Anita Shankar, MD

Anita Shankar, MD

Internal Medicine, Pediatrician

Location

Personal Statement

Anita Shankar, M.D. received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston (UTHealth), and a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University. She completed her residency at UTHealth, where she received the Outstanding Resident in Ambulatory Medicine Award for Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.

Specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Shankar treats patients from newborns to adults and has a special interest in preventative medicine. She sees patients for acute illnesses, management of chronic diseases, well child and well woman exams and annual physicals.

Dr. Shankar sees herself as a health advisor and advocate for her patients. She enjoys building strong patient-physician relationships and educating them on lifestyle choices that will benefit their overall wellness. “My goal for patients is to work with them to make the necessary lifestyle changes or treatment plans to prevent them from developing chronic diseases,” said Dr. Shankar. “With my pediatric patients, I work with the patient and their parents to establish healthy lifestyle habits.”

Fluent in Tamil and with a working knowledge of Spanish, Dr. Shankar prides herself on practicing evidence-based medicine and provides high quality, personalized treatment plans for each patient. Dr. Shankar takes her time with every patient or family, learns their medical history and listens to their concerns. For her pediatric patients, she believes in working as a partner with parents and their children. She takes the time to make sure each patient or family understands their medical conditions and wellness goals.

In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, dancing, reading, staying active in the community, spending time with friends and family, and staying on the forefront of medical advances.

Gender

Female

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • Accountable/Interplan - PPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - Fundamental Care (PPO)
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - POS Open Access
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Cigna - Shared Administration (PPO)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Employers Health Network - PPO
  • HealthSmart - HMO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - EDGE
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MultiPlan - PHCS
  • Provider Select - PPO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select POS
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans

Medical School

University of Texas at Houston (2011)

Available Appointments

Kingwood Town Center - W. Lake Houston

2855 W. Lake Houston Pkwy Suite 101A Kingwood, TX 77339 (832) 658-4100

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