Dr. Swathi Rao, MD

Dr. Swathi Rao, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Female • Age 35

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Swathi Rao, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Noblesville, IN and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rao has more experience with Diabetes and Thyroid Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Boston U, School of Medicine medical school in 2010. She is affiliated with medical facilities Riverview Health and Hancock Regional Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rao to book an appointment.


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Noblesville Diabetes & Endrocrinology

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(317) 762-7101
Noblesville Diabetes and Endocrinology395 Westfield Rd Ste D Noblesville, IN 46060
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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4.6

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Dr. Rao and the staff are all professional, friendly, and polite. I left feeling that my concerns were heard and my health mattered!
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Rhonda Schroeder – Aug 29, 2020
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Dr. Rao explains and answers your questions thoroughly. She will take as long as necessary to make you feel comfortable and all your questions are answered.
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Jun 10, 2020
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I love it that Dr. Rao personally calls me to discuss test results and asks what I would like to when it comes to my healthcare. She is very thorough and attentive!
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STACY GILLESPIE – May 18, 2020
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I have only seen Dr.Rao twice, but since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes she is the physician who has given me hope to beat my type 2.
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Jeff Osborn – Feb 19, 2020
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Dr Rao is great. She listens to my problems and concerns and helps me make an informed decision about what would be the next best thing to try. I would recommend her to anyone. She never pushes products on you.
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Jan 13, 2020
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Dr. Rao is very caring and compassionate and takes the time to explain medical options and recommendations in a clear and concise way.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Aug 26, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Rao and my experience with her and her staff has been outstanding. She is very thorough and explains why she recommends a certain course of action, she is a good communicator and listens to my questions and concerns. Dr. Rao genuinely cares about my wellbeing and does everything possible to expedite tests and appointments on my behalf. I am extremely grateful to have her as my doctor.
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Susan in Kokomo, IN – Jun 03, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Rao regarding a thyroid issue. However, I didn't see any difference in expertise than a regular family physician provides. Her method is take T4 and TSH measurements, prescribe T4 medicine until they are within limits. That what Dr. Rao and the family physician did. So why pay the extra for a specialist? She didn't feel comfortable trying a combination of T3 and T4. She calls herself a traditional endocrinologist. However, if pressed she will reluctantly do T3, but her initial reaction was to recommend an endocrinologist who does use T3 and T4. So why pay the extra expense for her over a regular physician?
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ATLANTA, IN – Apr 30, 2019
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Love her - always considers everything wrong with me before changing how she is treating me as a patient!
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CURTIS BROWNING in ARCADIA, IN – Apr 24, 2019
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Dr Rao and her staff are great! They respond quickly to my questions and are very pro active in helping me manage my type 1 diabetes.
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Apr 07, 2019
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Dr. Rao is very professional and makes you feel comfortable. She is extremely knowledgeable and explains why she recommends a certain procedure or medication in a way that is easy to understand. She diagnosed my thyroid cancer when another MD did not. She saved my life! I highly recommend her and we are fortunate to have her in Indiana.
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Julie Quigley in Carmel, IN – Apr 06, 2019
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Listened, answered my questions. Very pleasant.
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Louise Swanson in Noblesville, IN – Mar 25, 2019
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Dr. Rao was so informative, she took her time, was kind, listened to my history, gave me options and convinced me that if I had a problem she would be happy to receive a call from me with follow up questions. It was a great visit!
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Anita B in Noblesville, IN – Feb 12, 2019
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Dr.Rao has an excellent bedside manner. She listens, she is knowledgable, and she cares. She is even conscientious of the fact that medical care and specialists can be expensive. She makes sure that you get the care you need within your financial means. That was a whole new concept to me. She is the whole package we hope for in our doctors.
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Fishers – Jan 16, 2019
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I have been very satisfied. Shes on top of what ever you need. That is hard to come by.
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Terri in NOBLESVILLE, IN – Jan 14, 2019
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Dr. Rao is a wonderful doctor. She listens and is willing to work with me on something I am concerned about with my health.
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Shelly in Fishers , IN – Dec 24, 2018
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Was very comfortable to talk with. Did not feel rushed and was seen very close to appointment time. A pleasure to visit this practice.
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Denis in Noblesville, IN – Nov 10, 2018
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Dr. Rao & her staff are incredibly welcoming & helpful. A huge plus is I don't ever have to wait more than 10-15 minutes from the time I arrive to the time I see the doctor; something lacking in the healthcare industry nowadays. I drive over two hours to come HERE because of their utmost excellence in care & medical professionalism. Dr. Rao is highly skilled with the uncommon diagnoses. You're more than just a number here: I highly recommend them.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Alissa in Valparaiso, IN – Sep 25, 2018
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Very approachable. Dr. Rao made me feel at ease to ask questions. She took a great deal of time to evaluate my condition.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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J.D. Herald in Carmel, IN – Sep 25, 2018
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Dr. Rao is an excellent, compassionate doctor. I definitely would recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Linda Acup – Sep 19, 2018
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Dr. Rao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rao

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rao treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rao treats other conditions, please contact the office at (317) 776-3520.

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Diabetes Counseling
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao performs Diabetes Counseling more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Rao performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Diabetic Ketoacidosis more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Thyroid Disease more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Hypothyroidism more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Hyperthyroidism
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rao treats Hyperthyroidism more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Rao treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Check Dr. Rao's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Rao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Aspiration or Injection of Thyroid Cyst
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Care Philosophy

Riverview Health offers a friendly, close-knit environment that helps me provide excellent, efficient and personalized patient care.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

Education

2015
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Fellowship Hospital
2013
University of Louisville Hospital
Residency Hospital
2010
Boston U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Riverview Health

Noblesville, IN

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Hancock Regional Hospital

Greenfield, IN

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

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