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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Kanika Govil is a caring and diligent Family Doctor serving the community of Northern Virginia with offices in Chantilly and Dulles. Dr. Govil graduated from Government Medical College in Miraj, India with a MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree. Dr Govil completed her Residency in Family Medicine from Virgina Commonwealth University (Fairfax INOVA program). Dr Govil is Board Certified in Family Medicine and also a member of American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr Govil's goal is a happy healthy you!! Dr. Govil is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle. She also believes that each patient is a complex individual with his/her own unique bio-psychosocial components. What this really means is that she cares about how you feel, how you want to be treated, how you live, and how life has affected you. I don't just treat your disease; Apart from English, Dr Govil speaks Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Gujarati and her staff also speaks Spanish!
Verified Patient Reviews
The office staff was very efficient and professional. Dr. Govil was sincere to my concerns and addressed appropriately.
Her nurse was unorganized and did all the work for her. The nurse asked me many questions and didn't even know what my very common medication was for. I was waiting for over 40 minutes and I even arrived early for my appointment. After I was already in the appointment, the nurse informed me she was only a general physician, and I told her that zocdoc had recommended her for skin issues (sometimes general doctors tend to be interested in a field even if they didn't do a residency so they tend to know a lot about it. When the doctor finally did show up, she spent maybe 5-10 minutes with me and was pretty rude and kurt with me and then rushed me out the door. When I mentioned the reason I'd come to see her, she asked me what I wanted her to do about it. She did no tests or anything. I also told her I didn't want antibiotics and she prescribed them anyway.
The doctr is good and friendly
The office was very easy to locate and nice looking. However, the receptionist served as what I believe to be a nurse. She did not introduce herself, seemed very unknowledgeable. While I was in the room she googling about pregnancy hormones. In addition she burped in my face twice without saying excuse me. The doctor at first seemed to be very nice when she first came in the room, however when i began to ask questions she became aggravated and annoyed and told me to google my problem to get more information. I will be looking for another doctor and hopefully one who is patient and seems to care about your health.
Dr. Kanika is the best doctor. She's very attentative, and caring.
She is very good
In past appointments I have seen Dr. Govil's Physicians Assistant. She is lovely & takes plenty of time with each patient - making sure they feel heard. Today, I had my first visit with Dr. Govil. Although the office was completely empty of other patients, the doctor spent less than 10 minutes with me, referring me to other doctors without doing any investigation of her own and only checking my breathing and looking in my throats for my "physical". For my next appointment, I may request the PA specifically. If she is not available, I will probably look for a new doctor.
I arrived earlier than my appointment time and expected to wait, but within 5 minutes I was called for prelims- temp, weight, etc. and escorted into an exam room for updates and blood pressure. Within 5 minutes, Dr. Govil came in . I have always been pleased with everyone in this practice!
Efficient, fast, friendly
Too much pricy and they won't see patient until insurance verification completes and deductible amount paid if any.
Love her and her new doctor !
Felt a bit rushed.
It was good n helpful n positive
she was great open weekends and my children like her
I loved it it's been a while since I had a check up but dr. kanika was quick and nice
They were all very nice. Experienced some technical difficulties but she worked quickly to solve the problem and was very apologetic. Good experience will be going back.
Very personable, addressed all of my concerns. Staff was very nice too
Great! Very thorough and listen well!
Absolutely wonderful Staff and Practice. Appointment was on short notice, and they made us feel absolutely special and with individualized attention! Absolute 5 stars.
The nurse who took my information was very impersonal. Asked me all the questions that I had already filled out in my paperwork.
ZocDoc reviews are definitely not accurate(I prefer Yelp). All of the doctors here are either 4 or 5 stars which certainly isn't right. One word to describe her practice is "Unprofessional", they checked my weight, temperature, and vitals out in the open which I do not like, a little privacy would be nice. Staff and PA were ok, the PA constantly kept cutting my off when I would explain something, it seemed like she was rushing everything. Dr. Goval seems like a good doctor, I definitely wouldn't come back again though.
She was very professional and lind
The office was very nice, my wait time was short. Everyone was very nice.
