ATLANTA, Ga. (March 22, 2011)—Piedmont Physicians at Marietta welcomes internist Meena H. Kakarala, M.D., to its healthcare team of five internists. Piedmont Physicians at Marietta is located at 790 Church Street, in Marietta, Ga.
“Dr. Kakarala has been with Piedmont Physicians Group in a part-time capacity for several years,” said Berney Crane, CEO of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the administrative parent corporation of Piedmont Physicians Group. “Her experience in internal medicine and research background will certainly be a welcome asset to her new practice and a convenient resource for many patients in Marietta.”
Prior to her tenure at Piedmont Physicians Group, Dr. Kakarala was in private practice for seven years in Melbourne, Fla. While there, for two years in a row she earned the “Member Satisfaction” award for primary care physicians. Given by Health First of Melbourne, Fla., the largest local health plan in the area, the award is given to the top 10 percent of primary care physicians in the network based on patient satisfaction surveys.
After graduating cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Kakarala earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. She then completed her residency at both Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago, Ill. and Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
Dr. Kakarala did research on various projects at Washington University in Saint Louis, Mo.; John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.; University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla.; and the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Kakarala accepts most major insurance plans. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 678-797-8201. For more information, visit piedmontphysicians.org.