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Sharon Rao, MD

Internal Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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About Sharon Rao, MD

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
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Choice POS II
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Select
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Select SM
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Accepts New Patients
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - EPO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO Open Acces
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - LocalPlus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Network
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Network Open Access
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS Open Access
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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
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Accepts New Patients
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
Accepts New Patients
Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
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
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Accepts New Patients
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
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
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
Accepts New Patients
Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Select
Accepts New Patients
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Louisiana State University Medical Center (New Orleans) (2010)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center (2013)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - 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 Aug 25, 2020, Sharon Rao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (173) for Sharon Rao, MD

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Sep 13, 2022
Listens to what I have to say. Spends quality time during the visit
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Sep 10, 2022
Very good experience with Dr. Rao
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Sep 10, 2022
Both provider and providers nurse were great. I definitely appreciated the time that was taken to go over recent test results and answering all my questions. Never felt rushed or that they did not care about me as a patient. I am very pleased with the care
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Aug 30, 2022
Listened to what we had to say and did not rush us
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Aug 29, 2022
Dr. Row is caring and interesting in her patients. She take time and effort to make sure that they had the best care.
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Aug 28, 2022
Very thorough and informative. Listens to concerns and provides great advice on improving one's health.
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Aug 28, 2022
Dr. Rao is concerned about the prevention of medical issues, and will guide you to the tools to stay on track.
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Aug 27, 2022
Dr. Rao listened to my problem and will be helping me.
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Aug 27, 2022
Dr Rao is a phenomenal PCP. She is both caring and extremely good at finding solutions. Doctors like her are so hard to find
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Aug 25, 2022
Takes time to listen to patient concerns and help develop plan.
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Aug 23, 2022
Dr. Rao listens and understands my mother's situation. Her caring support is deeply appreciated.
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Aug 13, 2022
Dr. Rao has always provided me with excellent concern and care.
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Aug 11, 2022
Dr. Rao was efficient, and courteous .
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Aug 11, 2022
She gives me the time I need to talk with her, actually looking at me while I talk
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Aug 9, 2022
Down to earth, professional, personable
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Jul 26, 2022
Good
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Jul 21, 2022
Very smooth
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Jul 21, 2022
Caring and great listener
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Jul 19, 2022
Dr. Rao is a jewel an example of what quality medical card looks and feels like. She is personable and friendly and always takes time to enlist my input in managing my medical care She is cautious in recommending specific medications or medical procedures and when she proposes something, she is thorugh in explaining her rationale, entertaining my questions and concerns, and follows up as promised.
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Jul 19, 2022
Excellent!
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Jul 19, 2022
I always enjoy my visits with Dr. Rao. She's very professional and friendly at the same time. Listens carefully to all my questions and concerns, and answers them appropiately. I am confident that I am getting the best medical care from Dr. Rao as my primary care physician.
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Jul 19, 2022
I feel Dr. Rao was concerned for my well being and was thorough in her examination. When she checked my ears she said there was a lot of built up wax in my right ear and she tried to get some out. It would have been good if she could have offered some suggestions regarding over the counter options to help me get rid of the wax build up. Once step was ruled out, she did prescribe an oral rinse that helped with my swollen palate and gums.
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Jul 18, 2022
She's very caring and compassionate.
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Jul 18, 2022
Dr. Rao is very professional; I feel she listens well to me and offers suggestions, empathy, and encouragement!
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Jul 13, 2022
Dr. Rao is the best! She is so genuinely caring and really takes her time listening to my concerns.
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Jul 12, 2022
Dr Rao is very knowledgeable and thorough. Also is very friendly and communicates clearly.
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Jul 12, 2022
Wonderful and caring Dr.
