Dr. Babar Rao, MD

Dr. Babar Rao, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(21)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Babar Rao, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Somerset, NJ. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

1 Worlds Fair Dr Ste 2400

Somerset, NJ 08873

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hair Loss
very high
more than 97% of peers
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatopathology
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Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Rawalpindi Med College University Of Punjab Rawalpindi Pakistan
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Nyu
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Cornell University Ny Presby Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • UMDNJ
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
2.1
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Piscataway, NJ |
Went to office for body scan and two young female interns came in,did not get the doctor.they did not do a thorough exam no where near what I wanted.needed a spot checked on my cheek,was told to make another appointment.i will make another appointment but not there..not happy
Highland park, nj |
I've been seeing Dr. Rao for skin checks for years, a family member had melanoma which makes me worried. He looks at all of my moles with a magnifying device, and tells me which ones can just be watched and which ones need to be biopsied (which is a rare occasion). my husband now comes to him for skin checks also.
Washington, NJ |
HORRIBLE experience. He refused to take my concerns seriously and misdiagnosed me. A subsequent visit with another doctor eventually diagnosed me correctly through blood tests and a skin biopsy. Don't waste your time going to him. I wish I took the advice of many here who wrote reviews, but I went to him with an open mind hoping things might be different for me. Sadly, they were not.
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Dr. Rao, the head of RWJ Dermatology, is simply not ethical and patently disrespects his patients. Dr Rao saw me on the day of my appointment despite my appointment being made with another RWJ dermatologist. The latter was covered by my insurance; Dr Rao was not. I did not realize since I had never been to RWJ. Even though RWJ's bait and switch was at fault, Dr Rao did nothing to resolve this issue despite me disputing the charge for over a year, forcing me to pay my entire bill out of pocket.
in Neptune, NJ |
I went to dr Rao because I had not had a skin check in over a year and discovered something on my face that was suspicious. I waited 25 min in the exam room. He looked at my face.. And said he would be back. When he came back he removed something on My cheek, did not address the area of my concern . When I asked for a body check he said we had done it already. A week later at another do 5 suspicious areas were removed from my face, chest and back. All were precancerous. Scary
in Hillsborough, NJ |
They make you wait about 1 month to get an appointment with Dr. Rao. Then when you go to see him, some other Dr. sees you and you have redo your history, then she gets Dr. Rao who make s a cameo 2 minute appearance. He doesn't talk to you the patient but gives instructions to the other Dr who then executes it. They move fast, talk fast and always in a hurry.
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Dr. Rao accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges

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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Pl
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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