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**PLEASE NOTE: We always attempt to contact patients prior to their appointments to verify insurance information. We do this as a service to you so that we can ensure that we are in fact in-network with your plan especially HMO's--please return our phone calls directly if we call you to ensure your visit goes smoothly. PLEASE NOTIFY US 24 HRS IN ADVANCE FOR APPOINTMENT CANCELLATIONS" Swathi Arekapudi is an insightful and warm OB-GYN in Chicago, IL. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University and completed a residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Arekapudi currently works with her mother in their private practice, which has been in business for over 30 years. She offers a variety of gynecological services and personalized care for each and every patient. Her services include in-office Essure sterilization process, in-office ultrasound, minimally invasive surgery with da Vinci robotic technology, general gynecology, and obstetric care. A private practice allows Dr. Arekapudi to be flexible and tailor her care to each patient’s specific needs. Her patients come to her from the Wicker Park/Bucktown, Lincoln Park, and the South Loop areas of the city. Her offices are located in Wicker Park and Lincoln Park. Dr. Arekapudi is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the Illinois State Medical Society. Hospital Affiliations: Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital Presence St Mary and Elizabeth Presence St Joseph Hospital Rush University Hospital
Verified Patient Reviews
She was wonderful! Kind, professional, informative and put me completely at ease. Couldn’t recommend more highly!
My experience with Dr. Arekapudi was probably the most positive and affirming out of all the ones I’ve had with doctors in Chicago. She was incredibly personable, honest, and just made sure I felt like any and every question I had was answered. I also never felt rushed. I highly recommend her!!
She was very personable, thorough but fast; I was happy with her services.
She was really nice, helped me a lot to be in confidence with her. She explained everything to me in a very nice way
She was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions! She was very personable too!
Wonderful atmosphere! Clean, quick, and fantastic.
She was very nice and took the time to answer all of my questions. Felt very comfortable, and would recommend her!
Prompt, professional, friendly
Dr. Swathi Arekapudi was super easy to talk to and super personable. I was early to my appointment and she was able to see me right away!
She was very kind and listened to everything I had to say. She asked me detailed questions and gave detailed responses. One of the best doctors I have met.
Always super helpful and makes me feel comfortable. The office called within the week with my results.
Dr. Arekapudi is very approachable and clear. She always gives us time to ask all of our questions and makes us feel comofortable. Today we were seen right away and were in and out in less than an hour. The parking is a bonus, at the Division office parking is free and easy to find.
I absolutely love Dr. Arekapudi! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I feel comfortable discussing anything with her. Highly recommended!
I made the mistake thinking Dr. S. Arekapudi was a primary care physician but I met with her anyway. She recommended a primary doctor, was very personable and I will definitely be keeping her as my OBGYN. Thanks!
Friendly and fast! I had the first appointment of the day and was seen right away. I'll have no hesitation in booking my next appointment with Dr. Arekapudi
Dr. Swathi Arekapudi takes her time to listen, doesn't rush and makes the visit very easy! I truly appreciate her and am so glad I found her!
I felt completely comfortable and taken care of with Dr. Arekapudi. I've found my new OBGYN.
Dr. Arekapudi is one of the most genuine OBGYN doctors I've ever been to. I highly recommend her.
Extremely personable. Took the time to really explain my health to me.
It was my first time seeing Dr. Swathi Arekapudi due to a recent change in my insurance. She was incredibly friendly and made sure all of my questions were answered. I was worried about switching doctors, so I'm super relieved! I was also able to get an appointment really quickly, which was a huge bonus.
Dr. Arekapudi was great! I was nervous because I was changing providers and wasn't sure what to expect. She was very thorough and listened to everything I had to say, and did exactly what I wanted. I didn't get any pushback, and when I had any questions, she was very non-judgemental and very informative about her answers. I highly recommend her!
Long wait time for this appointment, but really not a big deal for me. Swathi is amazing, as usual. Really direct and easy to talk to.
Dr. Arekapudi is great - she was very kind and took the time to get to know me. She provided great recommendations and made sure that all of my questions were answered. Also, the office is very nice and clean.
