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About Dr. Santosh K Rao

Dr. Santosh K Rao, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Gilbert, AZ, with another office in Mesa, AZ. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology and Hospitalist. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Banner Gateway Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Primary Address

MD Anderson Cancer Center

2946 E Banner Gateway Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Banner Desert Medical Center

1400 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
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Specialties

Dr. Santosh K Rao has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Hospitalist

    Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
    Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
    They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.

  • Expertise

    4 Expertise

  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Chest Pain

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 2000

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Santosh K Rao accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net AZ HMO ExcelCare Network
    • Health Net AZ PPO HSA
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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