Dr. Sajan Rao, MD

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Dr. Sajan Rao, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Naples, FL and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rao has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions and Congenital Cardiac Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from George Washington University medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities NCH Baker Hospital Downtown and NCH North Naples Hospital. 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.

Dr. Rao

SWICFT Institute

625 Tamiami Trl N Ste 201 Naples, FL 34102
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Rao is affiliated with NCH Baker Hospital Downtown Naples, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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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 (239) 261-2000.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Rao treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Rao
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Aortic Valve Disease
Heart Murmur
Mitral Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Congenital Cardiac Conditions

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Conditions specialists.

Dr. Rao treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Rao
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Congenital Heart Defects
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Septal Defect
Atrial Septal Defect
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Rao's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • 3D Quantitative Echocardiography
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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Dr. Rao accepts

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(239) 261-2000

Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Simplifi
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Rao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rao

4.9

Based on 56 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (52)
  • Listened & answered questions (52)
  • Office environment (52)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Dr. Rao and his entire staff are fantastic. Professional and caring. Even though my condition was not life-threatening, Dr. Rao spent a lot of time with me and answered all of my many questions in a thoughtful and thorough manner. He is extremely knowledgeable. One of the best doctor experiences I have ever had.
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Ted W – Oct 09, 2019
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Dr. Rao is extremely clear in communicating, both technically and accessibly. He listens to everything thoroughly. He gives the patient and accompanying party as much time and attention as requested and even asks for questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jacob Jacobsen – Jul 23, 2019
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I just turned 70 years old and I am here to tell you that Dr. Rao absolutely save my life. As soon as I entered the ER having a heart attack (100% blockage) he took over. I was in the cath lab in 5 minutes. He and Dr. DeLarosa worked together to save my life. Yes I am very grateful! Dr. Rao takes time with you, you can ask him anything and he will answer you whether you want to hear it or not.(LOL). He is one of the finest Dr's I've ever met. He knows his stuff! Very caring and also very cute!!
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May 06, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Rao. He explained everything & had a wonderful way of putting me at ease.
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Elizabeth in Naples , FL – Mar 07, 2019
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Dr. Rao was very thorough, listened, spent plenty of time with me and explained in an easy to understand way.
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cbkn in Naples, FL – Mar 02, 2019
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Excellent doctor-patient relationship skills. Collaborative in his approach.
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Feb 28, 2019
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Dr. Rao’s office is run very well, with consideration for the patient’s time. The last time I was there I checked in, was greeted at the front desk, and sat down to send a text. I was called in by Christian before I could complete the text. Dr. Rao came in immediately after my checkup on meds, etc. with Christian. I never felt rushed—even had time to ask Christian a couple of fishing questions, and had all questions or concerns addressed by Dr. Rao. Calls are returned. Excellent care!
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Sarah Innis in Naples, FL – Feb 24, 2019
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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Rao’s just over six months, met with him at least four times and found him superlatively to be engaging, bright, caring, clear and precise. He never rushes through any appointments and always solicits any questions one might have while providing concise and understandable answers. My career in the business world gives at least some knowledge of how successful staffs operate and drive successful outcomes. I believe Dr. Rao staff meets that criteria.
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Dan Mueller in Naples, FL – Feb 15, 2019
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Both the staff and Dr, Rao are the height of efficiency - an uncommon event in Naples. Both my wife and I couldn't ask for more!
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Robert N Andres, Sr. in Naples, FL – Feb 12, 2019
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Dr Rao is great. He is very knowledgeable, caring, personable, and efficient. He exudes confidence and passes it on to me, the patient. I trust and value his medical opinions and expertise. He very clearly strives to keep the rest of my (our) medical team apprised of what’s going on medically. In addition to being personally excellent, his medical and office staff are also great. They are ALL very pleasant, accommodating, knowledgeable, and willing to help.
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Ralph P in Naples, FL – Nov 28, 2018
