Dr. Soumya Rao, MD
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Rheumatology | Female

Arch Health Partners 15611 Pomerado Rd Ste 400 Poway, CA 92064 Get Directions

Biography

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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based on 19 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Rao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Escondido, CA |
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 doctor to just not inform me that she can't make the appointment?!? I will not be returning to see this doctor, and so far ARCH health has been a total nightmare.
in San Diego |
Excellent! physician. Worked on my behalf to secure appropriate treatment for my progressive condition. Thank you and your staff.
Escondido, CA |
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.
in San Diego, CA |
Excellent physician! Attentive! Competent! Caring!
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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.

Dr. Rao's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

Education

  • Medical School
    Jjm Medical College
  • Residency Hospital
    Winthrop University Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate