Dr. Ruta Rao, MD

Dr. Ruta Rao, MD

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Hematology  |  
Female  |  
45 y/o
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Dr. Ruta Rao, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

Section of Medical Oncology

1725 W Harrison St Ste 1010

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rao I have a lot of patients who have very early stage breast cancer. And I have a number of patients who are survivors who had breast cancer years ago, as well as patients who are on active chemotherapy right now - and one day will become survivors - as well as patients who have metastatic disease and are living with this disease. You get to know a patient by knowing who's in their family, and who's in their social support networks. And I think, over time, we get to establish that relationship, not only with the patient, but with their children or their parents or their nieces and nephews - whoever accompanies them to their visits. We really take things as looking at the whole patient and looking at the different aspects of their breast cancer treatment. Between the medical oncologists, the radiation oncologists, the surgeons, and in addition we have a whole group of psychosocial oncologists in the cancer integrative medicine network to also help with that part of the patient care as well. So I think that's one of the more unique and exciting things about how we do breast cancer care here at Rush.

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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • Univ Of Wi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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
3.6
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Rao's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Rao and her team provided clear analysis of my treatment options, was compassionate with the difficult choices and questions posed by myself and my husband, and has been thorough and responsive in follow up questions we have had, with most being answered within a day. She is on top of current...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rao accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Rao has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
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