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Sharon Nazareth Rao, MD

Internal Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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 Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
Accepts New Patients
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 HMO
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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
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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
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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
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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 - Federal Select PPO
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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 - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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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 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
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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
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
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 - 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
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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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 - 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
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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
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Tufts University--School Of Medicine (2013)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Louisiana State University School Of Nursing (2010)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Tufts Medical Center (2013)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Louisiana State University Medical Center (New Orleans) (2010)
Certifications
  • Internal Medicine (General Cert) - American Board of Internal Medicine
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 13, 2019, Sharon Nazareth Rao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(183)
Overall: 4.9*
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Dec 27, 2019
Dr. Rao is the best! She shows care and concern for solving my issues with my current health condition. She is kind and considerate.
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Dec 26, 2019
Dr. Rao is a very good listener and understanding
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Dec 21, 2019
I love my doctor. She's very thorough and explained everything about my health problems. Also responded to my email quickly.
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Dec 17, 2019
Dr. Rao is an excellent doctor. She listens to what you have to say.
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Dec 12, 2019
she is an excellent internist
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Dec 8, 2019
I love D. Rao, she is the very best. She really listens to your concerns and truly cares about your health and well being. In my almost 70 years I consider the best I've ever had.
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Dec 7, 2019
she's the best!
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Dec 7, 2019
Very efficient and caring
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Nov 28, 2019
Dr Rao is a great doctor. Just love her.
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Nov 26, 2019
Dr. Rao is by far the best provider I have had over the past 48 years of my life!!
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Nov 26, 2019
Dr. Rao really cares
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Nov 18, 2019
Dr. Rao is very compassionate and caring
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Nov 18, 2019
I appreciate Dr. Rao's care and feel I receive excellent care and concern.
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Nov 18, 2019
Dr. Rao is absolutely the most phenomenal physician that my wife and I have ever had. Dr. Rao has this unique ability to sit and listen to our issues and quickly recommends the best possible course of action. Dr. Rao is a brilliant physician and is blessed with abundance of patience to deal with patients like us. Truly a brilliant and phenomenally talented doctor!!
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Nov 18, 2019
She really took a lot of time with me, which I very much appreciated.
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Nov 16, 2019
wonderful doctor
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Nov 13, 2019
I appreciate the care and concern shown by Dr. Rao
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Nov 12, 2019
Dr. Rao is knowledgeable, kind, and communicates clearly and concisely. Her concern for my health and its impact on my quality of life today and in the future are what drives all our interactions. I am confident in her advice and guidance.
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Nov 10, 2019
I think Dr Rao is a very good clinician. She also listens.
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Nov 7, 2019
Dr. Rao was very concerned about my condition. She is very thorough and very polite. This was my second visit with her. The treatment I received yesterday helped me immensely. She is a great doctor.
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Nov 7, 2019
Dr Rao is very caring, compassionate and thorough.
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Nov 2, 2019
super good.
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Nov 1, 2019
awesome, caring and very concerned about me.
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Oct 31, 2019
she is awesome. always concerned about me care
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Oct 29, 2019
Love Dr Rao
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Oct 29, 2019
Dr Rao is knowledgable, efficient, thoughtful and caring, addressing every concern. She is a valuable asset to S&W and a wonderful doctor.
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Oct 28, 2019
thank you
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Oct 26, 2019
I feel very confident in knowledge and service provided by Dr. Rao. Great doctor-patient comfortable atmosphere to communicate any medical health issues.
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Oct 26, 2019
Dr. Rao was excellent. kind,very easy to communicate, explaining,answering all questions, giving us the best possible care
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Oct 25, 2019
Dr Rao has been my PCP for a few years now and I trust her and her capability to care for my health. She is very professional and so is her staff.
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Oct 24, 2019
Dr. Rao was caring, informative and spent all the time I needed.
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Oct 17, 2019
Great
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Oct 17, 2019
Excellent interaction with all who spoke with me.
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Oct 16, 2019
I love Dr Rao. She has excellent bedside manners and her male nurse is phenomenal. Great experience! I'm so happy to have found her several years ago. She cares and is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Exactly what I look for in a provider. Thank you for your care, Dr Rao and staff!
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Oct 16, 2019
Dr. Rao is fantastic. As a provider myself, I appreciate her thoroughness and great advice for my health. I recommend her to all my coworkers and friends
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Oct 12, 2019
Excellent. I can't say enough to show my appreciation for Dr. Rao.
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Oct 9, 2019
great service, took their time with me, listened.
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Oct 5, 2019
I was very comfortable, she explained everything she was doing, I also have lost a relatively good amount of weight, and she stated how proud of the steps that I took to get there.
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Oct 3, 2019
this experience was great. I am still in process though due to a referral to another department for testing and possible surgery.
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Sep 27, 2019
Dr. Rao is great. Very knowledgeable and caring. I am very, very happy with her.
