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About Dr. Vijay K Chitkara Sr

Dr. Vijay K Chitkara Sr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, OH. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Chitkara has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

38 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Vijay K Chitkara Sr is Great. Dr. Vijay K Chitkara Sr has been rated by 38 patients. From those 38 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Vijay K Chitkara Sr is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Nova Pediatrics

218 Northparke Dr Ste B
Springfield, OH 45503
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Dr. Vijay K Chitkara Sr has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.

  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Eating Disorders
  • Acne
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Birth Control


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When calling and speaking with someone at the front desk I receive nothing but rudeness. They act like whatever I'm requesting (like immunization records) are a burden to them. They do not want to work with you but treat you like you're putting them out and ruining their day. I do not appreciate it. It's their job to take care of the patient in any way possible. It's enough to find another doctor really.

I'm a little confused about the office staff comments. Those women are so nice! They get me an appointment when I want it every single time. They are very friendly with me and my kids. Maybe they treat people the way they are treated I sure wouldn't want to have a job dealing with insurance. Dr. Chitkara is wonderful. He never just gives us a prescription to get us out the door. I appreciate that. Not a fan of antibiotics. I also appreciate never sitting in the waiting room. Waiting in the exam room is better, especially if my kids are well. Where else can you go and have the doctor answer the phone? In my experience, no where.

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Three Stars

I love Dr. Chitkara. The ladies in the billing and scheduling? Not so much. Pretty rude if your Insurance has an issue. Instead of being friendly and asking you to call them, you get hateful messages.

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One Star

I was pleased with the services provided by Dr. Chitkara but discontinued my services due to the staff interaction. His billing staff was extremely rude and disrespectful.

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Great Doctor

I am 23 years old and I have been seeing him since I was a baby. He always makes time to see me and just the other day he open his practice up just to see me because my hand had been infected. He asks about my family and although he is straight to the point, I'd rather have that quality in a doctor than anything else. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I do think that the women on his staff are a bit cold. Given that they are the first people you see and interact with, I believe they should be more professional. With that being said, I highly recommend Dr. Chitkara to everyone.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2008, 2016, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    37 Years Experience

  • University College Dublin

    Graduated in 1981

  • University Of Chicago Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Vijay K Chitkara Sr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthSpan
    • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • MMOH SuperMed POS Select
    • MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Premier Health Plan
    • Premier HealthOne
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Nova Pediatrics, 218 Northparke Dr Ste B, Springfield, OH
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