Rakhee Kalelkar, MD

Rakhee Kalelkar, MD

4.9 
768 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Internal Medicine

Secondary Specialty

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Rush University Medical College - 2012
Residency:
Tulane University - 2013

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

768 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalelkar, is a great doctor. You’re a person not a number. She listens to you

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August 30, 2023

5.0

She talks to me, not at me. She explains everything that is going on with me.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

She put me at ease right away. She answered all questions and was very personable!

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalelkar is also a delight to be around.

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August 05, 2023

5.0

She is very professional and does not rush me during appts., answers all my questions, and is very caring.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

This was a first visit. She listened. She let me talk. She was respectful and I felt comfortable talking with her. She did not dismiss my concerns. I am pleased.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

She’s super nice always makes me feel that I’m apart of everything she doesn’t just throw medication at me.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

The doctor is professional yet approachable. I really appreciate that.

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July 23, 2023

5.0

She is the best physician I've ever had. I have a complex health history and many, many diagnoses from specialists from other health systems, and she tries to help me keep it all together. She learns what she can about me. She cares about me.

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July 16, 2023

5.0

She listens carefully and answers my questions.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

She is thorough, friendly, and competent.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Dr K listens to her patients and that is why I don't switch physicians. She has been genuine, caring, down to earth , and hears her patients. I have felt welcomed and cared for as a patient.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

She cares about her patients

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July 01, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and listens to your concerns. She will get to the problem and solve it for you thru tests, procedures ordered and etc….

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June 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Kalekhar takes tgd time to listen carefully

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Kalelkar is such a wonderful doctor! Very through and helpful. Extremely compassionate with all her patients and answered all my complicated questions! She is so kind and makes me relax especially when I am nervous!!! Her beside manner is one of my favorites! I wish more doctors took her lead and learned to be so kind, compassionate and listen to all their patients just like she does with me!

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June 23, 2023

5.0

She has always been helpful to me. Very personable.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

She’s super understanding and thorough. Very good listener to the patient and helps the patient understand their care better as well.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Very caring and compassionate

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalelkar is easy to talk to, she listens very attentively, and gives the patient as much time as he/she needs.

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Professional empathetic easy to talk with

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June 08, 2023

4.0

Nice

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June 05, 2023

5.0

She is thorough, thoughtful, and very knowledgeable.

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June 05, 2023

4.0

Fast, reliable, and compassionate care

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Great doctor.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

She took her time to care for me as expected!!

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May 22, 2023

5.0

She is a good doctor.Sweet.

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May 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Kalelkar listens to my concerns and is caring and professional. I trust her and that’s important to me.

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May 20, 2023

5.0

Friendly, Takes time with patient

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May 12, 2023

5.0

Patient listens very informative professional I felt I was being heard and listened too

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May 11, 2023

5.0

She's the best.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalelkar is very easy to talk too, and she listens and give me good advice.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Doctor Kalelkar was very kind. She let me speak and say what problems I was having with my asthma and allergies. I now feel great thanks to the medications she prescribed me.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Professional and friendly

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April 26, 2023

5.0

She is too he finest Doctor I have had in the 67 years I have been alive!

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Because I think she's good Doctor.

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April 19, 2023

5.0

She’s the best

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April 17, 2023

5.0

She's engaging and listened to me and followed up with suggestions

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April 17, 2023

5.0

She discusses things of concern to the patient.

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April 16, 2023

5.0

She listens and responds to my needs

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April 14, 2023

5.0

She was very friendly, professional and thorough. This is my first appointment with her and I am glad to have her as my primary care physician.

