Dr. Geetha Sivam, MD

PediatricsFemaleAge 66

Dr. Geetha Sivam, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Highland, IN and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Thanjavur Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University medical school in 1979. She is affiliated with Community Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sivam to book an appointment.

Dr. Sivam

Geetha Sivam MD

9725 Prairie Ave Ste E-F Highland, IN 46322
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Sivam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Ear Ache
  • Enteritis
  • Fever
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Headache
  • Hernia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Infant Care
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Stye
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination

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(219) 924-5300

Dr. Sivam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affiliated Health Systems
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
HealthLink
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Sivam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sivam

4.7

Based on 93 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.526881720430108%
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Do not recommend. I only kept this physician for my children bc it is close and they don't have to visit very often. One child received shots there--never again. I always have to go to the Lake Co. Health Dept for shots because the roughness shown at this location. I made an appointment specifically to get a referral, the doctor gave me incorrect information and then when I found out it was wrong---they refused to give me the referral! I waiting 4.5 hours for a callback (when I was told 30 minutes)--then they called at closing so that I could not return the call. Totally unprofessional.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Go elsewhere – May 21, 2021
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The best doctor I ever had
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Jessica – Apr 27, 2020
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Decided to take lo to a homeo dr. for future appts. Went to get lo's records as dad took her in last time and found out the dr. gave her all of her 4-6 year shots at barely 3 years old. I do not find this acceptable. most were not even approved for her to get at that age based on the mfg. insert paperwork but i guess the dr. doesnt care about patient safety.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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liz – Nov 14, 2019
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Dr. Sivam takes care of all 6 of my children since we moved to Highland, IN going on 5 years. Dr.Sivam is the best Pediatrician my kids have had. Her staff is also very kind like Dr. Sivam
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May 15, 2019
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Rescheduled on their patient Fusion website I picked the available dates and times that they provided and when I call two hours before my appointment to see if I can add on my other child's they told me they were closing in 45 minutes she said I should just take him into Urgent Care my blood is boiling because they were so careless and showed no sympathy for their lack of communication.
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Apr 06, 2019
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She was my son's doctor for approx. 2 years,(with no issues) then we never saw her again. She was never in the office and we had to see a different doctor every visit. She just handed us over to her colleagues that didn't seem to much. My younger son was mis-diagnosed by 2 different doctors on 2 different occasions.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Hammond, IN – Dec 07, 2018
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Dr. Sivam is amazing! My two boys are 2 and 6. With their previous pediatrician they were both scared to go see him. Now, they enjoy going for their visits (even with shots haha). She is kind and caring. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and give good advice.
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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Joanna in Schererville, IN – Nov 27, 2018
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I probably wouldn’t recommend Dr. Sivam, simply because my infant needed to be seen Asap by her doctor and they told me they couldn’t see her until next week Wednesday. They told me to just take her to urgent care? What’s the point of having a doctor if you can’t see them with an emergency concern? ..... Very disappointed
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nanna in IN – Aug 31, 2018
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My child was admitted to Community with pneumonia. She saw him everyday he had to stay and reassured us that everything would be okay. After we left the hospital, she even texted us a few days later to check to see how my son was. She is da best!!
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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Melissa in East Chicago, IN – Jan 13, 2017
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We have been with Dr. Sivam since my Grandson was born - We went through difficult time with a near death experience from sepsis. If Dr. Sivam had not diagnosed him in time he would not be here with us. Dr.Sivam was always there with us .we even have her cell phone if we ever needed her - Both grandkids are gown and still coming to her. The staff at her office is always friendly.
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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Grandma Catherine in Schererville, IN – Jul 22, 2016
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Dr Sivam always takes time and wonderful care to us. She is very thorough and knowledgable. She always takes the time to explain to us. She has become family to us with the care of my children.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Gina Franker in Cedar Lake, IN – Jul 08, 2016
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Wonderful Doctor!! She is very caring and gentile with her patients. Dr. Sivam will meet all you newborn or childs needs. If you need to be seen she will work you in to her appointment. She goes above and beyond.
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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LeAnn in Schererville, IN – Jun 24, 2016
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I have been taking my two boys to Dr. Sivam for over 6 years. She is the most caring and understanding doctor. She always take the time to answer all of my questions. She also explains everything so I can always understand their diagnosis. Her office staff is always willing to help in any way. Dr. Sivam's assistant, Jennifer is always kind and very caring with my boys. Everyone goes above and beyond, which is fantastic.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Sandra in Highland, IN – Jun 17, 2016
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I recommend Dr. Sivam because she treats her patients with love and respect. She takes the time to know the patient and help them understand their treatment plan. She has been invaluable in the care of my granddaughter and has helped me cope with her health issues. Her staff is competent and knowledgable, as well. They are always smiling, friendly and show a true desire to help.
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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Margaret in Highland, IN – Jun 03, 2016
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We love Dr. Sivam. We have been seeing her since my kids were born and they are now teenagers. She is great with kids of all ages. Dr. Sivam does an excellent job of explaining illnesses/conditions/medicines to me.
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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Kathy K in st. john, in – Jun 02, 2016
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I highly recommend Dr. Sivam! She has been taking care of my teenagers since they were born and I would not trust anyone else with their care. I feel confident in her decisions because she stays current with the guidelines but also is able to connect with and explain everything to the children so they understand. She consistently goes above and beyond to not only treat them but to also keep them healthy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Elizabeth D in Schererville, IN – Jun 02, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr Sivam for the past 14 years. She is our family pediatrician for my four children. She is always available for my children any time of the day.She response to our needs immediately and also follows up to make sure my children are fine. We love her and i would highly recommend her to everyone. Her staff is also wonderful. I am always able to see the doctor when the children are ill within the same day. I love Dr. Sivam and her staff. She is more than a doctor to my children.
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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Elsa in Griffith, IN – May 31, 2016
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My children have been seeing Dr. Sivam for six years since we moved to Highland. The staff is courteous and very knowledgeable. The children love her and when my son was in the nicu she encouraged breastfeeding (when the staff at the hospital gave me a hard time) and has always been a great doctor and a great support. Her staff is 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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Jessica brown in Highland , IN – May 28, 2016
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We love Dr. Sivam and the entire staff. We recommend to all our friends looking for new doctors for their kids.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Natasha Bastaic in Schererville, IN – May 26, 2016
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I love to see Dr.Sivam since my daughter born . Dr.Sivam explains every thing. She is very compassionate and caring pediatrician. Spends time with me. I refer to all my friends. Maria
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
1 person found this helpful
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Maria in Hammond, IN – May 26, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Geetha Sivam, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Highland, IN and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Thanjavur...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Education

1990
Rush University College Med
Residency Hospital
1988
Rush U Coll Med
Internship Hospital
1979
Thanjavur Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Tamil

Media & Publications

  • published paper in vit D, 1987

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Dr. Sivam frequently treats Immunization Administration, Wellness Examination, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sivam treats.

Where is Dr. Geetha Sivam, MD's office located?

Dr. Sivam's office is located at 9725 Prairie Ave Ste E-F, Highland, IN 46322. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Geetha Sivam MD9725 Prairie Ave Ste E-F Highland, IN 46322
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Munster, IN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average