She's so awesome. I've been seeing her for years.
She made me feel extremely comfortable. I get very nervous going to doctors but she put me at ease and was very imformative. I've already recommended her to friends!
I had called the office a few days before my appointment to let them know that I was in a rush. I didn't know I was speaking to the doctor herself because the person on the other side of the line was so patient. Today when I went to my appointment, the doctor remembered that I was in a rush and saw me almost immediately. I was also quite impressed by her thoroughness and attentiveness. Would definitely recommend.
The office smelled like urine, but other than that everything was great, SUPER short wait time and I was in and out. Amazing doctor and super nice and personable.
She was super friendly and very very smart. She instantly put me at ease. I really appreciated her.
One of the best "trips to the doctor" I have ever had. Dr. Arekapudi was warm and professional. She immediately made me feel comfortable and answered any questions or concerns I had. Her staff was quick to help check you in and my appointment was right on time. This was my first appointment with Dr. Arekapudi and I will definitely use her office for my annual check up.
Very thorough and straight to the point with a good sense of humor! Made me feel very comfortable.
Awesome doctor, really knows her stuff. Felt really comfortable around her
Friendly doctor! Very welcoming and listened to any concern I had.
Dr. Arekapudi was great! She took the time to talk through and review my family history, share all of my options and was open to answering my questions. She was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and I didn't feel like I was being rushed though the appointment. Highly recommend her!
Very personable and easy to talk to, didn't feel rushed at all.
Very kind and efficient doctor. I have been going to her for a few years now and I don't go anywhere else! Does a great job of making you feel comfortable and telling you everything you need to know.
My wait was longer than I would have wanted, but once I was admitted I was thoroughly taken care of and scheduled a follow up after.
She is a great doctor! Amiable and professional.
Dr. Arekapudi was very nice, profesional and answered all my questions and gave me advise. I am very please with her services.
As someone who has a lot of anxiety going to the doctor, especially a gynecologist, Dr. Arekapudi was fast, helpful, and eased my nerves. Highly recommend!
Dr Swathi was easy attentive and ready to answer any questions i had. This is the second time ive come to aee her and ive had the same great experience both times. I would recommend her to my family and friends.
Dr. Arekapudi was very easy to talk to. Understanding and patient, she answered all of my questions in a helpful, thoughtful way and didn't make me feel rushed. Highly recommend her!
It was an excellent visit.dr.Arekapudi was gentle she helped me to understand more about my situation.
Convinent location, quick appointment, friendly and knowledgeable staff
Dr. Arekapuddi is fantastic! She is warm and kind, took her time in seeing me, made my annual exam really painless (figuratively and literally). For me, one of the most important things is feeling like my doctor is warm, knowledgeable, and collaborative. She was incredibly affirming and supportive even as she counseled on some areas where I could be healthier. I didn't feel like she was pushing me out the door. It also was clear that she was good at what she does and is on top of her medical knowledge. I felt very confident in her advice and treatment. I highly recommend her.
Very nice and good manner of approach.
Wonderful, easy in and out. Great doctor
She is so great. Very thorough and checked in with me multiple times throughout our meeting to see if I had questions. You can really tell she cares about her patients. I highly recommend!
My visit last month was great. Dr.swathi is very attentive and caring. She listens and provides answers to all of my questions and concerns. Since the first time that I met her I knew that I would keep coming back to see her for all future medical appointments.
She was awesome. Talked about getting an IUD and she was super knowledgeable
I went for an annual exam and was trying to make a decision about keeping my IUD. I felt like she was very condescending and rude. I came to her and explained that I was trying a new doctor and tried to explain some of my history. I realize now that I was confused about some things, but she made me feel like a complete idiot. I was notified through the lab about my results, which came back abnormal with high-risk HPV, so I called to set up a follow-up. I was seen by her mother, which honestly now I can see where the daughter gets her poor bedside manner from. I will not return.
Very professional and cares about what you're saying. Her sweet quirky personality puts you at ease immediately. She had no problem going through each birth control method with me to decide which would work best.
Dr Swathi is attentive and friendly-definitely makes visits more comfortable!
