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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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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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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Fast, nice staff.

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Really wonderful experience with Dr. Rao. Highly recommended!

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Very friendly doctor and staff. The visit itself was lightening speed. He look at what I was concerned about and quickly told me I was fine.

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Dr. Rao is a super dermatologist supported by an articulate, efficient staff in a spotless, modern office in one of the most beautiful medical buildings in the city!

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Best doctor experience ever. The front desk woman extremely efficient (and beautiful), and got me situated right away. I was legitimately in and out of the office within 20 minutes, with a prescription waiting for me at my local pharmacy. If every doctor's office worked as efficiently as this one, America would be a much better place.

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Good experience, nice and responsive staff. I'd recommend him!

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38 minute wait, 6 minute visit. And when I was told my prescription would probably be ready in 10 minutes, I get to my pharmacy, it hasn't even been called in. I really hope this was an off day because Babar himself seemed lovely.

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Spent all of 5 minutes with me, didn't give me a chance to ask follow up questions, and kept me waiting for 20 min, after which he came in holding a cup of coffee accompanied by 2 other people. After I left the room he saw me in, I saw him finishing his coffee with his friends. The script he gave me also ran out in 2 weeks when he told me to use it for 4. Bought a store brand equivalent and it healed up.

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Very informative and extremely accommodating!

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None of my concerns were answered that I discussed. I was told to make another apointment. I asked if my insurance covered the visit and the receptionist said yes. They charged my insurance and then sent me a bill for the rest. I went to another dermatologist and they treated me on the spot. I had no additional charges from the 2nd doctor.

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Well spoken, kind, efficient. Dr. Rao was great and I recommend him as a dermatologist. His office staff members are very sweet as well!

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He was brief with the examination and treatment recommendation but was willing to answer my questions. I went for a specific skin issue and not an all around physical so I think it was appropriate. Very clean office. Short to no wait time. Would recommend.

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just found my new dermatologist!

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Not very thorough when he examined me, the appointment itself was too rushed. A very slow process writing out my prescriptions.

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Nice office. Very nice Dr.

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I liked him. He was nice, professional, knowledgeable. His staff was friendly and professional. I will definitely be back. Already scheduled my next appointment.

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Dr. Rao is excellent. His office is friendly and efficient. His medical assistant, Matilda, is also very nice and competent. Overall a great experience.

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Office was quiet, they took me right at scheduled time. He prescribed me a medication that is not covered by insurance, however, and was not happy with the recommendation to treat my condition.

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Professional and knowledgeable.

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The doctor came in had a quick look (less than 2 minutes) said he will be right back and never did. Sent the nurse to apply a cream and discuss the follow up appointment.

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great expereince, good people!

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Efficient and friendly!

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Short, sweet and to the point!

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I had a full agenda to go over with Dr. Rao. He was a good listener and speedy.

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It was fine. He was a pretty straight forward dermatologist. Appointment was fast.

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Satisfactory first experience.

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He's a relatively new physician for me -- I changed to his office last year. The office is professionally run, the people who work for him are terrific, punctual, responsive and gracious. He himself is amazing and knowledgeable. I've told everyone I know to go to him!

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