Dr. Terrence Rager, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 41
  
Dr. Rager
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio

1725 S Main St Findlay, OH 45840

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(419) 423-0424

Dr. Terrence Rager, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Findlay, OH. He is affiliated with Blanchard Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rager to book an appointment.


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Dr. Rager's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Acute Diverticulitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colon Surgery
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Open Hernia Procedures
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Sigmoid Diverticulitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Ventral Hernia

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(419) 423-0424

Dr. Rager accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Medicare
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Thank you for taking care of Mom the week she was in the hospital till she had surgery. You explained the procedure so she understood and that her family did too. She is better and back to her favorite hobby of sewing. Thanks also for listening to her stories.
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I struggled with pain after meals for over 25 years and saw numerous doc's. I had been diagnosed with IBS and thought this was one of those thing in life I would just have to deal with. Dr. Rager explained what an over active Gaul Bladder is and removed mine. I have been pain free for 3 years! Thank you Dr. Rager!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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M'Shell Wight – Jul 24, 2020
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Dr. Rager was fantastic. He truly listened to me as a patient and wanted me to make the decision best for ME. He listened to my concerns and made sure I had complete understanding of my options before I made a decision. I had no complications with my surgery. He is a great surgeon and knows his medicine. Dr. Rager truly cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr Rager is my mother’s surgeon who diagnosed her colon cancer. His conversation with me regarding the options were factual & informative. Mom is 86 with Alzheimer’s but overall good health. Decision for removal of the affected area of the colon was made & Dr Rager conferred with Dr Harris to do colonoscopy. She was absolutely amazing also. Mom’s surgery went incredibly well. Dr Rager as mentioned in so many reviews acted as though she was his only patient. Our family can’t say enough about his skill & amazing ability to care for his patient. Pocatello is so blessed to have this incredible Doctor!
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Wayne Hanners – Jun 20, 2019
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From the moment we met Dr. Rager, we knew he was very special! Not only did he go above and beyond what we would expect of a surgeon, but, he made me feel like I was his only patient! The extra time he gave to me was incredible! He treated me like I was his mother and it didn't stop at the hospital. He checked on me several times when I was home. My memory of my surgeries may eventually dim over the years, but my memories of Dr. Rager will stay with me forever! Dr. Rager is an amazing doctor!
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Sharon Dahlke in Downey, ID – Feb 26, 2019
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Dr Rager is an excellent surgeon. He took the time to find out if our baby needed her umbilical hernia repaired now or waiting until she was older. He made is phone calls and got back with us very quickly. Dr Rager made this process very easy for all of us. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
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Lacey Rock – Nov 09, 2018
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Dr Rager is a supper good Dr that I would highly recommend ! Great bedside manor, easy to talk to , very good at explaining your medical options and procedure ! I can’t say enough good about him !
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
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Kim Gerback in Pocatello, ID – Aug 11, 2018
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Very satisfied with Dr Rager. Very kind and caring. Husband Dennis and I are very very grateful he was at the hospital the night of his ATV accident.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dennis Hernandez in Pocatello, ID – Jul 20, 2018
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He did a great job on my husbands hernia surgery. He is very nice and explained everything
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
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Duane wagner in Pocatello, ID – Jun 27, 2018
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Dr Rager is very personable and did a great job explaining my procedure. thank you. KG
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
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Kevin galloway in ID – Jun 27, 2018
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Dr. Rager takes the time to explain all aspects of the surgery. He makes sure his patients understand what is going to be done, what the recovery time is and what they should expect after surgery. His after care is also excellent, making sure all the patients questions are answered.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Judy Philips in Pocatello, ID – Jun 26, 2018
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Judy, thanks for your kind words. Happy to help!
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Dr.Rager is a very good listener, competent and very caring. Not only did he have excellent insight into my husband's ailment, he recognized his need to see an urologist. Dr. Raver personally went to the urology dept. to find someone who was available and accompanied us to the appointment he set up. We'll not forget his care. The upshot of this was my husband was cleared for an imminent family trip to Mexico.
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
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Dave and Edith Chamberlain in POCATELLO, ID – Jun 16, 2018
