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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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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 - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West 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 - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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 - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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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)
Certifications
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine
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 Mar 4, 2019, Smitha Rudraraju, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(189)
Overall: 4.7*
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Jun 3, 2019
dr is pleasant and takes good care of me
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May 31, 2019
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May 23, 2019
I thought her very thorough. She came in prepared new about me before sitting down at a computer, I was very impressed. very very professional. I would highly recommend her.
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May 20, 2019
Very interested in my issues. Followed up quickly. very knowledgeable
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May 17, 2019
she is very caring and knowledgeable. I'm glad I have her to monitor my care
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May 14, 2019
she is thorough careful thoughtful and communicates well. her questions are to the point and requires feed back from you. she makes you feel like you are part of a team attacking your problem.
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May 13, 2019
Engaging, upbeat, clear explanations, caring, comfortable and professional manner ... all good descriptions of Dr. Rudraraju.
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May 13, 2019
Always professional with great care of communicating data and concerns.
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May 9, 2019
Excellent care.
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May 6, 2019
Knowledgeable, approachable, thorough, willing to spend ample time responding to questions and concerns, good attitude, nurturing
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May 5, 2019
Very pleased with the services she provided.
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May 3, 2019
she is great-have already given refers
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May 2, 2019
second appt with her. said I wouldn't go back after first appt but did out of necessity. We do not communicate well. I repeated same thing 7 or 8 times on one issue. There were other issues where I had to repeat myself. she doesn't seem to listen or forgets what she was just told. she interrupts when I am speaking. We went round and round the same issues over and over again. She is one of only two providers in my 50+ lifetime that I do not want or plan to see again. my records will be transferred to Another rheumatologist after I have begun the biologic needed for Psoriatic Arthritis. The diagnosis should have been made when I first saw her in 5/18.
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May 1, 2019
I am very happy with my Dr and so glad I was able to become her patient!
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Apr 29, 2019
As the practice load has increased, I get to spend less time with her, medicine should be about each patient and not about how many patients you can cram in the day.
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Apr 26, 2019
I don't feel she listens. I get cut off a lot. I quit talking or asking questions because there doesn't seem to be any point. I don't feel the staff as a whole listens or wants to look in epic at what is being done or said or tests done by other doctors. I don't feel as though they are willing or capable to look beyond what they like to diagnose. if you don't fit in the box they feel comfortable with you don't get help. her only answer is Plaquenil when I've repeatedly told her I had a very bad experience last time. I've since read Plaquenil is not recommended for psoriatic arthritis.
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Apr 24, 2019
DR. Raju is a caring physician who I trust.
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Apr 19, 2019
I was the first patient of the day and yet still waited an hour to be seen. I understand there are technological problems with her laptop, but there was a functioning computer attached to the wall in the room.
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Apr 10, 2019
very concerned and curteous
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Apr 5, 2019
Very positive. The doctor showed compassion for my situation and I appreciated that.
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Mar 30, 2019
She was very easy to talk to and very thorough with me and my concerns. I've already recommended her to a friend.
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Mar 27, 2019
always very kind and professional
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Mar 27, 2019
I am very happy with my doctor!!
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Mar 22, 2019
dr raju is great! love her!
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Mar 21, 2019
Dr. Raju is very knowledgeable. she is also very concerned for her patients.
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Mar 7, 2019
Took the time to answer all questions/concerns and explained thoroughly
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Mar 1, 2019
experience would be rated on a high level.
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