Dr. Santosh K. Rao, MD

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Specializes in Oncology • Male • Age 40

2946 E Banner Gateway Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Dr. Rao:

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Dr. Rao's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Banner Gateway Medical Center
1900 North Higley Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Rao

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
2946 E Banner Gateway Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85234
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    Dr. Rao's Experience

    Specialties

    • Oncology
    • Breast Oncology
    • Medical Oncology
    • Thoracic Oncology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Oncology
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    Procedures Dr. Rao Performs

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    • Anemia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    • Lung Cancer
    • Myeloma
    • Myeloproliferative Disorders
    • Neutropenia
    • Oral Cancer
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Skin Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
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    Background Check for Dr. Rao

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.
    • 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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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Univ Of Mi Med Sch
    Graduated in 2000

    Internship Hospital

    University Of California, San Diego
    Complete in 2003

    Residency Hospital

    University Of California At San Diego
    Complete in 2003

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    Complete in 2013
    University Of Arizona
    Complete in 2006
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Rao & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Rao's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Banner Gateway Medical Center where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges:

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    • Banner Gateway Medical Center

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Rao

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends

    4 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Rao's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes 4 responses
    shorter than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Rao
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    4 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Rao accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • Arizona Medical Network
    • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    • Banner Health
    • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    • Blue Shield of California
    • Care 1st Health Plan
    • CHAMPVA
    • Cigna
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Fortified Provider Network
    • Gila River HealthCare
    • Health Net
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    • HealthChoice
    • Humana
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Medicare
    • PacifiCare Health Systems
    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare
    • USA Managed Care Organization
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    Office Locations

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    Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
    2946 E Banner Gateway Dr
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 256-6444 (Office)
    (480) 256-4683 (Fax)
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
    Experience with Dr. Rao
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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