She was very warm and welcoming to me as I was a first time patient. She was very knowledgeable and made the experience very comfortable. The wait time was very short. I was in and out in 30 minutes.
Dr. Arekapudi was incredibly kind and professional, and never made me feel like she was rushing through my appointment - despite having a full waiting room. I will absolutely come back
She is incredibly kind, friendly and conversational. I really enjoy my visits with her! I feel she listens well and cares about me as a person.
Physician was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
She was so nice and chill - great initial experience with her!!
She is fantastic, makes you feel very comfortable and allows plenty of time for you to ask questions (without rushing).
Was very helpful and responsive to patient concerns and opinions regarding feedback. The first specialist of her field that I feel comfortable with and feel heard regarding my treatment!
Very helpful and honest. Listened to my questions and offered solutions and options.
I thought Dr. Arekapudi was wonderful and I had a great first experience with her. She was very helpful and attentive with all questions that I asked and did not seem to be in a hurry as a lot of doctors can be. Highly recommend her!
She was very friendly and knowledgeable! She helped put me at ease and seems like a great doctor. I feel like I picked the right doctor for me :). She also has later appointments so I don't have to take off of work to see her!
I was really nervous before the appt since I've seen my share jerk Doctors but Dr Arekapudi was awesome! She was friendly, attentive, and really put my mind at ease.
Dr. Are kaput was extremely approachable. Highly recommend!
Dr. Arekapudi is great! She is very friendly and helpful, and seems to truly care about her patients' wellbeing. She always answers my questions with detailed information, and helps walk me through health decisions without dictating what I should do.
She was very nice and made me feel comfortable. She was quick with the appointment and answered all my questions.
Swathi is the chillest gyno I've ever had. Transparent, straightforward and helpful too!
She was great! I was in and out in no time.
She's great! Kind, personable, funny. There is parking at the office, free with validation, great hours, the front desk staff was also very friendly. I'm glad to have found Dr. Swathi Arekapudi on ZocDoc!
My experience with Dr. Swathi Arekapudi was excellent! She was very attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, and answered all of my questions. Her bedside manner was excellent, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone booking an appointment. The staff at the office were friendly and helpful, and the wait time was short.
She was wonderful! Very friendly and took time to answer all of my questions.
The visit was extremely quick and I was in and out which was awesome, especially for someone with anxiety about going to the OB/GYN. There was no wait once I arrived and no wait once I was taken back to an exam room. Dr. Arekapudi was extremely prompt and the visit did not take more than twenty minutes to a half hour which was very nice. However, this also made me worried that maybe my concerns weren't fully taken into consideration or that I wasn't fully examined because it was such a quick exam. Overall though, it was painless and quick which made for a great experience and I would recommend Dr. Arekapudi to others.
My visit with the doctor went very well. My only complaint is the Zocdoc paperwork template and the purpose, as the office will have you fill it out upon arrival.
Dr Arekapudi was great, however her staff was very unorganized. When I arrived, they had not looked up my insurance in advance which meant I had to wait even longer to verify my insurance over the phone. Even then I was still asked to pay a co-pay which was an inconvenience as it was not required by my insurance company. In addition, they had me listed incorrectly with the wrong doctor and rang Dr. Arekapudi several times during my visit even knocking at the door during my exam. Swathi however was very knowledgeable and was very patient about answering all my questions and listening to my concerns. She also apologized for the disorganization as the office had recently moved to a new location. If the staff had been more organized, it would have been a perfect visit.
Ob-Gyn appointments are no treat, but I was immediately at ease with Dr.Arekapudi. She has a great bedside manner, light humor, and serious knowledge. Not to mention it was super fast! I have never experienced such a streamlined pap smear; she knows what she's doing and has answers to my questions! I just saw her today for the first time and have already recommended her to one of my close friends!
Dr. Arekapudi didn't inform me about my contraction of HPV for WEEKS! And when I finally was informed, I recieved very little information and support. To this day I don't know what kind of risks I have because of my HPV. Also, the office was a major negatice. They didn't get back to me for weeks, and they were inattentive and uncaring.