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Dr. Rager removed my gall bladder June 1, 2018. He was very attentive, concerned, thorough and took person interest in me. He kept me and my wife informed with tests that were given to determine if surgery was necessary. I appreciated his conservative manner, he did not just rush into surgery. He also consulted with my family physician through the whole process. We were 100% satisfied with his professional and personal care. I would recommend him for your surgery.
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
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Darth West in Pocatello, ID – Jun 16, 2018
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Dr. Rager helped me in a tremendous time of need. He was called in and came promptly. He didn’t have demeanor of just waking up or feeling put out. He was very kind and explained all my options. The post opt appointment he was very professional and made sure that i was healthy enough to go back to work. All in all I think he was kind and he cared. I also know he was good because I was back on my feet right away. Thanks doctor .
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
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Lacey in Pocatello , ID – Jun 16, 2018
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Dr. Rager did my emergency appendectomy. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. He was personable and very thorough. I would highly recommend him for surgical procedures. Thanks Dr. Rager for helping me get back to normal.
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
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Christina Higley in MALAD CITY, Idaho – Jun 05, 2018
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Dr. Rager performed sugery for a redundant sigmoid volvulus. I had never heard of it and I was pretty sick by the time I went to the hospital. He did a good job with the surgery and managing my pain after. My body did not respond as well as expected and my recovery was longer. Dr. Rager came to see me, or sent an associate ro see me each day. He talked with me about each procedure before and checked on me during. I felt he really cared about my recovery.
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
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Elizabeth Nelson in McCammon Idaho – May 28, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Rager for a fairly routine procedure. After he examined me, he ordered some additional testing that revealed a much more serious life threatening condition that I was not at all prepared to deal with at the time. Terry consulted with other doctors and specialists to find the best possible solution for me. He made himself accessible to me and my family every step of the way. I received the best possible surgical outcome. I would recommend Terry to anyone I care about.
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
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Mike in Pocatello, ID – May 26, 2018
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Dr. Rager took care of me for 29 days in the hospital and 3 months afterwards. He was the best doctor I have ever had. He took excellent care of me, he daily showed concern and compassion for my condition and would come in every day saying "I've been thinking about you last night and this is what we need to do....". Dr. Rager even communicated with me via his personal cell phone many times to check in on my condition. I am alive today because of Dr. Rager!!!! He's the best surgeon around!
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
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Deana England in American Falls, ID – May 24, 2018
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Dr. Rager helped my dad so much!! After several other physicians failed to take care of the source of his pain, a lipoma on his hip, Dr. Rager removed it with complete success. He was compassionate and professional as well as competent! I would totally recommend him.
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
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Shannon Sudweeks in Pocatello, Idaho – May 21, 2018
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I know Dr. Rager is an excellent surgeon. But he's also very personable, he listens, he let me express my concerns. He is confident and put me at ease. He made sure that the outcome was the very best for my situation. He called me at home to make sure all was well, and if I had any questions. I feel anyone would be grateful to be under his care.
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
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Marianne Healea in Pocatello, ID – May 19, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide the same quality of surgical care I would want my own family members and closest friends to receive.  Because of my rural upbringing...Read more

Biography

Dr. Terry Rager was raised in a small rural Pennsylvania town of 700 people.  During his high school years, he spent a lot of time outdoors year-round...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Trauma Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

2017
The Ohio State University Med Center Columbus Oh
Residency Hospital
2016
Masters Of Medical Science
2015
Nationwide Children's Hospital
2011
The Ohio State University Med Center Columbus Oh
Internship Hospital
2006
Masters Of Science Anatomy
2006
The Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
2002
Pennsylvania State Univ.
Undergraduate School

Awards

Media & Publications

  • >https://www.localnews8.com/news/pocatello/doctors-calling-burley-teenager-a-miracle-after-he-survives-a-long-night-of-close-calls/745979249,
  • >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6jZLwUSgE4,

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Locations

Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio

Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio1725 S Main St Findlay, OH 45840
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 8:30am - 11:45am
    • Wed: 8:00am - 11:00am
    • Thu: 8:30am - 11:45am
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Blanchard Valley Hospital

Findlay, OH

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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