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Sharon Nazareth Rao, MD
Internal Medicine
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish
Insurance Accepted
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.
Aetna
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Railroad Medicare
Scott & White Health Plan
2018 Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | EPO Network - Group | EPO Network - Individual/Family | HMO Network - Group | HMO Network - Individual/Family | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Choice Network | PPO Choice Preferred Network | PPO Network - Group | RightCare STAR Medicaid Network | SeniorCare (Cost) Network | SeniorCare Advantage HMO | SeniorCare Advantage PPO | TRS - Active Care Participants Network | Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
Superior Health
United Healthcare
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 Oct 22, 2018, Sharon Nazareth Rao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Background
Education
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Tufts Medical Center- Boston, MA
  • Medical School: Louisiana State Univ Sch of Med, New Orleans, LA
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Reviews(52)
Overall: 4.81
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Sep 21, 2018
very very nice
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Sep 17, 2018
always enjoyed talking with Dr. Rao about my health concerns. she listens and we discuss issues. this visit I mentioned my concern about a study on low dose aspirin on people who had heart attacks or strokes. the 10 yr study showed no positive effect on patients who were older and never had a MI or CVA. low dose aspirin was helpful only to those who had already experienced a hearvattack or stroke. been on low dose fir 10 yrs . asked if I could stop it . saw no use for me to continue. she mentions blood thinner but why would I need that? still would like to stop it. there is no medical case for me to take it. why have a study if no Dr. reads or follows the results?
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Sep 17, 2018
Dr. Rao is a very good physician, and I feel fortunate to call her my Doctor.
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Sep 17, 2018
Dr. Rao is an excellent provider, always professional, courteous and willing to explain issues in terms I understand.
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Sep 17, 2018
Dr. Rao is thorough, knowledgeable, solicitous, and caring. I recommended her to my wife, and now Dr. Rao is her care provider, too. We love her, and feel safe and cared for with her. My best doctor yet.
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Sep 5, 2018
Dr. Rao is always respectful, a good listener and has an innovative approach to wellness.
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Aug 29, 2018
the best
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Aug 29, 2018
Dr. Rao has always been kind, thorough and a good listener.
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Aug 20, 2018
My husband and I are delighted to be in the care fo Dr. Rao.
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Aug 17, 2018
She is knowledgeable and has great bedside manner. Creates a quick trustworthy relationship.
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Aug 17, 2018
She was very kind and caring. I feel good about the way she handled the appointment.
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Aug 15, 2018
we are happy with our provider
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Aug 8, 2018
very caring, concerned and wanted to find the best treatments.
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Aug 1, 2018
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT DOCTOR
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Jul 27, 2018
caring intelligent
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Jul 23, 2018
Well done by provider and staff
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Jul 23, 2018
Dr. Rao and her staff provided excellent care. I found Dr. Rao to be very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. This visit was my first visit with her, but I look forward to establishing a great Doctor patient relationship.
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Jul 20, 2018
Superior care, responsiveness, understanding and compassion for patients. I appreciate Dr. Rao and her Nurse so much! Excellent medical physican.
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Jul 18, 2018
I am so very glad the Sharon Rao is my primary provider. She always takes the time to get to know me and cares how I am doing. I never feel rushed during my appointment as she always has time to listen to my concerns and discusses possible solutions with me.
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Jul 16, 2018
Seems to care about my problems.
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Jul 6, 2018
first visit w dr rao. absolutely fantastic doctor. went through chart of recent medical visits, asked appropriate questions and focused on two most urgent medical issues (spot on lung and PAD). consulted w my pulmonologist and made action plan. all of this on Friday 5pm before she was leaving for vacation. we SO MUCH appreciated her attention to me (and my daughter who was present) with these two recently diagnosed health issues.
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Jul 2, 2018
I really enjoy Dr Rao and the staff. they have always been professional and caring.
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Jul 2, 2018
dr makes you feel very important to her. nurse very helpful
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Jun 29, 2018
Dr Rao is very friendly and personable and pays great attention to my concerns answering all my questions to my satisfaction. I\'ve never felt rushed through my appointments with her.
