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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
  • Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit, Mi (2004)
  • Education: Wayne State University (2004)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Wayne State University (2005)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Wayne State University (2007)
  • Fellowship: UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010)
Certifications
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Med/Rheumatology
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 May 11, 2020, Smitha Rudraraju, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(188)
Overall: 4.8*
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May 28, 2020
she has always been very patient and caring. I'm sad to hear that she is leaving. she is excellent to get along with. has a great personality. she will be missed greatly
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Mar 26, 2020
everyone was incredible at this time. The nurses that met me at the elevator were amazing and I was very glad they were there and appreciated their services.
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Mar 25, 2020
Thourough and kind, courteous and professional.
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Mar 24, 2020
The doctor and nurse were so kind even during this coronavirus. I felt safe and everything was so clean you could tell they are disinfecting and are taking precautions. I appreciate all they do for their patients. They are an amazing group of people. And I am thankful. Dr. Rudraraju Has great communication skills and it's kind with her patients the nurse is amazing. She's always gentle and understanding and very thorough if you ask her a question she gets back to you right away. Overall I am very satisfied.
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Mar 23, 2020
love it
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Mar 22, 2020
Provider is very skilled technically, not sure we are a great fit.
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Mar 20, 2020
Love My Doctor!!!
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Mar 17, 2020
very good
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Mar 12, 2020
The doctor was very friendly and addressed my questions and concerns.
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Mar 11, 2020
I always get great service!
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Mar 11, 2020
always take time with me, and listen.
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Mar 1, 2020
Dr.Rudraraju is the best! She is kind , caring, and compassionate. She takes time to listen. Great doctor.
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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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