Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Primary Location

Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acromegaly
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
  • Amenorrhea
  • Androgen Deficiency (Low Testosterone)
  • Androgen Excess
  • Beta-cell disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - Care & Treatment
  • Diabetes - Management
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Empty sella
  • Endocrine Complications of Pregnancy
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Fasting hypoglycemia
  • Galactorrhea
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Growth hormone excess
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Loss in Women
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypophysitis
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infertility
  • Infertility (male)
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Low Testosterone
  • Male Infertility
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Menopause, Male
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Obesity
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Cysts
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary stalk lesions
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Prolactin Excess States
  • Prolactinoma
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism
  • 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 & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - VA Medical Center, Louis Stokes
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Montefiore Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA

Residency - Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai
Maharashtra, India

Medical Education - Bangalore University Medical College
Bangalore, India

Specialty Interests

General endocrinology, pituitary and adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/29/2018, 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

131 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

I just love Dr Rao! the staff is also very kind.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

LOVE Dr Rao. I would like it to be easier to contact her office directly regarding lab orders. Phones are busy for long periods of time and messaging thru MyChart is fine, but responses are slow. I'm sure it's not just her office, but the system that is in place

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr Rao is AMAZING and I have recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr. Rao is an exceptional physician. She explains everything and listens attentively.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Wonderful experience with dr. Rao - always takes the time needed to address any concerns I may have, and she always makes me feel better

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Rao is the best doctor I have ever had. she is kind, respectful and thorough. what a wonderful person!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

I think Dr. Pratibha Rao is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

would give staff and doctor a 10 for excellence in my care.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr Rao is very caring and patient with answering my questions ...... She makes sure I understand everything

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Rao is an asset to Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg. She is professional,kind, knowledgeable, and patient. Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Rao is an outstanding and expert physician.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

I feel like I was rushed through my appt. and shoved out the door. I like the doctor but, she rushes through my appt and I forget what I was gonna ask her. and when I ask her something, she will respond with, "I dont know". instead of saying, "we will figure it out!".

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr. Rao is always professional and concerned. She is a lovely person.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

wonderful knowledgable efficent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

I like her as a doctor. she listens and gives you the best Treatment for you.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Rao is an excellent communicator. She listens carefully, asks for clarification, explains well, and empathizes about concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr Pratibha is very thorough and answers any questions that I have. I have complete in confidence in her.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

My specialist is a very caring doctor. She went over all my recent test results and explained everything.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

This visit was not typical of Dr. Rao. Normally I don't wait this long. This is the first time ever a staff member came out and told us she was way behind schedule and how long the wait might be. Even though she was behind she did not try to rush my appointment which I appreciate. She still spent the time talking to me and going over results. She also apologized more than once for the long wait.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

This was a routine appt. with Dr Rao for my autoimmune hypoglycemia. She always gives me the very best care. I travel over 100 miles to see her and do not mind the distance because of the care I receive. I could never find this level of care for this rare disease locally. Very happy with the Twinsburg branch of the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

I do not mind waiting, because of the level of care that I receive. Dr. Rao always provides me with an excellent level of care. Why would I be upset if I need to wait when she is doing the same level of care for others. Never has she rushed me through an appt.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr. Rao is a fantastic doctor. Not only is she very knowledgeable, she is so kind and caring. So happy to have her as a specialist.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Wait time was terrible but Dr Roa is such a good doctor that it was worth the wait.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr. Rao was the FIRST doctor to ever listen to my concerns regarding my Cronic disease. She is the most respect doctor I have ever met and so knowledgeable. Highly recommend this doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

I never had a delay yet when seeing Dr. Rao.

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