Dr. Swathi was professional and quick but very attentive and listened to any concerns I had. She was very informative and kind
Hello ladies, I wish I can give no star to this doctor. Please even if you're going here because of insurance try another dr than both Vijaya n swati. They never care about patients all they care is money. They will speak rude to you. They think patients are morons. This swati told me to walk for 20 miles a day in my 5 week pregnancy, as walk for 10 minutes is okay as per others. Also I was facing increased heart beat, fatigue she tell me it's normal. Even when her mother Vijaya she know I had blighted ovum she don't tell me for a week. Then ask me to come at 8 weeks and directly told me to do D&C. We took second opinion and by tablets I miscarriage happen as it was my first pregnancy. No professional staff also if you choose swati as doctor suddenly Vijaya will come n check you and vice versa. Confusion for patient. Tgank God I find another better obgyn for me, so even for general reason I go there though she's far from my place. If you care for your health never go there either Vijaya or swati. Don't trust them they only care about money and copay.
Dr. Swathi was great. She was very easy to talk to, made me feel comfortable and not judged at all. She also gave a lot of overall wellness advice that is beyond the scope of what you'd expect an OBGYN to give you in an appointment and really helped me out with a few health questions I had. She was also funny- which is always a plus.
The Lincoln office is better in terms of wait time & appearance. I had to go to the Division office due to her mother being out of town and she was only taking the appointments at that location for the day (even though I had the appointment at the Lincoln office for over a month, they called me a few days before the appt about the change.) The Division office is dated and you can hear pretty much everything from the treatment rooms, about what the staff are saying outside the door and also what is being discussed in the other rooms next to you. The staff also seemed much more professional at the Lincoln office. At the Division office the front office staff was dressed in jeans, sneakers, and a hoodie. I also had to wait 45 minutes to see the doctor while at the Lincoln office I was seen almost right away. In the end, I recommend the Lincoln office, she is a great doctor but the offices are not equal in my opinion.
Excellent. Dr. Swathi Arekapudi gave me a lot of great information and was very professional. I recommended her to my sister and would recommend her to anyone looking for a gynecologist. She is the first doctor in a long time that I will keep coming back to.
She is wonderful and I feel like I am in very good hands.
Dr. Arekapudi was absolutely amazing! She is very thorough and truly cares about her patients!
I've had nightmare stories with other OBGYNs and she was kind, friendly, and I was completely comfortable talking to her. Highly recommend her!
My experience with Dr. Arekapudi continues to be excellent. I tend to get anxious before doctor appointments, specifically OBGYN, and she always makes me feel at ease.
Honestly one of the nicest doctors I've ever had. Quick, caring, non-judgmental, and very knowledgable.
I got an annual, having gone to a different doctor for 4 years. Dr. Arekapudi made me feel very comfortable and taken care of. The exam was quick and painless. She helped me find a birth control that was in my budget. I would definitely recommend her in the future.
Perfect, professional and helpful!
Very friendly and professional. She made me feel comfortable, answering all of my questions and completed the exam quickly and efficiently.
The doctor was wonderful, so approachable! Had a terrible experience with her staff never calling me back, and hanging up on me multiple times, took over two months to get my lab results.
I write this negative review with mixed feelings. Dr. Arekapudi seems like a fine physician overall, and I saw her twice for my annual women's health checkup. On my second visit, Dr. Arekapudi found a suspicious lump in one of my breasts. I am only in my early 30s, but there is a history of early breast cancer in my family, so I was immediately very alarmed. I elected to follow up with the breast clinic at the University of Chicago. Because of problems at Dr. Arekapudi's office, I was unable to even schedule an appointment for followup testing at UChicago for two and a half days; like most specialty clinics, they require the proper referral to be in hand before setting an appointment date. Most of the problems seemed to stem from actually faxing over the referral. First there was a missing diagnostic code, then it was the wrong diagnostic code, and each fax took the office hours and hours to send, with very poor communication with me. Dr. Arekapudi eventually called me and basically asked why I was trying to rush things, seemingly oblivious as to why someone in my situation--with a parent that had a history of breast cancer--might feel a sense of urgency to follow up with findings of a breast lump. Dr. Arekapudi's office did not end up sending the correct fax, and the following day the office was closed entirely. I left a message and received no word back. I still haven't. I ended up getting the referral for the breast mammogram at the University of Chicago from my primary care doctor (requiring another visit, and another co-pay), whose office had it to the University within minutes of my visit. All turned out fine with my follow up appointments, as everyone assumed they would, and I'm grateful Dr. Arekapudi detected the lump in the first place. I understand sometimes things get a little frantic at doctors' offices. But I have never been treated with so little regard and so little sensitivity as I was with Dr. Arekapudi's practice. I will be finding a new OBGYN.
