WHO WE ARE

With over 28 years of combined experience in Internal Medicine, Drs. Katikaneni and Mathew have helped a variety of patients with complex medical histories. With a passion for practicing holistic medicine, Prime Internal Medicine Associates strives to ensure that high-quality, patient-centered care is provided to all patients. Our practice features friendly staff and attentive providers who are known for their compassionate bedside manner and dedication to patients’ long-term care.

Dr. K and Dr. Mathew of Prime Internal Medicine Associates

WHAT WE DO

Prime Internal Medicine Associates provides expert diagnosis and treatment for a range of medical conditions. Along with focusing on patients’ individual medical needs, our team prioritizes implementing holistic lifestyle changes that result in improved acute and chronic conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, COPD, high cholesterol, hypothyroidism, and congestive heart failure.

 

OUR PROVIDERS

Shalini Katikaneni, MD

Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine & Obesity

Experience

13+ years

Medical Education

Texas Tech Health Science Center

Residency

Texas Tech Health Science Center

Certifications

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Dr. Shalini Katikaneni professional photo

Affectionately known to her patients as “Dr. K”, Dr. Shalini Katikaneni treats a broad range of conditions and is a strong advocate for preventative care. Her background in Internal Medicine allows her to manage patients with complex medical histories. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been treating patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex for 12 years. Her goal as a primary care physician is to keep her patients healthy and to respond to illnesses with treatment plans tailored to individual needs. Dr. Katikaneni is an active member of The Obesity Society (TOS), Texas Medical Association (TMA), and American Medical Associates (AMA).

When establishing medical care plans with her patients, Dr. K believes that each patient’s needs and concerns must be heard first. She concentrates on the individual sitting in her office and their presenting symptom. With the philosophy that the patient and doctor are a team, Dr. K makes it a priority to explain test results and provide thorough treatment plans. Her goal is to ensure that the patient is engaged in their own health care and can therefore be an active participant. Establishing long-term relationships with her patients is an essential part of her practice. Dr. K encourages open communication and strives to connect with each person she treats. This approach means personalized care that addresses the patients needs and concerns.

OUR PRACTICE

 

Della Mathew, MD

Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

Experience

15+ years

Medical Education

J.J.M. Medical College in Karnataka, India

Residency

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Certifications

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Dr. Della Mathew professional photo, internist in Dallas, TX

Della Mathew, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician. As she progressed through her medical training, Dr. Mathew found that helping others lead healthy lives and improve their lifestyles was her calling. Dr. Mathew focuses on treating patients holistically and making sure she understands their unique concerns so she can offer the best treatments. She has more than 15 years of experience treating various chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Her main goal is to help patients improve their overall wellness through preventative lifestyle changes, nutritional management, and specialized medical attention.

During office visits, Dr. Mathew takes time to listen closely to each patient, and she treats every person with kindness and consideration. An appointment with Dr. Mathew is dedicated solely to the patient to make sure they obtain assistance and treatment customized to their individual needs.

Tami Kang, PA-C

Specialty

Physician Assistant

8+ years

Master's in Physician Assistant Studies

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Experience
Medical Education

Midwestern University

Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Tam Kang PA-C professional photo, physician assistant of 8+ years

Tami Kang is a certified physician associate who joined the medical team at Prime Internal Medicine in May 2022. Tami comes to us with over 8 years of experience as a primary care provider. The last 4 years of her focus have been dedicated to adult medicine with emphasis on preventative medicine, obesity medicine, and functional medicine. She particularly enjoys serving the geriatric population and managing chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and mental health conditions.

 

Tami encourages all her patients to actively engage in their medical care. She welcomes individual challenges and tailors her patients' needs accordingly. Your visits with her will typically entail discussions around your health values, setting expectations, and creating a roadmap to reach your end goals. She finds joy in practicing medicine as it allows her to be an advocate for her patients, and ultimately a partner in their health journey.