S. Dharan Kumar, M.D.

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41 Ratings13 Comments
Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Colon Cancer Screening; Constipation; Esophageal Surgery; Gastroenterology; Gastroesophageal reflux; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Rectal Problems; Liver Disease; Sigmoidoscopy; Stomach Diseases

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This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.



Philosophy Of Care

I believe the cornerstone of excellent and effective medical care is based on the partnerships I have with my patients. Every patient and every clinical scenario is different, and I strive to tailor my approach for each patient. All patients deserve up-to-date and detailed information on their condition, as well as a compassionate approach to their care.

Education & Credentials

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (East Lansing), 2008

Internship: Yale New Haven Hospital, 2009

Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, 2011

Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center, 2015

Insurance Accepted

AARP Medicare Complete Access (UHC) HMO
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Aetna Medicare PPO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Blue Cross Community MMAI
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry One PPO
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry POS
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Medicare Part B
MultiPlan PPO
Sunrise Advantage
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Cigna HealthSpring MA HMO
TriWest PC3 / Veterans Administration Community Care
Aetna National Advantage Program
Beech Street PPO
Imagine Smart Network
Coventry HMO
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(41 Ratings, 13 Comments)
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It was a great experience considering this was my very first appointment.
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Took 2 months to get an appointment with this specialist, then 6 more weeks to get a spot for the procedure I was initially referred for - too long from referral to procedure.
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"I had a good experience with my doctor."
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Nurse ... called me to make an appt. Very caring, helpful, talked me through my test results from the ER.
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My appointment with *Dr. Kumar was a consultation for colonoscopy. He was very informative, and reassuring. Good experience.
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the Dr. is excellent!!
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Excellent provider, nursing assistant and staff. Excellent communication with compassion, courtesy and caring. Love my Elmhurst physicians.
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Thank you!
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Excellence hospital stay at Elmhurst Hospital; excellent staff service including doctors, nurses and all other hospital staff personnel
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Dr. D. Kumar is a great physician, what a relief to still find a doctor with great patience and high quality bed-side manner. I always have a great experience and satisfied when I walk out of this office. The lab work was completed same-day in the office within 5 minutes of my face-to-face with Dr. The lab tech was very personable and did an excellent job with her needle skills (first experience where I did not find myself light headed and pain near the needle prick). One suggestion I want to give to give the next patient a 5 star experience would be for the nurse assistant (who took my vitals/history) to focus on the patient and make me feel welcomed- lack of eye contact, no connection made with the patient. I did not get a positive vibe that she wanted to be at work or serve her me that day. Though I know we all have bad days, being a ... myself serving multiple people each day, each new patient is a new experience and our patients come first-we want to connect with them, make them feel welcomed, cared for, and not just another number. Thanks again for the great experience that day! Elmhurst teams never disappoint!