Dr. Gautami Rao, MD

Neurologist

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Dr. Rao is a board certified epileptologist. She joined our practice from North East Regional Epilepsy Group in Hackensack, New Jersey. Dr. Rao was the Medical Director at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Unit of New Jersey Neuroscience Institute until 2013. She has also served as the Director of Epilepsy Services at Westchester Neurological Clinic at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown, New York. In addition, She was a clinical instructor at Yale West Haven in Connecticut. Dr. Rao completed an epilepsy fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her neurology residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. She received her MBBS from Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore, India, and she received her Bachelor Degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

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Nice Dr. and lady, but in general the office on a whole was so unorganized... no one really seemed to know what they were doing including the Dr... in regards to, who was supposed to be doing what!? And medically they were trying to go forward in a way that I wasn't comfortable with, especially since they didn't really seem to understand the true nature of my illness, since it's a very rare genetic illness. The whole situation didn't give me the confidence to continue going to them. To be quite honest, I'm sorry to say that the whole experience became just a waste of my valuable time.

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What bothered me the most was that after going to her 2 times, which she mostly spoke about herself and her practice and why she moved and how the city is so eclectic from her Jersey practice, I was not notified that she left the NYC practice. I was emailed to remind me of the appointment so when I called to reschedule, they informed me that she left and they had no forwarding information. She never ever contacted her patients to let them know tat she was leaving!

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I've seen her before but at this visit I was told that I was going to get a new doctor because Dr. Rao was no longer working at this office. The new doctor was ok, but he was intimidating.

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Dr. Gautami Rao was very nice and is going to help me with my migraines.

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She listened to me and was able to diagnose the problem immediately. She was kind and reassuring.

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Dr. Rao was great when I got to see her, but that was the issue. She canceled appointments twice. Once after I had trekked to the city and already waited 30 minutes. Do not recommend.

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Very helpful will definitely go back and refer her to everyone I know

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This was my first visit. They were very busy, so I had a bit of a wait, but once I was seen by the doctor, things ran pretty smoothly. Doctor Rao was very pleasant and thorough, and the staff were all efficient and kind. So far I have no complaints!

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My consultation with Dr. Rao was a really good experience. I wasn't sure what to expect when I went to see her for possible nerve damage. Dr. Rao is a straight shooter (I prefer the direct approach) as well as was a really good listener who made me feel like I was speaking with a friend. Dr. Rao eased any concerns I had while showing care and compassion for the necessary tests that needed to be done. I would definitely recommend seeing her if you need a neurologist.

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Dr. Rao is very personable and takes her time with you. Highly recommend her.

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Dr Rao was able to see me 2 days after my concussion and has been looking after medical treatment and rehabilitation referrals. She's genuinely concerned about my well being and has a lovely personality. However, I think the clinic itself can be quite disorganised e.g. processing payments/ refunds but the overall care I received from Dr Rao has been 5-star.

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I like that she listen to me. She didn't brush it to the side lime my former neurologist did.

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THE DR WAS ON HER CELL PHONE, THE ENTIRE OFFICE VISIT. WHEN ASKED A QUESTION, SHE WOULD CUT ME OFF, AND DIDNT ALLOW ME TO FULLY ANSWER. VERY UNSATIFIED

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Excellent doctor. She is very professional and knowledgeable. The doctor collected my data, and then prescribed the right meds for me. She is very caring and careful about side effects of meds. It was a breeze knowing that, I finally find a good doctor!!!! Her physical examination was very good and complete. I feel very confident that, this MD will help me getting better. This doctor listen to her patients. Thank you Dr. Rao. Her medical stuff is good too. Sincerely, Camelia

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I came to her for dizziness and headaches. I had a disc from my previous brain MRI. She didn't want to see it only asked for report. Every neurologist should be able to read brain MRI. I had concerns and ask if she would sent me for another MRI... she said no. Instead did some test on me with results in weeks... they have too many patients.... in weeks I won't need it anymore. I asked her to prescribe me migraine meds since I ran out of refills . She said ok but never did. I called the office and they put me in hold and then hung up.... such a waste of time

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Dr. Rao was extremely comforting and thorough with her examination and recommendations. Highly recommend!

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Everybody was nice and knowledgable.

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She is very nice and listens to her patients' problems. Wait time could be a little better but overall she does her job

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Dr. Rao thoughtfully processed all of my concerns and inquiries relevant to her speciality in order to determine the next step for managing or testing as needed. Additionally, Dr. Rao offered comprehensive insight to my concerns that only a truly concerned specialist provides. Supporting medical staff are also personable as well!

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She is brilliant, so personable, friendly and funny. I really wish I could see her for everything.

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She was direct but kind. I highly recommend her.

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Dr Rao is amazing! She saw me right away, was incredibly personable and really took a good deal of time to assess my concussion. I would highly recconend her to a friend or patient of mine.

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It went really well--she is very direct, honest and extremely helpful.

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Dr. Rao has a warm bedside manner. I have only seen her once but I feel she did a good job.

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Thoughtful, engaging, thorough and overall a great doctor. Felt very well taken care of.

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I highly recommend Dr. Rao. She is thorough, warm, solution oriented. She is giving me my life back.

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Professional yet felt like you were talking to a friend, which I appreciate. Looking forward to my follow up appointment.

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