About Dr. Palep N Rao MD

Dr. Palep N Rao, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Panama City, FL. He has 50 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Bay Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Palep N Rao is Great. Dr. Palep N Rao has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Palep N Rao is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions DIGESTIVE DISEASES CENTER
204 E 19th St
Panama City, FL 32405

Specialties

Dr. Palep N Rao has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Palep N Rao has the following 10 expertise

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Celiac Disease

Reviews

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Couldnt be more pleased

I have been a patient of Dr Roa since I was about 22. I was recommended by my gynecologist when I come down with symptoms that needed to be further looked at thank God he put me with dr. Rao he is top of his game I have always had a great experience with him and his team I have had several very large agtrssive cancerous polyps & he & his team have always treated me with kid gloves As much as > dread getting them done it truly is not all that bad I encourage everyone to get one I'm a ferm believer that Dr Rao & his team have saved my life I have another appointment in the morning & because of them I'm not scared or worried THANK YOU DR ROA AND TEAM

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Unreasonable wait time for colonoscopy

I was scheduled for a colonoscopy for 9:00 am and had to be there at 8:00. I was prepped and put on a gurney where I waited until after 12:00 for Dr. Rao to come in. I have back problems and was most uncomfortable on the gurney. The nurses kept telling me he would be in "soon" and would not allow me to get off the gurney. Just a few days after the colonoscopy I got very sick and was hospitalized. Finally diagnosed with infection in my liver, probably caused by a nick to my colon and infection went to liver. After that, I asked to see another doctor in the practice for my next colonoscopy. I was told I could not see another doctor since I was Dr. Rao's patient. Even after my primary physician asked that I be allowed to see someone else I was denied. So, I went to see another gastroenterologist . I will not go back to that practice again. Also had long waits for appointments.

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45 minutes
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Five Stars

Dr. Rao and his staff are wonderful. The surgery center is the best. Every one is caring and very efficient I would not think of going any where else for my gastroenterology procedures.

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5 minutes
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Five Stars

Dr. Rao and the staff of the facility are very caring and attentive.

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Five Stars

Could not have been treated better! Warm blankets were awesome! Nurse Julia was the BEST!! She was very attentive and took excellent care of me.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Rao is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    50 Years Experience

  • Osmania Medical College

    Graduated in 1968

  • Dr. Palep N Rao Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

DIGESTIVE DISEASES CENTER, 204 E 19th St, Panama City, FL
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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