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Dr. Geetanjali Akerkar, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Female · Age 53

Dr. Akerkar

Digestive Health Specialists PC

4 Meeting House Rd Ste 6 Chelmsford, MA 01824

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(978) 454-9811


Dr. Geetanjali Akerkar, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chelmsford, MA. She graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Akerkar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Akerkar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Akerkar treats Abdominal Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Akerkar treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Diarrhea
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Dr. Akerkar treats Diarrhea more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Akerkar treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akerkar treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Akerkar treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Akerkar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Akerkar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akerkar

4.1

Based on 17 reviews

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I have been a patient of Dr. Akerkar for over 9 years. She really cares about me and my overall well being. She is a good listener and available when I need her. We tried treating my issues with meds and diet changes; however, as time went on, she saw that my diagnosis required a referral to a surgeon. I'm so grateful for her decision to send me to Dr. Shen. Surgery was the last resort but turned out to be the best option for me because I now have my life back! Thank you. Thank you, Dr. Akerkar! She is AMAZING, and I'm confident about sending my family and friends to her too. Sheryl from Chelmsford, MA
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Dr. Akerkar was very friendly, accommodating, and explained everything. She was very gentle as I had it done without sedation. There was very little pain. I do not encourage other people to do so. I do it because I have adverse reactions to sedation. I would not hesitate going back to her.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Akerkar's for 14 years and would absolutely recommend her! She is a very caring and informed doctor! She's always looking for new treatments for my PBC and has kept it under control for longer than the average lifespan. She takes the time to listen and you can tell she is sincerely interested in what you may have for concerns. Just a super person!
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i have been a patient of dr akerkar for the past 13 yrs. i couldn't ask for a more caring, and professional doctor. my twin brother pasted away in 2005 with colon cancer,and since then i have been seeing dr akerkar every 2 yrs. her and her staff make the procedures that i need, to prevent cancer, so simple and so easy!! i highly recommend dr akerkar and her staff to anyone that appreciates a great doctor and wonderful staff.
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She is thorough with an examination of your problem, spends time answering questions and explains medications needed for you.
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Saved my Life: I had a rare and life threatening medical emergency on September 15th 2017. I'm thankful Dr. Akerkar was on call when I arrived at LGH because she immediately diagnosed my pancreatitis and was instrumental in getting me transferred to MGH where there was a surgical team that had the expertise to handle my case. I now have my good health back largely due to the excellent work of Dr. Akerkar . She is terrific. Submitted by Dr. William French DMD Chelmsford, MA.
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One of the greatest Physicians I have ever met.She is evidenced based and treats with a special gift for understanding patients.The only GI MD I will ever see.Amazing Physician!!!!!!
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The office experience was ridiculous. I tried to cancel the appointment due to having a cold, the staff said would charge 25 dollars service fee due to not calling in within 24 hours. How can I predict sickness within 24 hours? Their staff was very unfriendly and said you are sick, that is why you come to see a doctor. She is very unfrofessional.
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My mom was in the hospital and we were told she needed to see the doctor to decide what was the next step. Dr. Akerkar was the covering doctor. Dr. Akerkar ignored serveral pages, was on my moms floor and never came to see us. Dr. Akerkar never told the doctor that was on call my mom was in the hospital, he would have had no clue if my moms nurse didn't page him. I wouldn't let this doctor touch me even if I was dying.
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Dr. Akerkar is a true professional. She is kind and caring. She is very thoughtful, smart, and trustworthy. She is thorough and attentive. The office is very clean and organized. The staffs are friendly, courteous and accommodating. The waiting time is not very long unlike other office visits. I am very pleased with the service for my mother.
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Biography

Dr. Geetanjali Akerkar, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chelmsford, MA. She graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Uc
Fellowship Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Center
Residency Hospital
Beth Israel Hospital
Internship Hospital
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average