Dr. Ramana Rao, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 58

Dr. Rao
Accepting new patients

Lung Diagnostics P.c.

2002 Palmyra Rd Ste 101 Albany, GA 31701

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(229) 436-6688

Dr. Ramana Rao, MD is a Pulmonologist in Albany, GA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rao has more experience with Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Osmania Medical College medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Phoebe North Campus and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rao to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rao

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rao treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rao treats other conditions, please contact the office at (229) 436-6688.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Rao treats at a

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Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Biopsy
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intertrigo
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intubation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Purpura
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spirometry
  • Swine Flu
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

2.2

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
  • Explained conditions well (4)
  • Listened & answered questions (4)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
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I would not recommend Dr (?) Rao to anyone! He does not follow up on or with patients, has no bedside manner, and i have seen him in action in ICU where he appeared to be an 'ambulance chaser'. lurking around patients rooms to see how sick they were, and then offering his services to treat the patient. I personally had him say to me regarding my companion prior to his death 'Here is my card. I believe I can help him'. To me he has no integrity at all!!!
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He was very nice to me and to my very sick mother. Dr. Rao was very patient with us and answered our questions. He explained things in terms we could understand. Mother had a very bad lung disease but she never smoked. Dr. Rao explained everything and helped Mother a lot. I would definitely Have him treat me or any of my family.
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Williamsburg, VA – Dec 19, 2017
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Horrible bedside manner. Did not explain anything or speak to me. Very disappointed
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Albany, GA – Jun 12, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ramana Rao, MD is a Pulmonologist in Albany, GA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rao has more experience with Sleep Apnea...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

Albert Einstein Coll Med
Fellowship Hospital
Rush Presby St Lukes Med Ctr/Macneal Hos
Residency Hospital
1990
Jersey City Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1985
Osmania Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Ramana Rao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rao frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Rao specializes.

Where is Dr. Ramana Rao, MD's office located?

Dr. Rao's office is located at 2002 Palmyra Rd Ste 101, Albany, GA 31701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Lung Diagnostics P.c.

Lung Diagnostics P.c.2002 Palmyra Rd Ste 101 Albany, GA 31701
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rao is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Phoebe North Campus

Albany, GA

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

Albany, GA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

Americus, GA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Phoebe Worth Medical Center

Sylvester, GA

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average