Cullman Regional welcomes Endocrinologist, Lakshmi Kannan, MD, to Medical Group

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Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes Endocrinologist and Obesity Medicine Specialist, Lakshmi Kannan, MD, to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Kannan completed her medical degree at Thanjavur Medical College, and later, completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She went on to complete her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

As an endocrinologist, Dr. Kannan specializes in treating hormonal diseases. Dr. Kannan treats patients ages 18 and older for conditions such as:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Calcium disorders/parathyroid disorders
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Endocrine Hypertension
  • Medical management of obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pituitary diseases
  • Thyroid disorders

Dr. Kannan places an emphasis on educating her patients and creates individualized plans of care in her practice. She has received numerous awards throughout her years of practicing medicine, including the “Exemplar of Professionalism Award” (2014) from the American College of Physicians, Pennsylvania Chapter, the “Outstanding Graduating Resident Award” (2015) from Einstein Medical, the “Robert D. Utiger Award” and “Bradley Award for Outstanding Research” (2017) from the University of Pennsylvania and the “Candidate of the Year Award” (2019) from the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Kannan enjoys cooking, dancing, singing and spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

Dr. Kannan is providing care for patients at Cullman Regional Metabolic and Surgical Clinic, located in Professional Office Building 3 – 1800 AL Hwy 157, Suite 201. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kannan by calling 256-735-5975.

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