Dr. Kavita Rao, MD

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4957 38th Ave North, Suite C, St Petersburg, FL, 33710
2101 Indian Rocks Road South, Accumed Plaza, Largo, FL, 33774

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Please expect a phone call from practice prior to appointment. Dr. Rao graduated from Michigan State University’s Internal Medicine residency program in 2001. After graduation, she joined Oakwood Healthcare System’s Complementray & Alternative Medical Center as an Assistant Director providing integration of internal medicine and traditional Alternative Medical therapies. In 2007 Dr. Rao began her practice in Pinellas County and is dedicated to providing “Excellence and Compassionate Care” as a primary care/internal medicine doctor in her office, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. She has staff privileges in most hospitals and care giving facilities in Largo, Clearwater, Dunedin, and St. Petersburg. She welcomes both new and current patients to her new office, where most insurances are accepted, as well as providing fee services.

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I was pleased with my doctor visit with Dr. Kavita Rao. She is a very nice doctor. I am happy with her service,

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her office is great, made me feel right at home. and treated me right away for symptoms. iwould highly recommend her office.

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Very comforting and professional!

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Horrible experience for my first time ever going in for primary care..she was very rude and unprofessional came in with nurse basically didn’t want to help assist me or even acknowledge me nonchalant like my visit was purposeless just standing there with a disgust look I haven’t had one ant type of check up in years acting like it was pointless for me to want to get my body checked out had a attitude the whole time snobby..as nurse was trying to be helpful and apologetic she stood there like whatever without saying a single word and when I walked out I hear her talking crap about me in the back yelling all my business never in my life would I walk in that place I wish it was someone above her head I can complain to about this being that I wasted two hours for nothing meanwhile I have great insurance must’ve have thought I was broke hopeless I really felt like she was discriminating me this lady really had me storming out this office crying never in my life had an experience like this one

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She was excellent

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I moved down from Michigan and was looking for a doctor to establish with. I was very lucky on my first try! Dr. Roa very personable and knowledgeable. I am going to have my daughter start seeing her as well. Highly recommend!

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Doctor Rao is a true professional, intelligent , caring , patient, and also takes time to listen and ask the right questions to help you. The staff is awesome they really do make you feel comfortable and provide a professional yet welcoming office setting.

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Dr. Rao Is awesome, very knowledgeable, took her time to explain all of my questions. Great Bedside manner! Would highly recommend

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Dr. Rao certainly spends time with you. She explains everything. The reviews that I read had me feeling undecided. I did not experience anything I read.

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I am so glad I found her. She has a way of making you feel very comfortable and it is very evident that she really cares about her patients. I love that she takes her time with you. She is the first doctor to really dig into my life to try to help me with sincerity. I feel I am in good hands and would highly recommend her.

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Fantastic doctor and office staff, all very friendly and welcoming. Yes the wait is longer, but between the reviews here and the notices regarding wait time that are posted in the lobby, you have had fair warning that it may take a while before you even sit down. Well worth it anyway.

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She was thoughtful, considerate, and put me at ease right away

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What a blessing to find such a talented, educated, patient, and Seriously caring doctor and staff. I felt ..I felt like it used to be when you went to the Doctors office....like part of the family not just money in the pockets patient.. Huge blessing to find such a GEM.

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I am delighted with Dr. Rao's compassion and competence, as well as that of her staff. I appreciate Dr. Rao's holistic approach to health care. I think art of the extended wait time to see her was due at least in part to the fact that I am a new Medicare patient.

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The wait is longer than I'm used to BUT I believe she gives you all the time you need; no rushing from one patient to another.

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The nurse, Paula, was excellent and very kind and thorough. Dr. Rao was very pleasant and seemed knowledgeable. The exam time was short but I didn't feel rushed.

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Great! Wonderful!

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Great l9cation great staff and great Doctor. Highly recommend.

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Although the wait was long, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the office. Staff was inviting and helpful. Dr. Rao is a sweet woman that made me feel comfortable during my visit. I plan to make her my primary physician.

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The wait was worth it!!!!! I've worked in a hospital for 21 years, and have been to doctor's all my life...in short, never have I experienced a more kind and compassionate physician. Dr. Rao gets medicine RIGHT!

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Other than the wait (which was quite excessive), the office was efficient and effective.