Very nice and professional. I highly recommend!
She has always made me feel extremely comfortable during my appointments!
Understanding and thorough discussion of my birth control options and a variety of health issues. Put my mind at ease and gave me advice about how to pursue other specialists. Pap was quck and painless. She was honest and tactful in a way that took embarrassment out if the equation. I took her card and told Facebook about her because she and her receptionist were delightful, compassionate, and professional, even at the end of the day.
She's amazing! Highly recommend her!
Felt like I was listened to very well.
Dr. Arekapudi was a pleasure. She's young and friendly, very approachable, and fast without being pushy/rude. She seems to be incredibly competent and I look forward to seeing her again to follow up on my new birth control. She removed an IUD that I'd had for a year with pretty much no pain...I find myself wondering how much easier it would have been to have her put it in. That experience was EXCRUCIATING! Anyways, I saw her at her Division office and I would definitely say that the facilities need improvement. The chair I was to sit in was covered in stains. And I was forced to watch Good Morning American which makes me feel like I'm getting dumber. But the overall experience was a great one! If your GYNO leaves you feeling anything other than pleased, I'd say try her out.
Dr. Arekapudi was great! Super quick appointment, very friendly and easy to talk to!
She is so friendly and makes me feel so comfortable! She gives detailed answers to all of my questions as well. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends and family.
Friendly, efficient, addresses your concerns.
This was honestly by best visit to a doctor I've ever had. My appointment was scheduled for 9am, but I went in about 20min early since it was my first visit I knew I would need to fill out a little paper work. I finished the paper work in 5-10 minutes and was sent in to see her early! I was out of there with my exam finished and a prescription in my hand by 9am! I was not expecting to be out before 9:30-10 so I was very pleased. Also everyone in the office including the doctor was very polite.
Very personable yet efficient doctor. I will be seeing her again.
Will recommend for sure.
She was great!
Friendly, professional, and very quick! Highly recommend.
Sweet and professional staff
She was very nice and so helpful. These types of appo
She was great at making me feel comfortable, and asked enough questions for me to feel like she was really invested in giving me the best care. She also seemed to want to get to know me as a person, which made me feel at ease.
I had to wait longer than expected but the doctor herself was great and I got my results sooner than expected
Wonderfully easy to talk to. Felt cared for, respected, and knowledgable of my treatment when I left.
Very professional, no wait. Definitely will come back.
Dr. Arekapudi was easy to talk to, very prompt, and 100% professional. My procedure was painless, easy and fast. I would DEFINITELY recommend her again. I've had papsmears that were very painful and where my doctor seemed impatient and frustrated with me because of this. Because of this, I can often dread OBGYN appointments. My experience today was the total opposite and totally turned my mentality around.
She was extremely friendly and very professional. I would definitely recommend her.
I booked a last minute appointment with Swathi Arekapudi, and became very hesitant to keep the appointment after reading some of the reviews about Dr. Vijay Arekapudi, her mother, with whom she shares a practice. However, Swathi was fantastic, efficient, and really easy to talk to. Highly recommend.
I always hated doctors (Esp gyno) because of bad experiences I've had. The doctor was beyond professional yet super casual personality. I always struggled with pap smears due to a horrible first experience. She understood that and talked me through the entire process. She didn't seem rushed or anything. She informed me what I needed to do move forward. Plus, the office was super nice and the receptionist was a sweetheart.
