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Dr. Kavitha Gopal, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Dr. Kavitha Gopal obtained her medical degree from Madras Medical College in Chennai, India. She completed her residency and fellowship training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Gopal is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She has actively participated in several research projects, which have been published in leading gastroenterology journals. Her scientific works have been presented in international digestive disease meetings. She has won several awards and grants including Empire Clinical Research Investigators Program (ECRIP) Award, medical school scholarship grant, virology fellowship grant and several travel grants. In addition to general gastroenterology, she has special interest in hepatology, colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease and treatment of reflux. Dr. Gopal is fluent in Tamil and Telugu and is also proficient in Hindi.

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

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Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Beth Israel Medical Center (Internship)
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Madras Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1467613844

Office locations

Gastroenterology Specialists of Dekalb

3292 Mountain Dr

Decatur, GA 30032

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Really love the staff there
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Gopal was very patient and allowes me to explain my symptoms. I didn't feel rushed and she showed compassion and concern. She immediately addressed my symptoms and suggested further testing to rule out some possible digestive issues.
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Very professional, nice.
Less than 1 month ago
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I love her she really cares about her patients, she always answer every question or concern. She takes her time. She gave me advice on how to manage my Gerd and Ibs. Overall she is wonderful.
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very informative. great doctor
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She was great! Very informative and listened to all of my questions and concerns about treatment! I would definitely go to her again if needed. The staff was excellent and office was very clean.
Less than 6 months ago
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I went in there to test for a specific issue. Instead, the test wasn't given and I was scheduled for an expensive procedure, which I ended up canceling. Going to the doctor is stressful enough, but it's even worse when you feel like you wasted time and nothing was resolved.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Gopal was thoughtful, careful and caring. plus she took time to talk about personal interests - i would highly recommend Dr Gopal
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I was completely satisfied with my visit to Kavitha. She is very patient and polite. Also Very comfortable to talk & to explain the problem. She answers to my questions patiently. I would highly recommend anyone to visit her. The onlything which i am concerned about is the wait time. But, its okay its not too bad, almost all hospitals are making patients to wait for at-least 20-30mins.
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She was amazing! She answered all my questions and concerns
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The wait time was longer than I would have preferred, but everyone in the office was kind and the doctor didn't seem too rushed with me.
Less than 1 year ago
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Love them. Thanks.
Less than 1 year ago
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Was my first visit and I’m happy. The doctor and all her staff were great. Will be going back.
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Dr. Gopal is caring, compassionate and professional, and we trust her to fully meet our gastro. needs.
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She's friendly, informative, kind, and answers questions.
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Great doctor very professional
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The office was very clean the staff was friendly, and the doctor did not rush to get out of the room not only did she take the time to explain about my up coming procedure , she also answered all my questions
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Wait time was 45 min, but that was expected from other reviewers. Another patient in the room said he had been waiting an hour. I brought a book. Dr Gopal is very professional, no nonsense type. She seemed very knowledgeable andwas willing to work with me to find out what was causing my stomach symptoms. Didn't seem to be too crazy about ordering diagnostics and wasn't dismissive of my own thoughts on the matter. The rest of the staff was all very pleasant.
Less than 1 year ago
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The entire staff was very courteous and professional. Everything was clearly explained concerning my procedure.
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Just wanted to say thank you Dr. Gopal and Dr. Harris for changing my daughter feeding tube and listening to me on what exactly what my daughter needed. You all just don't know how much you helped me and my daughter.Love you all for that. I have to say a big thank you to Dr. Gopal nurse assistant Lakeisha you was so helpful and understanding of what type of feeding tube that I wanted for my daughter. You went above and beyond of making sure I got what I wanted and the job was done. We need more staff and Doctors like you all to be more understanding on what parents need and want for their child, (in my case my daughter is disabled). You all have a new patient now and we will continue to come to y'all for my daughter needs especially for her feeding tube. She is doing well with her new mini one button and I'm loving it. May God continue to Bless you all.
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She was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Patient as this was my first time at the center.
