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Varuni Rao, DO

Rheumatology
Accepts New Patients
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About
Varuni Rao, DO specializes in management of various autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, crystal induced arthropathies, and other musculoskeletal disorders. She began her medical career at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. Her internship and residency in Internal Medicine took place at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York where she was named Chief Resident and awarded Best Resident in Ambulatory Clinic/Continuity of Care. She also completed her fellowship in Rheumatology there. Dr. Rao accepts most insurance plans and is taking new patients.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
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
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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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Oscar Health - Classic Bronze
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Oscar Health - Classic Gold
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Oscar Health - Classic Silver
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Oscar Health - Saver Silver
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Oscar Health - Simple Bronze
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Oscar Health - Simple Secure
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Oscar Health - Simple Silver
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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
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
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, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, Ny (2011)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, New York Medical College At Westchester Medical Ce (2009)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, New York Medical College At Westchester Medical Ce (2006)
  • Medical School: New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Ny (2005)
  • Education: New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine (2005)
  • Fellowship: Westchester Medical Center (2011)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, New York Westchester Square Medical (2009)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, New York Westchester Square Medical (2006)
Certifications
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine/Rheumat
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 13, 2019, Varuni Rao, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(213)
Overall: 4.9*
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Dec 27, 2019
Dr. Rao has always explained my conditions to me and is very kind.
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Dec 27, 2019
always on time and very caring
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Dec 27, 2019
Dr. Rao was so compassionate and caring, she took the time listen to my concerns regarding the pain I was experiencing. we talked about a plan of action for treatment, which I am so thankful for. a lot of doctors now days do not take the time to listen, or bother to listen to you. Dr. Rao was spectacular, I would highly recommend her to anyone. she should be cloned.
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Dec 5, 2019
The doctor is very easy to talk to. She truly cares about getting me the best treatment.
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Dec 4, 2019
explained situation of what I was facing extremely well. very informative!
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Dec 3, 2019
Dr. Rao really listened and addressed every one of my questions. She was also very caring and explained everything in detail and explained what she was thinking and why.
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Dec 3, 2019
I was very pleased with
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Nov 28, 2019
I could not have had a better experience.
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Nov 26, 2019
This was my first visit with Dr. Rao but the initial visit was a good one. Now awaiting blood tests to confirm diagnosis and next steps in care.
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Nov 22, 2019
I would highly recommend this doctor to my family and friends! She was so pleasant and an excellent bedside manner!
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Nov 15, 2019
Dr Rao is a very compassionate and caring doctor. She listens to my concerns and explains my treatment options thoroughly. I have such respect for her and will recommend her to anyone needing a rheumatologist.
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Nov 15, 2019
Dr Rao was very nice and took the time to listen to my concerns..I really appreciated that...I really liked her..
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Nov 13, 2019
Always fast and friendly service!
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Nov 13, 2019
Dr Rao always listens and explains the situation where I can understand.
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Nov 13, 2019
excellent
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Nov 7, 2019
Dr. Rao is very compassionate and listens to any concerns. She spends as much time as needed and never makes you feel rushed. She explains things so you can understand and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing a rheumatologist.
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Nov 1, 2019
DR RAO TOOK THE TIME TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE NEEDED TO DO TO FIND THE PROBLEM, PLAN TO GET THERE AND POSSIBLE TIME TO COMPLETE PROCEDURES
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Sep 27, 2019
Dr. Rao Varuni has excellent bedside manners! she is very knowledgeable and she is patient with me.
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