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Smitha Rudraraju, MD

Rheumatology
Accepts New Patients
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About
Smitha Rudraraju, MD is a board certified rheumatologist. She is interested in treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatric arthritis, ankylosing spondilitis, lupus, myositis and other autoimmune diseases. She is also interested in managing musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, etc. She believes in a holistic approach in which a patient's diet, exercise and mental health are important while treating disease. Dr. Rudraraju attended medical school and completed her residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Her fellowship in rheumatology took place at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She enjoys hiking, gardening and painting. She is married with three children.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Children (ages 3-11), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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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 - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage 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 - Federal Select PPO
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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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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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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 - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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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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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 - 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 POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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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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
  • Fellowship: Rheumatology, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2010)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mi (2007)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mi (2005)
  • Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit, Mi (2004)
  • Education: Wayne State University (2004)
  • Fellowship: Ut Southwestern Medical Center (2010)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Wayne State University (2007)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Wayne State University (2005)
Certifications
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine/Rheumat
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 Nov 13, 2019, Smitha Rudraraju, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(163)
Overall: 4.7*
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Feb 16, 2020
the doctor was more than I hoped far. she really knows her RA. very excited to have her as my doctor.
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Jan 10, 2020
care provider helped with issues of pain
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Jan 10, 2020
Was very thorough in providing information about the disease and requested a comprehensive blood analysis.
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Jan 8, 2020
very good.
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Dec 15, 2019
Excellent in all areas of care.
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Dec 12, 2019
Dr Rudraraju is the best. She takes her time and goes over everything clearly . She is very concerned with my health!
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Dec 11, 2019
She is very caring and very explanatory regarding my issues
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Dec 8, 2019
She is very caring and knowledgeable.
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Dec 5, 2019
I received excellent care. I could not have been more satisfied!
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Nov 30, 2019
Dr. Rudrarju is terrific. Always very pleasant and kind...and extremely helpful with my arthritis. Her bedside manner far exceeds my highest expectations. I highly recommend her!
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Nov 29, 2019
Dr Raju listened to what was going on with me and didn't just tell me what need to happen but made sure I understood and was on board.
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Nov 27, 2019
when I explained I was not interested just yet in the toxic medications she was suggesting she said that I should not see a provider if I'm not interested in treatment and then proceeded to try and scare me into the medications. also when she was asking me about my symptoms she wouldn't even let me finish my sentence before asking me another question she wasn't interested in listening to.
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Nov 26, 2019
always very good
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Nov 26, 2019
The entire clinic provides amazing care
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Nov 18, 2019
Dr. Rudraraju has done an excellent job of solving many of my difficulties.
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Nov 16, 2019
Dr Rudraraju is thorough and communicates in an understandable manner.
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Nov 15, 2019
excellent
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Nov 12, 2019
My care provider is excellent.
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Nov 12, 2019
Actually enjoy my doctor visits.
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Nov 8, 2019
Very caring and personable.
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Nov 5, 2019
I am glad they said their was a wait list because that is how it got in early
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Nov 1, 2019
she's very down to earth, and shows that she really cares about you. she also remembers things from previous visits,.
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Nov 1, 2019
Very pleased with my visit.
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