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About Dr. Surendra Rao

Dr. Surendra Rao, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lihue, HI. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Wilcox Memorial Hospital, St Peter Community Hospital and Rivers Edge Hospital and Clinic. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

33 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Surendra Rao is Great. Dr. Surendra Rao has been rated by 33 patients. From those 33 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Surendra Rao is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Wilcox Memorial Hospital

3420 Kuhio Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
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Specialties

Dr. Surendra Rao has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    4 Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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I have been a patient of Dr. Rao for decades. He has been the BEST Doctor that I have had ever. He understood the reason for my chronic Massive Migraines and listened to the symptoms of my seizures as well as my IPV situation at home contributing to my health. He has treated 2 of my 9 children with similar illness and 2 of my 20 grandchildren with same symptoms as well. I recommend Dr. Rao to anyone who need compassion and professionalism at itʻs finest. I pray that God will keep Dr. Rao with us for a long time because he has been such a blessing to me and my family for so long. Even with my PTSD and Suicidal thoughts, he did not overmedicate me and send me home, but listen, assess and take care as best as he knew how. I trust HIM immensely.

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One Star

TWICE did not send test results blood) and diagnostic information (EMG test) to my primary care physician as promised. This caused two wasted follow-up appointments with my PCP.

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One Star

Dr Rao hates to write a report on his findings. He will tell you to go to Oahu first rather than write a report. I am very disappointed in his lack of service, the hippocratic oath means nothing to him .

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Very friendly and efficient.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Wilcox Memorial Hospital
  • St Peter Community Hospital
  • Rivers Edge Hospital and Clinic
  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • Bangalore Medical College

    Graduated in 1992

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Surendra Rao accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Wilcox Memorial Hospital, 3420 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI
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