Priya Balakrishna, MD

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

412.50 every 3 months
825.00 every 6 months
1,650.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

"Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity."

"It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has."

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, sometimes compared to concierge medicine, 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 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.

Dr. Balakrishna's Credentials

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University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Internal Medicine 1999-2002

University of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital
Chicago, IL

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

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
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.

from Susan in KY March 21, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

I can honestly say that I love Dr Balakrishna! Even before the MDVIP, she always made me feel special and very important in caring for me as a patient and as a friend! I have never had a doctor as caring as Dr Balakrishna! She has helped me so much with my health problems and is very up front with me when need be! I really appreciate her help and concern! Honestly, no matter how Iam feeling, I… See more

from Rebecca in IN March 17, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

Dr Balakrishna,
I want to thank you for always showing so much care and concern. You have been much more than a doctor to me. You have been my supporter, therapist, and angel in disguise. I remember the time I called you and you were at the airport getting ready to board a plane and you took time to talk to me and get me an appointment with another doctor. How many doctors would take… See more

from Richard in IN March 17, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

Dr B
I appreciate your great medical care. I really cant thank you enough for being accessible via text and cell phone. Your willingness to respond quickly is a great comfort and big asset to Becky and me in our times of need. I cannot express how much it means to know that you are always with us. Your medical knowledge has kept us healthy and happy in retirement. Finally, no matter… See more

from Yolonda in KY March 6, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

Thank you so very much for the wonderful care that you have provided to our family! You and your team always are professional and beyond that...caring. It is a comfort to know that you are watching over our medical needs. Please know that you are much appreciated!

Your care and concern got us through a very difficult year with mother as she ended her journey and I am comforted that… See more

from Bonnie in KY March 5, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

Dr. Balakrishna,

So sorry for my late response. I did want to thank you so much for your ever thoughtful kindness and care.

Warmest regards,

from Ann Marie in KY March 4, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

Thank You.
I appreciate that you continually keep up to date on health information so that you can make suggestions to improve my health. I learn something new with every visit.

from Paul in KY March 4, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

I am so grateful for a knowledgeable physician who knows and treats me and not my maladies. Thank you,
Paul K.

from Patricia in KY March 1, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

Dr Balakrishna is a wonderful doctor. She is very knowledgeable and attentive to my needs. One of the best doctors I have ever known. I am so fortunate to have her as my doctor.
Trish Cohen

from Bob in KY February 28, 2018 for Priya Balakrishna, MD

We feel so fortunate to have Dr Balakrishna as our physician. She exceeds our expectations every time we see her.