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Varuni Rao, DO

Rheumatology
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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
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - CAC Plan
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Great West POS
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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 Choice 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
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
Accepts New Patients
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
  • Medical School: New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Ny (2005)
  • Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2005)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, New York Westchester Square Medical (2006)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, New York Westchester Square Medical (2009)
  • Fellowship: Westchester Medical Center (2011)
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, Varuni Rao, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(148)
Overall: 4.9*
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Jun 28, 2020
Dr. Rao is an amazing Doctor. She gave me my life back with her knowledge and treatment plan.
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Jun 26, 2020
Care, concern, warmth, efficiency, thoroughness, patience and clarity. All apply to each visit I've had with Dr. Rao. I very much enjoyed being under her care.
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Jun 25, 2020
I cannot believe Dr. Rao is leaving. She has been the best Dr. She really cares.
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Jun 25, 2020
Dr Rao is the only doctor I had whom I actually liked. I hate that she's leaving.
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Jun 24, 2020
Dr Rao is an Awesome physician and she has played a tremendous role in my ability to move around with ease. Before, I would go to doctors and they would just ignore my symptoms, but not Doctor Rao. She ran the necessary tests, got me into therapy and gave my life back to me. My pain level is minimal because of her care.
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Jun 24, 2020
Listens and addresses all my concerns
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Jun 24, 2020
Dr. Rao was recommended to me by another healthcare provider and I love her. I had a previous rheumatologist that I didn't care for because I didn't feel well cared for. Dr. Rao has been excellent in providing information about my condition and offering comfort. She explains everything well and doesn't leave the room until all my questions are answered. I wish she wasn't leaving Baylor Scott and White and I will continue to follow her wherever she goes.
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Jun 24, 2020
Genuinely interested to establish a relationship so as to best provide care
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Jun 22, 2020
Dr. Rao is very attentive, responsive, knowledgeable, informative, understanding, helpful, caring. She is everything that you could want in a physician!
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Jun 19, 2020
very caring and informative, takes the time to listen and explain options and meds. doesn't rush in and out like most doctors
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Jun 18, 2020
Dr. Rao is excellent!!! my husband and myself are very sorry to see her go. She improved our health tremendously. We are truly going to miss her.
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Jun 18, 2020
I am 24 years old, the past two years of my life I have been to a dozen doctors who didn't take my pain seriously and gave me no answers, until I went to Baylor. I finally am on a treatment plan, and have a doctor who cares about my wellness just as much as I do, I couldn't ask for a better person to help me on the path to wellness. Doctor Rao, and Baylor Scott and white has changed the way I live my life for the better.
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Jun 17, 2020
It is a shame you have let this provider go. She is a wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable doctor. I am very unhappy she was not appreciated by you and she will no longer be my doctor.
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Jun 17, 2020
Dr. Rao is an amazing rheumatologist. Her bedside manner is caring, knowledgeable and sincere. She listens to me and asks thorough questions. I do not like to take a lot of meds and not only has she come up with a solid treatment plan without pushing high doses of meds but she works with me on going up slowly to find exactly the right dosage so I don't take more than I need. Her departure is heartbreaking and is a huge loss to her patients and Baylor Scott and White. She is an extraordinary doctor.
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Jun 17, 2020
Dr. Rao is the absolute BEST (!!!!!) provider I have ever encountered. She is so thoughtful, and spends a lot of time with me working out the best solution for my health plan. Dr. Rao is very personable and remembers everything I talk about.
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Jun 17, 2020
Dr. Rao treats me as though I am the most important patient she has. I could never ask for anymore from a Physician. Again Baylor has brought on board an excellent and caring physician. Thank you Dr. Rao...you are a God send and a true blessing.
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Jun 16, 2020
Dr. Rao is very personable and took time to explain my symptoms and recommended treatments. I am happy to add her to my care team and will recommend her to my friends and family.
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Jun 11, 2020
sad to hear she won't be there after next week. I will attempt to find where she moves to and go there.
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Jun 9, 2020
Dr Rao is a wonderful doctor. She is very caring and attentive to my needs. Dr Rao has treated me like a person and not a number. Dr Rao has taken the time to get to know me and my family in turn helps in my treatment.
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Jun 9, 2020
I was amazed at how thorough she was and she explained everything so well. I left there knowing and understanding more about my condition than I ever have.
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Jun 9, 2020
Dr Rao is an excellent and caring dr and she has seen me through some hard times with my diagnosis. I am extremely saddened by her leaving and it will be a huge loss for Baylor.
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Jun 8, 2020
so saddened you all were letting her go as she has been one of best Drs I have ever had
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Jun 8, 2020
i am very sad to know Dr. Rao is leaving. Hands down provides the best patient care possible.
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Jun 6, 2020
I am extremely disappointed that I will no longer be able to see Dr. Varuni Rao at this facility. It's very difficult finding a great physician in the first place, but to find one who you feel very comfortable with is such a blessing. She has always shown great care and interest in helping me find ways to best deal with the issues I have from my condition. I will now have to begin the task of finding a new physician and one that can fill the shoes of this fine doctor. Thank you for your time.
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Jun 6, 2020
Dr. Rao has been an awesome care provider. She takes interest and listen attentive regarding your concerns and health issues. She speaks with me about her recommendation for care to ensure that it's something I can agree with and follow. Dr. Rao has always treated me with concern, kindness and respect. I really like this care provider.
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Jun 3, 2020
Dr Rao is wonderful, she is very caring. Listens and treats me very well. She is one of my favorite doctors and hate that she is leaving.
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Jun 3, 2020
Dr Roa is a very professioal doctor. she has patience , knowledge, and make sure you are comfortable .
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Jun 1, 2020
I like Dr. Rao very much. She is genuinely concerned with my pain and knows how to control it.
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May 25, 2020
I have the best care and very detailed information given to me by Dr Rao. She is so caring, friendly, easy to understand and had told me a lot of things that I needed to know about my problem and answered all my concerned. She showed that she really cares for us and she should that she love and care for her patients. I felt at ease and comfortable talking to her about my issues. She's an awesome Doctor and we need more of her kindness. Overall this office is very professional and looks very clean.
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May 22, 2020
The doctor listened to me. She was kind and understanding.
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May 20, 2020
attentive to health issue,inclusive to care plan, detailed care with needed testings
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May 18, 2020
I just love Dr Rao. I have a hard time of hearing and she is so patient and willing to repeat her sentence if I don't hear or understand her. she is so sweet and understanding and takes the time to explain everything to me. I rate her real high in her professional way and she always treats me real special.
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May 14, 2020
Doctor Rao was very informative and I learned a lot!
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May 13, 2020
very very nice!!!
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May 8, 2020
overall excellent visit with Dr Rao and her staff.
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May 6, 2020
She was kind, sensible to my problem, knowledgeable and professional.
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May 6, 2020
Great doctor. Very well informed and really took time to listen.
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May 5, 2020
Dr. Rao was very kind and answered all my questions in great detail. very happy with my visit
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Apr 26, 2020
The doctor and nurse gave me good care . l truly thankful for your service.
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Apr 23, 2020
Dr. Rao was very informative about my medical care and treatment. She is compassionate, courteous, kind, understanding, and knowledgeable.
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Apr 6, 2020
Dr. Rao, was very knowledgable and able to explain what was going on in terms I could understand (Scientific). She took the time to get to know me as a person. I was involved in the decision for further course of action. She treated me as a whole person not just a disease.
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Apr 5, 2020
Dr Rao is the best doctor I've ever had care for me. She is truly a blessing and I've recommended her to several people.
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