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Dr. Durga Rao, MD

Nephrology ·  Female · Age 54

Dr. Rao
380R Merrimack St # 2C Methuen, MA 01844

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(978) 689-2500

Dr. Durga Rao, MD is a nephrology specialist in Methuen, MA and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from Rangaraya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences in 1987 and specializes in nephrology.

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(978) 689-2500

Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Iron Metabolism Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Iron Metabolism Disorders more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Mineral Metabolism Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Kidney Infection

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Kidney Infection more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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  • 10 – 15 minutes
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What People Say About Dr. Durga Rao, MD
she is one of the best doctors I have ever had an I have had a lot. little to no wait. she returns calls in a timely manner. she spends as much time as needed with me and answers all questions in detail. she always comes to the hospital when Im in there where other doctors never did. there is never a problem getting prescription refills and uses an email portal to do so.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice specializes in the care and treatment of patients with kidney disease, high blood pressure, kidney stones, and disorders of electrolyte and mineral metabolism. We also provide care for kidney transplant recipients. Our mission is to provide excellent quality care and to foster long-term relationships with our patients and their families.


  • Nephrology

Board Certifications


University Hospital SUNY Stony Brook
Residency Hospital
Rangaraya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
Medical School


  • Hindi
  • English


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Anna Jaques Hospital

Newburyport, MA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average