Dr. Babu Rao, MD

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Specializes in Gastroenterology • Male • Age 54

330 23rd Ave N Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37203
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Frist Clinic
Frist Clinic
330 23rd Ave N Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37203
518 E Main St
Smithville, TN 37166
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    Dr. Rao's Experience

    Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology
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    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Anemia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysentery
    • Dysphagia
    • Enteritis
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
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    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hernia
    • Ileus
    • Indigestion
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Malnutrition
    • Megacolon
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Vomiting Disorders
    • Whipple's Disease
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Tennessee.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Memorial University Of Newfoundland Faculty Of Medicine

    Internship Hospital

    Memorial University Of Newfound

    Residency Hospital

    Memorial University Of Newfound

    Fellowship Hospital

    McMaster University
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Rao & Staff

    • English
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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Rao

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.2
    • 6 responses

    3.2 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends

    3.2 out of 5

    6 responses

    Dr. Rao's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.8 out of 5

    5 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    3.8 out of 5

    5 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.2 out of 5

    5 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    5 responses

    Experience with Dr. Rao

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.7 out of 5

    6 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.5 out of 5

    6 responses

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Rao accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • American General
    • American International Group (AIG)
    • American Life & Health Ins. Co.
    • Assurant Health
    • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    • Benesight
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    • Cigna
    • Cigna-HealthSpring
    • First All America
    • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
    • Humana
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    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Medicaid
    • NALC Health Benefit Plan
    • One Health
    • Pacific Life & Annuity Company
    • Private HealthCare Systems
    • Signature Health Alliance
    • State Farm
    • Trustmark Companies
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • Wausau Benefits
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    Office Locations

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    Frist Clinic
    330 23rd Ave N Ste 300
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 342-6010 (Office)
    B
    518 E Main St
    Smithville, TN 37166
    (615) 342-6010 (Office)
    C
    324 Doolittle Rd
    Woodbury, TN 37190
    (615) 342-6010 (Office)
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