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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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Diabetes Care and Treatment
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

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
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • 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 Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypophysitis
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infertility
  • 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

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Residency - JIPMER
SEnior Resident
Pondicherry, India

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

Medical Education - Bangalore University Medical College
Bangalore, India


  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Pratibha Rao, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/15/2023, 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

150 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Never called me back for a prolia shot dr Rao

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Love Dr Rao, she listens and integrates everything. She also make changes slowly so I am still functional while my body adapts.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Rao was very attentive and helpful, she answered the questions that I posed and I was very impressed and are grateful because you can't find good doctors who sounds like they care.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Follow-up labs and another med appointment were ordered

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

My cell phone signal is poor in my area. Lost connection with Dr. Pratibha Rao in first 5 min. Never could reconnect.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

I have the utmost regard and respect for Dr. Rao. She relates very well to her patients and is very thorough in her explanations.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Everything is great, Dr. Rao was the best, it help to understand about my Diebette very clearly.. Especially with live interpreter to understand each other with no misunderstanding. Keep that way.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

She is always patient with me always concern for my wellbeing.Dr always give me sound and helpful medical advice.At the end of the appointment. She always ask me do I understand and is there anything else that I may have concerns about test results or plan of care.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Rao was very kind and considerate, despite technical issues with the visit.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

She was very kind and listened to everything I had to say. She was amazing

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr Rao does listen and respond accordingly. The visits can feel very rote and robotic, as if she does not even know me, after working together for years.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Rao explained my test results and diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr.Rao is wonderful!!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Rao is amazing. She is caring, knowledgeable, and patience. She is an asset to your organization.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Rao exceeded my expectations; she was attentive, spent time talking with me, asking/answering questions, and ordered blood work scans to determine cause of symptoms.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Really liked Dr. Roa. Very calm and explained all questions very well.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Rao was great will continue care with her

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Excellent, excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Doctor Rao is the kindest, most empathetic, most tactful and thorough doctor I've ever had. She is an expert and the only endocrinologist I trust with my complex disease.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr Rao was wonderful!

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Rao was very thorough and knowledgeable. She asked many relevant questions to get my background information and answered all questions I posed to her.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

She a great doctor, very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Rao is so patient and kind. She is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr Rao is outstanding

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr Rao was so intelligent & caring! I'm so glad she's my physician.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr Rao did an excellent job of assessing me & explain my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr Rao always takes the time to answer my questions and I feel like she genuinely cares about my care.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr Rao was very knowledgeable and very helpful

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Worth waiting for Dr. Rao!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Rao is the BEST!!!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Meeting Dr. Rao and her assistant MD, was a good experience. They were informative and made me feel comfortable in proceeding with surgery. My former Endocrinologist had left the Cleveland Clinic and after being followed by him for a year and a half I was somewhat anxious. Dr. Rao, relieved all that worry. Thank you Dr. Rao.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

She took her time in obtaining a comprehensive medical history. Explained information well and relayed the information to Dr. Rao.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

I'm very impressed with Dr. Rao; she's very efficient, kind and professional. She's a breath of fresh air.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr Rao is the model of excellence in a physician: expert, compassionate, and sensitive. We drive in from Toledo to see her and it's well worth the trip.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

I always find that the staff and physician are thoughtful and courteous about my questions and needs

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Great caring doctor. Always pleasant .

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Great doctor. Always a pleasure to deal with.

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