Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD

Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD

GastroenterologyFemale

Gastroenterology

Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Stoneham, MA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kakkar has extensive experience in Pancreatic Disease. She graduated from EMORY UNIV SCH OF MED|Emory University in 2005. She is affiliated with medical facilities Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and MelroseWakefield Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Tufts Medical Center Community Care, Gastroenterology

Formerly Hallmark Health Medical Associates51 MONTVALE AVE Stoneham, MA 02180
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New Patient?
(781) 269-9186
Formerly Hallmark Health Medical Associates170 Governors Ave Medford, MA 02155
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New Patient?
(781) 269-9186

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Kakkar is affiliated with Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford Medford, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top HospitalAmerica’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Kakkar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kakkar

4.1

Based on 16 ratings

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3 Star
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1 Star
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Unfortunately, not a good experience.
I had high hopes for this doctor (based partially on the positive reviews), but my experience was a huge let down. She didn't show any interest in listening to my concerns or medical history. She ordered multiple expensive tests, that didn't get us any closer to a treatment or relief from my symptoms. Additionally, she suggested I take a risky medication that would counteract to intended effect of another medication I am on. There just isn't any logic in that. I get the sense that she is more interested in billables than actually treating patients and resolving their issues. Lastly, the billing department is a disaster. They submit claims incorrectly, lost payments and you can't actually get a person on the phone. This practice is such a headache to deal with.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 25, 2022
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Great doctor, horrible staff
She's a great doctor, but her office staff is terrible. They do not answer their phones - they are very difficult to get in touch with and when you finally do, they are very rude. Also they do not respond to messages on the patient portal. I really love Dr. Kakkar, but because of her office staff and the difficulty in communicating with her office, I am thinking of changing to another gastro doctor.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 03, 2022
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Dr. Kakkar has been doing my colonoscopy for years Love her she is a great Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Laverne – Dec 03, 2021
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Excellent thorough doc. She knows her stuff. One of my best specialist I’ve ever had.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter – Oct 30, 2021
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Awesome dr! Staff is great as well and nurse Brooke amazing
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deb Kelly in Saugus, MA – Jun 10, 2019
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She is very thorough and easy to talk to. Listened to my issues and tried a new prep approach for a colonoscopy. The procedure went better than previous 2.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cambridge – Feb 01, 2018
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Cares about my health and a personable doctor. I like her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Joseph Correnti in Danville, NH – May 29, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kakkar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kakkar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kakkar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (781) 269-9186.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Kakkar is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Check Dr. Kakkar's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kakkar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Liver Diseases
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(781) 269-9186

Dr. Kakkar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
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Medicare
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Tufts Health Plan
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Areas of expertise: IBS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Indigestion, Heartburn, Chronic Liver Disease.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

Boston University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Boston University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Boston University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2005
EMORY UNIV SCH OF MED|Emory University
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (781) 269-9186 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Kakkar's profile.

What are Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Kakkar specializes in Pancreatic Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD treat?

Dr. Kakkar frequently treats the following conditions: Hemorrhoids, Gastritis, and Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD's office address?

Dr. Kakkar's office is located at 51 MONTVALE AVE, Stoneham, MA 02180. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Kakkar provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD is affiliated with MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford.

How much experience does Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD have?

Dr. Kakkar has over 17 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.1/5 for Dr. Aarti Kakkar, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kakkar is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

Medford, MA

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

MelroseWakefield Hospital

Melrose, MA

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)