Dr. Soumya Rao, MD

Dr. Soumya Rao, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Dr. Soumya Rao, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Poway, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from Jjm Medical College and specializes in rheumatology and pediatric rheumatology.Read her story

15611 Pomerado Rd Ste 400

Poway, CA 92064

Contact Information

(858) 675-3100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
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Limb Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Rao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rao "Dr. Soumya G. Rao is Board certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. She completed her Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Prior to that, she completed her internal medicine training from Winthrop University Hospital at Mineola, New York. Dr. Rao has been in practice in Poway and San Diego for over 4 years and is a member of American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Rao sees patients with a wide variety of rheumatologic problems such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, and other autoimmune related connective tissue diseases. During her fellowship she received training in ultrasound technique, which she incorporates into her practice. Her excellence in Rheumatology is recognized by her peers and dedication to work is appreciated by her patients. Dr. Rao is involved in basic and clinical research. She has presented her research at the American College of Rheumatology conferences and has published articles in well-known Rheumatology journals. Dr. Rao is fluent in Hindi and Kannada. On a personal note, Dr. Rao is a wife and busy mom of three. She enjoys traveling and volunteering in non-profit organizations in her spare time."
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2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

59  Conditions Treated

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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Jjm Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • English

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I was supposed to have my first appointment with Dr. Rao today, when I showed up for the appointment, 15 minutes early, the very unapologetic receptionist informed me that I could not be seen, there was no explanation or apology. If I had not shown up, I would be charged a fee, but it's okay for a...Read More
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Excellent! physician. Worked on my behalf to secure appropriate treatment for my progressive condition. Thank you and your staff.
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Dr. Rao is amazing! She is very sweet and kind. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate about the care she provides you. She's very friendly, courteousness and spends the time necessary to listen. I'm glad I was referred to her and I trust her with my medical decisions.
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