Dr. Bhavani Rao, MD

Dr. Bhavani Rao, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Bhavani Rao, MD is a nephrology specialist in South Plainfield, NJ and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from Government Medical College Mysore in 1991 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.

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

Dr. Rao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

2  Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

65  Conditions Treated

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5  Procedures

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.


  • 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
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • 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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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