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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
Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | HMO Network - Group | McLane Group Network | PPO Network - Group | TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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 Apr 9, 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(37)
Overall: 4.791
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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 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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Apr 12, 2018
I\'m very happy with my provider!
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Apr 11, 2018
Very knowledgeable and kind
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Apr 10, 2018
very good.
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Apr 9, 2018
I really felt comfortable as if I had been there many times before
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Apr 3, 2018
She was extremely patient..answered all my questions completely and listened carefully to my concerns.
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Mar 6, 2018
she listens to my concerns and answers in terms I can understand. We talked about my treatment and progression of my illness. I feel very comfortable talking to her and am confident in her abilities.
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Feb 28, 2018
Excellent doctor and staff.
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Feb 26, 2018
very pleasant, good listener
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Feb 26, 2018
Referred to Dr by a friend and was so happy to get in to see her. She was very thorough, listened to my need and concerns. Very happy with my visit and anxious to hear test results.
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Feb 21, 2018
Doctor Rudraraju is thorough and attentive. I am impressed with her looking for creative solutions to my condition.
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Feb 19, 2018
she\'s a very concerned and very thorough Dr.
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Feb 19, 2018
I am a transfer patient to this physician because my previous physician took a leave. So far, I am very pleased with my new physician\'s care.
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Feb 16, 2018
I was extremely pleased and impressed with the Dr and the time she gave me as a new patient. I immediately felt comfortable with her and have since been very impressed with the follow up I have received since my visit. I have nothing but very positive feedback based on this visit.
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Feb 14, 2018
Dr. Raju is personable, easy to relate to, listens with intensity and offers explanations easily understood.
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Feb 13, 2018
warm, friendly, courteous, and respectful. Dr. R. explained treatment plan in an understandable way.
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Feb 12, 2018
Wonderful experience! This was my first visit and she made me feel like taking care of me was the most important thing she had to do all day! Very impressed.
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