Department General Pediatrics
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Primary Location

Hillcrest Medical Building 2

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Primary Care Pediatrics
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education


  • Pediatrics
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/6/2016, Dr. Rao has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

41 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 19, 2017

I cannot say enough how amazing Dr. Rao is! She goes above and beyond caring for my children!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017

They are very good with my son and when he gets shots. They also talk to him appropriately and are very kind to our family

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2017

Dr. Rao is very informative & helpful during our visits. Makes us calm.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016

Dr. S. Rao is the most caring and compassionate doctor. She followed up 2 times by calling us to check on our daughter. She takes time with her patients and makes us feel at ease!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016

We love Dr. Rao.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2016

Dr. Rao sometimes speaks a little too quickly for me to follow, but is otherwise very helpful in answering our questions & giving us information.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016

Dr. Rao is the reason we come to the Cleveland Clinic. She has provided our 3 children with the best possible healthcare over the past 12 years. She has a genuine care for our children.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2016

Excellent Physician.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2016

Dr. Rao makes each of us feel important. We believe she cares very much about us and always enjoying seeing her.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016

Dr rao has been on of the best pediatric doctors that I've ever know. I was under her care when I was smaller now my daughter is one of her patients. she's wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2016

We have traveled over an hour to see Dr. Rao for over 13 years. Love her!!!

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