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Dr. Madhuri Kakarala, MD

Hematology & Oncology ·  Female · Age 51

Dr. Kakarala

Mercy Health Physican Partners

2144 E Paris Ave SE # 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Dr. Madhuri Kakarala, MD is a hematology & oncology specialist in Grand Rapids, MI. She specializes in hematology & oncology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Kakarala's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Bone Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kakarala treats Bone Disorders more than 45% of her peers

Dr. Kakarala treats this condition more than 45% of her peers

Cancer
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Dr. Kakarala treats Cancer more than 32% of her peers

Dr. Kakarala treats this condition more than 32% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Blood Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kakarala treats Blood Disorders more than 31% of her peers

Dr. Kakarala treats this condition more than 31% of her peers

Dr. Kakarala's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Madhuri Kakarala, MD is a hematology & oncology specialist in Grand Rapids, MI. She specializes in hematology & oncology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

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Internist whose outstanding medical skills are practiced within a context of of respect for patients.
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Dr. Kakarala is a phenomenal doctor. She is kind, communicative, knowledgeable, and above all empathetic. She will spend as much time with you as you need to address all of your concerns. I went into my appointment full of anxiety over what I was seeing her for and I left feeling calm and heard. She is an advocate for her patients and an invaluable resource.
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Dr Kakarala has provided care for both my husband and I. We were more than thrilled when we found she had joined this office. She has always been very concerned with our health and quality of life. I truly could have not made it through my husbands illness with out her support and concern and willingness to fight for his health. She has always explained meds and tests to our comfort and focused on what we could do to increase our own health. I am thrilled with her care and concern for her pts.
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She is friendly, thorough and very knowledgeable about nutrition. Ok m very eases with her.
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caring listens easy to understand all instructions
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dr. kakarala has been very helpful . explained my questions and concerns wonderfully
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My appointments with Dr. Kakarala have been positive experiences. I appreciate the time she takes at every office visit and the way she listens to and addresses my health questions and concerns. She is friendly, caring, straightforward and thorough. I am glad and grateful that Dr. Kakarala is my physician.
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Dr. Kakarala listens better than any other Dr. I have seen. She is extremely compassionate and tries to come up with practical solutions for health problems you are experiencing. She always explains the reasoning behind why she believes a certain option is a reasonable choice. I have many allergies and have had negative experiences with certain medications. Dr. Kakarala is always able to work around this issue and come up with alternative options.
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Dr. Kakarala has ALWAYS taken the time to listen and make sure she understands my symptoms. She explains thoroughly what the best treatment should be for my conditions. I feel comfortable in her presence and she speaks to me like an equal. I highly recommend her as a doctor.
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Prior to being under the care of Dr. K, I spent over three decades under the care of our family doctor. While we still hold our previous MD under the highest regard, he happened to relocate, Dr. Kakarala has been fantastic. She attends to her patients, without an eye on the clock, and has great listening skills. Dr. K explains one's health in a language that normal people understand. While caring, she is not afraid to tell you how you may be contributing to your own poor health. She is great
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Dr. Kakarala is such a great physician! She is not only knowledgeable, but genuinely kind hearted and passionate about her patient's health. Highly recommended!!
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I am so grateful to have such a knowledgeable and thorough primary physician in Dr. Kakarala. She is very compassionate also, but I value her knowledge and always leave feeling that my needs are heard and met. Issues that I have come with a conversation of why she makes her recommendations and provides me with a better understanding of my situation. You would be wise to seek out Dr. Kakarala if you are looking for a provider in the Grand Rapids area.
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Dr. Kakarala is knowledgeable, easy to talk to and compassionate. She is efficient, follows up in a timely way and remembers patients. In addition to being a MD, she has a Phd in nutrition which has been very helpful to me.
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Dr. Kakarala is the best doctor ever. She was my oncologist when I had cancer and now she is my primary care doctor. She is so kind, she patiently listens to me, she asks pertinent questions, she advises, she smiles, she suggests. Her bedside manners could not be better. She makes my life better. Did I say she is the best doctor ever? She is.
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Dr. Kakarala is exceptional! I'm in my twenties and I have had about 4 or 5 other Primary Care Physicians. Dr. Kakarala is by far the best! She is intelligent and incredibly caring! She doesn't view her patients as robots who need something fixed. She values her patients as people who on top of health are dealing with life. I thank God I found Dr. Kakarala. She is a blessing and one of the best!
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Dr. Kakarala is an extremely knowledgeable internist. She listens to you and helps you formulate a plan that is just right for you. I have never felt I had a doctor that was participating in my health. Dr. Kakarala is different. Her approach is that of a highly intelligent coach. She listens, assesses and provides options in addition to her opinion. Her bedside manner is very kind and caring and puts you immediately at ease. She also holds a PhD in nutrition. She is wonderful.
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Dr. Kakarala is one of the most knowledgeable, caring and straight forward physicians I have met. Though this website has misleading information regarding her practice specialty. Dr. Kakarala is an Internal Medicine physician who works for Mercy Health. I'm not really sure how often this site is updated.
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I'm moving across the country & truly sad at having to leave Dr. K. I found her at one of the worst points I've ever been in with a debilitating, chronic disease. B/c the disease is rare, it's almost impossible finding someone who will help. She's extremely thorough, patiently listens to me ramble a LIST of issues and thoroughly addresses EACH ONE OF THEM with a plan and ACTS. But she's not all about unnecessary meds and tests. This woman saved my life and made me believe in good drs again.
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By far the best, most caring, and most knowledgeable doctor I have ever had. Proactive without being too pushy, deduces correct diagnoses quickly and without wasting my time and money on unnecessary tests. Very efficient and compassionate. I've had a chronic condition for over a decade, and this is the first time in thirteen years that it's finally under control.
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Very caring and goes the extra mile
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