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Jul 11, 2022
Very professional, friendly, listens
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Jul 9, 2022
Dr. Rao has been very attentive and made practical recommendations. I appreciate her service!
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Jul 8, 2022
Compassionate, Knowledgeable, Dedicated, Open and Sincere. Honestly, this person is the most genuine and thoughtful doctor/provider.
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Jul 7, 2022
Dr. Rao is fantastic! She never rushes through the appointment and makes sure I understand her recommendations concerning my health and well-being
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Jul 2, 2022
Excellence
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Jul 1, 2022
Dr. Rao is always very personable and listens well to what I am saying. Professional and caring!
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Jun 30, 2022
My provider is the best
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Jun 30, 2022
Dr Rao is always attentive and caring.
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Jun 29, 2022
Excellent doctor ,
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Jun 28, 2022
Promptness, friendly environment, clean and welcoming
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Jun 23, 2022
Through, kind, very professional and caring.
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Jun 20, 2022
Dr. Rao is fabulous, she really listens to her patients and includes you in all decisions.
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Jun 18, 2022
Good
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Jun 9, 2022
Dr. Roa was very attentive and listening understanding my concern about my issues when is supposed to express to me that it could be covid and I was so sure that it wasn't cuz I've had it before and I didn't feel the same symptoms she had me tested in her office and the results came back positive I thank God for her because if she hadn't checked it out I would have still been thinking that it was just a upper respiratory infection very good thank you very much
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Jun 9, 2022
It feels like you're visiting an old family friend when you see Dr. Rao. She genuinely cares about you and it shows.
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Jun 7, 2022
Staff and doctor very kind, professional and knowledgeable. So impressed and happy!
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Jun 7, 2022
Dr Rao was very thorough in her review of my prior test results, recent history and current state.
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Jun 4, 2022
Dr. Rao is caring, professional and an excellent practitioner
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Jun 2, 2022
Dr Rau is an excellent dr.
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Jun 2, 2022
Great doctor, listens to all my needs and very professional
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May 31, 2022
Good, had been great in the past. Seemed stressed & short of time.
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May 27, 2022
Excellent doctor.
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May 27, 2022
Dr. Rao is the best PCP I've ever had.
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May 25, 2022
Very impressed with the time spent with me and questions asked and answered.
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May 14, 2022
She is down to earth, patient, really listens to you and appears to truly care about her patients.
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May 12, 2022
Dr Rao is thorough. She Listens, cares, and always works to solve my problems without rushing through the diagnosis process.
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May 12, 2022
I had an extended problem and my doctor took time to comfort me and gave me suggestions.
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May 9, 2022
She gave me plenty of time to discuss my problems. She did not appear rushed at all. I am very satisfied with my last visit!
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May 8, 2022
Thank you very much for your wonderful Service
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May 7, 2022
Dr. Rao is compassionate and professional.
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May 7, 2022
Best care, concerns always discussed and recommendations given. Very attentive to our needs.
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May 5, 2022
Excellent
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Apr 28, 2022
Excellent.
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Apr 26, 2022
Dr Rao, took time to go over my health and what's the best care for me. She explained to me the how and why of my care, and always asked me for my concerns.
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Apr 26, 2022
Dr. Rao always listens, takes time to explain & gives helpful advice. I feel confident discussing all my concerns.
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Apr 23, 2022
Dr Rao is amazing! I feel fortunate to have her as my physician.
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Apr 23, 2022
Dr Rao is very attentive and caring.
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Apr 21, 2022
Dr Rao clearly listens to my concerns and has pros vs cons inputs. I do enjoy my visits with her, she genuinely cares.
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Apr 14, 2022
Very professional and caring
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Apr 14, 2022
Very patient and good listener and professional
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Apr 14, 2022
Courteous and friendly
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Apr 14, 2022
Excellent, caring physician.
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Apr 10, 2022
She was nice smiled personable was filing in at a clinic she normally does not work at and this is hard work listened well
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Apr 7, 2022
Seem likes my visit was rushed.
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Apr 5, 2022
Very caring and knowledgeable!! She was amazing!!
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Apr 5, 2022
I was a walk-in patient and it was a good experience.
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Apr 2, 2022
Excellent Primary Care doctor! Dr. Rao is very attentive to one's needs and shares her Medical expertise so you understand it.
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