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 (102 Ratings, 31 Comments)

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03/10/2016
Dr. Kakodkar is an excellent physician and always gives me excellent care.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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02/01/2016
very attentive, caring and effecient
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100

01/25/2016
Dr. K is great!
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100

01/12/2016
On my most recent visit, the roads were icy that day, and I was very grateful for those who made it into the office to provide me care. Many other businesses were closed.
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100

01/06/2016
Dr.Swati.K, has always been awesome. Shr is warm and makes me comfortable to ask as many questions as possible. I don't feel rushed and she explains things very well. I am glad she is my doctor. all the front desk folks are very nice. it's a good experience over all.
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100

01/05/2016
I love Dr. Kakodkar! She is attentive and at the same time has a great sense of humor. I live 4 hours away from her now, and I still want to keep her as my doctor.
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100

12/01/2015
my doctor and her staff are very responsive when I send a mychart message or a phone call. I usually hear back within a couple of hours or sooner! They are awesome and very supportive of my health needs and time limitations.
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100

11/18/2015
she was very nice and sweet and was concerned about my health, except my weight she didnt ask me if i should loose weight for my height . wich is not good for my heart ,or she didnt tell me what i can do to loose weight.
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11/17/2015
[...] I left the office feeling more anxious than I did going in. [...]
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11/08/2015
Dr. Kakodar is such a sweet person. And she makes the doctor visits super fun and relaxing!
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90

11/03/2015
Dr. Kakodar has been wonderful,
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10/28/2015
My care provider is excellent and I have complete confidence in her. Other family members are her patients also.
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100

10/20/2015
Dr. Khakodhar is wonderful. She listens attentively, is very polite, respectful and you can tell she truly cares about your well being and wants whats best for you.
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10/11/2015
Excellent for our family. I'll move my kids to dr Swani Kakodkar.
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100

09/14/2015
Dr. Kakodkar has been very kind and understanding of my medical condition. She also reminded me how important routine check ups and care are and because of her I had my first mammogram. She also took the time to give me some information from notes about procedures I'd had done by another doctor but I didn't have much information about the results.
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90

08/25/2015
Dr. Kakodkar is a very good doctor and provides excellent medical advice.
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90

08/19/2015
Dr Swati Kakodkar, very respectful ,helpful ,friendly, I like the way she gives me her advise
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90

08/18/2015
I'm always impressed by the professionalism and courtesy this office provides at ALL levels: receptionist, nurse, doctor, lab, etc.
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80

08/18/2015
Dr. K is very good at listening to her patients and being thorough with ruling out any potential health issues.
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08/16/2015
Good listener and provided great care.
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60

07/31/2015
the provider is pretty good and cool.
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07/19/2015
Very easy to work with, and accommodating!
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100

07/19/2015
I appreciate that the doctor wasn't sure how to continue with my care of the pulmonary embolism and was honest and let me know that she wanted to send me to a specialist for a second opinion.
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100

06/30/2015
I have always had great care from the clinic and Dr. Kakidar. She listens to me and always takes the time to hear my concerns.
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06/24/2015
I had a good experience with my health care provider.
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06/08/2015
Dr. Kakodar has been instructive, professional, courteous attentive to my requests while providing answers to my questions. I lead a highly active lifestyle and have limited access to my medical needs due to activities [...] where medical issues are difficult to deal with Dr Kakodar is aware and provides care needed anticipating potential areas of concern.
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90

05/19/2015
very good experience
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10

05/12/2015
I just don't feel CARED for when I'm here. Recently, I saw her to deal with some pain management issues I've been having. The prescription she gave me was not working and I was in severe pain. I called first thing in the morning (on a weekday) and left a detailed message with a nurse. I called again at 2, and after waiting on hold for 15 minutes, the person who picked up with me was SO short with me. [...] I reiterated I was in a LOT of pain and needed the prescriptions re-evaluated. She said that the doctor still had not looked at my message. [...] Just before 5, I called again and was again told the doctor had not reviewed my message. Five minutes later, I got a call that the doctor HAD just reviewed my message, but said she would need to look at my chart tomorrow since she leaves early on Mondays, and in any case if I needed a prescription for pain medication I had to come in. [...] I'm angry at Dr. Kakodar for being so cold that she could look at THREE urgent messages from a patient, HOURS LATE, stating they were in severe pain, then GO HOME EARLY without addressing the issue at ALL! Totally uncaring. [...]
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