Treatment & Services
- Cesarean Birth (C-Section)
- General Obstetrics And Gynecology
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
- Section of General Gynecology
- Tubal Ligation
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Chlamydia Trachomatis
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- General Obstetrics
- Genital Warts
- Ovarian Cysts
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Vaginal Discharge
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research & Publications
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As of 1/24/2018, 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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79 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.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
9 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018
I'm very happy with the overall experience with Hillcrest hospital dr.rao and the staff so far!
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018
I think overall customer service has dropped drastically at Cleveland Clinic. with my first pregnancy I didn't feel like just a number. this time from setting up appointments, calling the after hours service when my water broke, fighting to get my 6 week postpartum appoint scheduled in the appropriate timeframe, etc. I felt like I was at a best cuts "just a number, get in get out" mentality. I think Dr Rao is so busy with all of his roles that he tries to have the same bed side manner he used to but you can see a difference. he also didn't believe me when I was worried about the size of my baby being big. He dismissed it and didn't want a third ultrasound. I was right that I had a big baby (close to 10 lbs). if we had done the ultrasound options could have been discussed. I will say Kathy his assistant is great, I always have a great experience with her. she should train the other assistants in the office. the others I had on some days were not as personable.
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018
I say in a room waiting for a doctor for 20 minutes. (dr Rao was at a conference) He came in finally and told me that he was just talking to Rao about the conference. if you have patients waiting ina room for you, you shouldn't be on the phone! my time is valuable to. I wanted to send himmy bill for wasting my time.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018
Dr Rao care is excellent
Reviewed on May 21, 2018
I love Dr Rao! my only comment is that he is so busy, I have to schedule a year in advance to get the day and time I want. I only see him once a year so it seems natural to just book my appt as I leave.
Reviewed on May 14, 2018
Dr. Rao is very respectful, easy to talk to, easy to relate to, timely and kind
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018
Dr. Rao is always very patient, informative, and respectful. Glad to have him as my doctor.
Reviewed on Apr 1, 2018
*Dr. Rao was very pleasant calm & was able to tell me exactly what was going to happen. Very caring man.
Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018
Dr. Rao and his nurse, Kathy, always treat me with the utmost respect. There were a couple of times when I couldn't get in to see Rao, and the nurse practitioner, Lindsey, was also wonderful. The nurse who saw me before I saw the NP, however, was not at all sensitive to my physical or emotional condition.
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