compassion, humility, as well as true dedication to service. In my MDVIP-affiliated practice I will emulate them daily as I try to do now. I keep up-to-date with the latest in medical research and guidelines as the field of medicine is dynamic and continually improving, to be able to give you comprehensive healthcare of the highest quality. I also offer conveniences, like same- or next-day appointments that start on time, which may be found in concierge medicine practices.

I consider myself blessed to live in my adopted hometown of Louisville since 1999. I grew up in India and speak Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu in addition to fluent English. I love being a doctor and feel truly humbled that people trust me to care for them.
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Dr. Balakrishna's Credentials

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Residency:
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Internal Medicine 1999-2002

Internship:
University of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital
Chicago, IL
1998-1999

Medical School:
Christian Medical College
Vellore, India
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 1995

Undergraduate:
Christian Medical College
Vellore, India
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 1995

Jewish Hospital
English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu
Recognition for Delivery of Quality Diabetes Care, American Diabetes Association 2009-present
Best performing Resident, Community-based Hospital, University of Louisville 2001
Christian Medical College
- I. P. Sukumar Memorial Prize for Excellence Cardiology 1995
- K. G. Koshy Prize for Proficiency in Medicine 1995
- 4th Rank Merit Award 1993
The Reality of Abortion: A Study on a Rural Community In India. Reproductive Health Matters November 2000. Paper presented at the All India Congress of ObGyns December 1996
Intensive Management And Psychosocial Characteristics In Poorly Controlled Diabetes, University of Illinois Chicago, Michael Reese Hospital 1999
Cost-Effectiveness Of Current Anti-Tuberculous Regimens, Department of Community Health and Development, Christian Medical College, Vellore 1994
Comparison Of Different Treatment Modalities In Acromegaly, Deparment of Endocrinology, Christian Medical College, Vellore 1994.
Jefferson County Medical Society
Kentucky Medical Association
Kentucky

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Balakrishna

from Bessie in KY March 30, 2020 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

What can I say about Dr. Bal. I love her my whole family does. I know that she has my best interest in hand . She listens and remembers everything you told her three months later (smile). Dr. Bal is good for me mentally and physically. She wants the best care for you and it shows. During your visit she is thorough and takes her time with your check up and she makes darn sure that you don't… See more

from Kim in KY March 29, 2020 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

At age 59, my husband finally convinced me to find a primary care doctor. He was a member of MDVIP & I was impressed by the care he received, as well as the personal attention. I was piecing my health together here and there with Little Clinic and Immediate Care when I’d come down with something, never seeing the same person twice. I wanted the personal care my husband received but I… See more

from Decora in KY March 13, 2020 for Priya Balakrishna, MD
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What more can I say I confide in Dr Bala in everything. She truly cares about my well being. My health and quality of life has been enhanced because of the greatest Dr. MY DOCTOR!!! Dr Priya Balakrishna! ❤

from Decora in KY March 13, 2020 for Priya Balakrishna, MD
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Dr Balakrishna encourages me to take care of myself and she REALLY cares about my health and overall well being she is very thorough.
My mental physical and emotional has improved significantly thanks to my beautiful Dr Balakrishna.
So happy for the opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate the opportunity to celebrate you all you do❤
Dr Wiajanco was my Dr for over 20… See more

from Lori in KY March 12, 2020 for Priya Balakrishna, MD
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Yes, by the time I was 55, going to the doctor only meant pain, more pain, shame and frustration. Tests that meant nothing, proved nothing, and then being sent to a specialist, who repeated the cycle. At no time until I started seeing Dr. Balakrishna, have I felt that a doctor has actually listened to me. Because of her, I am learning to trust a doctor. I have listened to her advice, followed… See more

from Lynn in KY March 12, 2020 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

When I moved from New York to Prospect, KY this past summer, finding an internist was a top priority. After researching online, I found Dr. Priya Balakrishna. My initial visit with her was a natural match and every visit thereafter has provided me with THE most top quality care, both physically and emotionally. I always walk out with a curated plan and as a result, I’m calmer, knowing Dr.… See more

from RICHARD in IN March 11, 2020 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

Not many people reverse diabetes after 20 years being a diabetic, but I did through the encouragement and care of Dr Balakrishna. Yep, that’s right, I have had no diabetes for over 12 years now. No pills, no insulin shots, completely diabetes free. First, she encouraged me to get into a nutrition class. Following the class, she met with me several times and explained additional food management… See more

from Patricia in KY March 10, 2020 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

Seeing Dr. Balakrishna is like visiting with your best friend. She is so caring and attentive, and easy to relate to. She has a wealth of knowledge, both traditional and non-traditional, about any issue I discuss with her. She's the best!

from Mary Ann in KY March 10, 2020 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

From the first time I met Dr Balakrishna about 20 years ago she made me feel relaxed She always has a soothing comfort for your questions and is always attentive and available.

from Jeffries in KY March 24, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

Dr Balakrishna
Thank you for your patience and understanding with me. My goal is to keep my health a priority. You have helped make things clear for me when I dont fully understand. I get anxious!! Because of your patience, I do better. Thank you and God Bless you and your family.

Jeffries S.

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