Dr. Gary Rakes, MD

Allergy & ImmunologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Gary Rakes, MD is a Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Charlottesville, VA. He is affiliated with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rakes to book an appointment.

Dr. Rakes

Allergy Partners of Charlottesville

1415 Rolkin Ct Ste 102 Charlottesville, VA 22911
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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. Rakes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Drug or Food Challenge
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Dr. Rakes performs Drug or Food Challenge more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rakes performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Toxic Effect of Venom
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Dr. Rakes treats Toxic Effect of Venom more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Rakes treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Animal Allergies
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rakes treats Animal Allergies more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rakes treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rakes' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Shell Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Desensitization
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Itchy Skin
  • Latex Allergy
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Patch Testing
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Spirometry
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

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(434) 951-2191

Dr. Rakes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers HMO
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gateway Health Plan
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Optima Health
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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It's been years since I saw Dr. Rakes, but he helped me when nobody else could or would. I was diagnosed with Chronic Urticaria (Hives) and lived with them on a daily basis from age 16 to mid 30's. Sometimes taking up to 80 mg of Prednisone daily. After 2 visits with Dr. Rakes, it turns out I was not "Allergic" to anything. It was my immune system the entire time. He told me to take a "cocktail" of inexpensive over-the-counter medications, which he gave me in his office that day due to the severity of my breakout at the time. Within 20 minutes of taking the medications my hives were gone and haven't come back since. Over the past 15 years I have recommended Dr. Rakes to anyone that asked if I knew of someone who cared about his patients and could help his patients. Many thanks and much relief of the dreaded hives I truley appreciate Dr. Rakes and his staff and know that if I needed anything all I would have to do is make an appointment and he would be there to help!
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Jan 06, 2020
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It makes me nauseous to even think about this office. I wasted so many years and tons of money for stupid food challenges to things that it turns out I was not even allergic to in real life. They kept on scheduling trips and Blue Cross Anthem was billed for tons of such visits. What a slimy place! It is a factory here and you are just a number! Will never go back.
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Waynesboro, VA – Mar 06, 2017
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"It's great to be an allergy and asthma doctor.  I'm always confident I can help my patients improve their quality of life."

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  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Medical Examiner

Board Certifications


Fellowship Hospital
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Va Med Center
Residency Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Gary Rakes, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rakes frequently treats Drug or Food Challenge , Toxic Effect of Venom, and Animal Allergies. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rakes treats.

Where is Dr. Gary Rakes, MD's office located?

Dr. Rakes' office is located at 1415 Rolkin Ct Ste 102, Charlottesville, VA 22911. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rakes is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

Charlottesville, VA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)