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Dr. Kanika Govil, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Chantilly, VA

About Dr. Kanika Govil

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!

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • StoneSprings Hospital Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Government Medical College Miraj, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Residency in Family Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Virginia Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1215026703

Overall rating
4.3
Recent reviews
It was a bit frantic. Their new computer system wasn’t working and the staff were rushing around and (understandably) frustrated.I needed to replace my Nexplanon and was told in the office that that would have to be done at an on/gyn, which would have been nice to know beforehand. Additionally, I couldn’t have my bloodwork done since no one told me I needed to fast for 12 hours before arriving. I have to go back in two weeks for my bloodwork and I hope it’s a better experience then.
It was a bit frantic. Their new computer system wasn’t working and the staff were rushing around and (understandably) frustrated. I needed to replace my Nexplanon and was told in theoffice that that would have to be done at an on/gyn, which would have been nice to know beforehand. Additionally, I couldn’t have my bloodwork done since no one told me I needed to fast for 12 hours before arriving. I have to go back in two weeks for my bloodwork and I hope it’s a better experience then.
Jennifer S. · August 1, 2019
The appointment was for my daughter to do the physical exam and my husband wait for two hours without any explanation.
The appointment was for my daughter to do the physical exam and my husband wait for two hours without any explanation.
Lithza J. · July 31, 2019

Dr. Kanika Govil's office locations

Chantilly Family Medicine

14133 Robert Paris Ct

Chantilly, VA 20151

Chantilly Family Medicine

24430 Stone Springs Blvd, Suite 315

Dulles, VA 20166

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Wait time was awful and front desk ladies were unhelpful and slow.

Less than 3 months ago
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It was a bit frantic. Their new computer system wasn’t working and the staff were rushing around and (understandably) frustrated. I needed to replace my Nexplanon and was told in the office that that would have to be done at an on/gyn, which would have been nice to know beforehand. Additionally, I couldn’t have my bloodwork done since no one told me I needed to fast for 12 hours before arriving. I have to go back in two weeks for my bloodwork and I hope it’s a better experience then.

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The appointment was for my daughter to do the physical exam and my husband wait for two hours without any explanation.

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I typically don’t give low ratings toward any health or medical related places...but this one was by far my worst experience ever. To start off, the front desk staff is beyond unprofessional and rude. It’s one thing to discuss patients information, but to be gossiping and saying rude things about your coworkers is another! I received so much attitude from the young lady that was inputting my information into their system, I thought I was the one causing the issue. Now, I understand waiting maybe 30 minutes to be seen by the MD..but an hour and 30 minutes to wait to be taken back to a room is ridiculous. I then had to wait for her to grab her tools and prep for removal of my cyst which took another 25 mins. Once the simple procedure was done, I was told to wait in the room for a little while then exit. So once I exited the room I saw the waiting area was packed. I began to check out and it was a mess! Too much went on to go into details! Visit this place at your own risk!

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This was the quickest and quiet frankly the worst physical I have had. Equipment wasn’t working and the the doctor just brushed of the need for that particular test. I really think she just made up numbers and wrote them in assuming I was healthy. My BP reading was higher than normal and she brushed that off too as an anomaly.

Less than 6 months ago
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Horrible. They got my appointment time wrong and took forever verifying my insurance. The front desk worker was inexperienced and didn’t know how to do anything was also very rude. The doctor spent like less than 5 mins after making me wait 40 mins before and was not very informative of what was wrong with me just said I was fine when Im sure there’s something wrong. I don’t recommenced coming here.

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Dr. Kanika Govil is really great! She’s very patient and good at explaining things to her patients. The staff is great too and the office is clean and comfortable.

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I always appreciate Dr. Gavil’s sincerity with my care and her proactive approach to good health.

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I didn’t know this was a Family Practioner when I scheduled the appointment. The waiting room was about 10 seats right in front of the entry door. It’s clearly a doctors office for children and not comfortable for adults without a family. I could barely hear the lady at the desk because there were children screaming and crying.

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Dr. Gavil listens attentively and asks appropriate questions leading to a knowledgeable diagnosis. I appreciate her sincere care.

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This was a horrible experience and I would strongly suggest you look elsewhere. I had to wait an hour before being taken back to the room and then the girl behind the front desk who was eating chips that whole hour and doing nothing else did my vitals and asked me my “medical history”. I asked her how in depth she wanted the history and received a blank stare and her repeating, “You know just your medical stuff.” When the Dr. came in she was rushed and had not read my chart. She repeated twice of you are new here and instead of finding out anything about me or my lifestyle she pretty much just took my vitals again. She was in there a total of 11 mins... for a First appoint and annual Physical! I have received far more professional care at the CVS minute clinic.

More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and attentive!

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Kanika Govil, MD.is an awesome doctor, I was attended by another doctor on this visit, and let just say it made me appreciate how great Dr.Kanika Govil, MD is.

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Went in for a sore throat and the visit wasn't really what I expected. There were issues with validating my valid insurance which held the appointment up for 30 minutes. While the nurses seemed quite nice, after their forth question about my marital status, then birth control. I mentioned that I was a lesbian. Then I was asked if I had a vasectomy. Seriously, I was asked if as a woman if I had a vasectomy. It was uncomfortable and offensive. The doctor ordered a strep test via the nurse even before coming in to see me, which felt very impersonal. In the end the doctor saw me for 4 minutes max with nothing more in added value than what I came in with. Not a good experience.

More than 1 year ago
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Super fast and friendly staff.

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Dr. Govil is very informative and professional.

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My visit was great. Straight to the point. I was in and out.

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Worst !!! Don’t go to this doctor.

More than 1 year ago
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The office staff was very efficient and professional. Dr. Govil was sincere to my concerns and addressed appropriately.

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The doctr is good and friendly

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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.

More than 1 year ago
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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.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kanika is the best doctor. She's very attentative, and caring.

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She is very good

More than 1 year ago
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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.

More than 1 year ago
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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!

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Felt a bit rushed.

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Efficient, fast, friendly

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Too much pricy and they won't see patient until insurance verification completes and deductible amount paid if any.

More than 1 year ago
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Love her and her new doctor !

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she was great open weekends and my children like her

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It was good n helpful n positive

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I loved it it's been a while since I had a check up but dr. kanika was quick and nice

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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.

More than 1 year ago
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Very personable, addressed all of my concerns. Staff was very nice too

More than 1 year ago
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Great! Very thorough and listen well!

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Excellent Services!!!!

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Absolutely wonderful Staff and Practice. Appointment was on short notice, and they made us feel absolutely special and with individualized attention! Absolute 5 stars.

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The nurse who took my information was very impersonal. Asked me all the questions that I had already filled out in my paperwork.

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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.

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She was very professional and lind

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The office was very nice, my wait time was short. Everyone was very nice.

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It was great

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She's amazing

More than 1 year ago
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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.

More than 1 year ago
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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.

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Pretty nice.

More than 1 year ago
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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 !

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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".

More than 1 year ago
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Great service from Dr. Govil and staff was friendly as well.

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