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Education & Fellowships
Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Research & Publications
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As of 10/25/2021, 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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56 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022
Always great experience from DR Rao
Reviewed on Feb 12, 2022
Dr. Rao is the absolute best!
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022
Excellent physician attentive & answered all questions & concerns.
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2022
We always appreciate the care we receive from Dr. Rao.
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021
Dr. Rao is the best pediatrician that we've ever had. We've lived in Minnesota and California.
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021
We LOVE Dr Rao!! She has ALWAYS gone above and beyond for both of my children! She is a fabulous doctor and a wonderful person!
Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021
We love *Dr. Rao.
Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021
Dr. RAO is EXCELLENT!
Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021
Dr. RAO always provide great service to Shane. He loves his visits to see Dr. RAO.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021
I don't like how doctor ask me a specific question about my son's progress and when I'm answering I felt like she was rushing me through my statements.
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