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Dr. Babar Rao, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Overall rating
4.5
Recent reviews
I only went in for a Botox consultation, as this is my first time trying it and I decided in advancethat I would consult with at least 2 doctors before doing it. He was very nice and answered all of my questions. The woman at the front desk was also very nice. His prices are very reasonable, I just wish he didn't have a 15 unit minimum, because it makes me wonder if he'd do 15 units or more when I really don't need that much. Perhaps it would make more sense if he just said each visit would be a minimum amount, regardless of the number of units... or that you can get your units rolled over into the next visit.
I only went in for a Botox consultation, as this is my first time trying it and I decided in advance that I would consult with at least 2 doctors beforedoing it. He was very nice and answered all of my questions. The woman at the front desk was also very nice. His prices are very reasonable, I just wish he didn't have a 15 unit minimum, because it makes me wonder if he'd do 15 units or more when I really don't need that much. Perhaps it would make more sense if he just said each visit would be a minimum amount, regardless of the number of units... or that you can get your units rolled over into the next visit.
Isadora H. · February 15, 2019
Class act and highly skilled. Get yourself checked each year - don't mess around. Also, don't be a fool, stay inschool.
Class act and highly skilled. Get yourself checked each year - don't mess around. Also, don't be a fool, stay in school.
Joseph B. · February 6, 2019

About Dr. Babar Rao

Dr. Babar K. Rao has over twenty years of specialty experience, is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology and is an affiliate member of The American Society for Mohs surgery. Dr Rao is considered a pioneer and international authority on Dermatoscopy, a non invasive method of skin cancer detection. Dr. Rao also provides the most advanced and effective cosmetic treatments, including injectables, microdermabrasion, and a full range of laser therapies. Dr.Rao is currently the Acting Chair and an Associate Clinical Professor of the Department of Dermatology at UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rawalpindi Medical University, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Cornell University, Residency in Dermatology
  • New York University Medical Center (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society of Dermatopathology
  • Association of Professors of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1447275904

