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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 - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • 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-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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
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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
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Accepts New Patients
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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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
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
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS Open Access
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - PPO
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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)
Accepts New Patients
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
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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
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Humana Preferred
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
Accepts New Patients
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
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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
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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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Jan 11, 2023
Appreciate her reviewing my labs and calling me in the evening.
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Jan 10, 2023
She is the Best ! Always listened to me abt my pains
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Jan 10, 2023
I have recommended Dr Rao to my friends and husband
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Jan 7, 2023
She actually listened to my questions
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Jan 1, 2023
Very good doctor.
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Dec 31, 2022
Very attentive and takes her time when you have several issues. Very personable.
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Dec 16, 2022
Dr Rao listened very well, prescribed a medication to help with my needs and offered ongoing communication regarding the new prescription.
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Dec 11, 2022
Understands, asks questions, very knowledgeable. Great doctor.
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Dec 9, 2022
The Dr Rao was very helpful and cared about what I had to say about my care, she was very informative about my health.
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Dec 8, 2022
I am a new patient for Dr Rao. She was very thorough and attentive in gathering my background information and discussing my health needs. She quickly scheduled labs and updated my prescriptions. Greatly appreciated!
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Dec 6, 2022
She solved my coughing problem
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Dec 5, 2022
I have been seeing Dr. Rao as my primary care physician and she is great! She takes time to fully answer all my questions and never seems rushed.
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Dec 4, 2022
I like her feedback
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Dec 3, 2022
Dr. Rao is a great provider...
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Nov 30, 2022
Outstanding
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Nov 26, 2022
She listens.
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Nov 19, 2022
Very friendly & professional.
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Nov 14, 2022
Dr Rao listens carefully to what I have to say and consider that in her responses and recommendations. This is confirmed by her detailed after-visit notes in My Chart.
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Nov 10, 2022
She was patient and understanding when I voiced what was bothering me as far as my health.
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Nov 8, 2022
She is very nice and Listen and give me very good advice I'm very happy
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Nov 8, 2022
Very positive
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Nov 7, 2022
Listened to all my concerns and followed with recommendations. Very polite and caring. Love Dr. Rao.
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Nov 7, 2022
Thorough check up, follows with findings, very friendly and concern.
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Nov 7, 2022
Excellent physician
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Nov 4, 2022
On point
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Nov 3, 2022
She is very thorough!
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Nov 3, 2022
Very professional and personable.
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Oct 27, 2022
As always, Dr Rao listens to your questions and/or concerns. She doesn't judge you, she just gives honest feedback for you to digest, and for me, It's education that I file away in head. She always replies to emails should you haven questions after your appt.
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Oct 22, 2022
Excellent
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Oct 22, 2022
Listens
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Oct 22, 2022
She's really good and shows concern about my well-being but she does not have enough time for each patient. She's always in a hurry maybe because of the number of patients she has to see in a day.
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Oct 20, 2022
Always friendly, concerned, and professional.
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Oct 20, 2022
Knowledgeable, active listener, takes time to clearly explain, gives reasonable options, warm, friendly and seems very caring, and just feel like I'm in such excellent hands. Competence is the most important of course, but the bonus here is that Dr Rao is so darn nice.
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Oct 19, 2022
Dr Rao is always professional, caring, and thorough in her exams
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Oct 18, 2022
I like Dr Rao. There have been times when I didn't think she listened.
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Oct 15, 2022
Dr. Rao has been my PCP since I moved to Texas and I have always found her to be knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate.
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Oct 15, 2022
Very thorough and considerate
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Oct 11, 2022
PCP for 5 years now. Very thorough and very caring for her patients.
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Oct 11, 2022
She knows what she is doing
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Oct 5, 2022
Great internist. Considerate, knowledgeable and attentive.
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Oct 5, 2022
Very pleasant and informative
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Oct 1, 2022
Dr. Rap is extremely skilled, articulate, focused on patient care and instructive. I am blessed to have her as my primary care physician.
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Sep 29, 2022
She is very thorough during office visits. She is very concerned about my well- being. She has helped me with diet and medications for a long time.
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Sep 28, 2022
She have so much heart for her patients and understanding of what our needs are at time of doctor visits. Great doctor .
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Sep 25, 2022
good communication skillls
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Sep 24, 2022
Dr Rao is knowledgeable, friendly, and kind
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Sep 24, 2022
Kind, caring everything explained thourghly
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Sep 24, 2022
She's excellent. Listens to my concerns and offers good solutions.
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Sep 24, 2022
One of the best.
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Sep 23, 2022
Very kind, caring and knowledgeable.
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Sep 22, 2022
Very good
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Sep 20, 2022
Dr.Rao, She great at all my problems . She and her staff are great
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Sep 18, 2022
She is the reason I continue to use Scott and White
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Sep 15, 2022
Very polite, knowledgeable and comprehensive in health matters.
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Sep 15, 2022
She's the best Dr ever!
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Sep 15, 2022
Dr Rao is an excellent physician: a well-trained clinician, an independent intelligence, and a good listener. All that adds up to an excellent primary care doctor.
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Sep 15, 2022
Dr. Rao is an excellent doctor. She has compassion for her patients.
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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
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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Sep 10, 2022
Very good experience with Dr. Rao
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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
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 28, 2022
Very thorough and informative. Listens to concerns and provides great advice on improving one's health.
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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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