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Dr. Bharat Barai, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 71

  25 Reviews
Dr. Barai

Suniti Medical Corporation

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 been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Medical College Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.

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Dr. Barai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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

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Dr. Barai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neutropenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barai treats Neutropenia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Barai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chronic Autoimmune Neutropenia
  • Chronic Benign Neutropenia
  • Chronic Neutropenia
  • Chronic Severe Neutropenia
  • Cyclic Neutropenia
  • Idiopathic Chronic Severe Neutropenia
  • Idiopathic Neutropenia, Adult
Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barai treats Anemia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Barai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barai treats Blood Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Barai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Barai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

Dr. Barai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barai

3.4

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
52%
(13)
4 Stars
8%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
8%
(2)
1 Star
32%
(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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Bharat Barai, MD is a hematology specialist in Merrillville, IN and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Medical College Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

Medical College Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda
Medical School
1980
Rush Med School
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Northwestern Hospital Med
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Ill Masonic Med Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Ill Masonic Med Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average