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalelkar was great! She was very through with my first appointment. She took her time and really listened to my concerns. She was very personable and took into account my job related activities when looking at my case as a whole. Very excited to have her as my new PCP

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Very compassionate and understanding, she takes the time to talk to you and go through everything to make sure you feel comfortable

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April 12, 2023

5.0

I have been through a very difficult year with my health. Dr. Kalelkar has been supportive, kind, empathetic, and worked closely with me to figure out what was the root issue. I have seen several other physicians and felt very discouraged. Thankfully Dr. Kalelkar listens, is curious, and kept going with me until we got an answer. I am so grateful that I am back on the road to having my health =)

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April 05, 2023

5.0

She is very professional and takes time and listens to what you have to say.

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April 05, 2023

3.0

She was pleasant

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April 03, 2023

5.0

The doctor and nurse were great. Dr. Kalelkar listens and is very reassuring. She is also very professional. I felt that I had plenty of times to ask questions; I didn’t feel rushed. I so appreciate the competence and friendliness of the nurses.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Love Dr Kalelkar! She’s always so nice and attentive and pays attention to detail.

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April 03, 2023

5.0

Kind and helpful.

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March 23, 2023

5.0

She really listens and knows me. I have never had a doctor as caring as Dr.Kalelkar.

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March 20, 2023

5.0

She was very thorough and kind.

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March 19, 2023

5.0

She takes the time to explain things and is very knowledgeable

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March 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalelkar always spends plenty of time addressing any issues or concerns I may have.

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March 06, 2023

5.0

She listens well.

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February 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalekar was thorough and listened to my concerns and history to best assist me. Her response to additional assistance was great.

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February 24, 2023

5.0

Compassionate caring demeanor.

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February 24, 2023

5.0

A great doctor!

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February 22, 2023

5.0

I was able to get sick appointment and my son received medications which helped him.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

I cannot recommend Dr. Kalelkar more highly. She has been an amazing advocate and support as I have been through a few significant health issues in the past year since starting to see her. She listens, is empathetic, thoroughly talks through treatment options, she reviewed my chart with me in real time to explain her treatment recommendations, and makes me feel truly understood and cared for.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Great advice and flexibility in scheduling

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February 22, 2023

5.0

She listened to my concerns and had a very pleasing misdemeanor.

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Seemed well informed and engaged

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February 16, 2023

5.0

She cares for my health.

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February 11, 2023

5.0

I have a very long and unique health history. Dr. Kalelkar is patient and kind and empathetic. I just feel so blessed to have found her. Besides being a genuinely caring person, I know she is a very wise physician and I trust her completely.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

She’s the best!

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February 09, 2023

5.0

Professional and highly attentive

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February 06, 2023

4.0

Location

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February 03, 2023

5.0

Very friendly and informative

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February 02, 2023

4.0

Just an all around nice Doctor.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Kalelkar is the best. She listens and makes you feel comfortable.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and professional.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kalelkar is very friendly and listens to all concerns. Wonderful doctor.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

She has always listened and provided helpful information.

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January 27, 2023

4.0

She is great when you can get an appointment

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January 27, 2023

5.0

She saw me as a person and not another number.

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January 23, 2023

5.0

I like her

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January 15, 2023

5.0

Very Good, Friendly, knowledgeable & willing to help.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

I love Dr. Kalelkar! She is SO patient and kind and is very dedicated to her patients! I drive 45 minutes because I refuse to switch Dr's. She is great with my kids and elderly father as well!

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January 11, 2023

5.0

She is very pleasant, she listens and make sure you understand the care plan.

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January 03, 2023

5.0

Very easy to work with

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December 30, 2022

5.0

Want to feel heard and taken care of you go to dr k. She’s the best

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December 29, 2022

5.0

Very thoughtful and friendly

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December 21, 2022

5.0

She is an excellent listener. Always collaborate on the health plan.

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December 14, 2022

5.0

She is so patient and knowledgeable and just a very nice person.

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December 10, 2022

5.0

Because she is the BEST

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December 06, 2022

5.0

Nobody is perfect

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December 02, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner, takes the time to listen to patients

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December 01, 2022

5.0

She cares and smart

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November 30, 2022

5.0

She is the best

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Disclosures

Rakhee Kalelkar, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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