Dr. Ravi Rao, MD

Dr. Ravi Rao, MD

Medical Oncology •  Male • Age 47

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Ravi Rao, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Fresno, CA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rao has more experience with Orthopedic Oncology, Lymphatic Disorders, and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. 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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3.9

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Dr. Ravi Rao is excellent in patients' care practice. Moving to California from Toronto, Canada, I was worried on the level of care my wife might receive. We are lucky to find Dr. Rao, as her clinical oncologist. He takes time, listens and addresses any issues in a very friendly way. His polite and caring approach is very soothing. God bless him. Our special thanks to him.
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Balachandran – Sep 24, 2020
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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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.
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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.
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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.............
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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 (559) 447-4949.

Orthopedic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers in the bone, both primary, such as sarcoma, and those that have spread from other parts of the body.Compare with other Orthopedic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Cancer more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Bone Marrow Biopsy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao performs Bone Marrow Biopsy more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Rao performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Bone Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Bone Cancer more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Lymphatic Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 91% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Lymphoma, Large-Cell more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Central Nervous System Lymphoma more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

Brain Cancer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Brain Cancer more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Blood Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Pancytopenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Pancytopenia more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • 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
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile 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
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • 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
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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
  • Internal Medicine
  • 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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Saint Agnes Medical Center

Fresno, CA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Clovis Community Medical Center

Clovis, CA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

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