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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 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 - 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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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.

Background

Education
  • Education: University of Texas Health Science Center (2009)
  • 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 (114) for Praveen Rao, MD

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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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Jun 4, 2021
Dr. Rao is terrific, very caring and attentive
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Jun 2, 2021
I am very pleased.
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May 27, 2021
excellent
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May 26, 2021
dr Rao eas great & a real calming effect on my procedure coming up
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May 26, 2021
I have a high level of confidence in Dr Rao.
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May 20, 2021
Top Notch!
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May 16, 2021
Excellent
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Apr 29, 2021
he is very thorough, explained everything very well and seems to be caring.
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Apr 20, 2021
Extremely nice, professional & thorough
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Apr 16, 2021
dr Rao was excellent in explaining everything to my understanding !
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Apr 15, 2021
always satisfied
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Mar 15, 2021
Dr Rao is absolutely wonderful. He is very professional and his bedside manner is excellent. He explains everything to you so you can understand.
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Mar 13, 2021
Exceptional care. Includes me in decision making. Takes all the time necessary. I have complete confidence in his treatment plan for me. Highly recommend.
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Mar 9, 2021
he was very good and well informed about me
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Mar 9, 2021
Dr Rao & staff are ALL exceptional!
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Mar 6, 2021
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Mar 3, 2021
Dr Rao did his job,by no leaving me wanting.Top notch
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Mar 2, 2021
understanding
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Feb 27, 2021
well taken care of in a timely manner!
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Feb 25, 2021
good
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Feb 6, 2021
took time in explaining process and answered our questions.
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