Treatment & Services
- Blood Tests
- Bone Density Testing
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Radioactive Iodine Treatment
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acanthosis Nigricans
- Addison's Disease
- Adrenal disorders
- Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Adrenal Tumors
- Adrenocortical Carcinoma
- Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
- Androgen Deficiency (Low Testosterone)
- Androgen Excess
- Beta-cell disorders
- Calcium Disorders
- Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
- Conn's Syndrome
- Cushing's Syndrome
- Diabetes - Care & Treatment
- Diabetes - Management
- Diabetes, Gestational
- Empty sella
- Endocrine Complications of Pregnancy
- Endocrine Disorders
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
- Fasting hypoglycemia
- Graves' Disease
- Growth hormone deficiency
- Growth hormone excess
- Hair Loss in Women
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Infertility (male)
- Ketogenic Diet
- Klinefelter Syndrome
- Low Testosterone
- Male Infertility
- McCune-Albright Syndrome
- Menopause, Male
- Metabolic Diseases
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Neuropathy - Diabetic
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta
- Paget's Disease
- Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
- Parathyroid Cancer
- Pituitary Cysts
- Pituitary Disorders
- Pituitary stalk lesions
- Pituitary Tumors
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Primary Hyperaldosteronism
- Primary Hyperparathyroidism
- Prolactin Excess States
- Reactive hypoglycemia
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
- Sexual Hormone disorders
- Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
- Thyroid and pregnancy
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Disease
- Thyroid Nodule
- Turner Syndrome
- Vitamin D Deficiency
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Medical Education - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate School - Case Western Reserve
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY USA
Residency - JIPMER
Residency - Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai
Medical Education - Bangalore University Medical College
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
General endocrinology, pituitary and adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Research & Publications
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As of 11/13/2022, 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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89 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|
18 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022
Dr Rao was very kind and informative. I really appreciate that I could do a virtual visit. Thank you.
Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022
Dr. Rau is consistently attentive, caring, and encouraging throughout my visits. I couldn't ask for a more pleasant and thorough doctor. I actually look forward to my checkups with her. She is a real credit to the Cleveland Clinic staff.
Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022
Dr Rao is outstanding
Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022
Despite not having video, Dr. Rao and I were able to communicate very well. Assessment of test results and my current medication effectiveness were discussed without the video. I was satisfied completely.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022
Dr. Rao combined warmth and sensitivity with great expertise. She's a wonderful person and physician!
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022
VERY comfortable, knowledgeable, informative and caring PROFESSIONALS. I feel blessed to be In the care of Dr. Rau and her resident doctors. They are a credit to the Cleveland Clinic.
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022
I really appreciate Dr Rao she is a very good doctor very understanding great great personality towards her patients.
Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022
I'm very happy with Dr. Roa, she was the best I ever have. She educated me to learn more about my diabetes & how to correct my A1C. In my heart she is the best, I have no problem with her, also she provides interpreter for me to understand her. With out interpreter I'll be lost & confuse. I would inform other how great she is.
Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022
She was perfect! I wish she was not as far away! I felt comfortable
Reviewed on May 10, 2022
Dr Rao is fantastic, she integrates all the information and clearly explains options and next steps. She is a 10.
Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022
I did not give Dr Rao all the information I should have
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022
I feel very uninformed / confused about my treatment or plan of care. I have not been given any information about my condition / treatment plan / expectations. I received a vague diagnosis, but no other information. No expectations, treatment plan, prognosis, etc. Uncharacteristic of Cleveland Clinic.
Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022
Dr. Rao is one of the best doctors I've had to joy of caring for me
Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022
Dr Rao is truly amazing and wonderful.
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022
My care provider is the Greatest, she's listen to you very very nice.
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022
She was really nice and smart. I like her a lot.
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022
This was my 3rd appointment with Dr Rao. She's great about listening and explaining. So pleasant and professional.
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022
Dr. Rao was a breath of fresh air. She was very thorough in making sure to answer any questions I had and involving me in healthcare planning. I really can't say what a relief it was to get help and guidance from her after months of stress and worry about my health. I was nervous to visit a new doctor since I'm transgender, but she was absolutely accepting.
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