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Smitha Rudraraju, MD
Rheumatology
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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.

Ages SeenNewborns (0-28 days), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish
Insurance Accepted
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.
Aetna
Elect Choice/Open Access EPO EPO | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS POS | Open Choice PPO PPO
BCBS
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Blue Essentials HMO HMO | Federal Select PPO PPO | MA Oncor/NRG Futr Hold Retire PPO PPO
Beech Street of Texas
PPO PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Tx Inc
Open Access Plus PPO PPO | PPO PPO
First Health
PPO PPO
Great-West Healthcare
Open Access PPO PPO-OA | PPO PPO
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care
EPO EPO | GEPO GEPO | PPO PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
Concentric SMT Net PPO PPO | MA PPO/HMO PPO/HMO | PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO PPO
Medicaid
Traditional
Medicare
Traditional
PHCS
PPO PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
2018 Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA | BSW Preferred EPO Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | EPO Network - Group | EPO Network - Individual/Family | HMO Network - Group | HMO Network - Individual/Family | McLane Group Network | PPO Choice Network | PPO Choice Preferred Network | PPO Network - Group | SeniorCare Advantage HMO | SeniorCare Advantage PPO | Texas Statewide PPO | TRS - Active Care Participants Network | Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
SWHP
UHC
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 Oct 22, 2018, Smitha Rudraraju, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Background
Education
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Fellowship: Rheumatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Certifications
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Reviews(52)
Overall: 4.71
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Oct 22, 2018
Very happy with my care with this Provider.Highly recommend Dr Radu.
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Oct 18, 2018
Very professional and informative
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Oct 16, 2018
Thourough and informative. Answers all my questions so I can understand. On time with appointment.
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Oct 11, 2018
She has been awesome in helping me understand my problems and concerns. I never feel rushed.
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Oct 11, 2018
took plenty of time with me clear explanations reviewed all tests
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Oct 5, 2018
she\'s nice & professional, and respects my wishes
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Oct 4, 2018
I am very content in Dr Raju\'s care.
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Oct 4, 2018
very clear in her information about my condition confirming what Dr. Chapman had done. made me feel very at ease with my care she is a very caring person.
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Sep 27, 2018
was concerned about me. did not feel rushed answered all my questions
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Sep 26, 2018
Dr R is always very thorough and concerned with my health.
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Sep 26, 2018
my dr. treats me with respect and listens to my concerns. she explains everything and we discuss my best options for my on going treatment
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Sep 25, 2018
I have always received the best care with DDA doctors and BAYLOR Scott White Health care.
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Sep 18, 2018
very professional and willing to answer all my questions
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Sep 11, 2018
The doctor was caring and sympathetic to my condition.
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Aug 20, 2018
Dr Raju is great! She takes time to explain things to you; she never seems to busy to listen to your concerns. She is very thorough, very friendly, very easy to talk to. I absolutely love her!
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Aug 19, 2018
The Doctor and her nurse are always very kind and professional .
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Aug 16, 2018
she is the best in her field !
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Aug 11, 2018
Gave very good recommendations on treating my condition
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Aug 7, 2018
I am very pleased with my experience thus far.
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Aug 6, 2018
She is always kind and listens to my concerns. She immediately picked up on my concern about my last 2 Embrel injections. She worked with her assistant to help me with a new method of injecting Embrell. They couldn\'t have been more helpful.
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