Dr. Durga Rao, MD

Dr. Durga Rao, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Durga Rao, MD is a nephrology specialist in Methuen, MA and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from Rangaraya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences in 1987 and specializes in nephrology.

380R Merrimack St # 2C

Methuen, MA 01844

Contact Information

(978) 689-2500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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more than 87% of peers
Chronic Kidney Diseases
more than 81% of peers
more than 78% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rao "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."

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

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

51  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • 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, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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3  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Rangaraya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Hospital SUNY Stony Brook
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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