Dr. Padmarekha Rao, MD

Dr. Padmarekha Rao, MD

Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Padmarekha Rao, MD is a neurology specialist in Old Bridge, NJ and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Madurai Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University in 1989 and specializes in neurology.

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
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rao does not have any board certifications listed.

59  Conditions Treated

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2  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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Telugu

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
19 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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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 (10)

She is the only doctor who took my migraines seriously and helped me. She also offered conventional meds and homeo/naturopathic options which i like.
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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...more
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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. ...more
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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...more
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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...more
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