It was great
It's convenient to make an appointment online and usually you can see Dr. Govil on the same day or the day after. The office is nice and clean and I happen to work nearby the place. Those are the only reasons I keep going back there even though I really shouldn't. Dr. Govil and her staff treat you as if they are doing you a huge favor by seeing you. They have just terrible bedside manners and I feel a sense of negativity at this place. The assistants who take your vital signs don't really care what your vital signs are. Sometimes they don't even take check your vitals and put random numbers in. Really, do you think consumers are that stupid? Dr. Govil doesn't care about your stories or your inputs. She isn't even listening when you speak half the time. I really WANT to refer my friends and family to this place because it's convenient and the office itself is really nice. But I can't get myself to do so because I don't want them to be treated like clueless children by Dr. Govil and her staff.
It was my first visit with Dr. Govil and her staff today. Since I'd filled out everything online it was a relatively smooth and quick visit. I found the office space to be organized and clean and her and the staff to be professional. In my case, I had some unwanted skin tags to be removed and she made it relatively painless experience. She was informative about the procedure and what I should anticipate. I would recommend her for both dermatology and general physician needs.
I just moved here and was really hesitating finding a new doctor but I'm glad I found Dr. Govil. She and her staff are the best !
I am very disappointed in my service. I got a physical here and forgot to bring the form that my employer requires. I brought it back later and was told I would be charged even though I already paid for the service. Not to mention the horrible cough that I have had for a month which I tried to get treated at this office but was turned away due to it simply being "allergies".
Great service from Dr. Govil and staff was friendly as well.
Dr. Kanika is a great doctor.She answered all of my question. the staff and nurse were very nice.
Nice and friendly staff. Office is open on Saturday's and that works great for my schedule! Staff called to follow-up and see how I was doing. Very impressive!
Felt comfortable. Will go back.
The whole experience was nice :)
Nice clean office. Good doctor and staff. Happy with my visit.
The clinic is clean and is much nicer than the picture you see on the this site. The staff are all nice and professional and seem to have a good team work established. Dr. Govil is professional and works efficiently. She replied to all my questions.
She was quick with her diagnosis and made me feel at ease about my injury. However, she seemed a little distracted and hurried, but in a polite manner. Willing to give her a second chance for a physical. -seeking a new doctor-
She was great. She new exactly what was wrong with my son as soon as she did the check up.
Was good and satisfied , I will go back to her again next time .
It was great attention.
First, the tv in the waiting room was set to MTV, for some incredibly unprofessional reason. Second, Being an overweight person and going to a new doctor is always stressful. This doctor did exactly what you expect, by immediately starting a lecture on losing weight without bothering to start a conversation and finding out that I've lost 10 pounds in 6 weeks. Third, the two nurses and she kept talking about how insurance companies don't like this or that, and how they could only do one thing at a time per appointment. This came across as being more focused on getting the insurance company to pay as much as possible than helping patients as much as possible. However, if you prefer exam rooms that have no posters to look at while you wait, and nurses who leave doors cracked open during exams, this is the place for you!
I had a pleasant experience with her both of my children had their annuals and my daughter had her flu follow up , after me being disappointed with 2 other doctors ... I was already on guard Saturday appointments are a plus !
I had a miserable experience with this doctor. Keep your dignity and just avoid.
Dr. Govil really seemed to care. You don't see that much in today's health care system. It was very refreshing. I would definitely recommend her.
The office staff was very unprofessional.. and tacky in their approach to things. She announced to the waiting room "ohh so your here for a UTI ? " i was shocked.... i Waited 45 mins to be seen. Doc seemed in a rush and didnt care about what I had to say.. I waited almost a week for my response and had to keep following up as no one from the office was communicating. Bad experience.
Nice clean office & great staff
My first time here, and I had to get blood drawn. The nurses on staff were very nice and helped me when of course I passed out. :-) I liked the doctor and hope she can become my new primary care physician.
Very good with kids and has a great staff.
Very nice doctor. Has a great staff.
It was fantastic. Her office is clean and comfortable, her staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and Dr. Govil is kind and inspires nothing but confidence.
I had a great visit. She answered all my questions. I'll definitely be coming back!
I felt comfortable and I absolutely want her as my Doctor for now on.
Friendly staff. Doctor spent ample time with me. New and neat office. Definitely recommend.