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Dr. Chethana Rao, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Chethana Rao is a caring and diligent primary care doctor serving the Fairfax, VA community. Dr. Rao attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, where she received her medical degree. She then completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Rao is a part of Prima Medicine and Privia Medical Group. She is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, VA and is a member of the American College of Physicians, Alabama Chapter and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. Dr. Rao is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She welcomes patients that speak English, Spanish, Hindi, and Kannada. Dr. Rao treats a range of conditions, and she prides herself on delivering the best treatment available. **Please book Annual Physicals prior to 10:00 A.M.**

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Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania State University, Geisinger Health System (Internal Medicine)
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
  • American College of Physicians, Alabama Chapter

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1710917869

Office locations

Prima Medicine

3903 Fair Ridge Dr, Suite 218

Fairfax, VA 22033

Prima Medicine

43130 Amberwood Plaza, Suite 130

South Riding, VA 20152

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Dr. Rao is great! Friendly and thorough. The nurses and assistants are all friendly as well. Highly recommend!
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The doctor Rodino, Surin UKN is great, I absolutely recommend her.
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I was treated by the most beautiful looking nurse who gave me the best treatment ever. This place has angels walking around. Very professional and thoughtful women. I Loved it. If you are having a bad day, this is the place to go to cheer yourself up.
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The doctor was very pleasant and personable. I was seen as soon as I arrived and everything was state of the art and efficient.
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Worth it. She is awesome.!Go see her! She is really nice.
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I am always thrilled with the treatment I receive at Dr. Rao’s office. Today was the first time I saw Rena and give her 5 stars. Like Dr. Rao and Surin, she takes time to get to know her patients andis really caring and knowledgeable. Thanks to the awesome staff at Prima Medicine, I never dread going to the doctor for routine visits anymore!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Rao is very personable and takes her time - did not seem rushed to move onto the next patient. Support staff is also very nice and efficient.
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Nice staff, clean facility, answered all of my questions.
Less than 1 year ago
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We've recently shifted to Northern Virginia and were looking for a PCP for both of us.. After quite bit of search online, we decided to visit Dr. Rao.. And we must say, it was really a good decision.. She is agreat doctor who listened very carefully all the issues and concerns we had and prescribed the correct measures to get us cured. She was very patient, detail oriented and spent some good amount of time with both of us to address our health issues. We got our next appointment scheduled within a month and we're really thankful to have found Dr. Rao.. Thank You!
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Great doctor very helpful and knowledgeable.
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Excellent experience. Knowledgeable, friendly staff.
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She was terrible! She wanted me to change my specialists and go to her friends. I like the doctors I go to now. She saw I was very, very sick and needed a good doctor. Yesterday she told her nurse practitionerthat I should look for another doctor if I don't change my specialists. I am still in shock. I've never been fired from a doctor's office before. Beware of this one, not good!
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I signed up to see the doctor but was seen by a Nurse Practitioner without explanation. She seemed reasonably competent but I never met the doctor. Visits are very fee heavy, just to be seen. Ridiculous. I cannot even be madat my insurance company for refusing to give the total that was asked for. Will not return.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Rao has amazing bedside manner. She was super friendly and made me feel completely comfortable. She answered all of the questions I had.
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Dr. Rao was very thorough, attentive and warm. It's been awhile since I have a doctor's visit that that as professional, as it was pleasant.
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Very knowledgeable and felt like she really cared!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Rao was very detailed in her assessment. She was very kind and professional. Definitely will go back again.. (hopefully not too soon)
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Not only is Dr. Rao totally on it, so is her entire staff. I think it's rare to find a good physician who listens who also has a high performing team around them. This was just a really efficient visit, andDr. Rao still had time to answer questions and give some good advice during the visit. Moreover, I was able to get a flu shot added on really easily. They have great hours if I do get sick during flu season, though! I needed a referral that Dr. Rao sent through so quickly that the referring physician's office called me to schedule the appointment before I even got home.
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Wonderful first visit w/ Dr. Rao, my new primary care provider. Her entire staff are courteous and efficient. Her facilities are clean and have the latest technology. She herself is easy to talk with, explains procedures clearly, and comesacross as a caring, empathetic, and highly competent doctor. I am very impressed and happy to have found her practice.
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Dr. Rao is empathic and thorough. She spent time with me without hurrying and listened to what I had to say and didn't treat me like a complete ignoramus which many physicians do with their patients. Office staff very competent. Very clean environment too. I highly recommend Dr. Rao!
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She is best Doctor!??
