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After graduating from Guntur Medical College (GMC), India, Vijaya went on to obtain her diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay. After a year of private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology in India she made her home in Chicago. She completed her post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL and received her permanent board certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1984. Vijaya has been in private practice in Chicago since 1979. She was elected as a fellow of the American College of Gynecology and Obstetricians (ACOG) and the Chicago Gynecological Society.
Dr. Arekapudi is focused on providing individualized care to her patients that focuses on continuity of care. In addition to offering all services of an obstetrician/gynecologist she is also able to offer in-office minimally invasive procedures to help women with heavy bleeding as well as permanent sterilization without the need to go to the operating room.
Additionally she is in practice with Swathi Arekapudi MD a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who is also accepting new patients.
Hospital Affiliations: Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital
Presence St Mary and Elizabeth
Presence St Joseph Hospital
Rush University Hospital
Verified Patient Reviews
Waited one hour before I was attended then waited anther 30 min in the doctor's room. Ridiculous. Long wait, will not go here again
The staff and Dr. A made me feel very welcome and comfortable! Very happy with my experience and glad to have found a gynecologist I can trust in my area :)
I was able to get an appointment an evening appointment after work which is much appreciated. Despite the late hour (close to 6:00), Dr. Arekapudi was extremely cheerful and energetic. She was cordial and warm and I felt very comfortable with her. I was really dreading having to switch doctors and now I almost glad I had to! She took time to talk to me and made sure all of my questions were answered. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an OB-GYN.
She was friendly and the appointment was quick and easy.
My appointment with Dr. V. Arekapudi was wonderful (as usual). She explained every step of what she was doing, and her experience showed in the swift manner she was able to complete my procedure. The office staff, and doctor herself, went above and beyond in assisting me with insurance coverage issues and questions. Overall, I truly felt taken care of, and would recommend this office to anyone!
I really like this doctor. She's very knowledgeable. However, the wait times with a set appointment is not satisfactory. Not only did I wait for 30+ minutes in the wait room, but also 30+ minutes inside the doctors office several times. I also signed up for an IUD. I never heard back from my insurance or this doctors office for the next steps.
I've been a patient of Dr. Arekapudi for almost 15 years. She provides me with yearly exam services; she also delivered my child and provided pre- and post-natal care. My experience with Dr. Arekapudi has generally been very good, including at today's appointment. Her exam rooms may not have the fanciest decor, but they are spotless and the information offered is completely up to date. If you're looking for one of those touchy-feely OB/GYNs with an upscale waiting room, you probably need to see someone else. If, however, you want to see a qualified doctor with decades of experience for your women's healthcare, then you'll be good here. I haven't worked with Dr. Arekapudi's daughter, but if she's as competent and straightforward as her mother I'd be fine with it.
Very nice and personable. Took time to answer all my questions. Quick and thorough appointment. I'll go back.
Worst experience of my life. The doctor rushed me from beginning to end, ending the exam with "well, I have to leave, so is there anything else you need to ask?". The doctor took a call on her cell phone while she was in the middle of my exam. She couldn't find the test kit in the room, so while my pants were off she opened the door and SHOUTED to her receptionist to bring her xx test - there was someone in the waiting room and given that this office is tiny, I have no doubt they heard this, which is a violation of privacy. I am reporting a privacy violation as soon as someone from that office/hospital actually answers their phone - or maybe I should just go straight to the OCR? Probably just gonna do that. I've never wanted to cry harder at a doctor's office before. Unbelievable from start to finish.
The doctor was warm, professional, and addressed all my concerns. She also offered advice for me regarding getting my insurance to cover particular things (she works for a Catholic hospital...), and made my gyno visit as pleasant as it could possibly be.
Great office and quick appointment!
She was kind, thoughtful, and gentle. What more can you ask for?
Doctir was helpful, reception was pleasant. Waiting an hour an a half to see the doctor was a pain in neck.