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Outstanding knowledge interest, and understanding of me and my cardiac condition. I am extremely pleased that I was referred to him. I cannot recommend him too highly. I practiced medicine for 36 years, and volunteered as a physician for another 14 years. I have not encountered a better cardiologist. Felix A. Krock, MD, FACP
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Felix Krock MD, FACP,retired in Naples FL, FL – Oct 29, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Rao for more than ten years and highly recommend him. His care and concern for each patient is genuine. His listens carefully and discusses treatment plans thoroughly and makes decisions with input from the patient. He also stays current with advances made in research or new drug or treatment options. When conversing with Dr. Rao ones senses very quickly he is very smart and uses his extensive experience in diagnosing and treating each patient.
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Bob Rode in Estero, FL – Oct 22, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Rao. He is an outstanding cardiologist. He takes time to know his patients-- never rushing through an appointment. He is exceedingly bright, thorough, caring and clear. Dr. Rao and his competent staff go out of their way to let you know that you can always call with concerns and questions. Wonderful! I wish he could be my "everything" doctor. He's that special.
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
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Barb W. in Naples, FL – Oct 16, 2018
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Outstanding cardiologist who thoroughly knows his clients health and addresses all the options available to consider in their immediate and long term treatment. One of the most up to date physicians in the field of cardiology. Excellently educated and trained staff. Highly recommend and grateful we have Dr. Rao as our doctor.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Sep 16, 2018
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It is rare these days, when medical care seems to be fragmented, to find a personable phytsician who can put the patient at ease with an understanding of his medical condition that is concise and understandable with its relation to his general physical condition. Dr Rao can relate the present problem to other specialities and areas of concern, providing excellent paths for consultation and further treatment as needed. In essence, he ties the whole medical picture into a neat, coherent bundle.
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
1 person found this helpful
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John C. Baxter in Naples, FL – Sep 12, 2018
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I recommend Dr. Rao to anyone looking for a cardiologist who is interested in your health. He takes an interest in your health and he is very easy to speak to. You are given the time to ask questions and you are not rushed. He's calm and puts you at ease. He spends time with you and answers your questions. L. Sabio
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Jul 17, 2018
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As a new patient, I was extremely impressed with Dr. Rao's thoroughness, attentiveness and comforting manner. He took a great deal of time to explain his diagnosis and recommended treatment/monitoring moving forward. Dr. Rao encouraged me to ask questions, and would not conclude the appointment until he had answered all of them. One of the greatest compliments a patient can give to a doctor is to refer a relative/friend. My confidence in Dr. Rao is such that I already have done so!
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
1 person found this helpful
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G. C. in Bonita Springs – Jul 14, 2018
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Dr. Rao is excellent . Dr. Rao has compassion, empathy, listens, takes his time with you and extremely knowledgeable. Dr Rao is a superb cardiologist ! Dr. Rao is an asset to Naples Fl. On a scale of 1-10 I would give Dr. Rao - 100. Superb!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Diana Trofino in Naples, FL – May 17, 2018
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Dr. Rao is a kind and caring physician.His expertise, experience and skills in cardiology are excellent. He has always provided us with straight forward answers, but reassurance when we needed it. The state of the art nuclear testing facility was a big plus for us. Everything done in one place with almost immediate answers. The staff is friendly and professional and reflexs the general atmospheres of the office. We would highly recommend Dr. Sanjan Rao for all your cardiology needs.
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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David Mundy in Naples Fl – May 02, 2018
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Dr Rao is very intelligent, up to date on recent research, and a good listener. We feel fortunate to have him as our cardiologist.
What went well
  • 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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Sandy N. in Prospect Hts. – May 01, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Personalized Individual care with an academic approach

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Nuclear Cardiology

Education

2007
Washington Hospital Center/ Georgetown University
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University Of California At San Diego School Of Med
Residency Hospital
2001
UCSD
Internship Hospital
2000
George Washington University
Medical School
1996
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

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Does Dr. Sajan 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. Sajan Rao, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Rao frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions and Congenital Cardiac Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Rao specializes.

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

Dr. Rao's office is located at 625 Tamiami Trl N Ste 201, Naples, FL 34102. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

SWICFT Institute

SWICFT Office Naples625 Tamiami Trl N Ste 201 Naples, FL 34102
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

NCH Baker Hospital Downtown

Naples, FL

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

37 Awards Received

NCH North Naples Hospital

Naples, FL
37 Awards Received