S. Dharan Kumar, MD

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60 Ratings15 Comments
Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group
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 employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



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

Education: 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

Aetna EPO
Aetna NAP
Aetna HMO
All Kids
Aetna Medicare Open Basic
Aetna Medicare Open Standard
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Advantage POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Beech Street PPO
Coventry Advantra Freedom PFFS
Coventry Health Care
Cigna Medicare Access
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Corvel POS
Great West HMO
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Great West
HealthLink PPO
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Choice PFFS
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO of Illinois
Humana Choice PPO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Humana POS
Illinois Health Partners
Interplan Hlth Grp(Preferred)
Multi Plan
Principal Healthcare HMO
Principal Healthcare PPO
PPO Next
Principal Healthcare POS
United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare Secure Horiz


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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(60 Ratings, 15 Comments)
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The doctor seems very nice and knowledgeable. He apologized for the late start. He was thorough in his explanation of the procedure. I just wish that he had told me that I had a very long wait ahead of me. I left with the impression that I would get a routine colonoscopy in a few weeks not a few months.
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This doctor was very prompt, compassionate, and very explanatory. Overall outstanding.
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My experience with Dr. Kumar was good in general.
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I was hoping that my bleeding would have been taken care of
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The doctor took the time to listen and explain, I felt like he would be there until all my questions were answered. It was relieving!
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EVERYTHING was explained by Dr. KumarGreat concern, explanations, questions , answers and solutions.Made me feel greta about my condition and going forward.
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Dr Kumar is a very good doctor . He listens to my problems .
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Dr Kumar was above and beyond my expectations and past experiences with doctors over the years. He is compassionate, communicative, and understanding. He was very detailed in explaining my condition. He explained why he doesn't think it is one thing. And explained why he feels it is something else so that I can feel confident in my diagnosis. It's been alot of years since I've had a doctor that is this communicative. But that also does not talk to me as if I am beneath them and they know more than I do. I left feeling as though he genuinely wanted to help me and serve me well with his care.
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I had a 10A appointment and the rest of the day was a good day because of the very positive experience with the clinic and Dr Kumar. Who knew?!