Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Swati Kakodkar believes in the old saying, “Prevention is better than cure.” In her practice, she encourages her patients to be actively involved in their health care and advocates certain lifestyle changes, as she feels many diseases can be prevented.

Dr. Kakodkar enjoys the opportunity to treat entire families and to help them reach their best well-being. “I feel that being a doctor gives you ultimate job satisfaction when you help people and treat all their medical conditions,” she says.

After earning her medical degree from Goa Medical College in India, Dr. Kakodkar completed her internship and residency in family medicine at AHEC Fort Smith Family Medical Center in Arkansas. She has additional experience in obstetric and gynecologic care.

Away from the office, she enjoys cooking, traveling and photography. She speaks Spanish, Hindi and Marathi.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Languages
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Care Locations

15640 NW Laidlaw Road, Suite 102
Portland, OR 97229
Fax 503-536-4260

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (119 Ratings, 41 Comments)

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12/28/2016
Nice follow up by nurse with shots doctor was very attentive to improvements [...]
100

11/29/2016
There wasn't enough staff at the check-in desk.
100

11/21/2016
My provider is a good listener and explains any issues or answers questions in a very clear, precise way. She is able to provide a genuine and professional sense of caring and knowledge. She helped to ease my mind on specific health issues and discussed in depth, ways on how to manage a healthy life. She is a provider I would hands down recommend to anyone that wants a quality, kind and knowledgeable doctor.
100

11/20/2016
Very satisfied with my doctor and staff. They are always courteous and efficient.
100

11/09/2016
I love dr kakokdar, she is the best dr I ever had. she really listens, and explains things at the perfect place for me. I actually trust her.i feel like I can be truly open and honest about what's going on. that's not something I've said about most doctors. and I could go on and on about how much her care means to me.
80

10/26/2016
I felt like it was a routine follow up visit. Made sure everything was stable but not as much interaction as I get when I see the FNP.
100

10/25/2016
She is wonderful, very personable and makes you feel comfortable. I love how she will relate to you and spends time.
100

09/30/2016
she was interested in my passed conditions and was extremely kind and easy going.
80

09/29/2016
Hard to make appointment eve when you are with high fever.
80

09/27/2016
I was told I would get a call the next date with my urine sample results and I did not get a phone call. I called after waiting for three days to finally get my results.
90

09/25/2016
Dr. Kakodar is nice and pay attention to the patient. She listened to me carefully and supported me for necessary lab checks.
80

09/18/2016
I came from [...] and always got a personnel letter written to me with summary of my physical... providence I have had medical assistants call which I have felt was not as personal.. especially after having a X-ray and the assistant calling with the results...
100

09/12/2016
Dr. took time to listen and talk with recommendations.
80

08/30/2016
Listened to me.
60

08/24/2016
was a little too expressive about me needing to wean my nursing child even tho I didn't not express wanting to or ask for advice on how to do so.
100

08/15/2016
Dr. Kadodkar one of the very best doctors that I have had the pleasure of trusting. She is very caring, thorough, listens to my concerns and takes them seriously. In my last visit, she referred me to an ear specialist on the side of caution in the event she was missing something with my ears. This is just one reason why I trust her, she is always helpful and will refer out with necessary. Additionally, if I ever have any questions, she allows me to email her and I typically get a response within 24 hours. I really appreciate, trust and respect Dr. Kakodkar. I refer all my friends and family to her!
90

08/10/2016
Outstanding !!
100

08/09/2016
Excellent doctor - she always listens to me.
70

08/07/2016
The follow up advice was not very comprehensive, but I will research it on my own.
100

08/02/2016
I Highly recommended Dr. Swati Kakodkar to My Brother and he Made an appointment with the Dr.
90

07/19/2016
Was referred to specialist but when I called to make an appointment they did not have the referral. It turned out to be waiting to be faxed over, pending insurance approval. This created some frustration and caused me to waste my time on extra phone calls
90

07/03/2016
I love my pcp. she is great. the refural process is hard though. it takes months to get in with specialist. I've been waiting and waiting and if something happens and you need to reschedule or can't go when they tell you then you go back to waiting another few months.
100

06/15/2016
I have my dad going to dr. K
100

05/31/2016
my experience has always been excellent. Doctor Kakadar has dealt with my health issues in a very professional manner
70

05/27/2016
Time was so short, and the doctor didn't get back to the two things I mentioned at beginning of appointment. She left for what I thought was a referral form but only her assistant came back & doctor was unavailable. Didn't ask about my recent heart condition, but I forgot to say it wasn't a problem any longer.
100

05/24/2016
always a good experience
90

05/15/2016
This was my first [...] wellness check and It went very well indeed.
100

05/03/2016
I am VERY glad I switched to this Dr.
100

05/01/2016
very professional!
80

04/29/2016
Good listener. Very thorough in considering the conditions and possible solutions. Explained everything. Information in my medical records regarding medication use was out of date. After I thought it was corrected, the wrong info was still on the exit paperwork.
100

04/26/2016
Dr Kakodkar is great! I never feel like she doesn't know us. Even when I'm at the office without my son, she asks about him and remembers his name. During visits, she will bring up things that were talked about previous [...]. I feel like she truly knows us and that shows me she really cares.
60

04/20/2016
I had reminded both the doctor and the medical assistant that I am due for a shot then also i was not given that. Also I had to remind her of the prescription by emailing her later.
100

04/19/2016
it's good
80

04/17/2016
[...] the last two times I've seen Doctor Kokadar she has been very good and really listened. [...] this last visit [...] was excellent. hopefully this will continue.
100

04/13/2016
Dr.K is very professional and very great in explaining all the information to her patients. I would 110% recommend her and office.
100

04/12/2016
Dr. Swati is kind and always makes me feel at ease. She's never condescending.
100

04/06/2016
Dr. K is always open to discussing options for my health and building a plan for better health before offering medication.
100

03/10/2016
Dr. Kakodkar is an excellent physician and always gives me excellent care.
100

03/08/2016
Dr Kakakdar always gives excellent care. She explains her findings, listens to concerns. I have referred several families to her, and they think she is excellent as well.
100

02/29/2016
Office did not get back to me after results of test posted. I had to ask about a dosage change and ask for prescription renewal twice back to me.
100

02/23/2016
Doctor Kakodkar is an outstanding doctor and one of the best I've ever had. She listens to me, asks me relevant questions about my condition and provides recommendations for improved health. I can tell she genuinely cares about me and my well-being. I recommend her to all my family and friends. She has always been timely and very respectful during my visits. I really appreciate how much she cares.