Dr. Padmarekha Rao, MD

Dr. Padmarekha Rao, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Padmarekha Rao, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Old Bridge, NJ. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

14 Woodward Dr Ste A

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Contact Information

(732) 360-2888

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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very high
more than 98% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Dr. Rao does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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.


  • Madurai Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rao has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (9 with comments)
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 (9)
Red Bank |
If you are reading this review, find another doctor! The office staff is completely incompetent. The doctor said I most likely had MS and ordered a lumbar puncture that needed a preauthorization. The office staff REFUSED to do their part and provide the insurance company with documentation and never returned phone calls. I went to another doctor that said there is no evidence of MS so I had 3 weeks of stress and dealing with laziness and incompetence for no reason. Worst experience ever!
I saw Dr. Rao yesterday for an EMG and I thought that she was kind, willing to listen, extremely gentle and very knowledgeable in her field. She recommended different solutions to me that might help with my issue. I had an EMG for another issue a few years ago and it was EXTREMELY painful. Although still not pleasant, Dr. Rao made it bearable. I also found the office to be clean and the assistant at the front desk to be very sweet.
in Old Bridge NJ |
Her office staff needs a complete overhaul--be prepared to do their job for them. Took them 3 weeks to submit paperwork that has been "in the chart" for 3 months, and they only faxed them after I called. 2 weeks later, after I've received confirmation 72 hrs after the fax, I call again to confirm they received something, & the girls told me it was denied, only to have them backtrack after I told them that I already received approval. Good doctor, but her office staff is useless.
Freehold, NJ |
Good Neurologist, awful wait times. I have been seeing Dr. Rao for several years for treatment of migraine headaches. During that time the issues with over-booking and hassles of getting medication refills have caused me to seek another doctor. When I started going to the office in 2014, wait times were typically 30-45 minutes, but are now routinely well over an hour. This is exacerbated, especially for migraine suffers by the addition of TVs playing looping medical videos.
Hazlet, NJ |
If you are reading this...PLEASE find another doctor! The doctor is ok, although her nerve report was incorrect. The staff is horrible!! My husband is suffering with nerve pain. I had to practically do their job to get the precert approved. Very poor follow up skills. The doctor recommended trigger point injections. Staff obtained approval after 2 weeks and NEVER called us to schedule the shots. The staff has attitudes, poor job skills, and very unfriendly. We will never return to this office.
in siuth river nj |
Place was clean and inviting receptionist was curtious seen in a timely manner
in Fords NJ |
I think Dr. Rao is a very gifted and talented Dr., however when an obvious mistake is made by the staff I believe the patient should not be responsible. Not advising the patient that a referral has expired, but taking your co-payment and sending a bill into the insurance company only to have the insurance company return the bill to the office stating referral expired. And then expecting the patient to pay for your error just doesn't seem quite right.
Hightstown, NJ |
Dr. Rao was my Doctor for over 7 years. I saw her for chronic migraines. There have been multiple times when the office called me to reschedule my appointment because Dr Rao wasn't going to be in that day. Dr. Rao also can not be contacted. I've had emergencies where I could not get a hold of her. The office says they don't know if she'll call in, she has NO back up. Lastly and worst off that I received a letter in the mail from her office telling me I was no longer her patient.WORST DR!
This doctor truly cares about her patients, she is very approachable, listens to everything ,does not rush you, and is spot on with her diagnoses .... I would reccomend her highly to anyone having neurological issues. Her staff is just as kind and sweet as she is, also if you have a question or concern, she herself calls you back instead of playing thru the grapevine with a staff member. I'd give her 1000 stars if I could. Fantastic office.
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Dr. Rao accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) 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
  • MagnaCare
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MVP Health Care
  • National Elevator
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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