Dr. Kumkum Modwel, MD

Dr. Kumkum Modwel, MD

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Dr. Kumkum Modwel, MD is a family medicine specialist in Newtown, CT and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from University College Of Med Sciences in 1976 and specializes in family medicine.Read her story

153 S Main St

Newtown, CT 06470

Contact Information

(203) 270-1077

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBS-RMSCO
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This content was provided by Dr. Modwel "Primary Care Physician, Dr. Kumkum Modwel has over 30 years experience practicing family medicine, women's health, and chronic disease management. Dr. Modwel's care philosophy is: "to establish long term relationships with my patients, to treat and care for them so they may live and enjoy long healthy lives." Dr. Modwel speaks 5 languages, including English, Farsi, Arabic, Hindi, and Urdu. Her late afternoon practice accommodates patients who can not make it to the doctor until after work or school and desire continuity of care from a primary care physician. Dr. Kumkum Modwel is also well known for the extensive pulmonary research she conducted on victims exposed to methyl isocyanate (MIC) as a result of the chemical devastation in India (1984). The Bhopal gas disaster is one of the world's worst industrial disasters in the history of mankind. The explosion at Union Carbide plant located at the heart of the city of Bhopal caused a release of toxic gas rolled along the ground through the surrounding streets killing thousands of people. For more information regarding this devastating event and Dr. Kumkum Modwel's tremendous work, watch BBC's documentary 'One Night in Bhopal' (2004) which focuses on five local people (Dr. Modwel included), who saw first-hand the effects of the gas on the patients: https://youtu.be/rJg19W8x_Ls"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Modwel "To establish long term relationships with my patients, to treat and care for them so they may live and enjoy long healthy lives."

1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

247  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Wellness Examination
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University College Of Med Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Bhopal University / Gandhi Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University of Delhi
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Gandhi Med College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Griffin Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Stamford Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Modwel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Farsi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Modwel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Modwel

3.7

Based on 21 reviews

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I saw her in Brookfield and was thrilled she moved to Newtown. She's experienced as can be, excellent about follow-ups, and she is incredibly thorough, making any wait completely worth it. I made my husband start seeing her, too. She is very fond of testing, and that may irritate some people...Read More
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Newtown, CT – Mar 15, 2018
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Dr. Modwel is very thorough with her examinations. She explains possible diagnoses. Dr Modwel listens to any concerns you may have and is also somewhat flexible about the possible treatment path based on your concerns.
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Newtown, CT – Mar 13, 2018
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While I find Dr. Modwell's care okay, it seems every time I go there she asks me the same questions. She types the answers into the computer as I sit there, so I don't understand why they are being asked again. In addition, the way the office handles the business end is poor. On two occasions when...Read More
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Sandy Hook – Mar 13, 2018
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Dr. Modwel has been my Primary Physician for almost seven years and I can honestly say that she is the best Primary Physician I have had in my life. She is very thorough in her treatment of my high blood pressure and cholesterol, and is very concerned in my overall well-being. I am confident that I...Read More
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Thomas Doty in Newtown, CT – Feb 02, 2018
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Dr. Modwel has only worked in E.R. for most of her tenure. I had gone to see 3 times with flu or a cold. Recommendation's were go to the emergency room?????
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Richard C in Southbury – Jan 10, 2018
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