Dr. Prabakar Rao, MD

Dr. Prabakar Rao, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Prabakar Rao, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chesterfield, MO. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Barnes Jewish Hospital.

226 S Woods Mill Rd Ste 50W

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Contact Information

(314) 878-1777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

Dr. Rao does not have any board certifications listed.

58

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • St Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Barnes Retina Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Wash University School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in St Louis, MO |
I met Dr. Rao in 2008 when I was diagnosed with a severe case of Uveitis throughout my entire right eye. Never having any problems with my vision, I was shocked to find out that this disease was leading to blindness for me. Dr. Rao was so compassionate and positive helping me with this emotional roller coaster; as well as being an extremely talented doctor and surgeon. He worked very closely and diligently with my other doctors watching my overall health. In fact, I went to John?s Hopkins in Bal
Saint Louis, MO |
Dr. Rao is very skilled in his work. He evaluates things very thoroughly and explains things in an understandable way. He has a very gentle manor and yet is very direct in his communication. I feel like he is truly interested in me as a person! I have been seeing him as my retina specialist for 9 years and am so grateful for his level of care.
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Dr. Rao accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges

Barnes Jewish Hospital
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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