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Sharon Nazareth Rao, MD
Internal Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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 - 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
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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 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
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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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 - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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 - RightCare STAR Medicaid 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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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
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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+
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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
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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)
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 Mar 4, 2019, Sharon Nazareth Rao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(175)
Overall: 4.8*
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Apr 30, 2019
I just wish I got an immediate answer about my symptoms instead of labs, tests, xrays and additional procedures that cost valuable money and lead to no viable diagnosis.
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Apr 30, 2019
Dr Rao is very caring person
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Apr 30, 2019
Great office professional
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Apr 30, 2019
Showed true concern with obvious knowledge of my health history.
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Apr 30, 2019
Dr. Rao always provides professional and thorough care. She makes me feel comfortable and assured throughout the whole process.
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Apr 29, 2019
felt confident all was being done to obtain best results
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Apr 28, 2019
Dr. Rao is an excellent doctor and her staff is very helpful and friendly. Thank you for this opportunity to share the patients experience. Dr. Roa listens to our concerns and is very helpful in trying to find a solution for the problem.
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Apr 28, 2019
detailed explanation to your plan of care
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Apr 25, 2019
Excellent care by Dr. Rao! she\'s caring, listens well and is extremely thorough. I would love to refer her to others when accepts new patients. She\'s the best!!
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Apr 25, 2019
Very friendly, kind, and professional!
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Apr 18, 2019
Dr Rao is very caring and explains all procedures and recommendations very clearly...
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Apr 18, 2019
Dr Rao may be the best primary care physician I have ever encountered. She is caring, friendly, and listens to concerns. She is prompt and professional. I am extremely pleased with the staff and faculties.
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Apr 18, 2019
The experience is always the best in this clinic and with this provider.
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Apr 12, 2019
dr Rao is a great care provider. understanding and compassionate.
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Apr 11, 2019
I was very disappointed that I was left in the exam room for more than 30 mins. after my appointment time with no explanation why the dr. was delayed. I finally went out of the exam room and asked an assistant if I had been forgotten since it had been 30 mins after my appointment and the dr. had not come in, By the way, I was the first appointment of the day. I could have understood if the dr. had been with other patients. She gave no explanation for the delay nor did she apologize for being late. This is not the standard of care I am used to with Baylor Scott and White drs. so it was very much a surprise and disappointing.
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Apr 11, 2019
excellent service
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Apr 9, 2019
forgot I was waiting dye to staff miscommunication, so the time I spent with the Dr was 15 mins instead of 30 minutes - felt rushed. nd dissatisfied
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Apr 9, 2019
Dr.Rao was very caring & took time to hear what I had to say.
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Apr 7, 2019
She listens to what I have to say. I came in one hour late and she worked me in with no problems (she stayed late to work me in).
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Mar 30, 2019
like a lot
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Mar 30, 2019
Dr. Rao makes you feel like family. She\'s so genuinely kind and caring.
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Mar 29, 2019
Dr. Rao is an an excellent practitioner. very good listener and actively explains medicine and issues I bring up. still trying to convince her to switch me from Fosamax to Boniva. she is very good . like her a lot.
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Mar 29, 2019
Outstanding doctor and staff
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Mar 28, 2019
Dr Rao heard me and addressed my concerns. she is compassionate, caring, professional, and knowledgeable. I am so happy she is my primary care doctor.
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Mar 26, 2019
Always warm , friendly and caring ! Spends her time listening to my health concerns and give helpful suggestions !
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Mar 24, 2019
Excellent doctor. Listens to her patients.
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Mar 22, 2019
Dr. Rao always takes time & listens to all my concerns. I never feel rushed.
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Mar 22, 2019
excellent service and attention to issues of my concern
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Mar 20, 2019
Very nice, caring person & she listens!!
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Mar 14, 2019
Dr Rao saved me. I was in lots of pain and couldn\'t describe where pain was. She trusted me and ordered a ct scan & found a sacral fracture and and being treated at a PAM and am so grateful. Her staff helped by phone to make my transition smooth as possible. She\'s the best ever
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Mar 12, 2019
Dr. Rau is excellent is every way. I trust her for good care help and with my life.
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Mar 10, 2019
Dr. Rao has always shown care and compassion to me. She is thorough and informative.