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I chose Dr. Gopal for insurance reasons and so far I am very pleased with Dr. Gopal and her staff. I did not have to wait and she was friendly and informative. I had to wait about 3 weeks for anappointment which isn't too bad. Location is good and the office is modern and inviting.
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I was seen by the front desk staff right away; however, I was not visited by the doctor until about 45 minutes later.
More than 1 year ago
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The wait was longer than usual but Dr. Gopal is an excellent doctor.
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Very detailed and precise. She was very interested, concerned and understanding to your medicals needs. You knew at that point, her attention was only on you and your needs. Very pleased with entire visit.
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Dr. Gopal was thorough and she listened to my concerns. She had good bedside manners and made sure that she collected all of the data needed for me to have a complete visit. She left no stone unturned.
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Very effecient, smart and friendly Doctor.
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She is wonderful
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Finally a doctor who isn't too busy being important. She took time to answer every question with genuine care and concern. Even during those scared moments, she encouraged me to hang in there.
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I think she was very concerned about my health and well being. She asked a lot of questions about my last and present health issues. Gave some good insight as to what is happening and what can happen and what our plan of treatment was.
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Dr Gopal is very thorough and I left with only one question regarding my treatment. I'm waiting for s response and everything will be ok.
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V.good, professional, understanding, I feel her assumption about diagnosis with symptom was accurate with further investigation.
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This appointment went without a hitch. And the fastest wait I have ever experienced. Very great full
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I don't get it, I arrived at 9:15a.m and didn't leave until 11:45. Too long. So I guess you pay to wait. The staff was great.
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I really appreciated her kindness and concern. She patiently addressed all my concerns and questions, even the unsound questions. I was reluctant about seeing a new person;however, her knowledge and sureness about her profession eased mydiscomfort. I had a great appointment and I am looking forward to my followup with her.
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Every thing was just fine.
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Very good, she is wonderful!
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Very personable and reassuring tone. Took the time to fully answer questions. Also had an opportunity to meet and work with the office staff. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
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Pleasant, professional, satisfactory.
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she was very polite and exam & talk about what she was going to do was very please with her
More than 1 year ago
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I thought Dr. Gopal was thorough and explain what I needed to know.
More than 1 year ago
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Waited TOO long.
More than 1 year ago
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So far good, Treatment is good.
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My visit today was only a consult for a routine colonoscopy, but I was impressed with the staff and the ease with which I was able to make an appointment. Dr. Gopal even explained to me how the billing would bedone and what to do if the procedure was not billed correctly. I really appreciated this information as this is a routine procedure and should be covered but health insurance has become ridiculously complicated. I ranked Dr. Gopal as "probably recommend" until after I have the actual procedure but so far so good!
More than 1 year ago
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She's honest and open and that's a hard thing to find in anyone but especially and now due to so much litigation concerns, doctors...bless their hardworking hearts. I really liked her in every way, her nurse staff as well... Thank youfor your asking my opinion and your attention to details.
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Dr. Gopal is very thorough and has a very reassuring manner.
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I really liked Dr. Gopal! Her office is very pretty and the seating is comfortable. The staff was very nice. The dr. is personable and seemed to really care about my condition. She diagnosed the true problem without having to performthe endoscopy that day and I'm feeling much better now. I highly recommend her!
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I love that she asks questions to see what's going on in my body. She seems very concerned and cautious before subscribing prescriptions. I left feeling very confident that my symptoms would subside.
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I arrived at 9:05 am, 10 minutes before my 9:15am appointment. It was 3 minutes until 10am when I was called by the nurse and 10:05 when I saw Dr. Gopal. This wait time of an hour is unacceptable. I makeearly in the am appointments so this kind of wait will not happen, but unfortunately it happened anyway. I really like Dr. Gopal, but if this happens again, I'm through with this practice.
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Wait time was too long. Arrived 20 minutes ahead of time .Appt. was 1:45 wasn't seen to 2:45. . Did online medical history, but it was not received according to receptionist. Assistant named 'Mee Mee, , I think was her name, was excellent
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