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Anita P. Shankar, MD

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My specialty:
Internal Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, Spanish, Tamil

My gender: Female

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About me

I was born in Albuquerque, N.M., but grew up mostly in Houston, Texas. My interest in medicine started at a young age. I was always inclined to science and grew up in a family that was active in our community. The combination of science and serving others made medicine the natural career choice for me.

I attended Rice University and decided to stay in Houston for my medical school and residency training. As the first physician in my family, I knew that I wanted to become a doctor who could take care of everyone, from grandchildren to grandparents. After working in Houston for a few years, my husband and I moved to Atlanta, where I joined the team at Kaiser Permanente. 

About my practice

I am board certified in two specialties, internal medicine and pediatrics. I chose to pursue "Med-Peds" so I can take care of everyone, from newborns to the elderly. My training allows me to take care of healthy patients as well as those with chronic and/or complex medical conditions. I enjoy primary care because I can provide continuity of care for the entire family. I believe the key to taking care of generations of families is by building strong relationships based on trust, compassion, respect and good communication.

I practice preventive care with the goal of keeping my patients from developing chronic diseases and related medical complications. I believe that the mind, body and spirit are related so I try to treat the whole person rather than just the medical problem. I also practice evidenced-based medicine and emphasize patient education. It is vital for our members to be informed about their medical conditions so that they may make the most informed decision for their health.

I also emphasize teamwork, as health care is a partnership between the patient, doctor and parent/family. Every member is different, and I strive to work closely together with my patients to come up with the best health care plan for you.

How I thrive

I thrive by staying healthy, both physically and mentally. I enjoy meditation, yoga, pilates, dancing and pure barre. I find mental peace through listening to music, reading, cross-stitching and volunteering in the community. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and love watching movies. I also thrive at work as I love meeting new people. I enjoy working with my pediatric patients and their families and watching them grow up. I also enjoy talking with my adult patients, as I teach them about medicine, and in return, they teach me so much about living life. Together, we all thrive.

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Medical groups and plans

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

Internal Medicine Department name
8011 Mall Parkway, Lithonia, GA 30038
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  • HMO or EPO
  • Individual & Family Plans
  • Individual & Family Plans - Added Choice
  • Multi-Choice or POS
  • Senior Advantage
  • Signature HMO

Contact information

  • Health Line
  • 1-800-255-0056 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Health Line
  • 1-800-611-1811 (toll free)
  • Health Line locally
  • 404-365-0966

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

University of Texas School of Medicine - Houston
Houston , TX

Board certification

American Board Internal Medicine American Board Pediatrics

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

Internship/Residency

Internal Medicine

University of Texas School of Medicine - Houston
Houston , TX

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2018

Provider ID

50626
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Information about a practitioner is provided to us by the practitioner or the practitioner's network, or is obtained as part of the credentialing process. Board certification may not reflect contracted services available from practitioners listed in our directory. If you have questions regarding this or about any of our practitioners, call us at 1-800-611-1811 (toll free). For the hearing and speech impaired: 1-888-865-5813 or 711 (TTY). You can also call the Georgia Composite Medical Board at (404) 656-3913, or visit their websiteExternal Link.

This page was last updated on:

11/17/2018