Dr. Babu Rao, MD

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Dr. Babu Rao, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

Frist Clinic - Nashville 330 23rd Ave N Ste 300, Nashville, TN 37203 Get Directions

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Founded in 1993, The Frist Clinic strives to exceed the expectations of its patients with every visit. The care provided...
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Dr. Rao accepts 26 insurance carriers

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26 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • 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
  • 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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Dr. Rao's Review Details
3.6 based on 8 responses
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  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
     (7)
  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Rao
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (8)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (8)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (8)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (8)
Dr. Rao's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (7)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (7)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (7)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (6)
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I can't recommend Dr Rao highly enough. I have been to many other doctors for my condition and he was the first to actually listen to me. Both he and his staff are very caring and competent. I really trust what he says and I have had great experiences with him. Highly recommend.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Whipple's Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

  • 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

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Rao has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

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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 Gastroenterology
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Rao's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 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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Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

Founded in 1993, The Frist Clinic strives to exceed the expectations of its patients with every visit. The care provided by our distinguished group of physicians is complemented by a caring and helpful support staff. We are always looking for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the complicated healthcare delivery process.