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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 | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS | Open Choice PPO
Beech Street of Texas
Beech Street of Texas PPO PPO
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Federal Select PPO | HMO Blue Essentials HMO | Medicare Advantage Oncor/Energy Future Holdings Retirees PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc.
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc. PPO PPO | Open Access Plus PPO
First Health
First Health PPO PPO
Great-West Healthcare (formerly One Health Plan)
Great West PPO PPO | Open Access PPO-Open Access PPO-OA
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care (incl NTHN)
HealthSmart PPO PPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO EPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO GEPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
ChoiceCare Concentric Network SmartNet PPO | Humana Medicare Advantage PPO/HMO | Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare
Private Health Care System
Private Health Care System 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 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)
United HealthCare
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 10, 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(34)
Overall: 4.811
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Oct 2, 2018
I am very content in Dr Raju\'s care.
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Oct 2, 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
she\'s nice & professional, and respects my wishes
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Sep 24, 2018
Dr R is always very thorough and concerned with my health.
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Sep 19, 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 12, 2018
very professional and willing to answer all my questions
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Sep 6, 2018
The doctor was caring and sympathetic to my condition.
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Aug 14, 2018
The Doctor and her nurse are always very kind and professional .
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Aug 14, 2018
she is the best in her field !
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Aug 8, 2018
Gave very good recommendations on treating my condition
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Aug 6, 2018
I am very pleased with my experience thus far.
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Aug 2, 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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Aug 1, 2018
wonderfully helpful and caring
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Aug 1, 2018
Excellent communicator, excellent listener and very attentive to ensuring quality care.
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Jul 31, 2018
approachable and professional manner
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Jul 31, 2018
I have a level of comfort knowing she understands my condition.
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Jul 30, 2018
very good.
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Jun 27, 2018
she was much better this time around than my last visit. she listened to my thoughts & concers, and respected my answer, and didn\'t try to bully me into taking a medication that I don\'t want to take.
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Jun 12, 2018
She listens and provides feedback to show that she understands your comments/question.
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Jun 12, 2018
Dr Raju answered lots of questions for me. I had a clear understanding of my instructions before I left the office.
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Jun 11, 2018
Doctor was very friendly, knew my history, and included me in the decision for further care.
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May 31, 2018
great people
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May 29, 2018
very good experience
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May 23, 2018
Pleasant, efficient, competent
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May 21, 2018
she is a very good dr. she is concerned about what your problem is and does something about it.
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May 16, 2018
This is always my favorite doctor\'s visit! She does an amazing job with terrific bedside manner. She great at what she does and cares about my progress. I can\'t say enough wonderful things about her.
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May 8, 2018
listened to my concerns and provided good answers
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Apr 30, 2018
this provider did not take the time to listen and approached me in a dismissive manner with some of my questions and concerns.
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Apr 25, 2018
I would like my provider to offer more options besides medication to care for my condition. Would like them more knowledgeable about how diet, exercise, lifestyle, etc. can help or hinder condition. Would like a little more "personal" care.
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Apr 25, 2018
Very professional yet approachable. Treated me as an individual. Had studied my case prior to appointment. I was very favorably impressed with her care and expertise.
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Apr 24, 2018
very good!!!
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Apr 24, 2018
excellent and thorough
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Apr 24, 2018
Dr. Raju always takes the time to review my history, ask about current symptoms and recommend the most appropriate tests.
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Apr 18, 2018
Provider & staff always helpful, answer any concerns or questions & genuinely care about my healthcare. I am very confident in my Provider.
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