Dr. Bhavani Rao, MD

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Nephrology | Female

Internal Medicine and Kidney Care, LLC 904 Oak Tree Ave Ste C South Plainfield, NJ 07080 Get Directions
Dr. Bhavani Rao, MD
Dr. Bhavani Rao, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in South Plainfield, NJ. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway and JFK Medical Center.

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Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

Nephrologists are the Drs. specifically trained to diagnose & treat high BP the best. As a nephrologist, I care about everything that goes into the patient's body and about the patient's overall health. I believe that an educated patient adjusts the best to the dietary, fluid and other restrictions, and to the subtle changes in drug dosing that is often necessary for one. My patients love the way I teach them the imperatives: the dietary changes, need to keep their BP & HbA1c tighty controlled.

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Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Greenwich, CT |
Dr. Bhavani Rao has good medical knowledge but needs a lot of improvement in other areas. Her office environment are very poor, garbage overflowing, unsanitary & not cleaned after seeing each patient & no heat during the winter. You have to wait 2 hours after being their for your scheduled time. She does not write your prescription at the time of the visit and are asked to come back days later for it. Hired help of one is unqualified and is expected to assist her & answer phones.
in Edison, NJ |
She is very compatant. BUT rooms not sanitary. Garbage is overflow. There is no one to wipe tables after each pt. Wait time is rediculous.Appointment at 10 , you don't se dr till 1130 or noon .She need a MA to work with her and keep office clean. Never writes scripts that day , you have to wait days toget it. She is well educated but her office is the Worst
Scotch Plains, NJ |
It was evident that the doctor really cared about the improvement of my health. She took time to review all my reports from elsewhere from before, review with me and understand all my health concerns,; she not only gave me appropriate tests and prescriptions, but also gave me educational tools and tips of novel kinds that I find most useful, and even follows through to make sure that I am still following directions.
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Dr. Rao's Care Philosophy

Nephrologists are the Drs. specifically trained to diagnose & treat high BP the best. As a nephrologist, I care about everything that goes into the patient's body and about the patient's overall health. I believe that an educated patient adjusts the best to the dietary, fluid and other restrictions, and to the subtle changes in drug dosing that is often necessary for one. My patients love the way I teach them the imperatives: the dietary changes, need to keep their BP & HbA1c tighty controlled.

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 Nephrology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bronchospasm
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Edema
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Flank Pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Labored Breathing
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nausea
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Palpitations
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Proteinuria
  • Rash
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting

Education

  • Medical School
    Government Medical College Mysore

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Hackensack University Med Center UMDNJ

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Apollo Hosps

    Completed in 1992

    Bergen Pines Hospital UMDNJ

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Winthrop University Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Marimallappa's Junior College (11th and 12th Grades)

    Graduated in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Marathi
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Peritoneal Dialysis