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Sharon Nazareth Rao, MD

Internal Medicine
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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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 - Large Group
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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 - Large Group
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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 Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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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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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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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 - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Louisiana State University Medical Center (New Orleans) (2010)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Tufts University--School of Medicine (2013)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Med
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 May 11, 2020, Sharon Nazareth Rao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(230)
Overall: 4.8*
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Sep 13, 2020
Dr. Rao is an excellent doc.
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Sep 5, 2020
Dr. Rao is a very principled physian. She is a good listener and has continously served me well.
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Sep 2, 2020
Dr. Rao takes the time to listen to my concerns and makes sure that I am aware of all possible treatments and that I understand all possible outcomes
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Sep 1, 2020
she takes time to listen
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Aug 27, 2020
Dr. Rao is very thorough and is sincerely concerned with my well-being.
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Aug 25, 2020
I appreciate the time she spent with me
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Aug 22, 2020
I have always found DrRao to be patient, kind, knowledgeable, experienced and empathetic. I'm so happy she's my PCP.
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Aug 21, 2020
She shows that she cares and I believe she is an excellent doctor and diagnostician.
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Aug 20, 2020
Very friendly and very helpful
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Aug 18, 2020
I was highly impressed by Dr Rao's competence and care on this first visit. She was an attentive listener, provided excellent feedback and suggestions that were so sensible and sound, and she took a lot of time with me. less important, but always a big bonus... she was just so nice. I left this appointment extremely satisfied that I had found a top notch doc. I was also pleased to receive my lab results through the system later that same evening
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Aug 1, 2020
Dr Rao always takes my concerns and preferences into consideration while providing her expert knowledge and gentle nudging to assure decisions and plans are in my best interest.
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Aug 1, 2020
very professional and helpful!
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr. Rao listens, cares, and provides good advice.
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Jul 30, 2020
she always explain every detail and encourage me to keep doing the right things such as staying healthy
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Jul 30, 2020
nice doctor
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Jul 29, 2020
Very good. She is very friendly taking care.
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Jul 27, 2020
Dr. Rao is excellent. Always concerned about any problem I might have. I have and will continue to recommend her to my family and friends.
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Jul 25, 2020
Dr. Rao was great. I enjoy having her as my Doctor.
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Jul 25, 2020
She seemed very rushed today. This is not usual for her.
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Jul 23, 2020
Top Notch
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Jul 23, 2020
MY care provider is very caring, knowledgeable and has always taken very good care of me and my health.
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Jul 21, 2020
always enjoyed talking to Dr. Rao. good listener and gives good suggestions
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Jul 18, 2020
She takes excellent care of me. Answers my questions and we make decisions together. Which I like. Feel included in my heath care.
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Jul 17, 2020
She is a very caring doctor!
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Jul 14, 2020
I really appreciate Dr. Rao's care but it takes a long time to get an appointment with her.
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Jul 14, 2020
great
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Jul 11, 2020
her genuine interest
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Jul 11, 2020
friendly, efficient, competent
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Jul 2, 2020
Dr Rao chats with me and works hard to explain what is going on or what is needed.
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Jun 30, 2020
I had a very positive experience. Dr. Rao listened to my concerns, was compassionate, and she included me in creating my plan of care. I'm very lucky to have her as my Internist. She is awesome, and I'm very grateful to her.
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Jun 30, 2020
Dr. Rao gives me her full attention and listens to any and all health concerns I may have. She never gives the impression that she is in a hurry and needs to move on to her next patient. I have her full attention during my entire time with her.
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Jun 27, 2020
Dr Rao is sincere, sweet, and thorough. I liked her instantly. I will recommend her to anyone I know who needs a provider even though I've only met with her one time.
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Jun 26, 2020
supportive, reassuring
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Jun 26, 2020
Dr. Rao, has always been great.
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Jun 25, 2020
Dr. Rao is an excellent doctor & very caring.
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Jun 24, 2020
I love Dr. Rao's personality, concern, and interest she shows for her patients. She is easy to talk with, listens, and explains treatment options, always addressing the pros/cons of medications and therapies.
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Jun 20, 2020
Dr. Rao is the best. She was very polite and professional, and attentive to my concerns. I never felt rushed or ridiculous. She had quick responses, solutions, and referrals. I was due for my pneumonia shot. The nurse came in with the needle with conversation to distract me and put me at ease. He was very empathic with my fear of needles. When it was over, I teased asking for candy. He told me there was no candy but I could have ice cream. He gave it to me at check out. Needless to say, I was very pleased overall with my visit as I left.
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Jun 19, 2020
great, explained everything to be in a language I could understand.
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Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Rao always listens to my concerns.
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Jun 16, 2020
Dr. Rao is amazing yall should give her a raise. Or at least a cake idk. She's awesome ok.
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Jun 15, 2020
Dr Rao is an excellent doctor
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Jun 13, 2020
Dr.Rao is a wonderful doctor and she cares about her patients. She always answers my questions about my concerns.
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Jun 12, 2020
Dr. Rao is absolutely the best--I could not give a higher recommendation to a doctor. She is intelligent, compassionate, thorough, and always answers every question for me. She is one of the finest doctors I have ever known.
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Jun 11, 2020
Dr. Rao seemed to be in a rush. Had to ask about previous tests.
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Jun 9, 2020
super nice dr and very thorough.
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Jun 9, 2020
My doctor was very good and understanding of what was going on with me.
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Jun 9, 2020
I love Dr. Rao, she is so very caring and informative. In addition she is a great listener, always listens with care and concern to your issues.
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May 31, 2020
Very friendly and understanding!
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May 30, 2020
outstanding empathetic caring
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May 29, 2020
Dr Rao is greatest
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May 26, 2020
We receive excellent care from Dr. Rao.
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May 23, 2020
My wife and I are both under Doctor Rao's care, and very grateful to have her as our physician. Dr. Rao is one of the best physicians that I have come across. I am a retired U. S. Army officer and have served all over the US, Europe and the Middle East. It is unusual to find someone of Dr. Rao's talent, expertise and professionalism. Dr. Rao listens to our issues and we respect and trust her advice implicitly. R
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May 16, 2020
We receive excellent care from Dr. Rao. The current virus situation was handled very efficiently.
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May 14, 2020
she is always involved in hearing what I say and responding. Good diagnoses
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May 11, 2020
As always, complete and attentive care.
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May 9, 2020
Love Dr RaoProfessional yet Personable!
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May 9, 2020
Always friendly, caring and professional!
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May 6, 2020
very caring,, prompt, knowledgeable
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May 5, 2020
extremely intelligent, professional and friendly!
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May 4, 2020
She is knowledgeable, thorough, caring, and smart. My wife and I both see her, and she is wonderful.
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May 2, 2020
Always very attentive and took time to answer all my questions
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May 2, 2020
Dr Rao has always been very caring and always is concerned about my health. very professional/and kind. Best Doctor ever!
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Apr 28, 2020
Dr Rao listens, diagnoses, and explains professionally and effectively. she also obviously cares about her patients and takes my concerns serious, offering valuable referrals to other departments as needed
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Apr 7, 2020
Dr. Rao was patient and very thorough in the examination. She answered my questions and did not rush.
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Apr 7, 2020
Dr Rao has always makes me feel comfortable and is very attentive and listens.
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