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
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4.7 out of 5 (138 Ratings, 43 Comments)

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09/27/2017
Dr. Kakodkar is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. Feel honored to be her patient. Have daughters who are her patients too.
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09/24/2017
I really feel listened to and that Dr K has great ideas and knowledge concerning my health.
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09/20/2017
I Love Dr. K. I now drive 19miles to see her. She is the bestDr. I have had. I am 61. Treat her right. She is wonderful.
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09/20/2017
I appreciate that Dr K is into preventive care and gives options and information instead of pushing pills. However pills are given as an option, always, too.
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07/26/2017
doctor kakodar is an excellent provider
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07/26/2017
staff and doctor are all interested in my health and maintain my good health. All have good attitude and helpful. I have an excellent doctor. Thanks to all.
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06/28/2017
Outstanding experience!!!
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06/28/2017
she is great, very happy
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06/21/2017
I must have misunderstood about the referral. I phoned the referred doctor's office. I'm supposed to wait for a call. Either this wasn't explained well, or I misunderstood. Not a big deal.
90

06/21/2017
only issue is it took a bit for office staff to help me.
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05/24/2017
She is very good and caring.
80

05/04/2017
the phone calls are ridiculously long. You either wait to a long time or they answer the phone and immediately put you on hold. I'll wait on hold 8-15 minutes usually. I'd like to make appointments in line if possible. I get the feeling they answer the phone then put you on hold to make their wait times look better when it really isn't.
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04/28/2017
Very good health provider.
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04/26/2017
Dr Kakodar is an excellent physician.
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04/26/2017
I love Dr. Kakokdar! she really makes me feel the concern she has for my health and well being.
90

04/24/2017
It was only my first visit so I don't have a lot to say yet, but she seemed very attentive and knowledgeable, oh and very friendly which put me at ease.
80

04/13/2017
I feel like when I first started seeing this provider I wasn't listened to very well or taken very seriously. I have a life long condition and I know my body. I wish they would have listened and acted on this all sooner as well as prescribed me the proper medications.
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04/05/2017
Dr. Kakodkar has provided good care for me -
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03/27/2017
Dr. Kakodkar has just become my PCP. she is knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough. She made needed referrals for tests and specialist care. Her staff communicate effectively in a timely manner.
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03/24/2017
Dr Kakodkar is one of the first physicians I've had that actually took time to listen to me and show sensitivity and empathy.
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03/14/2017
Dr. Kakodkar is a excellent doctor. I couldn't ask for a better family care doctor. She listens and gives enough time till I am satisfied. She has always made good decisions about my health considering my health history.
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03/05/2017
Dr. K is working with me to literally save my life. She passes no judgement, listens to me, and is very honest about the issues and the steps I need to take to stay alive and become healthier.
90

02/28/2017
Dr. Kay takes care my my needs in an efficient & pleasant way!
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02/20/2017
Good care and seems to interested in my needs.
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02/16/2017
Always excellent the best!
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02/16/2017
She is a very good.She attentively listening my problem. I am happy with her treatment.
90

02/07/2017
I have received excellent care form both Dr K and her nursing assistant [...] they are a great team and attended to my medical needs each time I visit.
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02/07/2017
Good service, people listen.
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01/25/2017
I'm very please with care I receive from the doctor and I have been going to the clinic since I moved here. I excellent service .
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01/04/2017
outstanding service starting with the ease of scheduling my appointment, singing in for the appointment, assistant pre-care, my wonderful Doctor, and followup
90

12/29/2016
Nice follow up by nurse with shots doctor was very attentive to improvements [...]
100

11/30/2016
There wasn't enough staff at the check-in desk.
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11/22/2016
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.
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11/21/2016
Very satisfied with my doctor and staff. They are always courteous and efficient.
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11/10/2016
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

10/27/2016
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.
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10/26/2016
She is wonderful, very personable and makes you feel comfortable. I love how she will relate to you and spends time.
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10/01/2016
she was interested in my passed conditions and was extremely kind and easy going.
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09/30/2016
Hard to make appointment eve when you are with high fever.
80

09/28/2016
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

09/26/2016
Dr. Kakodar is nice and pay attention to the patient. She listened to me carefully and supported me for necessary lab checks.
80

09/19/2016
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

09/13/2016
Dr. took time to listen and talk with recommendations.