Dr. Bharat Barai, MD

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Hematology

Dr. Bharat Barai, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Merrillville, IN and has over 51 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barai has extensive experience in Blood Disorders. He graduated from Baroda University / Government Medical College in 1971. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital and Franciscan Health Crown Point.

Dr. Bharat Barai, MD

Premier Oncology Hematology Associates

200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A Merrillville, IN 46410

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3.9

Based on 35 ratings

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Dr. Barai is a phenomenal physician who has helped me live a better life due to his tremendous medical knowledge. He has truly cared for me as if I were a family member.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Lisa Boone – Jul 07, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Barai's for 3 months. He explains things in such a way that it is easy to understand. He makes you feel at ease in a stressful situation and lets you know that he is there to help. His staff is phenomenal, there are concerned every treatment about how you are doing. They continually check on you during treatment to make sure you are alright or if you need anything. The staff show genuine concern and if you have a question and they can't answer it they will find someone who can and get back to you. Dr. Barai's nurse practitioner Lauren and his physician assistant Allison are top notch, if you call with a question or need something they return your call promptly. They stop and see you every time that you are there for treatment to address any concerns and to answer questions and provide information about resources that are available. All doctors offices should be run like this.
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Donna J. Garcia – Jun 30, 2021
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Dr. Barai is very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jun 16, 2021
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Was able to get a next day appt. and be seen by the Dr. Registration was a no wait process. All staff members were well trained, kind and informative. Dr. Barai was kind, gentle and explained everything I needed to know. This is the most well run physician’s office I have ever seen. Both my husband and I are long time patients of the doctor and have absolutely no complaints about him or his amazing staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lynn Holloman – Jun 10, 2021
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I was diagnosed with cancer on August 2020 I didn't have insurance at the time Dr Barai was the only person who was kind enough to treat me. Every week he continued my chemotherapy even though my insurance wouldn't kick in til January 1. He and his staff made me as comfortable as possible and whenever I had any health problems all I had to do was call if they couldn't treat me over the phone Dr. Barai would see me as soon as possible. They really care about the person. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barb Rada – Jun 09, 2021
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Dr is a very busy man. At times the wait is very long. But other than that I’m satisfied
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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May 20, 2021
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I have been a patient for more than 10 years. Dr Barai is very knowledgeable and caring.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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JE – May 17, 2021
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Doctor Barai treated my NHL and exhibited intense understanding of my illness and provided compassionate care. His dedication to me as a patient helped put me remission. I highly recommend him to anyone suffering from cancer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alexander Rosenski – Apr 28, 2021
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Excellent care
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sanjay Shah – Mar 30, 2021
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Well when you are already uncomfortable with cancer issues sitting for 1 or 2+ hours is unreasonable. Then you can go to the back and become part of the assembly line. The nurses are great, however it seems that there is a major disconnect with Dr Barai. If you meet with Dr he talks down to you & is definitely very arrogant. He has failed to give my father the options available & a realistic approach to treatments. Never visited my dad in hospital & office never returned my mothers phone calls
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sep 26, 2018
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If you like to wait an hour for a simple Coumadin check, then this place is for you. Appointment wait times are even worse, scheduled at 2, you’ll be lucky to see the doctor by 4. I would look for and Doctor that understands your time is just as important as his.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 06, 2018
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You wait forever for your appointment with him, at least 2 to 3 hours and wait in the room then to see him. This is unacceptable and looking for a new doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sandra Heiser in Crown Point, ind – Mar 08, 2017
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This man has the worse bedside manner I have ever seen in my 46 years of life. He is very short and impatient he does NOT tell the patients the seriousness of their cancer. my father has cancer that is inoperable and DID NOT KNOW IT. This arrogant man needs to be stopped!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Not Happy – Sep 10, 2016
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I RECENTLY MET DR BARI DURING MY BRIEF STAY AT THE METHODIST HOSPITAL! DR BARI WAS KIND AND COMPASSIONATE, I WAS CRYING AND IN PAIN AND HE SHOWED ME COMPASSION!!! I HOPING MY TREATMENTS WITH DR BARI WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLEASANT!!!-----THANKS FOR YOUR COMPASSION DR BARI----AMELISE WALTON
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amwalton4 in Gary, IN – Mar 13, 2016
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My brother and I waited three hours in the office before we spoke with this doctor. We consider this to be very unprofessional and poor patient care. The staff and physician should have kept us informed as to why such a delay or, offer to reschedule. The type of patients that put their trust in this doctor are very sick, weak and weary. They should not have to wait three hours to see a physician. I am very disappointed with the lack of communication and consideration demonstrated today.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lisa in Mishawaka, IN – Feb 03, 2016
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Dr. Barai was seeing my mother for cancer about 2 months ago when she first was diagnosed . He Prescribed her medication, sent her to a surgeon, and saw her for follow ups appointments. Then days before when is was time for my mother to have her mastectomy. Dr. Barai's office called her and canceled all her appointments. Telling my mother that her insurance won't cover it. When doesn't Medicaid not cover breast cancer?? We called medicaid , and it was a LIE. Dr. Barai saw my mother for about
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Merrillville, indiana – Jan 27, 2016
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Dr, Atassi is a kind an compassionate man who cares deeply for his patients. He takes time to explain the procedures in the office and before surgery in the surgery waiting area. Dr Atassi installed my port-a-cath recently and performed my wife's mastectomy in 2009. She is still with me and in good health thanks of first rate care from a great oncologist Dr. B. H. Barai
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Bill Roth in Hobart, IN – Dec 29, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Bharat Barai, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Merrillville, IN and has over 51 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barai has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1980
Rush Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Northwestern Hosp Med
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1971
Baroda University / Government Medical College
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

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Dr. Barai frequently treats Blood Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Barai specializes.

Where is Dr. Bharat Barai, MD's office located?

Dr. Barai's office is located at 200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A, Merrillville, IN 46410. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Barai treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Barai treats other conditions, please contact the office at (219) 736-2800.

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Barai is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Anemia
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Neutropenia
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
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Dr. Barai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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(219) 736-2800

Dr. Barai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Premier Oncology Hematology Associates

Premier Oncology Hematology Associates200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A Merrillville, IN 46410
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