I was more than pleased with my visit with Dr. Arekapudi. The office itself is small, comfortable, and CLEAN. I was seen less than 10 minutes from my appointment time. Dr. Arekapudi was personable, nice, and funny. She looked me in the eye when talking to me. I did not feel rushed. I felt very listened to which is most important to me since I have a long medical history. I would highly recommend Dr. Arekapudi to any woman looking for a great OB/GYN.
She made me feel very comfortable during my visit and was very helpful with any questions that I had.
Dr was very nice, I came to her for my first pap smear. she made me feel really comfortable and was as gentle as she could be. She was also very informative regarding birth control, I will continue to see her.
Dr. Arekapudi is so friendly! She made me feel very comfortable during the visit and I was able to ask her several questions. I am so glad that I found her on this site. The office staff was very friendly, I was a few minutes late because I couldn't find a parking spot and they didn't mind one bit. The entire visit took less than 30 minutes!
VERY easy to talk to and extremely professional and knowledgable. I would recommend Dr. Arekapudi to anyone! Definitely the best doctor i have had.
Friendly, non-judgemental and very easy to talk to.
Absolutely loved her!!! She's sweet, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. So happy to have found her!
She made me feel comfortable explaining my concerns and she has great bedside manner.
I was so impressed with the short wait time and wonderful bedside manner of the whole staff at Dr. Arekapudi's clinic. The doctor was kind and made me feel very comfortable. I loved my experience!
Great I would recommend her
She was very friendly and personable. Definitely made me feel comfortable.
I was a little annoyed at first after having to wait for almost an hour. However, Dr. Arekapudi was really great. She instantly made me feel comfortable and was very nonjudgmental. She made pleasant small talk while being efficient with her examination. I feel like she really respected what my needs were and gave me plenty of options. I also really like that she sees patients on Saturdays, making it much easier for my work schedule.
Lovely woman, made me feel very comfortable. Very knowledgeable.
Very friendly, helpful, and efficient! Would definitely recommend seeing her.
Very pleasant experience. She made me feel very comfortable. She was always smiling and talking to me like human to human. Highly recommend this doctor.
I love Dr. Arekapudi! She was awesome! Super friendly and professional... She made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. I was nervous to get my IUD removed cause had heard from other women that it can be really painful but Dr. Arekapudi was very gentle, fast, and I barely felt anything!!!!
She is great... Always makes me feel comfortable
Went to Lincoln location. Dr. Arekapudi was very kind. It was like talking to a girl friend with a medical degree. Very clean, nice reception.
Dr. Arekapudi was professional, efficient, friendly and appropriate. Highly recommended!
She was wonderful! Friendly and energetic, felt reassuringly competent.
Busy office. Nice doctor but the place feels dirty and unkempt. She also refused to refill a birth control because I was past-due for a pap smear, which I get, but I also had an appointment scheduled. I was going to run out before then and she refused to refill. She'd rather risk her patient getting pregnant than risk losing billing a patient for a pap smear. Instantly done with her. I consider that unethical.
She is young, energetic, and makes you feel comfortable asking anything. Great doctor - I would recommend her.
I felt very comfortable with her! Great service and I would go back again!
Very nice and helpful. Answered any questions and then followed up with specific questions on my medications and medical history. really made me feel like she cared and took the time to make sure she looked at everything. Will definitely be coming back.
She was very efficient and very friendly. She made me feel very comfortable and I would definitely see her again!
She was very efficient and to the point. The only negative is that she really didn't take any time to really examine me - it took longer for me to get undressed and dressed than it did for her to perform my exam. It was great that it was quick - but I'm afraid she wasn't thorough enough and may have missed something. Very friendly and calming, though, with great bedside manner.
Dr. Swathi was very thorough and reassuring. I felt very comfortable with her. Also the office staff is very helpful.
I waited maybe 10 minutes before being shown to a room, and Dr Arekapudi came in almost immediately after. She was very pleasant and she got right down to business, so the appointment was quick. I'd definitely recommend her.
Very pleasant and professional.
Dr. Arekapudi was very nice and friendly. She made sure that all my questions were answered and she was also very fast and efficient in her work so that you did not feel uncomfortable as a patient.
She was very knowledgeable, comforting, and the general atmosphere of the office was friendly.
That she was very polite and respectful