Dr. Babar Rao, MD, FAAD

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345 East 37th Street, Suite 317, New York, NY, 10016
95 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716
850 Woodbridge Center Drive, B, Woodbridge Township, NJ, 07095

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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

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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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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 day appointment, 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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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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Friendly, punctual, nice office, good location, seems very knowledgable, staff was very professional.

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Best dermatologyist I have yet to see in NYC.

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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 is certainly 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!

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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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Fantastic visit. Really appreciated Dr. Rao's practical approach.

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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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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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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.

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If you need a dermatologist just go here. Don't think twice. Courteous knowledge and very professional

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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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All the other great reviews are correct. A very professional person with a well run office.

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Dr Rao was very professional! Would definitely recommend to others. Clean office, friendly staff!

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Highly experienced and able to diagnose very quickly and recommended right treatment

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I booked a last minute appointment, and it was absolutely seamless. Both Dr. Rao and the assistant were kind and helpful. Highly recommended!

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he was quick, to the point and very pleasant!

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Dr Rao is the only dermatologist i trust after my melanoma diagnosis 9 years ago. He is one of the best most experienced in his field and alway on the latest research and technology.

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Never had to wait, Dr Rao and entire staff are highly knowledgeable.

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Warm, professional demeanor and efficient!

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I really enjoyed this experience. The receptionist was very lovely and pleasant, as was the nurse or physician's assistant. The doctor appraised me quickly and listened to my issues with past dermatological treatments. He gave a me a prescription that addressed my concerns. The office was extremely clean. I will be recommendin Dr. Rao to friends!

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My wait time was less than five minutes and the office was clean, with polite support staff. Dr. Rao was nice and definitely knows his stuff, but I have to agree with the other reviewers who mentioned that the appointment seemed rushed. Normally this would be great, but I went for a pretty severe skin issue and I could have used a little more support and time for questions.

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Booked a visit because I was concerned about several moles on my body. He spent 20 seconds examining said I was fine and was ready to walk out of the door. For the co-pay I paid, I just felt like it was such a low level service. I'm happy and confident that he is right (he seems very smart) but I would really prefer a doctor that is open to spending 5 minutes to be more thorough and help educate me. I do not plan on returning back to this office.

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Really caring & knows what he's doing.

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My appointment was at 1:30, I got there early and was seen right away. The staff there are very pleasant and helpful.

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Overall, the experience was ok. I made the appt through zocdoc which was super easy and I found the place fairly easily as well. The woman behind the front desk was super nice, as was the Medical Assistant. Dr. Rao was also great, but I felt a little rushed. I was there to have my acne addressed, and while I understand there's only one of a few paths to take in treating it, I was looking for someone to take more than 5-10 minutes with me. I opted not to go for ingested pills (antibiotics, Accutane, etc.) but by the time I had left I wish I had been able to ask more questions. While I do appreciate not having a long wait time and generally prefer when a doctor cuts to the chase, but I hadn't been to a dermatologist in my adult life and I am already not proud of my skin, so I was looking for someone to be a little more sympathetic and help in educating me instead of sort of rushing to the solution. One more thing that was somewhat positive despite being a little frustrating - For some reason, my insurance doesn't cover one of the prescriptions he had given me so the office called and let me know how I could treat it myself with something else. And they were proactive about it - so it was less embarrassing than going to Duane Reade and finding out it wasn't covered.

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Overall great.

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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 skin issue 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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Fast, nice staff.

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Really wonderful experience with Dr. Rao. Highly recommended!

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