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Sudhir Rao, MD

Anesthesiologist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine
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Mount Airy, MD 21771 (8 other locations)
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Easy scheduling
  • Trusted diagnosis
  • Good bedside manner

About Sudhir Rao MD

Sudhir Rao, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Mount Airy, MD, with other offices in Frederick, MD and Elkridge, MD (and 7 other locations). He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiologist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine.

Sudhir Rao has received the following awards:

Locations

Dr. Sudhir Rao has 9 locations

Pain and Spine Specialist Of Maryland - Mt. Airy 2702 Back Acre Cir Ste 290B Mount Airy, MD 21771
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Pain and Spine Specialist Of Maryland - Frederick 7200 Bank Ct Ste 120 Frederick, MD 21703
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Pain and Spine Specialist Of Maryland - Elkridge 6816 Deerpath Rd Circle Ste 205 Elkridge, MD 21075
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Pain and Spine Specialist Of Maryland - Rockville 6000 Executive Blvd Ste 602 Rockville, MD 20852
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Pain and Spine Specialist Of Maryland - Hagerstown 1120 Professional Ct Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Pain and Spine Specialist Of Maryland - Halethorpe 4000 Annapolis Rd Rear 105 Halethorpe, MD 21227
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Pain and Spine Specialist Of Maryland - Salisbury 1300 S Division St Ste B Salisbury, MD 21804
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Pain and Spine Specialist Of Maryland - Glen Burnie 331 Oak Manor Dr Ste 102 Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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Pain and Spine Specialist Of Maryland - Catonsville 405 Frederick Rd Ste 258 Catonsville, MD 21228
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Specialty Expertise

Dr. Sudhir Rao has the following 9 areas of expertise

  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Sciatica
  • Joint Pain

Awards

4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2012, 2011)

    Patients' Choice Award 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 (2013, 2012, 2011)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition 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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctor - State Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

Education

20 Years Experience

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Fellowship

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center - Neurological and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Residency

St Georges University School Of Medicine

Graduated in 2002

Dr. Sudhir Rao Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Pathway X Tiered Hospital and Dental Prime MRF
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital BC PPO
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry DE PPO
  • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
  • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • Coventry Southern Health PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Geisinger Mrktplace Plans
  • Geisinger place All-Access HMO
  • Geisinger place All-Access PPO
  • Geisinger place Premier HMO
  • Highmark Alliance Flex Blue
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Shared Cost 1500, a Multi-State Plan
  • Highmark Community Blue Flex EPO
  • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Blue PPO 1500 MRF
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Flex Blue PPO 500 MRF
  • Highmark Health Savings Blue PPO 1400 MRF
  • Highmark KeystoneBlue
  • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Highmark Shared Cost Blue PPO 6000 MRF
  • Humana
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
  • Optima Vantage HMO
  • Pathway X Tiered Hospital and Dental Prime
  • Personal Choice EPO
  • PIP (Personal Injury Protection/Auto Accident)
  • Tricare
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • UPMC PPO
  • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • Workers Compensation

More about Dr. Sudhir Rao

Dr. Sudhir Rao is the Medical Director of Pain and Spine Specialists, a premiere pain management practice in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. As the medical director, Dr. Rao leads a team of highly specialized and skilled physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. 

Dr. Rao earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Bio-Psychology from the University of Michigan. He obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine. Through his internship in Internal Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, he learned a great deal about the pathophysiology of the human body.  As a Fellow at Mt. Sinai College of Medicine Dr. Rao specialized in Interventional Pain Medicine. He went on to work as an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine educating other fellows and residents. 

He feels honored that he was able to work at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas and support members of the armed forces and military veterans. Dr. Rao assisted in enhancing and elevating the pain clinic designated for active-duty soldiers with war-related chronic pain symptoms. He was the first to introduce the use of the spinal cord stimulator as an effective pain management technique. The spinal cord stimulation therapy was an immediate success at Ford Hood, and treated many chronic neuropathic pain patients. 

Dr. Rao started the Pain and Spine Specialists practice in 2012 and has expanded to over 20 locations throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Dr. Rao opened this practice to devote his medical talent towards superior patient care. Dr. Rao, his clinical staff and all members of the Pain and Spine Specialists  practice strive to always provide a patient-centered environment that supports each individual in their health journeys.