Dr. Ravi Rao, MD

Dr. Ravi Rao, MD

Medical OncologyMaleAge 49

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(559) 365-7147

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Dr. Ravi Rao, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Fresno, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences, All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Agnes Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rao to book an appointment.

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(559) 365-7147
cCARE7130 N Millbrook Ave Ste 100 Fresno, CA 93720
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Affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center Fresno, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

3.7

Based on 34 ratings

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Dr Rao has been my doctor for 11yrs., and I can't say strongly enough what a wonderful physician he is. He is kind , and I have always felt he truly cares about me. I have referred a number of patients to Dr. Rao, and feel 100% sure they will get the best medical advice available.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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MaryPat Lake – Mar 13, 2021
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Dr. Rao is a credible, kind, direct, empathetic physician who attended to my father during his 10 month battle with late stage Pancreatic Cancer. While dad’s diagnosis did not lend itself to much hope for an extended future, the care we were given was always results-oriented and intentional. We never felt that we were being dismissed as a result of our inevitably fatal situation. Dr. Rao was open to us exploring other opinions, experimental programs, and unconventional palliative treatments. He is a bit slow to warm up, but if you hang in with him, his great compassion will very certainly show itself. If you have been lucky enough to have been assigned to him or are considering him for your care, you are truly lucky. Cancer is just about the worst thing ever, and speaking from experience, it likely won’t be exactly what you expect, but having partners like Rao and his team made it much less scary.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Suzanne Weinstein – Jul 22, 2019
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Absolutely love this man. He has made my experience with Cancer a positive one. I always look forward to my appointment because with Dr. Rao...I know I am not alone in this.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Pamela Birrell in Fresno, CA – Mar 14, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Rao for 3 years. He is extremely pationate about my health, very timely, and generous with his time during appointments answering all my questions. Not to mention a bright mind and well respected in his field. I would highly recommend anyone and glad to be under his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dror Geron in Fresno , CA – Jul 06, 2018
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My mom has been a patient for many years and Dr. Rao has demonstrated care and concern at each of her visits. My sisters and I, as well as my father, attend each appointment and Dr Rao has listened to each of our questions/concerns and has never made us feel like we don't have a say regarding my moms care. I highly recommend Dr Rao to any one in need of services. Thank you, Dr. Rao for your care and concern for my mom and as well for her family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tina in Fresno, Ca – Mar 09, 2018
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I have no complaints with Dr. Rao. He is very curtious and I feel confident in his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Josephine Morrow in Kerman, Ca. – Jan 11, 2018
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Dr. Roa was my wife's doctor for a few years. Several years ago when they company merged with CCare it all when down hill. He changed 100%. We felt like we were no longer a patience just a $$$$$ for them. We have spoken to several of his patiences and they say the same thing. Cancer is a life changing experience that you should feel that your Dr really care. NO SO WITH HIM.............
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Clovis, CA – Nov 19, 2017
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Very knowledgeable and intelligent oncologist. Long wait times to see him a serious problem (30 to 90-minutes each visit). His manner generally lacks warmth, which limits his ability to provide compassionate care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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JL in Clovis, CA – Nov 16, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Rao since diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer with mets to the lungs in 2012. He has treated me with respect, genuine concern and responds rapidly with my concerns. My quality of life is is very important to him and I am doing very well. I consider Dr. Rao a friend as well as a wonderful specialist. I recommend him to anyone with cancer/hematology problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Esther Evans in Atwater, CA – Mar 31, 2017
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He is a liar. Extreme one dimensional shallow mindset. Numbers and charts only. Will not consider any other facts vital to diagnosis. A fresno doctor for reason. Refuse to refer us to more competent and diverse help on a very unique problem. Over his head. Took advantage of my excellent insurance , kept us in hospital 5 days longer than needed or $10,000. St agnes and Rao The problem
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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George in Fresno – Feb 11, 2017
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Dr. Roa is a wonderful doctors! I've been a patient of Dr. Roa for the last three years after my PE blood clot and he is the most patient doctor with any questions I have and always very informative and seems to care about my well-being!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Derek in Fresno, CA – Aug 09, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
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. Rao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Anemia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Colorectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Colorectal Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Bleeding Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Bleeding Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vulvar Cancer

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About Me

Care Philosophy

At cCARE, we believe that cancer treatment is more than just medicine. It's about compassion, prevention, research and wellness. Even though cancer treatment...Read more

Biography

Dr. Ravi D. Rao is board certified in oncology and hematology.

His goal is to be his patients' companion during their journey. He believes...
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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education

2004
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics In Madison
Residency Hospital
1997
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Internship Hospital
1997
All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences, All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences
Medical School
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ravi Rao, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (559) 365-7147, and for other questions, call (559) 447-4949.

Does Dr. Ravi Rao, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rao has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ravi Rao, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Rao frequently treats Anemia, Colorectal Cancer, and Bleeding Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rao treats.

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

Dr. Rao's office is located at 7130 N Millbrook Ave Ste 100, Fresno, CA 93720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ravi Rao, MD speak?

Dr. Rao speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Agnes Medical Center

Fresno, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Clovis Community Medical Center

Clovis, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received