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Praveen Rao, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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About Praveen Rao, MD

Dr. Rao specializes in cardiac electrophysiology. His areas of expertise include ventricular arrhythmias, premature ventricular complexes, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, pacemakers, defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Rao completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is an active member of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2009)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Washington University at Barnes Jewish Hospital (2010)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Washington University at Barnes Jewish Hospital (2012)
  • Fellowship: Cardiology, Washington University at Barnes Jewish Hospital (2016)
  • Fellowship: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Washington University at Barnes Jewish Hospital (2017)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - American Board of Internal Med/Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Med/Cardiovascular Disease
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Praveen Rao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (135) for Praveen Rao, MD

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Nov 15, 2021
Dr. Rao was excellent and his inspired confidence in his judgement.
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Nov 14, 2021
Friendly,
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Nov 14, 2021
Dr. Rao's specialty in medicine has changed my quality of life to the best it has been since I was 40 years old.
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Nov 13, 2021
Courteous and informative
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Nov 13, 2021
Dr Rao spends all the time that a patient would need. He comes across as caring and so knowledgeable.
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Nov 13, 2021
Very caring staff and they took the time to explain my Illness and available options. It was my first meeting with the doctor and I was very impressed.
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Oct 28, 2021
Excellent service
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Oct 28, 2021
Very attentive and took as much time as I needed.
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Oct 28, 2021
He asked questions, listened to the answers and talked to me and not at me. I felt like he saw me as a person.
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Oct 28, 2021
If I require any cardio surgical intervevention in the future I will try to have this doctor perform the operation.
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Oct 27, 2021
Very satisfied.
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Oct 20, 2021
All good
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Oct 20, 2021
Great visit love my Dr Roe and staff.
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Oct 13, 2021
Dr. Rao took the time to listen and review my records. I feel this will be a good experience for me.
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Oct 7, 2021
Fast, efficient and thorough. No improvement necessary
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Oct 6, 2021
Dr. Rao was great! He took his time listening to me and then gave me explanations on what I was experiencing! I will definitely use him for my cardiology needs!
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Oct 1, 2021
Excellent
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Sep 30, 2021
Love Dr. Roa
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Sep 29, 2021
First visit with Dr. Rao. I found him to be quite personable and professional. He listened to my questions and we agreed on a general course of action.
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Sep 29, 2021
Dr. Rao is an excellent provider. He's a great listener, clearly an expert in his field, and caring and compassionate. So thankful for his care.
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Sep 25, 2021
He listened and was calming
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Sep 24, 2021
Dr. Roa was very friendly and explained my issue and my options throughly, the staff was courteous and friendly.
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Sep 24, 2021
Efficient.
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Sep 21, 2021
Without saying he knew my issue and age I was urgent.
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Sep 14, 2021
Very good experience
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Sep 8, 2021
Dr. Rao has been my doctor since the Fal of 2018. He correctly diagnosed my condition and immediately Uniates a care plan. He has been a source of constant support and encouragement. His attention to my care and treatment has been exceptional. I appreciate that he takes the time to carefully listen to my concerns. He is patient, honest and very forthcoming with me on where we stand with my care.Very grateful that he was the doctor on call that night. Couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
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Sep 2, 2021
Every doctor and staff member was especially efficient and friendly!
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Sep 1, 2021
Answered all my questions and suggested solutions.
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Aug 26, 2021
Excellent personnel & care could not ask for better care!!!
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Aug 26, 2021
Dr Rao listened to my concerns and provided knowledgeable options. I did not feel rushed. It was my first visit with him. I was very pleased.
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Aug 26, 2021
I really liked him, but I realized after I got home that he never did a EKG on me. Since I've had afib, they always have in the past.
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Aug 25, 2021
Great care
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Aug 21, 2021
Explained in a way I could understand.
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Aug 19, 2021
Good
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Aug 18, 2021
I love my cardiologist.He is personable, courteous, knowledgeable.
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Aug 13, 2021
Very easy to talk to and explained procedure to us.
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Aug 12, 2021
Friendly, caring doctor who explained and seemed knowledgeable.
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Aug 12, 2021
The very best at all times.
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Aug 6, 2021
Very thorough for an initial visit. Actually knew majority of my history which gave more time for Q&A and actually be more personable.
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Aug 5, 2021
Good
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Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Rao is an excellent physician who obviously cares deeply about his patients. I trust completely in his care and advice.
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Jul 28, 2021
Very pleased overall.
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Jun 30, 2021
Relaxed setting. Took ample time to listen to and discuss my concerns and answer questions. Included me in decision making.
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Jun 28, 2021
very detailed and caring
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Jun 24, 2021
Provided complete and thorough information regarding my medical problems, and the current treatment. Answered all all questions. Excellent professional care. Very reassuring.
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Jun 16, 2021
love Dr Rao. He is very compassionate and ver knowledgeable.
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Jun 10, 2021
Dr Rao is always knowledgeable, interested, communicative. and a pleasure to talk with.
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