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 (117 Ratings, 35 Comments)

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.
 

02/01/2016
very attentive, caring and effecient
100

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

11/17/2015
[...] I left the office feeling more anxious than I did going in. [...]
100

11/08/2015
Dr. Kakodar is such a sweet person. And she makes the doctor visits super fun and relaxing!
90

11/03/2015
Dr. Kakodar has been wonderful,
100

10/28/2015
My care provider is excellent and I have complete confidence in her. Other family members are her patients also.
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.
100

10/11/2015
Excellent for our family. I'll move my kids to dr Swani Kakodkar.
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.