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Praveen K. Rao, MD
Cardiology, Electrophysiology
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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
Elect Choice/Open Access EPO EPO | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS POS | Open Choice PPO PPO
BCBS
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Blue Essentials HMO HMO | Federal Select PPO PPO | MA Oncor/NRG Futr Hold Retire PPO PPO
Beech Street of Texas
PPO PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Tx Inc
Open Access Plus PPO PPO | PPO PPO
First Health
PPO PPO
Great-West Healthcare
Open Access PPO PPO-OA | POS POS | PPO PPO
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care
EPO EPO | GEPO GEPO | PPO PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
Concentric SMT Net PPO PPO | MA PPO/HMO PPO/HMO | PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO PPO
Medicaid
Traditional
Medicare
Traditional
Oscar Health Insurance Company of Texas
EPO EPO
PHCS
PPO PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
2018 Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA | BSW Preferred EPO Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | 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 | SeniorCare Advantage HMO | SeniorCare Advantage PPO | Texas Statewide PPO | TRS - Active Care Participants Network
SWHP
UHC
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 Dec 28, 2018, Praveen K. Rao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Background
Education
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Washington University at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Washington University at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: Cardiology, Washington University at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Washington University at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
  • Baylor Heart & Vascular Centers, LLP
Reviews(16)
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Oct 25, 2018
Dr. Rao and the entire staff is the best.
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Oct 21, 2018
Rao throughly explained a complex situation and condition in terms that I was able to understand. He included me in the decision on how to treat after spending time with me to make sure I understood the risks for the options given. He is a great doctor and I am happy to have him on my side.
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Oct 19, 2018
Excellent patient communications and explanation of procedures.
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Oct 14, 2018
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Oct 14, 2018
Dr Rao is a great Dr
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Oct 10, 2018
The Dr was very personable, knowledgeable and professional. he was very concerned that I understood my situation. He took the time to show me my EKG and explained what he was looking for.
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Sep 26, 2018
Dr Rao is very kind, He does a fantastic job at taking time to explain what needs to be done and what has been done.
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Sep 25, 2018
Dr. Roa and his staff are very punctual. They explain or answer any questions I may have. They never make me feel rushed. I changed from another doctor to Roa and have been very please.
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Sep 13, 2018
Very thorough with explanations. Exceptional care!
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Sep 10, 2018
I love Dr Rao! he respects all of my questions and spends time with me as needed!
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Sep 6, 2018
Dr Rao was very helpful and explained everything.
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Sep 6, 2018
Professional, personable.
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Aug 25, 2018
Excellent!
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Aug 22, 2018
Explains things in terms I could understand
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Jul 30, 2018
was first visit and very impressed
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Jul 23, 2018
Dr Rao was very concerned that I totally understand all about my issue, and how the procedure is preformed and the intended outcome.
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