Dr. Anita Rao, MD

Dr. Anita Rao, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 45
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Anita Rao, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Chesterton, IN. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

601 Gateway Blvd N

Chesterton, IN 46304

Contact Information

(219) 250-5004

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Rao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spinal Nerve Block
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
31

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain
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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
3.9
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Valparaiso |
The best !! Thoroughl and genuinely concerned
in Hobart, in. |
Dr. Rao is a very friendly doctor who explains everything she is doing and what to expect. Her friendly demeanor has you comfortable within minutes of meeting her. She really cares about her patients. I recommend her to everyone I meet that needs help with pain. She understands what her patient is going through and her objective is to keep her patients out of pain.
in Valparaiso, IN |
Dr Rao is a very capable, trustworthy and knowledgeable physician. I wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone looking for a Pain Management physician. She ALWAYS takes the time to discuss my needs, diagnoses, and treatment options.
in Porter, IN |
She is not only a wonderful doctor, but a wonderful person. She listens to the patient and provides education that her patients can understand. She has excellent skills and I would not hesitate to send anyone there.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rao accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Preferred PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges

Porter Regional Hospital
85 E US Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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