Dr.Arekapudi is very professional and clearly explained all procedures that need to be done as part of preventive measures and also for present conditions. She was flexible in terms of helping me out to set an appointment for my ultrasound. I recommend her to anyone looking for an OB Gyn.
DR IS GREAT. I LOVE HER! she is quick and gentle
She was super nice and efficient. The wait time was a little long but once I was in the room she took care of me and answered all my questions. Always an awkward visit regardless of the doctor but she made me feel comfortable and at ease. Definitely a good one!
Very helpful and efficient appointment. Got straight to what my concerns were and how she could help. Felt very comfortable talking to her about personal matters.
She was soooo sweet and answered all my questions. Made me feel completely comfortable for my first visit will definitely use her in the future.
This was my most pleasant doctor visit I have ever had! Dr. Arekapudi was very courteous and caring in regards to my concerns. I have always been scared of the doctor, and still am, but there was nothing to fear with her!
First & last time here.This was my first time here & the doctor was asking for my financial status throughout the appointment. She didn't care to what I had to say or what problems I had I was probably in there for less than 5 min & she was done.
I love that she listens to my concerns and my own "self diagnosis""
Very professional, positive, and straightforward.
I really enjoyed seeing Dr. Arekapudi, she assured me that the issue I was worried about was completely normal and nothing to be worried about. I would say that her secretary could have been a little more friendly and welcoming when first walking in. I also did not receive my pap smear results until 3 weeks after my appointment.
very friendly and professional. She made me feel really comfortable.
I felt very comfortable and i will return.
She was a great a wonderful Dr. So polite, very well mannered.
Dr. Arekapudi and her staff were very professional and knowledgeable, answering all of my questions and taking care during my visit. The actual appointment itself went very well and was very fast, however I did end up waiting over and hour for the doctor to arrive after being at the hospital for a procedure.
It was very quick yet thorough ! Definitely would recommend!
Very rude. Didn't let me tell her my symptoms
She was friendly.
Terrible. Very unorganized and unhelpful. Never explained what was happening at a very scary time of my life. The wrong doctor came into my room and thought I was a different patient. Absolutely the worst doctors experience of my life. Don't believe the other reviews on here. DO NOT GO TO DR. AREKAPUDI!!!
It was really rushed, I think she wanted to close the office early, but she answered all of my questions. It was just a lot of "eh, let's see how you feel in a month and schedule a later appointment for that..." without considering the fact that i'd been dealing with my symptoms for a month already.
Dr. Arekapudi was great. Very thorough and took the time to really listen to my concerns. I will definitely continue with her as my OBGYN.
Dr. Arekapudi didn't listen to all our concerns and she just rushed us. The wait time is awful, office is over crowded , it appears that multiple appointments given at the same time ,that is probably one of the reason why we can get the appointments quickly with this doctor. Apart from going through all these issues, they did mess up billing/insurance. I have to chase almost 3-4 months to get the refund from them.
Almost no wait time, good overall experience, kind/professional/efficient doctor.
Good Doctor but gets confused and confuses patient.
Good Doctor I will Re command to my friends
I was nervous and hoping that I would like this Doctor because I originally chose her based on her availability (Saturday appointments!!). I am so happy that I found Dr Arekapudi. She was very knowledable about my previous health issues that some Doctors are unfamiliar with. She listened and answered all of my questions plus gave great info that was not requested. The only thing I think was missed was hearing my babies heart beat... But maybe they dont do that this early?
She pretty quick, which i dislike because some questions were left unanswered, but very professional doctor.
Very Friendly and professional I had concerns about my pregnancy she gave me a ultrasound right away to ease my concerns.
The wait was not bad at all and the doctor was very friendly. I liked that she took her time to examine me and didn't rush through the pap smear process. I would definitely schedule another appointment with this doctor.
Very nice...I had an insurance issue and everyone in the office was very professional and kind as they worked to sort it out. I'm glad I found this doctor...definitely recommended!