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Sep 25, 2019
concerned, answered all questions
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Sep 24, 2019
good
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Sep 24, 2019
isn't through in checking my records and does not seem concerned about followup
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Sep 24, 2019
Excellent!
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Sep 22, 2019
outstanding
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Sep 22, 2019
all made me feel comfortable and confident of the care I was recieving
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Sep 21, 2019
Dr Roa is very knowledgeable, thorough and very kind. I am very happy to have her as my family Physician. Dr Roa is an EXCELLENT Physician
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Sep 18, 2019
Dr Rao is wonderful! She is truly caring and compassionate. She takes time to listen to the patient and answer all questions and always makes me feel like I am her only patient there.
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Sep 15, 2019
thorough, didn't feel rushed & attentive listener. I would have liked to hear more explanation behind mammogram recommendation since benefit vs risk at my age is debatable in medical commumity. knowing that I am a BS& W employee, would have been nice if dr rao asked if my physical was for thrive.
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Sep 14, 2019
Great!
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Sep 14, 2019
Dr Rao is s very thorough caring provider concerned and professional at every visit.
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Sep 14, 2019
compassionate,caring,very professional!
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Sep 13, 2019
I was given time and shown respect for me as a person and for my concerns.
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Sep 12, 2019
Dr Rao is great. answered all questions.
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Sep 12, 2019
Dr. Rao listened politely then provided feedback or questioning in order to pinpoint my problem. Although I was not very good at telling her where the pain was originating her diagnoses was on point. she gave me a name for my symptoms and I was able to find it on line. YouTube provided a video on how to do some exercises to alleviate my pain. She, also, referred me to a physical therapist.
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Sep 10, 2019
Dr. Rao is an exceptional physician. She is warm abd welcoming, extraordinarily knowledgeable, and includes me in the discussions and decisions regarding my health. I am well cared for.
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Sep 8, 2019
First rate, professional, clean and quick.
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Sep 7, 2019
Dr. Rao was very thorough.
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Sep 5, 2019
Listens well & makes practical medical advice!
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Sep 5, 2019
Dr Rao is the best Dr ever, very compassionate and professional
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Sep 3, 2019
Very personable and thorough
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Sep 2, 2019
Dr. Rao always takes time to talk about any issues and listens to all my questions and concerns.
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Aug 31, 2019
Dr. Rao is the best physician. Sone of my other specialty doctors use her as their personal physician. she is an internist & I feel this gave her a wider knowledge of disease & cures rather than just prescribing. she is kind & wants her patients to feel cared for in all the best ways. Listens & comes up with innovative, encouraging solutions.
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Aug 31, 2019
Dr. Rao is a wonderful doctor.
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Aug 29, 2019
Dr. Rao and the whole team at the clinic is awesome. They are always professional, friendly, caring, and show the upmost respect to everyone. Love the treatment I receive from check-in to check-out.
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Aug 27, 2019
I was given excellent information concerning my health . Dr. Rao is definitely an asset to your clinic .
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Aug 27, 2019
Dr. Rao is so knowledgeable and takes the extra time to examine and explain everything. A very thorough and patient doctor.
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Aug 27, 2019
personal and caring
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Aug 24, 2019
Dr. Rao is extremely professional and genuine. she takes the time to make a human connection to beat care for my medical needs
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Aug 24, 2019
professional and friendly
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Aug 17, 2019
care and concern is consistently demonstrated in this office. Questions are answered with follow up questions from Dr Roa as she clarifies questions from me
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Aug 17, 2019
dr rao and her staff are excellent! I am always included in the care decisions , she and her staff explain everything well, I never have to wait and am usually seen within 5 minutes of arriving. also I really like that if I need an immediate appointment and dr Rao isn't available one of her associates can see me. they are also very responsive on my chart
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Aug 13, 2019
Dr. Rao is very caring and personable. She is easy to talk to and easy to understand. She listens to my concerns and lets me participate in my medical decisions. I am very comfortable with her.
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Aug 9, 2019
She is very caring and encouraging. We discussed my diabetes condition at length and we made the decision together as to what medications I can stop since my A1c and blood glucose values have been normalized. Thank you, Dr. Rao.
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Aug 6, 2019
Dr. Rao had reviewed my file prior to our appointment and was able to address my concerns with my new issue in a comprehensive manner. She listens and provides great recommendations that are appropriate for me.
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Aug 3, 2019
Very informative, great listener, gives the patient the opportunity to partake in the decision making process of the type of care that is provided.
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Aug 3, 2019
Dr. Rao is always very genuine & caring. She is definitely in this profession because she cares about people. The nurse is also very genuine and compassionate. He is comfortable to talk to and non-judgmental.
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Jul 30, 2019
Dr Rao has been my main physician for the past several years. I really like her professionalism to include bedside manner! her staff is very attentive also.
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