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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
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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 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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - 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 May 13, 2019, Sharon Nazareth Rao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(210)
Overall: 4.9*
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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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Jul 25, 2019
Dr.Rao is knowledgable and caring. Answers all questions and is professional. Enjoyed my visit as always.
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Jul 25, 2019
Dr Rao was most helpful
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Jul 23, 2019
Dr. Rau and her staff are the best
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Jul 22, 2019
"Best provider possible" is a bit difficult to comprehend. I have worked with and employed many physicians in the course of my career and Dr. Rao is as good as or better than any I've known.
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Jul 20, 2019
Dr Rao is always welcoming with a hug, interested in my concerns, and willing to offer suggestions and solutions.
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Jul 20, 2019
I felt taken care of and the staff were very welcoming.
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Jul 18, 2019
Dr. Rao is a wonderful doctor. I always have questions and she addresses all of my concerns.
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Jul 16, 2019
DrRao always displays genuine caring for her patient.
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Jul 13, 2019
I explained to her about my knee hurting and she send me to get x-Ray on my knee my doctor is the best
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Jul 13, 2019
great experience
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Jul 11, 2019
very sincere, easy to talk to. Has outstanding nurse as well.
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Jul 11, 2019
i really like her
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Jul 8, 2019
Have always received the very best care.
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Jul 6, 2019
She is caring, thorough, very professional and really cares about her patients. I have highly recommended her to my friends.
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Jul 6, 2019
Every one was great, facility great, timing great. unfortunately I still have issues and no answers. going back for a follow up in 2 weeks.
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Jul 6, 2019
excellent, best we could get
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Jun 27, 2019
Dr. Rao is the very best. Sincere, cares about her patients, spends time to find out problems, solves medical problems. I'm so glad she's my doctor!
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Jun 26, 2019
Excellelnt doctor.
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Jun 25, 2019
Very impressed that I was taken to the examination room at my exact appointment time. Dr. Rao listened and spent plenty of time with such that she was able to get a feeling of my past medical history. Felt like she truly cared about my well-being.
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Jun 25, 2019
I really like Dr. Rao. She's very friendly and personable, and always listens very attentively to my questions thoroughly addressing all my concerns. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.
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Jun 25, 2019
excellent
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Jun 22, 2019
Dr. Rao is always friendly and never makes me feel as though I'm imposing on her time or asking stupid questions. She listens and takes the time with me that I need.
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Jun 22, 2019
I am extremely pleased with the treatment I receive at this office.
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Jun 20, 2019
Dr. Rao is very thorough and knowledgeable. She is also friendly and approachable, and very supportive.
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Jun 20, 2019
Dr. Rao is personable, friendly and shows deep concern for her patients. She always treats me with courtesy and respect and I love our visits.
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Jun 20, 2019
excellent
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Jun 19, 2019
This appt was a check up and a check appt. Dr. Rao does spend a little to much time on depression when we all or should know its due to the stroke and the meds. Although the care to my PT for back, balance, pelvic floor issues and general issues are great. I don't see her much do to the fact I see all my other drs.
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Jun 17, 2019
She has been good to my mother in law.
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Jun 15, 2019
I was very attentive, listened to and answered all of my questions.
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Jun 13, 2019
very personable, helped explore alternative solutions for client who is difficult to treat
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Jun 12, 2019
I regresas Not comming sooner to your Clinic in University in Round Rock, the Drs. and staff are an assets to the community. They are caring and knowledgeable, thank you
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Jun 11, 2019
Dr. Rao is always so caring and thorough!
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Jun 9, 2019
I love Dr. Rao, she is very attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and listens to you. You can't get any better than her.
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Jun 8, 2019
Dr Rao is excellent,her and her staff makes my anxiety disappear and always is in my best interest
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Jun 8, 2019
she is always attentive and listens
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Jun 8, 2019
This is to my concerns, offers carefully considered advice, willing to discuss an issue, non-defensive
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Jun 7, 2019
excellent practitioner
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Jun 6, 2019
Very sweet, but in a rush. I had other topic of my health I would have liked to discuss, but did not feel like I had the freedom to do so. I believe this was due to her time constraints.
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Jun 6, 2019
Provider was thorough and did not rush
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Jun 5, 2019
Dr. Rao was very thorough in her explanation of my health concerns. She made eye contact with me, answered all my questions, and I never sensed she was anxious to move on to her next patient.
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Jun 2, 2019
Outstanding-easy to speak with, always concerned about my wellness and willing to adjust as necessary. Thank you.
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Jun 2, 2019
Great!
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May 31, 2019
Dr. Rao is always sensitive and listens to any concerns that I might have.
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May 31, 2019
Dr. Rao has always shown concern for my problem and listened to my explanations.
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May 29, 2019
she is phenomenal and everyone else is so wonderful
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May 28, 2019
I was in town for only a week. the doctor and staff were incredible at getting all appointments and tests scheduled for that week.
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May 28, 2019
grateful
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May 23, 2019
spends the time with you that you need
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May 23, 2019
Dr Rao is more than a doctor: she is a physician. I feel privileged that she is taking care of me.
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May 22, 2019
Dr. Rao is a delightful person. She is friendly and personable. She is easy to talk to.
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May 21, 2019
listening and explaiming
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May 21, 2019
Very efficient and caring
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May 16, 2019
I receive excellent care from Dr. Rao.
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May 14, 2019
Dr Rao is above reproach for her professionalism, concern, care, and commitment. I would hate to loose her.
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May 13, 2019
Dr. Rao is always courteous and caring about what I have to say!
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May 12, 2019
Dr. Rao has always shown the most concern of any PCP I have ever had. She is a very empathetic listener and takes what I have to say seriously. When I am with her I feel that I have her full attention and that she is focused exclusively on my healthcare.
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May 11, 2019
Dr Rao is very caring and has a wealth of understanding of my medical history. DR Rao's resolution to my concern's lets me walk away mentally comfortable.
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May 10, 2019
Dr. Rao listens well and makes thoughtful suggestions!
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May 9, 2019
caring and knowledgeable
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May 9, 2019
excellent
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May 3, 2019
Every experience I have with Dr. Rao is wonderful. She is such a caring and attentive doctor. I am so happy to have her as my medical provider.
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May 3, 2019
very kind and caring! explained and answer my question! very knowledgeable doctor
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May 3, 2019
Dr. Rao is an excellent, understanding and compassionate physician. I am well served.
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May 2, 2019
very impressive, very knowledgable
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May 2, 2019
Dr. Rao is great!
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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
Great office professional
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Apr 30, 2019
Dr Rao is very caring person
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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
detailed explanation to your plan of care
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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 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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