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Mar 5, 2019
I have found DrRao to be extremely trustworthy, interested in what I felt or had to say regarding a health issue and takes the time to answer and respond to my questions.
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Mar 5, 2019
Dr. Rao is very personable a friendly, however I do not feel she is at all familiar with my multiple conditions, and even though I filled out the paperwork of concerns and symyomology, she did not address them. she was late coming in and hurried to get through my appointment.
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Mar 2, 2019
We receive excellent care from Dr. Rao.
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Mar 1, 2019
good
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Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Rao is a very wonderful person and physician. She cares and listens to your concerns.
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Feb 15, 2019
Dr. Rao is a consummate professional. I feel so privileged to have her as my physician.
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Feb 12, 2019
Dr. Rao is an amazing provider. She is a very warm, caring and intelligent provider. I always feel like she does a very thorough job during these visits. I am very fortunate that I was able to secure her as my PCP.
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Feb 12, 2019
very thorough and visual
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Feb 10, 2019
Dr Rao listened to my concerns and she provided explanations in easy to understand manner. she is willing to listen to my ideas about treatment.
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Feb 7, 2019
great communication skills and included my input.
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Feb 5, 2019
very kind, friendly, professional, caring, listening to concerns, displaying excellent bedside mannor
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Feb 5, 2019
very responsive
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Feb 1, 2019
Hands down the best medical care I have received anywhere!
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Jan 31, 2019
This visit was a follow up appointment after going to the ER. Dr. Rao was helpful in determining the cause of my pain. [Note: The ER did run several tests; however, an exact cause for my pain/discomfort was not determined at that time. One possibility was shingles and fortunately for me that did come to fruition!!]
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Jan 31, 2019
She is very smart and taking atmost care about the patient.
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Jan 29, 2019
Dr Rao and her nurse were outstanding. Very caring and understanding.
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Jan 27, 2019
Dr. Rao has always answered any questions I\'ve had and is very patient and helpful.
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Jan 24, 2019
Dr. Rao is great
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Jan 24, 2019
very caring medical professional
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Jan 22, 2019
VERY good.
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Jan 19, 2019
Dr. Rao is caring and wonderful doctor. She listens to her patients concerns, discusses various treatments, and is open to trying different things. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Jan 17, 2019
caring, compassionate, smart, great communicator.
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Jan 16, 2019
Very warm, professional, and knowledgeable!
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Jan 15, 2019
it was good. I love Dr Rao and her staff
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Jan 11, 2019
I much appreciate the wonderful concern and care.
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Jan 8, 2019
Dr Rao is Always Attentive and Caring
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Dec 18, 2018
Dr. Rao is a good MD.
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Dec 18, 2018
great
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Dec 15, 2018
I am fortunate to have an excellent PCP in Dr Rao and feel no need for consults with specialists. She has a strong nurse as well. Both invite my participation in the assessment and care I receive and I never feel rushed.
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Dec 13, 2018
excellent, thorough,complete
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Dec 13, 2018
Extremely good as usual.
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Dec 11, 2018
Dr. Rao is always warm and welcoming. She always asks about my health and my concerns. She is very responsive. I am very comfortable and impressed with Dr. Rao and her assistant. I never feel rushed or uncomfortable. Five stars for Dr. Rao.
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Dec 7, 2018
The nurse that called me back and ultimately decided I need to see the doctor was excellent. Also, the nurse that called me back had a great sense of humor and fantastic. As always, the doctor was / is professional and took care of me.
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Dec 7, 2018
Dr. Rao is always very warm and friendly. During the visit she explains test results and recommends exercises and/or foods changes. Dr. Rao is a good listener. we can discuss my health concerns. I appreciate Dr. Rao.
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Dec 4, 2018
As usual, this visit with Dr. Rao, was awesome in all the sense of the word. Dr. Rao professionalism and attention to detail is in keeping with the highest of her profession. I already recommended her to my family members, specifically my wife. we are extremely pleased with the care we receive all the time.
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Dec 4, 2018
Asked questions that need answers
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Nov 28, 2018
always kind and patient
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Nov 27, 2018
outstanding
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Nov 27, 2018
She is very kind and concerned. I always feel that I can be honest and she will listen.
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