Dr. Suresh Ratnam, MD

Medical OncologyMaleAge 56

Dr. Ratnam
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Texas Oncology

1901 S Col Rowe Blvd McAllen, TX 78503

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(956) 687-5150

Dr. Suresh Ratnam, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in McAllen, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Doctors Hospital At Renaissance and Rio Grande Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ratnam to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ratnam is affiliated with Doctors Hospital At Renaissance Edinburg, a highly rated hospital.

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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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ratnam's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anemia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ratnam treats Anemia more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ratnam treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Myeloma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ratnam treats Myeloma more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Ratnam treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multiple Myeloma
Leukocytosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ratnam treats Leukocytosis more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Ratnam treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Ratnam's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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Dr. Ratnam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Ratnam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ratnam

5.0

Based on 14 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Listened & answered questions (11)
  • Staff friendliness (11)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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Dr. Ratnum has. been nothing short of professional and is able to communicate with me (the patient) in a manner that I can understand. I is very punctual and my doctor's visits are short, which I appreciate greatly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 23, 2021
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Dr. Ratnam was very professional, well-informed and helpful to me. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
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Tom Daggett – Feb 06, 2021
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Dr. RATNAM IS PROMPT, VERYY CURTIOUS, READY TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES. EASY TO COMMUNICATE YOUR ANXIETIES.
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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Pam Brown – Feb 05, 2021
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Dr. Ratnam is very knowledge-able in His medical field and detailed in His diagnosis of the Patient. Also, He is Patient, a Good Listener, and is Calm. He is also Understanding of Your situation. And He gets imme-diate Medical Care for His Patients. As His Cancer Patient, I feel He gives Me Hope and helps Me to stay Positive. Also, His Staff is Friendly, Helpful and Caring! ?? Stay Safe! ?? God Bless You! Today and Everyday! ?? ??
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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M. Barton – Jan 15, 2021
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very pleased with Dr Ratnam and his team
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
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Dec 08, 2020
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Very knowledgeable and friendly. I’ve seen him every 3 months for over 10 years.
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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Dec 08, 2020
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Dr. Ratnam has been treating me for about 10 years. I really believe I’m still here because of his expertise, caring and knowledge. If 5 stars is the highest rating, I still have 95 left.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barry J Wood – Nov 06, 2020
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I had a good experience with Dr Ratnam he took the time to explain to me the course he was going to take for my diagnoses. When I had questions or concerns he explained to me in detail. He was very positive and optimistic with my prognosis. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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SONIA QUINTANILLA – Nov 06, 2020
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Dr. Ratnam is very caring and compassionate. He took the time to listen to my concerns and explained my treatment in detail. I would definitely recommend him to anyone for medical care.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Esther M Lopez – Nov 06, 2020
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Dr Ratnam is exceptionally patient to explain and discuss all aspects of your condition. Trustworthy and will listen - Excellent physician and a good man. Can't get any better.
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
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Kenneth DeJarnett – Oct 14, 2020
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I met with the doctor several times during my 6 months of chemo and found him to be caring and interested in helping me through the treatment.
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
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Oct 10, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are steadfast in our commitment to our core mission: to bring hope and a better quality of life to our patients. Every patient who entrusts their care to us is unique, and every fight, critical.

Biography

Texas Oncology is an independent private practice with more than 500 physicians and 210 locations across the state. Meeting the oncology needs of Texans...Read more

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Natl Canc Inst Clin Ctr/NIH
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Wayne State U-Detroit Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1991
St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Suresh Ratnam, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ratnam has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Suresh Ratnam, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ratnam frequently treats Anemia, Myeloma, and Leukocytosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ratnam treats.

Where is Dr. Suresh Ratnam, MD's office located?

Dr. Ratnam's office is located at 1901 S Col Rowe Blvd, McAllen, TX 78503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Suresh Ratnam, MD speak?

Dr. Ratnam speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Texas Oncology

McAllen1901 S Col Rowe Blvd McAllen, TX 78503
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Doctors Hospital At Renaissance

Edinburg, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Rio Grande Regional Hospital

McAllen, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

South Texas Health System Edinburg

Edinburg, TX

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)