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About Dr. Ravi D Rao
Dr. Ravi D Rao, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fresno, CA, with another office in Fresno, CA. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology, Medical Oncology, Hematology and Oncology and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.
Dr. Ravi D Rao has 2 locations
7130 N Millbrook Ave Ste 100
Fresno, CA 93720
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Dr. Ravi D Rao has the following 4 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.ttcqeayetrwczwezdueawsrsbdyr
- 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.
- 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.<br>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. Ravi D Rao has the following 15 expertise
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Clinical Research
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Hepatitis C
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Brain Cancer
Dr. Ravi D Rao is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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An amazing and caring, skilled cancer specialist
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ravi D Rao - Posted on September 25th, 2014
I was treated by Dr. Rao after my diagnosis of triple negative (a very aggressive breast cancer) ductal carcinoma in 2010. He has followed me ever since, through treatment and now remission. He is the most caring and gentle man, and so very thorough and methodical as physician. He worries about me, encourages me, takes extra precautions in regards to my care, and seems to genuinely care about my health! It has been a wonderful experience to find a health care provider so dedicated and compassionate. I will say, that when I first walked into the clinic I was VERY put off by the waiting area, how crowded it can be, how sterile it is, and how much it reminded me of a welfare office. But the staff has always been very helpful, kind, pleasant and keenly interested in making sure I was given everything I needed, and because of Dr. Rao, I donât even care about that anymore. It also tends to be a longer wait time to be seen, but I know this is because Dr. Rao gives each patient all the time they need to get answers to all their questions and to address all their needs and concerns. The waiting room is NOT what counts to me, or quick turnover of patients! For me, itâs the doctor, the care, and the treatment I receive that counts, and keeps me loyal to this wonderful MD.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2014)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014)
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.
22 Years Experience
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences
Graduated in 1996
Dr. Ravi D Rao Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of CA
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
Blue Shield California
- BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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