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Office was nice but staff did not read my reason for scheduling appt and when I seen the doctor I was told she did not treat my condition. she had staff look up my zocdoc to confirm I did indeed specify the reason for my visit but made no effort to get me into a doctor that could see me or even write me a script for 2 days to get me through the weekend. It is very hard for me to get off work and now I will be calling in monday due to the staffs lack of knowledge.

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Well worth the wait. Waiting room for 75 minutes. Wait in exam room for 25 minutes. Face time with the doctor 25 minutes. I've been to a fair about of doctors since moving to Florida last April and I've been less than enthused about my experiences over all - I'm on my 3rd ortho, about to be 4th. But Dr. Rao was fantastic. Super personable, took me seriously, answered all of my questions. There's nothing worse than waiting, paying for the doctor, and leaving with unanswered questions or confusing information. I've finally found a fabulous PCP!

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Dr. Rao was very personable, professional and more than able to take care of my concerns. I'm happy to have found her. Great office staff. Actual wait time until I was able to see her was longer than I'd like but think it was because it was my first visit. Had many forms to fill out even though I had filled similar ones out on line with zocdoc prior to arriving. This dueto security issues.

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She was absolutely lovely, and ready to hear everything I have to say and all of my concerns. Cant wait to check back in with her!

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Her bedside manner was great and she listened to what I had to say. She then prescribed me a new medicine for me for my anxiety. Cost way to much which made my anxiety worse. No way to get in touch with her for a change over the weekend. Then when I called Monday for help, I was never able to talk to someone that could assist me. I called every two hours and Never received help. Ended up finding a new provider in Tampa. When dealing with anxiety disorders there should be a better way!

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I found Dr. Rao to be warm, engaged, and thorough. Most often, doctors seem rushed and distracted, but I didn't sense even a hint of this with Dr. Rao. She was "present" in the conversation and genuinely interested in helping me find answers for my health concerns. There was a bit of a wait, but for a doctor who is both knowledgeable and takes her time with you, I'd say the trade-off was worth it.

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Professional. Kind. Courteous.

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Very nice MD had me laughing and made me feel confident in a Dr

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She listened to me, asked me a lot of questions and then she came up with a plan to treat me, I am very pleased and I am sure she will be able to help me to get well, thank you doctor Rao!

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She didn't even take the time to listen to me. She just made up some thing that was wrong with me and medicated me for that which made things worse. DO NOT SEE HER.

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The physician is wonderful, very knowledgeable and seemed very up to date in her field. I had to wait over an hour to be seen, which was not pleasant. However, she apologized for the wait, and the other side of the coin: she was delayed due to emergency visits for existing patients; it's good to know she will make an effort to see you and not send you to the ER or urgent care. I don't want to come off as a drug seeker, but she also requires an in person visit for refills of controlled substances, and only prescribes them 30 days at a time. I completely understand the reasons for this policy, but it does seem expensive and inconvenient for people who are on these medicines. Overall, very good, just make sure you bring a book and don't have anything pressing scheduled right after.

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Doctor Rao has treated me very well. \ Her nurses are nice, and very helpful. Dr. Rao has figured out my meds so that I am not in constant pain, Due to severe Scoliosis. She gives great referrals to specialists. She asks a lot of good questions, and spent a good amount of time with me. I really am happy that I found her on ZocDoc That said: The only problem is getting to the great people in the office The Receptionist is extremely frustrating to deal with.. I got left on hold forever. Twice! "please hold, click", too. Also, she doesn't quite have her English down enough to be answering phones. Just a nightmare for me to deal with. It could be just me. I am hoping that someday English Speaking person will answer the the phone. at Dr. Rao's office. Then i can reap the benefits of the wonderful back office staff. It is always a pretty long wait, about a a half hour, to get into the Exam room. Very slow reception.

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Didn't like her at all the office is disgusting. Don't waste your time and money. So disappointed

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She has great bed side manners and very easy to talk to

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She was kind and made me feel comfortable.

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Very informative and comforting . She put me to ease and it was overall great experience

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Dr. Rao was very helpful and she made me feel important. The wait time was expected to be long but nonetheless it was normal for me to wait about 30 mins. I really am glad my husband recommended her. She's also very kind-spirited and to me, feeling connected with my doctor is highly important.

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She was polite ,professional and informative.

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