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Dr. Surita Rao, MD

Addiction Psychiatry ·  Female · Age 55

Dr. Rao

St Francis Behavioral Hlth Grp

500 Blue Hills Ave Hartford, CT 06112

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Dr. Surita Rao, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from Bankura Sammilani Medical College, West Bengal University Of Health Sciences in 1987 and specializes in addiction psychiatry.

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Very horrible experience.
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I'm shocked that her philosophy says that her goal is to provide compassionate care. I don't think she has a compassionate bone in her body. If I could give 0 stars, I would. She did not take the time to listen to me and she jumped to major, incorrect judgements of me. As a result, I will never be returning to the office that she is in. I have seen many psychiatrists, and she was by far the worst.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'


  • Addiction Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


Sisters Charity Hlthcare Sys
Residency Hospital
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
Bankura Sammilani Medical College, West Bengal University Of Health Sciences
Medical School


  • Russian
  • English


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(860) 714-4000

Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

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John Dempsey Hospital

Farmington, CT

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average