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Dr. U Prakash Rau, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Rau

Harbor Medical Associates

1681 Washington St Ste 2 Braintree, MA 02184

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Dr. U Prakash Rau, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Braintree, MA and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University in 1971 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Rau accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Rau's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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Dr. Rau treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rau treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
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Dr. Rau treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rau treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rau treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rau treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rau's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Rau's Reviews

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With Dr Rau's continued support for my gastrointestinal problems I dont now what I'd do, he treats me as a respected human being, explains everything in detail and relieves any anixeties I may have. His expertise is exceptional and i have been going to him for almost 10 yrs. He IS the bestdoctor! His staff especially Pricilla is like no other doctors I've ever had the pleasure of meeeting!
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I had a scary condition and Dr. Rau set my mind at ease and through his care and guidance I've almost completely recovered. It's always a pleasure to see him as much as I can't stand going to a Doctors office He is wonderful. Highly recommend !
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Friendly, efficient office staff, caring, compassionate nursing staff. I was an anxious wreck and they were wonderful while they worked to keep me calm. Dr Rau spent time with me also, explaining everything and helping ease my anxiety. I highly recommend this medical practice.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. U Prakash Rau, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Braintree, MA and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University in 1971 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Boston University Med Ctr/Univ Hp
Residency Hospital
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Residency Hospital
1971
Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
Medical School
1971

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

South Shore Hospital

South Weymouth, MA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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