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

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Services Provided

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.

4.5 out of 5 (101 Ratings, 22 Comments)

100

06/24/2015
I had a good experience with my health care provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/19/2015
very good experience
Providence Health & Services Patient
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. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/17/2015
My doctor listens to what I have to say and gives great feedback. She also pays attention if I say I would like to see a specialist for some problem I have. She is also my son-in-laws doctor so she kind of knows the background also. Love Dr. K!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/12/2015
I appreciated the patience and amount of focus my provider gave me during my visit. She was knowledgeable and I felt that she listened to me and supported my care. She was great!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/26/2015
Have other family members under doctor care at this clinic. All are very pleased with the care provided as well as myself.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/23/2015
this was my first appointment with this clinic and Dr, so far I am very pleased with my experience as a new patient
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/17/2015
I am a newer patient and I have not been consistent in seeking care. I haven't had to get referrals. The doctor listens well and gives thorough information. If I were a more consistent patient, I feel she would have remembered my history better.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

02/11/2015
good over all experience!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/20/2015
Dr Kakadar is caring and informed about my health issues and takes proactive action to manage my own circumstances. She is outstanding.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/14/2015
I went in to this Dr. as my regular Dr. was not available and she saw the problem right away and got me into a specialist and on Tue. I has [...] surgery
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/14/2015
Dr. Kakodkar is professional, capable, and personable. I felt a positive connection to her immediately as a new patient. She listens with interest to symptoms and has given me several excellent recommendations for care, treatment, and referrals.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/02/2014
I am always treated well
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/02/2014
I love Dr K. Although working with her team or other people in the office to get referrals, test results, the CORRECT prescription sent to the pharmacy is a task everytime and never gets done when they say it will.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/30/2014
Swati is a good listener and gives satisfactory answers to questions. She also pointed out what would affect me based on my and my family medical history. She makes you feel comfortable which gave me a sense of confidence that I am in good hands.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/25/2014
My doctor is very attentive and easy to speak to.
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11/04/2014
I will probably change to this doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/07/2014
She keeps me coming in for routine care with her outstanding personality. She is easy to talk with and always explains health issues on a personal level.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/07/2014
Dr. Kakodkar is personable, friendly, and professional.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/28/2014
Dr. Kakodkar is a very attentive and respectful listener, which is a very important quality for a doctor. I felt very comfortable in talking to her about my health situation during my recent annual check. I always mention her name if any one asks me for a referral.
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09/02/2014
I liked the doctor very much!
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