Samir Arvind Kakodkar, MD

Specialty: Gastroenterology

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Samir Arvind Kakodkar, MD

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Independent practitioner Advocate Medical Group provider

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Advocate Medical Group

7900 North Milwaukee Avenue

Suite 19

Niles, IL 60714

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Office: 847-318-9595

Fax: 847-318-9599

Meet Samir Arvind Kakodkar, MD

About me

  • Secondary languages: Spanish
  • Gender:
  • Primary area of focus: Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Clinical interests: Abdominal PainBlood in the StoolColon Cancer ScreeningComplementary and Alternative Treatments for GI DisordersConstipationDiarrheaDietary Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseMedical Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease



  • Additional Training: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Gastroenterology
  • Residency: Internal Medicine - Rush University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 37 patient ratings.


July 28, 2020 3:45 PM

Felt like I was getting the best help/information possible.

July 27, 2020 1:46 PM

very good experience . answers my questions and concerns. would recommend him to anyone who needed his services.

July 13, 2020 10:30 PM

Dr. Kokoldcar was excellent. The specific issue I was experiencing wasn't something he could help with much, but he helped me confirm that the appointment I had the next day with a different kind of specialist was more appropriate to help with my issue, and that the doctor I would be seeing was someone he'd had good experiences working with.

July 13, 2020 10:30 PM

Office staff made me stand and wait for about 3 minutes to check out while they debated among themselves whether one of them had correctly handled a call from a patient earlier in the day. It seemed like a discussion that could have waited until they didn't have a patient in front of them that was waiting.

May 19, 2020 11:28 AM

It was my first Zoom call. Dr. Was Very helpful and patient while I tried to turn on video access. After that, almost like a routine face to face visit. I had his full attention. He explained things well and listens carefully to concerns.

May 16, 2020 7:38 AM

very pleased to be able to do a virtual visit

April 15, 2020 9:33 AM

Very thorough staff and doctor, can't ask for better care. Thank you.

March 29, 2020 4:29 AM

Dr. Kakodkar treated me in a highly professional and respectful manner.

March 29, 2020 4:29 AM


February 24, 2020 5:35 PM

overall had a good experience with the provider provider. it was very difficult to get through to the office to get an appointment . too multiple attempts

February 15, 2020 6:40 AM

It was my first time to see Dr. Kakodkar he was recommended by a GI RN from ALGH and I find him a nice and knowledgeable doc.

February 15, 2020 6:40 AM

It's all good experience they are all nice and helpful.

February 8, 2020 8:50 AM

I waited an hour in the exam room. Pretty sure they forgot I was there.

February 8, 2020 8:50 AM

Once I was seen, the doctor took good care of me.

January 27, 2020 7:14 PM

The doctor was wonderful and dedicated enough time to speak to my concerns as I was a new patient with a complex health issue.

January 27, 2020 7:14 PM

I had a 3pm appointment and came more than 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork, but wait time once in room was longer than expected.

January 27, 2020 10:29 AM

The nurse who took BP, etc., was very, very good. She appeared quite sincere.

December 21, 2019 6:38 PM


December 21, 2019 6:38 PM


December 21, 2019 12:11 AM

Very good communicator. Subject Matter expert with his area of medicine. Calm demeanor and very supportive.

December 21, 2019 12:11 AM

good experience

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. K. was outstanding. He listened to everything I said & weighed my treatment options according to my lifestyle.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with this doctor and he seemed very intelligent and respectful. I will be keeping him as my specialist.

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Thank you everything was great.

October 5, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very pleased with the professionalism of this Provider.

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent I wanted s consultation including the Dr's concern about good diet

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