Dr. Bharat Barai, MD

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Dr. Barai

Premier Oncology Hematology Associates

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

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(219) 736-2800

Dr. Bharat Barai, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Merrillville, IN and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barai has more experience with Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Med Coll, Baroda U medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital and Franciscan Health Crown Point. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barai to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Franciscan Health Crown Point Crown Point, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Barai

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 treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 25 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Barai
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Anemia
Neutropenia
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Barai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • 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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Dr. Barai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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 Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
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 w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
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 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
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Barai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barai

3.4

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
52%
(13)
4 Stars
8%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
8%
(2)
1 Star
32%
(8)
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What went well
  • Office environment (16)
  • Staff friendliness (16)
  • Appointment scheduling (15)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (15)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!!
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What could be improved
No results
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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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Dr. Barai is very compassionate. He spent over 30 minutes explaining condition, treatment and outcome. He made me feel like I mattered and was not just a number. He is very knowledgeable and called several of my other physicians while I was there to assure that everyone was on the same page.
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What could be improved
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Hobart, IN – Mar 01, 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.
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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
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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
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Bill Roth in Hobart, IN – Dec 29, 2015
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Bharat Barai, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Merrillville, IN and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barai has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

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
1972
Med Coll, Baroda U
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Bharat Barai, MD's top areas of care?

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.

What languages does Dr. Bharat Barai, MD speak?

Dr. Barai speaks Hindi and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Premier Oncology Hematology Associates200 E 89th Ave Ste 2a Merrillville, IN 46410
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Barai is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Community Hospital

Munster, IN

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Franciscan Health Crown Point

Crown Point, IN

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus

Gary, IN

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

St. Mary Medical Center

Hobart, IN

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average