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Dr. Chethana is very professional, and so is her staff. They are all very polite, and spot on time every single time. The Dr. does a good job following up with me, and makes sure I have all the time Ineed to ask any questions or express any concerns. I highly recommend her.
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Dr Rao and all her staff were very professional. I'm also bringing in my wife for a check-up with Dr Rao and we'll keep her as our primary physician!
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Shes a wonderful physician that made me feel at ease.
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Dr. Rao was extremely easy to talk to, seems like she genuinely cares, and was a great listener.
More than 1 year ago
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She was kind and the staff their was great!
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She was excellent Dr.
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She was very knowledgable and took time to explain things. I did not feel rushed or like I was just a number.
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I was very pleased with the attention and care I received. I was seen at the Loudoun Office and everyone there was extremely professional and pleasant. I would certainly recommend them. I felt that they were very thorough and seemed truly interested in me as a patient.
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Excellent and professional attention. All the staff is outstanding, they are willing to answer all questions and help.
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Dr. Rao was very professional and courteous. My only issue is that I was called into the patient room before I could even finish filling up my paperwork.
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The doctor was really patient with me, and took the time to make sure that I fully understand my symptoms. The whole experience was really pleasant. The entire team was also very professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr.Rao and her staff was excellent! Dr.Rao was very thorough with my exam and everyone there was polite and courteous. Best doctor I've went to in years.
More than 1 year ago
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This review is based off of my first visit. As far as I could tell, it went well and everyone was friendly enough. Dr. Rao seemed knowledgeable and was willing to hear any of my issues. She quickly and expertly addressed them.
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I was pleased of the efficiency, short wait time and accuracy of my treatment. Dr. Rao was able to diagnose me right away and had me out of the office in less than 30 minutes. I did not feel rushed butthe short wait time was ideal since I needed to get to work quickly.I also was able to get an appointment rapidly with zoc doc. I will definitely be going back!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Rao is excellent. She is personal and very thorough. I appreciate the time she took to discuss my health and provide relevant information and recommendations. I highly recommend her!
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I really liked Dr Chethana Rao, very nice person , very good listener. I will keep her as my primary doctor. Super!
More than 1 year ago
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I had a great experience with the entire office. Everyone was very personable, friendly, and patient. Highly recommend.
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It was great.
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I really enjoyed my consultation with her. She was congenial, engaged and quick to be concerned. She allowed me to fully explain my circumstances and began formulating a plan of action. I trust that as we move forward, I am in very capable hands.
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The experience with the doctor was good. I liked her relaxed approach to my problem and feel quite confident. Thank you,
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Great experience! I love that they are with the technology times--their system updates my personal client portal with my information. The staff was super sweet and Dr. Rao was very attentive and helpful. She addressed all my concerns, suggestedand demonstrated exercises for my knee pain, and helped me understand some nutrition concerns I had. I appreciated her patience with me when I disclosed I do not do well with needles and she stood by me talking to me to help me through it! Overall I am more than satisfied! I definitely recommend her! First office I've seen that goes above and beyond.
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Dr. Rao is so nice to work with. She listens, clearly cares about her patients, and is open to different approaches; I'm so thankful to have found her! I would also add that the staff are friendly & helpful and thatthe office is clean. No issues on parking or garages to hassle with either, which is a huge plus in this area!
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Excellent visit. I was taken in by the nurse immediately and Dr. Rao came into the room shortly after the nurse was done. She listened to my problems and carefully examined my issues. I didn't feel rushed or that my symptoms were ignored.
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She's very thorough, listens to all your concerns and is an amazing doctor!
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Chethana Rao was great! She answered all my concers, detailed, felt very comfortable with her! I planned to visit her office again!
More than 1 year ago
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I have been looking for a new Primary Care doctor for a couple of years after mine closed her practice. I was very happy with my visit and felt I was given enough time to explain my issues. I will definitelybe back for other visits. Dr. Rao has a relaxed bed-side manner and I felt comfortable from the moment I walked through the door.
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This was my first time visiting Dr. Rao. She was very nice, personable and gave me a lot of information regarding my health. I will definitely go again :)
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I was very satisfied with dr. Rao's session. Her clinic took me in right away when I told her I needed to see her for personal emergency reasons. Her bedside manners were amazing, she was very knowledgable and took time toanswer all the questions I had. I would highly recommend everybody to go to her clinic! She and her staff are great!
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Dr. Rao inroduced herself beforet the end of my appointment. Had a great appointment with her FNP Erica Berry. Very warm office atmosphere. Highly recommend.
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