Dr. Anuradha Rao, MD

Dr. Anuradha Rao, MD

Pediatrics  |  
Female  |  
50 y/o
22 reviews

Accepting new patients

Dr. Anuradha Rao, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospitals....See Less

Southwest Pediatrics

9802 Stockdale Hwy Ste 103

Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Rao's Experience

Dr. Rao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Obesity


  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Vaccination
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Stanford University Hospital
    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
based on 22 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Rao is a great dr I miss her treating my kids she is awesome I thought she wasn't practicing anymore but glad to hear she's still around wish I can talk to her but that always seem impossible lol! She's a blessing and very missed! Anna Melendez
Dr. Rao is the best pediatrician in Bakersfield. My kids love her and feel comfortable with her. She takes her time with all patients and is very thorough.
Bakersfield, CA |
Dr Rao is the most caring personable and competent pediatrician in Bakersfield. Not sure what this other review is about, but nothing is further from the truth. I recommend any and everyone I know looking for a pediatrician to try to get in with Dr Rao. You will not be disappointed. You will not find a better pediatrician, or anyone who comes close, to the expertise, personality, and genuine concern of Dr Rao.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. Rao was my pediatrician for both of my girls. She's the best in Bakersfield CA by far! And hard to replace when you move. She is very caring, spends so much quality time observing your children, one on one, to access their behaviors and help them feel comfortable. This doctor absolutely cares. It was a blessing to find her!
in Bakersfield, CA |
She is snitty, shallow, and unforgivably incompetent. Wait times are insanely long (don't bother scheduling an appointment around your baby's nap or eating schedule because you will be there so long it doesn't matter). She wrote two medications with the wrong dosages for my children (a very scary situation). She also dumps patients whenever she feels like it regardless of how long your children have been with her, leaving you with less than 24 to find a new doctor.
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Dr. Rao accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospitals
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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