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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 University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • 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 - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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 - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
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 HMO
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 - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
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 - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
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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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
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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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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 - CHIP
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 HMO+
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 - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: UT Health Science Center San Antonio (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 (155) for Praveen Rao, MD

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Sep 9, 2022
Thorough and caring
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Sep 3, 2022
Dr Rao is an excellent physician. He is very knowledgeable and thorough. He takes time to explain his diagnosis and treatment plan. I have much confidence in him.
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Aug 31, 2022
This was the first time I met Dr Rao. It was as if we had known each other for quite some time. He came highly recommended, thus I trust him moving forward. He explained everything to me and took concern to keep me relaxed and low stress.
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Aug 31, 2022
Great and knowledgeable at his profession
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Aug 28, 2022
Informative, caring, personable
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Aug 27, 2022
He is a verry nice man and an exelent surgen & dr he knows what hes doing .
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Aug 25, 2022
Great service
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Aug 17, 2022
Very pleased
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Aug 12, 2022
Very caring and kind
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Aug 10, 2022
On time, good listener, was patient in hearing my concerns. Articulate in his explanations. Overall, excellent experience.
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Aug 10, 2022
Great care
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Aug 7, 2022
Runs a good practice. Responds to questions.
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Aug 3, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr. Rao. He came highly recommended and didn't disappoint.
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Jul 28, 2022
Very good
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Jul 28, 2022
Dr. Rao is the only person I trust with my care. He is great at explaining everything and completely upfront and to the point.
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Jul 27, 2022
Very informative.
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Jul 22, 2022
Always professional.
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Jul 20, 2022
Excellent!
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Jul 20, 2022
Extremely pleasant, informative and alway gives different views to achieve better heart health. Feel safe in his hands and my other cardiologist
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Jul 19, 2022
Kind respectful & knowlegable
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Jul 15, 2022
Dr.Rao was very professional and explained everything to me in great detail
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Jul 15, 2022
Dr Rao took the time to answer my questions completely.I appreciate his ability to easily talk to.
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Jul 14, 2022
Dr Rao took his time and explained my options and it helped to make what I felt was the best thing for me.
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Jul 14, 2022
As always Dr Rau and staff did great.
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Jul 13, 2022
The best
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Jul 3, 2022
Dr. Rao is always attentive, knowledgeable, listens, and responds to my questions.
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Jul 2, 2022
Listened to my concerns, explained my options thoroughly, and I did not feel rushed during my appointment.
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Jul 1, 2022
Great
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Jun 29, 2022
The best!
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Jun 24, 2022
Very humble
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Jun 24, 2022
Very good.
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Jun 23, 2022
Good experience.
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Jun 22, 2022
Very caring and knowledgeable.
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Jun 22, 2022
I was extremely happy with all the information and feedback my family and I received concerning the possibility of having an Amulet device implanted on my heart. All of our concerns and questions were answered in an extremely positive manner and we feel all of our issues and concerns were addressed well.
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Jun 18, 2022
Dr. Rao was polite, professional and complete in his examination. I look forward to seeing him next year.
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Jun 9, 2022
Caring and compassionate!!!
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Jun 9, 2022
Very good
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Jun 2, 2022
The care provided by the provider and staff exceed expectations.
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May 26, 2022
In and out fast, easy pezzy !
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May 26, 2022
As always, Dr. Rao is superb in every way! He is calm, concerned about my health and takes all the time we need to discuss any issues or ideas. He cared for me at a difficult and stressful time a year ago. I would not consider any other cardiologist. I am thankful I have such a wonderful doctor looking out for me.
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May 26, 2022
some of these questions after surgery. But I really did like the concern that was shown by Dr Rao. The
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May 25, 2022
Every staff is friendly and helpful Dr Rao is the BEST!
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May 25, 2022
Outstanding
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May 13, 2022
Dr. Tao is an excellent Dr. Very caring & kind.
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May 11, 2022
Very thorough with options concerning my condition. Very easy to talk with
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May 11, 2022
Dr. Roa spent a lot of time with us and explained everything. Very courteous.
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May 5, 2022
Very knowledgeable and caring physician
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May 4, 2022
Dr Rao is a very caring and professional physician. My interaction with him was very pleasant
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May 4, 2022
It was positive
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Apr 28, 2022
I appreciated the interest (review of records), care and time spent with me.
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Apr 27, 2022
Dr Rao always remembers to ask about my grand baby!!!
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Apr 24, 2022
Everything was fine
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Apr 22, 2022
Extremely satisfied
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Apr 14, 2022
Excellent and through
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Apr 7, 2022
Excellent
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Apr 6, 2022
I cannot thank Dr. Roa enough for putting and my family at ease about my upcoming procedure.
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Apr 6, 2022
AUSUM,
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Apr 6, 2022
He listens - he's professional yet friendly!
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