Dr. Shankar Rao, MD

Dr. Shankar Rao, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 82
(17)
Save
Dr. Shankar Rao, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 54 years. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences in 1964 and specializes in psychiatry.

5000 Cedar Plaza Pkwy Ste 350

Saint Louis, MO 63128

Contact Information

(314) 843-4333

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Rao

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

ADHD and-or ADD
very high
more than 97% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
very high
more than 92% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Rao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rao does not have any board certifications listed.

12  Conditions Treated

1  Procedures

  • Psychiatric Evaluation

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1964

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rao has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Rao does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Rao and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Rao's Reviews

2.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rao to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Rao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    FAIR
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Rao is great!!Dr. Rao took time to get to know me and my condiditiom and has been treating me for the past 4 years very well. I also see a therapist. I like that Dr Rao is efficient and effective. He has always been very kind and caring. Staff is a bit rough to work with and slow. I don't...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Absolutely the worst psychiatrist you could have, unless your only purpose is to be in and out in under 5 minutes with a prescription. Doesn't bother to remember anything about the patient and has no business treating mental health patients. I once expressed concerns over my medication and he...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option1thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Dr. Rao was very unprofessional & only gave me 3-4 minutes per session. He would not fill out legal documentation for a medicine that made me sleep drive. I told him how important it was to fill out my legal documentation (not against him but to help my case) & he said he would have to discharge...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option2thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
This "doctor" is disgusting. He didn't introduce himself or even seem to know my name. We went into a loud smelly office and he just gave me a perscription for a refill. Not once did he ask me how the medications have been working. And what really shocked me, that in a office specializing in mental...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option7thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Very unprofessional and unethical. He demonstrates no compassion for patients and has inappropriate methods and advice.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option8thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Image of Dr. Rao
Are you Dr. Rao?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
(26)
Psychiatry
(14)
Psychiatry
(16)