Dr. Bhavani Rao, MD

Dr. Bhavani Rao, MD

Nephrology  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
(4)
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

904 Oak Tree Ave Ste C

South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Contact Information

(908) 757-6655

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Kidney Diseases
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more than 49% of peers
Vascular Disease
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more than 44% of peers
Kidney Disease
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more than 36% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rao "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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Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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 Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Edema
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Flank Pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Hemochromatosis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Labored Breathing
  • Limb Swelling
  • 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 Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting

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Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Marimallappa's Junior College (11th and 12th grades)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Government Medical College Mysore
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Hackensack University Med Center UMDNJ
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Apollo Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Bergen Pines Hospital Umdnj
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
2.3
based on 4 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    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)
She has knowledge about medicine to prescribe but fail in all other areas. Never on time and have to wait for at least 2 hours to be seen, office garbage cans overflowing with trash, office is unsanitary and not cleaned between each patient visit. She never give you your prescriptions during the visit and are asked to come back days later for them. Office staff of 1 is unqualified to do this job, puts patient conversation on the loud speaker and they, staff of 1, is expected assist the dr.
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 accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Advantage
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Open Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Traditional Choice
    Traditional Choice POS
    Traditional Choice PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth POS
    Amerihealth PPO
    Direct POS
    Direct Value Network POS
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Value Network PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Medicare Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Elderplan
    Medicare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
    Liberty Plan HMO
    Oxford Health Plans HMO
    Oxford Health Plans POS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Choice
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Empire Plan
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    Options EPO
    Options POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    Secure Horizons
    Select Plus EPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select Plus POS
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO

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