Dr. Muralidhara S Rao, MD - HINSDALE, IL - Neurology, Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine Open Now

Dr. Muralidhara S Rao, MD

Neurology, Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
Accepting New Patients Virtual Visit Available
Murali Rao, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC, a behavioral health practice located in Oak Park, Skokie, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Rao studied at Mysore Medical College and Research Institute in Karnataka, India, earning degrees in medicine and surgery. After graduation, he moved to the United States and completed a psychiatry residency at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  Before joining Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers, Dr. Rao received formal training in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at two of the top TMS centers in the world –– the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Rao diagnoses and treats various psychiatric issues, but he has a special interest in behavioral neurosciences, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and treatment-resistant depressive mood disorders.  Dr. Rao is caring and compassionate. He enjoys
getting to know his patients and takes a goal-driven treatment approach.  Outside the office, Dr. Rao teaches psychiatry students and contributes to psychiatric research. He currently serves as an affiliate professor of psychiatry at Loyola University Chicago and chairs the psychiatry department. Dr. Rao is also involved in the study of ketamine infusion therapy and esketamine, an FDA-approved nasal spray for the treatment of depression. Dr. Rao is a member of the American College of Psychiatry, a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.   Dr. Rao’s knowledge and extensive clinical experience let him drive innovation and excellence in mental health. He welcomes anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, or other mental health or behavioral disorders to schedule an appointment at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC.
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Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 53 years of experience
  • 41 insurances accepted
  • speaks English
  • Winnebago Mental Health Institute
  • 3 specialties
  • 13 areas of expertise
  • 3 board certifications
  • 1 hospital affiliation
  • 1 location


Dupage Psychiatric Care, PLLC

Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted by Dr. Muralidhara S Rao

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Savings Plus of IL OA Select
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Blue Choice Preferred PPO
  • BCBS IL Blue Choice Options
  • BCBS IL Blue Choice Select PPO
  • BCBS IL Blue Percision HMO
  • BCBS IL Blue Print PPO
  • BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS MI Blue Care Network PCP Focus Network HMO
  • Blue Choice Preferred PPO
  • Blue Choice Select PPO
  • Cigna Connect Network - IL
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Plus
  • Connect Network - IL
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthSync Options POS
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana HMO Premier
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Mercy Care Health Individual and Family
  • Oscar Insurance - IL Individual Choice
  • UHC Individual Exchange Benefit Plan IL
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
  • Wellmark Blue PPO


Dr. Muralidhara S Rao has the following 3 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Muralidhara S Rao has the following 13 areas of expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Insomnia
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Certifications & Education

53 Years Experience


Winnebago Mental Health Institute


Mysore Medical College And Research Institute

Graduated in 1971

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