Biography

Dr. Rao is originally from Austin, Texas and received her medical degree at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. She did her internal medicine residency at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She joined a private practice internal medicine group for 4 years before moving to Dallas, Texas. During her training, Dr. Rao realized she truly enjoys the long term relationships that primary care cultivates between physician and patients. She is dedicated to helping patients lead and develop a healthy lifestyle. Her clinical practice emphasizes preventative care and management of chronic medical problems. Dr. Rao’s interests outside of medicine include her family, cooking, running and traveling.

Education

Medical School
Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine (2009)
Internship (Residency)
Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital/ St. Louis Children's Hospital Consortium Program (2010), Internal Medicine
Residency
Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital/ St. Louis Children's Hospital Consortium Program (2012), Internal Medicine

Clinical Interest

Adult Preventive Medicine

  • Annual Health Exams
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Immunizations
  • Well Exams - Physicals

Adult Primary Care

  • Abnormal Cholesterol
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acute Dermatologic Conditions (Rashes)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain (Athletes)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cholesterol - Dyslipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Comprehensive Medical Care for Patients Undergoing Surgery
  • Consults - Acute Illness
  • Depression & Anxiety Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diagnose Medical Conditions
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) - Heartburn
  • General Health
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Influenza A/B
  • Internal Medicine
  • Lipids
  • Stomach/Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Strep Pharyngitis
  • Superficial Lesions
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)/Bladder Infections

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Ambulatory Clinic Award (for excellent primary care)
    Washington University, St. Louis (2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Texas Medical Association (2017)
  • American College of Physicians (2009)