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Malini Kumar, DO

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy working with children, birth through young adulthood, using a family-centered approach to provide the best individualized care for each child. I am passionate about patient education, from guiding new parents in caring for a newborn, encouraging healthy habits, to empowering young adults to take ownership of their health.



Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.9
Based on 142 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Pediatrics


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Pediatrics


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts children


    LANGUAGES

    • English
    • Hindi


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Newborn, Asthma, Preventive care


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Music, Cooking, Travel


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Midwestern University
    Graduation Date 05/2011
    Degree

    RESIDENCY
    School University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Title Chief Resident in Pediatrics

  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.9
    Based on 142 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.7
    142 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.9
    142 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.9
    140 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.9
    141 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    142 ratings


    Comments (41)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    4.8
    Oct 31, 2019
    *Dr. Kumar was excellent! She spent so much time with us! She was so kind and helpful. She was extremely thorough I would highly recommend her to parents looking for a pediatrician.  
    5.0
    Oct 28, 2019
    I chose to return to see Dr. Kumar since she recommended a 6 month follow up. She was thorough in reviewing history, scheduled a CBC to review his bloodwork again and called me personally to discuss See more  
    5.0
    Oct 27, 2019
    Dr. Kumar is friendly and easy to talk to about my children.  
    4.8
    Oct 17, 2019
    we have seen Dr. Kumar in the past and her warm, friendly nature put our son at ease.  
    5.0
    Oct 16, 2019
    Dr. Kumar was wonderful! Very personable and great with the kids.  
    4.8
    Oct 15, 2019
    Doctor was very willing to spend time with patient to cover all issues and questions. Excellent attention given to both patient and parents. This was a first visit to the clinic/doctor and was really See more  
    5.0
    Sep 30, 2019
    Dr. Kumar was excellent and my daughter was very comfortable with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know.  
    5.0
    Sep 10, 2019
    Dr. Kumar was great! She answered my questions thoroughly and I never felt like she was rushing to get to her next patient.  
    5.0
    Aug 28, 2019
    Dr. Kumar was excellent with my daughter, very gentle and patient. And she did a wonderful job explaining the next steps in her care.  
    5.0
    Aug 21, 2019
    She is a great doctor  
    5.0
    Aug 21, 2019
    My kids and I loved the doctor, she was amazing. She actually cared about their concerns and addressed them all.  
    5.0
    Aug 20, 2019
    Greatly appreciated being kept "in the loop" as my boys are now 14 and 16. Dr. Kumar was exceptional!  
    5.0
    Aug 20, 2019
    Dr Kumar is a wonderful addition to this group. She is a great provider and truly listens to and responds to problems and concerns. I feel very confident in her care of my children!  
    4.5
    Aug 20, 2019
    I really liked Dr kumar  
    5.0
    Aug 18, 2019
    dr. k is amazing. I brought all 4 of my daughters in at the same time for physicals and she was extremely patient and thorough with each one. She has a warmth that makes everyone more See more  
    5.0
    Aug 14, 2019
    The doctor was great. It was our first time meeting her.  
    5.0
    Aug 11, 2019
    I liked her very much. very nice to me and my daughter.  
    5.0
    Aug 07, 2019
    We first met Dr. Kumar last fall. she instantly became my favorite doctor at DMG. She is so kind and compassionate and takes time to listen to my kids and me. She exudes warmth and See more  
    5.0
    Aug 06, 2019
    dr kumar was very good and I'm gonna use her both my kids primary doctor now  
    5.0
    Jul 23, 2019
    We were very happy with our appointment with Dr. Kumar. She was attentive, helpful, and thorough.  
    5.0
    Jul 23, 2019
    Dr. Kumar is absolutely excellent! She is exactly the type of Pediatrician you hope your child will be seen by. Continually she goes above and beyond for our child and she absolutely blows us away See more  
    5.0
    Jul 23, 2019
    We love Dr. Kumar! She takes an interest in not only our baby but how we're feeling as new parents and keeping up with us and our personal lives and health.  
    5.0
    Jul 22, 2019
    I absolutely LOVE having Dr.Kumar as my sons health care provider!  
    5.0
    Jul 17, 2019
    Loved Dr Kumar! Would gladly have her as our pediatrician if we didn't have one already!  
    4.8
    Jul 17, 2019
    We like her enthusiasm.  
    5.0
    Jun 23, 2019
    Dr. Kumar made my girls comfortable and she was kind and caring. My daughters were both very happy and commented how much they liked her:).  
    5.0
    May 24, 2019
    *Dr. Kumar was amazing! She was very friendly and kid friendly. She explained everything she was doing and had a great bed side manner!  
    5.0
    May 22, 2019
    very good office visit, would absolutely schedule with the Dr.K again  
    5.0
    May 15, 2019
    this was our first time being seen my Dr Kumar and she was very pleasant and attractive to what was going on with my child.  
    5.0
    May 01, 2019
    Dr. Kumar is extremely kind and a great listener! I feel heard and feel that the best course of action is thoughtful and responsive to ou family's needs.  
    5.0
    Apr 17, 2019
    Very Good does not do Dr. Kumar justice. She is an amazing physician and absolutely looking forward to continuing care with this group.  
    5.0
    Apr 17, 2019
    Dr. Kumar goes ABOVE and BEYOND every time! She truly cares for my child. She calls later to check up on my child. She is an extremely caring doctor.  
    5.0
    Apr 15, 2019
    The doctor was so friendly and amazing. She spent time making sure my daughter was comfortable with her before starting the check up.  
    5.0
    Apr 10, 2019
    Dr. Kumar is AMAZING. She is sufficiently clear and very helpful. She listens and advices carefully. I love having her for my child's doctor.  
    5.0
    Apr 10, 2019
    Dr. Kumar spent as much time with me, discussing the concerns I had about my son. She reviewed past test results and explained them to me (more so because I never really questioned them prior See more  
    5.0
    Apr 08, 2019
    Dr Kumar was wonderful  
    4.7
    Apr 04, 2019
    I LOVE THIS NEW DOCTOR!!! She is such a great addition to the practice! She is friendly and down to earth and is easy to relate to. She explains things very well and is so See more  
    4.8
    Mar 20, 2019
    We could not have asked for a better provider. She was phenomenal!  
    5.0
    Mar 05, 2019
    Dr Kumar is receptive to our questions, and sensitive to our concerns. we have seen her twice and will continue to schedule apts w her.  
    5.0
    Mar 05, 2019
    this was our first time seeing Dr Marni and she quickly became one of my favorite doctors ever!!! she is so friendly, she listens, she is thorough, she explains everything great, she is absolutely awesome  
    5.0
    Mar 05, 2019
    this was our first appointment with Dr Kumar and she was excellent!  
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Health Topics Posts
By Malini Kumar, DO
We’ve all heard the expression “growing pains”, but have you ever wondered what they actually are? Pediatrician, Dr. Malini Kumar, shares insights on what is actually going on inside of your little one’s body as they grow.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health
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