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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 - 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(202)
Overall: 4.9*
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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
Showed true concern with obvious knowledge of my health history.
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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
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
Very friendly, kind, and professional!
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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 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
Dr. Rao makes you feel like family. She\'s so genuinely kind and caring.
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Mar 30, 2019
like a lot
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Mar 29, 2019
Outstanding doctor and staff
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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 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
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