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About Dr. Gautami S Rao MD
Dr. Gautami S Rao has 2 locations
Dr. Gautami S Rao has the following 5 specialties
A hematology specialist is an expert in disorders of the blood, the blood forming organs and bone marrow. These doctors diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, as well as the ability of the blood to perform its many functions, such as coagulation and carrying oxygen to the lungs and tissue.
Hematologists diagnose and treat blood disorders, such as anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Depending on the condition, hematology specialists may treat a patient with a blood transfusion, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant, radiotherapy, anticoagulation therapy or medication.
- Medical Oncology
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.
- Hematology and Oncology
An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Gautami S Rao has the following 9 expertise
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Blood Cancer
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Dr. Gautami S Rao is Board Certified in 4 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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She is the doctor you need
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gautami S Rao - Posted on December 18th, 2018
Dr. Rao and the amazing staff of Norris Cotton cancer center cured my ovarian cancer back in 2005-2006 Because of this amazing woman I was allowed to carry on with my life and have an amazing marriage and two beautiful boys. I’m 31 now still cancer free and so grateful God placed Dr. Rao in my life. She cares. She is kind and so down to earth. If you are thinking about recruiting this dr it will be the best choice you make. She set her own personal life aside to make sure I was healing okay. She is everything any dr could ever aspire to be. If you ever read this Dr. Rao.... Thankyou! Because you followed your dreams to be a doctor you helped me live to see so many years I wasn’t really expecting to see! Heidi Morris
First Six Month Check Up
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gautami S Rao - Posted on October 31st, 2018
I've been anxious for weeks prior to upcoming blood work, bone density and cat scan procedures. Had them yesterday and not scheduled to meet with Dr. Rao until next week, but low and behold !! I get a call from her office early the following day of my procedures to give me the best news I could have gotten !! Cat Scan showed no signs of cancer!! What a relief !! Dr. Rao and her office personnel are sooo kind and caring. I can't say enough about this practice !! I/ We (my family) LOVE THEM ALL !! :) God Bless you and keep up the GREAT work !! Feeling so Blessed right now !! Thank YOU!
Kind, Compassionate, Thorough
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gautami S Rao - Posted on June 7th, 2017
GOD BLESS DR. G. RAO
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gautami S Rao - Posted on October 30th, 2015
THANK GOD, WE FOUND THIS AMAZING, OUTSTANDING DR. JUST WHEN I WAS FALLING APART, AND MY FAMILY AS WELL. SHE IS A BLESSING IN HER APPROACH, MANNER AND CARING ATTITUDE. AT A CATASTROPHIC TIME, WHEN CANCER DIAGNOSIS IS DEVASTATING, FRIGHTENING, AND LONELY WE HAD ONE MIRACLE COME INTO OUR LIFE. DR. G. RAO. CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HER PRESENCE, REASSURRANCE, AND EXTREME KINDNESS AND PATIENCE. IF THERE WERE A 'NOBEL PRIZE.' FOR A SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY HUMAN BEING IN THE MEDICAL FIELD, SHE IS DESERVING OF IT/ FEEL BLESSED TO BE UNDER HER 'WING'.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Gautami S Rao - Posted on February 9th, 2015
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Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2017, 2018)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2018, 2017)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2012, 2018, 2014, 2015, 2013, 2016)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2018, 2017, 2013, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
- University Of Madras Medical College
Kings Brook Medical Center
Dr. Gautami S Rao Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Pathway X Enhanced Ind Direct Access NH
- Anthem Preferred Blue Network - NH
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
- Tufts Granite Premier Choice EPO and PPO
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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