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Dr. Varuni Rao has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
Dr. Varuni Rao has the following 8 expertise
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
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Outstanding specialist and person
Self-verified patient of Dr. Varuni Rao - Posted on July 12th, 2018
I have been a patient of hers for years now and I have never had better functioning. She explains things impeccably and listens so well, and works alongside me instead of insisting on her way being the right way. She makes it feel like a true partnership/team. I have never been so well overall and I credit her knowledge and guidance 110%!
Poorest bedside manner
Self-verified patient of Dr. Varuni Rao - Posted on December 30th, 2017
I saw her as a patient for 1 year. I was never confident with her level of knowledge. I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 40 years so I have seen many doctors in my time. She is sorely lacking in knowledge, compassion and people skills. I'm surprised she is on staff at Dallas Diagnostics. Sadly the choices for good Rheumatoid Specialists are lacking in Garland. Do yourself a favor a find a doctor who really cares about you. She doesn't.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Varuni Rao - Posted on September 26th, 2017
Self-verified patient of Dr. Varuni Rao - Posted on August 17th, 2017
Dr Rao spent 5 times as much time answering my questions as ANY Dr. I have ever seen. She was VERY knowledgeable and gave me excellent advice about excercise, diet and meds that would help my condition . She diagnosed a condition that two other doctors had not discussed with me. I wanted to see Dr. Inganati but had to wait a month. Dr Rao saw me within 2 days. I am glad that I saw Dr. Rao. I highly recommend her.
Great Doctor and Staff!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Varuni Rao - Posted on January 20th, 2017
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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.
13 Years Experience
New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated in 2005
Dr. Varuni Rao accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
Imagine Health - SmartCare
- Imagine Health SmartCare
- PHCS PPO
Scott and White
- Scott and White PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsDALLAS DIAGNOSTIC ASSOCIATION GARLAND, 601 Clara Barton Blvd Ste 300, Garland, TX
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