Dr. Babar Rao's office locations

Rao Dermatology

95 First Ave.

Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Rao Dermatology

850 Woodbridge Center Drive, B

Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095

Rao Dermatology

345 East 37th Street, Suite 317

New York, NY 10016

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Really great visit. Fast and knowledgeable and attentive!
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Fine except for front desk person.
Less than 3 months ago
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Amazing dermatologist! He saw me right away and was super friendly.
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Have been going to Dr. Rao for a few years, and am very satisfied with the quality of service and care.
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Always excellent.
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No wait time, great support from doctor and quick solution for my issue.
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I appreciated that there was no wait time!Courteous and respectful staff. Doctor was attentive and listened to my concerns. Appointments are extremely easy to book via application.
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He diagnosed quickly but seemed overbooked. We have seen him several times since as well as the nurse practitioner and are very happy with the office since, all follow ups were short waits it was just the first one that wewaited about an hour. All others were less than 5 minutes so maybe they were just short staffed that day. We plan on continuing with them as our derm.
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Only minutes
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He is very professional and caring about any concern you have.
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Super fast and overall great visit! He was SO nice and made me feel very comfortable!
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Efficient, no nonsense (no labs, etc.): diagnose, advise, prescribe and go kind of guy.
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He was so fast and so nice. Answered all my questions and made me feel a lot better
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Dr. Rao is great. Both my husband and I have been to him over the past 20 years and highly recommend.
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Dr Rao is knowledgeable and thorough in his profession.
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Fantastic!
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I've been his patient for several years (and his colleague, Dr. Noor) and he is simply fantastic. Everything about him!
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Both, Dr. Rao and Dr. Noor have impeccable bedside manner, are very knowledgeable and reassuring, which is why I will keep coming back. The office staff is polite and efficient. An overall very pleasant experience.
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Patient and answered all my questions rather than rushing me out.
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Quick and easy. I needed some cortisone injections - I was in and out. Perfect for what I needed.
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Felt very rushed and didn't think he really listened to my concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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Arrived early and did not have to redo paperwork I had all ready submitted via the app, which was a plus. Fast friendly service.
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He didn't listen to what I was there for and tried to sell me on laser treatments that I told him I didn't want. Pretty disappointing.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Rao is a great professional with a happy, light and warm personality. I have been his patient since my melanoma in 2007 and from NJ i go to NYC because i trust his lnowledge and experience in the field.
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Every 10 minute appointment intervals?? what....maybe.... hmm.... No...
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This is sort of a weird review....5 stars to the admin up front. She was super sweet and nice...and she seemed to know what she was doing. This is shockingly rare in NYC. Anyways- Dr. Rao. I had a late dayappointment, so i think i will chalk up my experience to that. He was rushed- very RUSHED. He clearly wanted to go home. I went in for a very minor issue and he prescribed me everything I asked for- no questions. So, if yo uwant a doctor who spends minimal time examining you, but gives you whatever you want...he's your man. If you want someone to really look at you, schedule the appointment for the AM and maybe be more assertive. Again, he was nice and clearly knows what he's doing, but I think i couldve said I wanted benzos and he would have been like "ok'. Instead I just got Retin A for anti-ageing!! oh- side note....the office DID help me get that script approved by insurance when they had to call after intially putting a hold on it, so that's pretty awesome. I use it for pure cosmetic issues, so it was nice to get that approved/covered. Will make another appointment for a follow- up and see what his real deal is.
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Short and sweet
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The best derm I've ever seen. Patient, caring and realistic about treatment. Very good listener.
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Extremely short visit with the doctor.
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First office visit, everything went great. Going back next week for a treatment with Dr.Khan.
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Best dermatologyist I have yet to see in NYC.
More than 1 year ago
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Friendly, punctual, nice office, good location, seems very knowledgable, staff was very professional.
More than 1 year ago
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I went into this doctor to be treated for my acne and I left the office crying. How does that even happen? I went in with no makeup on (obviously) and my skin isn't the best right now but it iscertainly not worth the nurses audible gasps. Overall the staff was unsympathetic and insensitive. The thing that pushed me to tears was hearing the doctor make fun of the treatment my previous doctor prescribed to me through the door of the room that I was in. He accused me of making it up?? I'm sorry... who does that? If I ignore the bizarre lows of the appt... I did leave the doctor with a couple of good prescriptions and a coupon to fill one my insurance wouldn't cover. However, I will NOT be returning for a follow up. Back to the search for a good derm in NYC!
More than 1 year ago
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This doctor did prescribe me a wash that cured my acne. However, when I requested a refill he insisted that I come back in although the medication worked fine and I wasn't looking for anything new. This is face wash here,not heart medication (ended up ordering something with similar ingredients online until I saw my regular doctor). After I told him that I refused to come back in and pay a co-pay for the same medication his reception was quite rude to me. And I suddenly received a bill in the mail today for an office visit that my insurance has already paid for back in September. I do NOT recommend,.
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Firstly, I'd like to say that he was warm, welcoming, and the entire office was extremely efficient and professional. Not only was Dr. Rao kind and welcoming, but he was an extremely greta listener and was able to diagnose my skinissue within minutes after looking at my back and asking a few questions. I will definitely come back to this office for my next appointment/emergency.
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Fantastic visit. Really appreciated Dr. Rao's practical approach.
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I would highly recommend Rao Dermatology to anyone seeking a dermatologist. The office staff were all so pleasant and professional! Dr. Rao is extremely personable and was patient in regards to my acne concerns. The visit was quick yet thorough,which I appreciated. Tip: Once you book your appointment on Zocdoc, fill out any paperwork you can on here to avoid additional time spent in office before your appointment. As a new patient only having to pay my copay then quickly seeing Dr. Rao shortly after was perfect.
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The appointment was straight forward and very helpful. Everyone in the office was very professional, helpful, and kind. Everything was clear and I never felt like I didn't know what to do next. I would happily recommend Dr. Rao.
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He did not really address my concerns, You never want to leave a doctors office with a new scar on your face. I will never recommend him for any facial skin concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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The best
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Great
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It was my first time seeing a dermatologist. Dr. Rao and his staff were pleasant and personable. The appointment itself was about 9 min. I expected, and would have liked to spend more time. I felt a little rushed. Is that the direction health care is going in these days?
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It was a very fast visit. A little unconventional, meaning every doctor I've ever been to had my medical history in front of them asking me questions, I wasn't asked what medications I taking, etc. Didn't happen here. Not bad, just different.
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Never had to wait, Dr Rao and entire staff are highly knowledgeable.
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Great service, felt a tad rushed BUT felt 100% confident he was able to solve my problem.
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Nice experience with zocdoc. And doctor. He tacking care immediately. Thank you zocdoc
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While the wait was a little longer than I'd usually like, the office staff were very friendly and the doctor was great! My appointment was quite short but didn't feel rushed at all. Dr Rao addressed my concerns quickly and thoroughly,and answered all my questions. I am always so happy to find a doctor with a good bedside manner.
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If you need a dermatologist just go here. Don't think twice. Courteous knowledge and very professional
More than 1 year ago
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