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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Akron General Physician Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2018

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Montefiore Medical Center
Critical Care
Bronx, NY USA
2013

Fellowship - Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Bronx, NY USA
2013

Fellowship - Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center (New York)
Critical Care Medicine
Bronx, NY USA
2013

Fellowship - Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Pulmonary Disease
Bronx, NY USA
2012

Fellowship - Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Pulmonary Medicine
Bronx, NY USA
2012

Fellowship - Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center (New York)
Pulmonary Medicine
Bronx, NE United States (Archived)
2012

Residency - Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA
2010

Residency - Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Internal Medicine Residency Program
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA
2010

Residency - Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center (New York)
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NE United States (Archived)
2010

Medical Education - Rangaraya Medical College
Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2001

Medical Education - Rangaraya Medical College

2001

Graduate School - Rangaraya Medical College

2001

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • - Pulmonary Disease - Subspecialty Cert
  • - Pulmonary Disease
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/16/2022, Dr. Rapaka 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

146 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

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Excellent Doctor. Very caring

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

The doctor listened to my comments She was very attentive

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr. Rapaka always is caring, attentive and professional.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Very good hospital treats you really good and knows what they our doing with there patient they have very good surgeon also to I would tell any body about there hospital they have good doctors thank you for being a good hospital

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Rapaka ,MD is an excellent physician. She listens to what you are saying and is very interactive with the patient.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

First time I saw thus provider, she was nice and explained things well. No issues

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

The doctor spent time listening to me.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Rapaka to others.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Rapaking is welcoming, courteous, informative, in layman's language, without offending our intelligence.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Happy to be able to recommend Dr. Rapaka/staff to others.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Have recommended Dr. Rapaka to a friend that needed a specialist.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

This was my first visit with Dr. Rapaka and I liked her immediately. I would definitely refer my friends to her.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr Rapaka always takes the time to explain, review labs, scans and listens and provides answers to concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr. Rapala is always very caring knowledgeable and professional, and she was at this visit.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

The dr listened very carefully to what I was saying

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

A very organized and polite staff. I have much trust in Dr Rapaka and Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

I appreciated being able to get a telehealth appt after a worsening of my symptoms. Despite not being in person, Dr Rapaka was very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Staff is very courteous. Dr Rapaka is very thorough in reviewing my records. Very professional, courteous and friendly.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

I have been recommending Dr. Rapaka to friends who are having pulmonary issues, because I am convinced she will make a insurmountable difference in their health progress and their general well being.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Rapaka is an EXCELLENT doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr Rapaka always takes the time to listen, is empathic and always discusses future care and reason for any additional testings. She takes time to listen and is never in a hurry to move to her next appointment.

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