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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
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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
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 Nov 13, 2019, Varuni Rao, DO  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(222)
Overall: 4.8*
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Feb 22, 2020
excellent
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Feb 21, 2020
She spent a significant time explaining my test results and treatment options in a way I could easily understand. Very pleasant to talk with.
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Feb 20, 2020
She is very caring and explains my condition in terms I can understand
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Feb 20, 2020
very good care. Dr Rao made many referrals and was very helpful
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Feb 19, 2020
I love Dr. Punjabi!! She makes you feel like you're her only patient. She is so easy to talk to and truly listens to you. She always includes you in the treatment plan too.
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Feb 18, 2020
New patient and I am glad I connected with Dr. Rao
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Feb 17, 2020
Dr Rao took the time to explain everything to me in detail. I did not feel rushed at all doing my visit. I know better understand what's going on with my body and what I can do to make it better.
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Feb 17, 2020
I absolutely love Dr. Rao! She took extra time to explain things to me about my condition that I didn't know. Her staff is exceptional and I would recommend Dr. Rao to anyone needing a rheumatologist.
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Feb 16, 2020
Dr Rao was so caring and made me feel she understood my issues, she never rushed through my appointment, making me feel she really understood my concerns.
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Feb 15, 2020
Dr Rao is an exceptional provider. She's very thorough and caring.
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Feb 10, 2020
I love the doctor because she is very hands on in take her time in not rush. she answers all questions in will explain it more clearly to the point that you can understand her.
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Feb 9, 2020
Excelent atention. Friendly, good manners.
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Feb 8, 2020
Listened to me. Presented and discussed options for my consideration. Pleasant manner and clear communication.
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Feb 8, 2020
Dr.Rao is the best care provider that I have!
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Feb 8, 2020
always a great experience
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Feb 7, 2020
I love Dr. Rao, best Doctor I've ever had
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Feb 6, 2020
I was very comfortable with Dr. Rao.She was clear answering my questions and made easy to understand what my arthritis problems are about. Also she explained II should get compression gloves to help me. Also Dr. Rao gave me a few sheets with hand exercises to help me. I was very happy with the way Dr. Rao put me at ease.
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Feb 6, 2020
Thorough exam and clear instructions. Very pleasant visit snd confidence in care.
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Feb 6, 2020
dr. Raul always make sure that my medication is called in or sent to the right pharmacy.Always ensures that I know everything about the medication that I'm taking and up dates my information. Very Attentive and polite
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Feb 4, 2020
Dr.Rao is amazing, she showed empathy and a great deal of concern!
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Feb 2, 2020
She was very friendly, cared about my health and very easy to talk to.
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Jan 24, 2020
I like Dr. Rao, but she argued with me concerning an event from a previous visit. Didn't like that
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Jan 24, 2020
Dr. Rao is one of my very favorite drs! She is ALWAYS awesome. Just love her
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Jan 23, 2020
takes time out 2 talk 2 you i like that
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Jan 22, 2020
listened. discussed various treatment plans. general caring nature. so glad I found Dr Rao
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Jan 22, 2020
Dr. Rao and her staff are always professional and very caring everytime I visit them.
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Jan 22, 2020
Very positive experience. will come back for future needs.
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Jan 22, 2020
Professional, competent, caring.
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Jan 22, 2020
Very easy to talk to, friendly, thorough in her field.
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Jan 22, 2020
Dr. Rao was very professional and thorough in her involvement with me in the physical problems I have. She was helpful in her explanations of what is occurring in this affliction.
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Jan 21, 2020
Dr Rao is amazing. She was attentive and informative. I didn't feel like she was rushing to get through my appointment so she could get to the next one - which is how I feel at many other doctors. she listened and investigated my issues and made me feel really well cared for. I left feeling informed, had a plan moving forward and feeling quite comfortable contacting her if I have questions outside of my appointment.
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Jan 20, 2020
everyone in this office has always been courteous, professional, and friendly to me. Dr. Rao is a wonderful Doctor Who is compassionate, knowledgeable, and truly cares about my well-being. She always includes me in my treatment plan and answers every question thoroughly and with patience. I would recommend this doctor and this office to anyone.
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Jan 16, 2020
provided clear instructions. I'm on the mend using the prescribed medication.
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Jan 15, 2020
Very pleased with BSW, the care and professionalism particularly of Dr. Rao.
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Jan 15, 2020
Very caring provider, spends lots of time with you.
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Jan 15, 2020
when I arrived, I was in a tremendous amount of pain and Dr Rao was very empathic and came up with a solution. I'm so grateful!
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Jan 10, 2020
she is always concerned about my well being!!
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Jan 9, 2020
Dr. Rao is always very kind, thoughtful in her care and attentive to my concerns.
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Jan 7, 2020
Dr Rao is so friendly and a very loving and caring physician. she takes the time to explain and discuss any problems or questions that I might have. I am very comfortable and feel able to ask any question that I might hsve.
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Jan 6, 2020
I like Dr Rao. she has good bedside manners. she listens to my concerns and worked with me about my body ache issues.
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Jan 5, 2020
Dr. Rao is the most kind and caring physician...she explains the medication and my care thoroughly each visit and answers questions completely.
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Jan 3, 2020
She listened and then answered all my concerns and questions. She was one of the most caring providers I have ever had.
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Jan 1, 2020
We really like Dr Rao.
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Dec 31, 2019
Dr Rao is a professional doctor with an excellent bedside manner. She is awesome!!!
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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
Dr Rao always listens and explains the situation where I can understand.
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Nov 13, 2019
Always fast and friendly service!
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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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