Jimmy D. Gentry II, MD, nephrologist, obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology at Tennessee Technical University and also minored in chemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in the

Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies. He later completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky, where he was also appointed Chief Resident. Dr. Gentry finished his fellowship at Vanderbilt Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, where he served as Chief Fellow.

Dr. Gentry is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His specialties include kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, post kidney transplant care, resistant hypertension and kidney stone prevention.

Dr. Gentry decided on his specialty while interning at the University of Kentucky.

“There are so many things about nephrology that I enjoy, but I think the most important one is the ability to build long-term and meaningful doctor-patient relationships in the setting of highly complex medical issues,” Dr. Gentry stated.

Dr. Gentry said his patients can expect honesty, transparency, and an unrelenting effort to provide the best care available.

“My goals are to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date medical care available to the patients of eastern Kentucky suffering from kidney disease,” Dr. Gentry said.

During his visit to PMC, he was impressed by how welcoming everyone he met was and how easily he felt at home.

When he is not taking care of patients, Dr. Gentry enjoys weightlifting and running. He has a young son, Jay, who will be starting Kindergarten this fall. Dr. Gentry says he is excited to see the natural beauty that this region offers. He also likes being outdoors, particularly hiking and kayaking.

Dr. “J.D.” Gentry is located on the 8th floor of the PMC Clinic Building.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit pikevillehospital.org or call 606-218-2208.