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Lakshmi Kannan, MD


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Lakshmi Kannan, MD
Dr. Lakshmi Kannan is an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes and medical (non-surgical) weight loss. She manages all obesity-related conditions.

Lakshmi Kannan, MD is an endocrinology physician with Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network. She has been with the company since 2018.  She is located at the Allentown Women’s Health Center and Lehighton. 

“As a physician, I treat my patients the way I want to be treated,” said Dr. Kannan. “It’s to educate myself as a physician, and more importantly to educate every patient walking through the door. That is a primary focus in my practice.”

Originally from southern India, Dr. Kannan joins Coordinated Health with an emphasis on patient education and specialized care. She received the “Candidate of the year 2019” award from ABOM (American Board of Obesity Medicine)

 “A major part of my practice is obesity medicine, which is a budding field where we focus on not just chronic endocrine conditions but the actual root cause of them,” said Dr. Kannan. “Excess body fat is not just a cosmetic problem, it’s a metabolic problem, so as part of my fellowship I opted to train in obesity medicine, and that is a special interest that I carry.

“I chose Coordinated Health because I see this as a very unique opportunity to bring together many specialties to address endocrine and metabolic problems and treat the person as an individual,” said Dr. Kannan. “At Coordinated Health you get the personalized care that you deserve.”

Dr. Kannan is married to a bariatric surgeon with two young daughters. She has classical training in singing and dancing, and she enjoys cooking and going outdoors with her family.



Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Thanjavur Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India

Medical Degree

Master of Science in Molecular Medicine from Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom


Medicine Intern, Thanjavur Medical College Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India


Resident, Internal Medicine at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


Fellow, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Services Provided

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Calcium disorders/parathyroid disorders
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Endocrine hypertension
  • Medical management of obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • PCOS
  • Pituitary diseases
  • Thyroid disorders
1 Testimonial
Care above and beyond expectations
“ I went to visit my PCP Dr. M. Nimeh for my 6 month follow up. He kept feeling around my neck and then asked me if I recently had my thyroid checked, he ordered a Tsh which indicated that I was in hyperthyroidism (I had just about every s/s but attributed to other things) I was referred to Dr. Lakshmi Kannan and had several tests to determine why I was producing so much levothyroxine. I was told I had a rather large nodule on/ near my right lobe of my thyroid. After sitting down with Dr. Kannan to discuss options at length it would have needed to come out despite what a fine aspiration would determine because of its size , so I opted for surgery. I was referred to Dr. Kjellberg who agreed to first remove the r lobe and if pathology showed any cancer we would take the rest out. I was very fortunate, the surgery was successful without post op complications and the nodule was benign. After about a week I started to feel more focused, my eyes seemed to feel better, intolerance of heat was gone. I think back and I seriously thought I was losing my mind, one day so sleepy I couldn’t even pay attention to not being able to sleep for a couple days and very unfocused, I had some intermittent visual effects in which I thought I was going blind. Pending lab work, I may not even need synthroid eventually. Great work, because if I had the whole thyroid out I would need synthroid the rest of my life. Thanks team!!! ”
Carrie W. from Whitehall, PA
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