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Jun 29, 2018
Dr. Rao listens carefully & addresses all of my concerns with detailed explanations.
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Jun 27, 2018
As always, great care!
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Jun 18, 2018
smart. courteous. did not rush
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Jun 18, 2018
Dr.Rao is not only my primary care dr but my mother\'s and we love her. So personal and friendly and always listens!
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Jun 18, 2018
excellent
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Jun 15, 2018
outstanding
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Jun 15, 2018
Everything was fine.
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Jun 13, 2018
Dr Rao is amazing. Very caring. Love her nursing staff too!
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Jun 13, 2018
Dr. Rao always seems to be in a rush. in all the appointments I have had with her over the 4 years of seeing her she has spent the most of 10 minutes in the room with me addressing the medical concerns. She has also misdiagnosed my medical conditions twice that prevented me from being ableto recover quicker. it\'s very frustrating!!!
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Jun 13, 2018
Professional and thorough. Courtesy and bedside manner are great.
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Jun 13, 2018
Dr. Rao has always shown great care and concern for me. She explains things in a way I can understand.
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Jun 11, 2018
Very Caring and she know her stuff.
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Jun 8, 2018
Dr. Rao is very kind and attentive. she cares about the patient and listens....
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Jun 8, 2018
I\'m 62 years old and I must say that Dr. Rao is the most caring provider whom I have ever had. She has spent more time trying to assist me with my healthcare than any other doctor I have had. On one occasion when I was her last patient for the day, she stayed so long with me that when we left, most of the lights were turned off and the cleaning crew was almost done. She treats me with great respect as if I were her own father. I hope she never leaves Scott & White, and while I receive all my care from Scott & White doctors, if she were to leave, I would go wherever she went to. In addition to being a wonderful doctor, she is an incredible person.
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Jun 8, 2018
i really felt that Dr Rao took my concerns seriously, i felt taken care of and cared about
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Jun 4, 2018
she didn\'t explain the range or levels of blood work I asked about peri menopause and menopause, instead she made a clerk to call me to make an appointment with my OB. why she made me spent money and time in a blood work that she didn\'t even take the time to explain? I am completely disappointed about how rude was just to refer me to an OB without explaining anything and thru an office clerk
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Jun 1, 2018
Dr Rao establishes a comfortable relationship making it easy to discuss problems and concerns.
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May 30, 2018
This care provider is very good. I do understand that the doctors are under extreme pressure to hurry and not take too much time.
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May 23, 2018
She listens and shows that she cares!
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May 23, 2018
Dr. Rao is very personable. She is a delightful young woman. I met her for the first time one year ago, but when she entered the room she greeted me as though we had known one another for a very long time. She immediately put me at ease. So happy she is my physician.
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May 21, 2018
I am new to this area.. will have better impressions in the future
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May 18, 2018
Dr. Rao and her staff always friendly and show interest in my concerns.
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May 18, 2018
dr Rao is a very sweet woman, works hard, and and is competent. she appears to know her job and works to be thorough. however, I do not trust her decisions. she does not know me well enough to make certain decisions for my illness that would consider my health history. I would say also, in a more general matter, she is chasing a zebra instead a horse, again not intaking my history. also, it has been several tImes difficult to get in contact with her office, to the extent that I have sought second opinions at other clinics. my difficulties may very well have to do with the time pressures that your system imposes on your physicians: time for detailed histories is in short available.
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May 18, 2018
Dr. Rao is amazing and the staff was wonderful.
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May 18, 2018
I found Dr. Rao to be very easy to talk to and discuss my health issues. She was personable and caring and genuine.
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May 18, 2018
Dr. Rao was very friendly. She took time to discuss the problem. Explained how the medicine would help the problem. Set up x-ray to see what the problem was. Set up physical therapy appointment to help with the pain. After my appointment with Dr. Rao, I understood what was the problem could be and and she gave me several options to help alleviate the pain.
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May 18, 2018
very good doctor
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May 14, 2018
Dr. Rao is wonderful, she explains in terms the lay person can understand. She listens to you and answers all questions. I wouldn\'t trade her for anyone else!
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