Dr. Rudrajit Rai, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 54

Dr. Rai
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Gatroenterology Center Marylnd

7120 Minstrel Way Ste 100 Columbia, MD 21045

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(410) 290-6677

Dr. Rudrajit Rai, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Columbia, MD and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rai has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from State University Of New York At Buffalo medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Howard County General Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rai to book an appointment.

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Dr. Rai is affiliated with The Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rai

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rai treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rai treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 290-6677.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Rai is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Rai
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophagitis
Hiatal Hernia
Reflux Esophagitis
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Dr. Rai's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Rai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
Guardian
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
United Concordia
United Concordia DHMO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Rai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rai

3.6

Based on 63 ratings

5 Stars
53.96825396825397%
(34)
4 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(7)
3 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(3)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(18)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (41)
  • Office environment (41)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (40)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (17)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (17)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (16)
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The first visit was great, and after the camera endoscopy I met with Dr Rai and received the results. After that however things went downhill. I was then pushed off on the PA, and never saw Dr. Rai again. It was actually discouraged from waiting for an actual appointment with Dr. Rai. The PA would not listen to what I was saying nor do anything to help resolve the issues that I was having so after 2 years I am still in the same situation as before I saw him, and have found a new gastro Dr. I tried for 2 days to reach somebody to have my records sent to the new Dr. and nobody would return my call. I finally had to call the front desk to speak to anyone to get my records. Avoid this practice at all cost, if you seek immediate help.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
5 people found this helpful
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Lisa Wilkinson – Mar 13, 2021
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Top doctor for GI related problems
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Venkata Abhilash Putta – Nov 22, 2020
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After seeing 2 other doctors that were unable to properly diagnose my son in 6 months, Dr. Rai was able to provide a diagnosis after a quick battery of tests in 3 weeks.
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Andy – Dec 20, 2019
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My sister and I both had our initial consultation with Dr. Rai and he seemed attentive and pleasant. We both scheduled an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. I was diagnosed with an IBD and we are unsure of my sister’s diagnosis. I decided to get a second opinion, and this backfired on me. Fast forward to few weeks later, my sister had another follow-up appointment with him and I went with her. During the appointment, he made smart comments to both of us. She asked for his recommendation, he told her to ask me for my recommendation or maybe get a second opinion (like I did). He told us both that he is tired of dealing with us.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Jul 16, 2019
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Dr. Rai explained how my procedures went very thoroughly and showed me pictures of my procedures after I came out of the anesthesia. I was disappointed to learn that I was not meeting with him to learn my diagnosis, but rather with his physican's assistant, Monica. As it turned out, Monica is extremely knowledgeable and caring. She was very thorough and took time to answer all of my questions. I will definitely go back, as Dr. Rai and his team put me at ease and inspire confidence in their a
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Apr 21, 2019
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He was good during the first consultation but it went downhill from there. Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy by him and the amount charged to my insurance was close to $11,000; over $5000 was for anesthesia but there was only an anesthesia technician during the procedure and later I found that practice is owned by him! I was diagnosed with PreCrohn's disease but later when I showed the pictures to another GI, they did not agree with the diagnosis. The front staff is also inefficient/unhelpful.
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 trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Aug 01, 2018
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I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy a week ago and had a wonderful experience with Dr. Rai and his staff. I read the negative reviews and, fortunately, did NOT come close to anything of the like. I hope this continues. I believe in Dr. Rai's expertise, as well as his staff's. He discovered multiple issues I had been dealing with for 10+ years and we are in the process of fixing them. He even made mention that we could control my issues through diet. I was pleased his first go to was not meds
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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Bethesda, MD – Apr 11, 2018
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The office staff were VERY friendly, & helpful. Monica, Dr Rai's Nurse, is compassionate, friendly, & HIGHLY knowledgeable. Dr Rai has a great bedside manner, highly intelligent, an amazing Dr. I recommend Dr Rai, & his team, to everyone I know. You will not be disappointed!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa in Glen Burnie – Feb 20, 2018
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He does not care about his patients. He only cares about his profits. 0 bedside manner.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Odenton, MD – Jul 10, 2017
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Dr Rai performed an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy. I had no complications and my biopsy was negative. Total time spent with Dr. Rai in the initial consultation, discussion prior to the procedures, discussion after the procedures, and in the follow-up visit was between 5-10 minutes total (a nurse practitioner performed the initial consultation and follow-up visit). I was unable to obtain a cost estimate prior to the procedures. My insurance company was billed >$11,000 for the two procedures.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 29, 2017
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I was a patient with Dr. Rai for over 8 years dealing with PBC. Dr. Rai is a good doctor but I noticed a decline in staffing quality and professionalism as the years progressed. Their feedback and accuracy became untrustworthy. I also was very disappointed with how my diagnostics were handled after doing a fibro scan of my liver. They wanted me to go through a path that, as I found out, was totally unnecessary. I would recommend him for some specialties of the liver but not PBC.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Carlos Cysneiros in Columbia, MD – Apr 03, 2017
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Dr. Rai and his physician assistant Jen never followed up. They do not return phone calls. I have been waiting four months to get the result of important lab tests. I have never had such a negative experience with any doctor, bordering on malpractice. Yesterday I called my insurance company (who paid them) -the insurance company called the practice. Only after getting a call from the insurance company did the physician assistant return my call. She said she'd send me the results. Nothing yet.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Mar 01, 2017
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Professional staff. They follow up with results. Appointments are always on time. Never a delay.
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No results
What could be improved
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Nicole Byrd in Severn, MD – May 14, 2016
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Dr. Rai is one of the best doctors that I have ever met and the best gastroenterologist I have ever known. He has excellent bedside manners. He is a very patient man and runs an excellent practice. Dr. Rai has a very calm spirit about him and listens to his patients concerns. If you are in the Howard county, Maryland, Baltimore, Washington, D.C area and in need of a gastroenterologist doctor, be sure to visit Dr. Rai. He and his wonderful staff will be sure to welcome you.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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K Lawal in Ellicott City, MD – Apr 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

A compassionate, caring, detail-oriented, cutting-edge and integrative approach to better health

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1996
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University at Buffalo - State University of New York
Residency Hospital
1991
University at Buffalo - State University of New York
Internship Hospital
1990
State University Of New York At Buffalo
Medical School
1986
Johns Hopkin U
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Rudrajit Rai, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Rudrajit Rai, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Rudrajit Rai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rai frequently treats Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Rai specializes.

Where is Dr. Rudrajit Rai, MD's office located?

Dr. Rai's office is located at 7120 Minstrel Way Ste 100, Columbia, MD 21045. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Gatroenterology Center Marylnd

Gastro Center of Maryland7120 Minstrel Way Ste 100 Columbia, MD 21045
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Maryland Outpatient Sedation LLC7120 Minstrel Way Ste 100 Columbia, MD 21045
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Howard County General Hospital

Columbia, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)