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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98 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||4.7|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021
I am excited to finally find a doctor and staff that finally listened to me and my health concerns. I feel like we are on a good path to finding results.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021
Everytime I have had a visit with Dr Rao has been a good experience for me. She has always listened to my health concerns and fully explained to me the path that we would take to better them. she is compassionate and professional. when my thyroid issues were out of controll she reassured me that she would take care of me and we would work together to get them under controll. Those words meant the world to me. After a year of struggling with my thyroid issues we finally got then under control. She is AMAZING!!
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020
I have already recommended Dr. Rao to others.
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020
Dr. Rao. is Fantastic!!!! and a Godsend, She is a Really friendly professional caregiver.
Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020
I found Dr. Rao to be personable, kind and understanding. Her expertise was very evident, and she explained my thyroid issues in terms I could comprehend. I feel very fortunate to have met her. Actually, she was the bright spot in my day.
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020
I absolutely love Dr Rao and her staff! she is probably the only doctor I've ever been to in my 59 years that makes me feel that she cares the reason being is that she really truly does care she is absolutely amazing!
Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020
This was not first visit with Dr. Rao. It was a positive experience so far.
Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020
Dr. Rao always takes the time needed to address my concerns--
Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020
Dr. Rao is a great provider- never rushes the appointment, and she always is very concerned about any problems I may have
Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020
Happy with how fast we received an appointment with Dr Rao
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020
I love Dr. Rao. So caring.
Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020
I always feel comfortable when visiting with Dr. Rao. She is very professional and courteous. I think she is a great asset to the Cleveland Clinic. I am blessed to have her as one of my physicians.
Reviewed on May 22, 2020
Dr Aro was great looking forward to working with her to address any medical needs I may or not need
Reviewed on May 11, 2020
Thank you Dr. Rao. You truly are are the best.
Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020
Dr Rao is an amazing medical professional, very thorough, greatly appreciate
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020
The most pleasant doctor who I've ever seen. Very polite and nice person. Explained very well about the medical problem. Highly recommend to other patients.
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020
Dr. Rao is a great provider of care. She cares for my well-being. Very informative.
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