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Madhu N. Rao



  • Education

    UC San Diego, MD, 1999

  • Residencies

    UC San Diego, Internal Medicine, 2004

  • Board Certifications

    Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    313 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 04, 2023
    Jan 31, 2023
    Some lateness but I understand how busy they are
    Jan 28, 2023
    Sometimes it seems that the Endocrinology Dept isn't connected to the gastro Or oncology and surgery depts . Perhaps all these branches of medicine are connected within UCSF internal system and meetings etc but as patient I'm left feeling concerned often that my case and it's oversight is compartmentalized where the specialty areas all must overlap but I'm left worried often that perhaps they do not ?
    Jan 06, 2023
    Dr. Rao is wonderful!
    Dec 11, 2022
    Dr Rao is very nice and knowledgeable.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Dec 03, 2022
    Dr.Rao was very professional and answered all my questions
    Nov 25, 2022
    Worst provider ever with a complete lack of empathy and full of excuses/assumptions. Clearly she has never been a patient herself. She is great the first appointment and after that she wants nothing to do with you. Zero accountability. A complete shame to the profession.
    Nov 15, 2022
    So grateful Dr. Rao was willing to see me to work on finding answers to significant medical changes I've been experiencing. She took the time to listen and really engaged where no other doctor would consent to a consult. Thank you so much!!!
    Nov 04, 2022
    The delays in care were long the workup was not colloborative or sufficiently thorough and I am sicker because of both. Primary care ultimately referred me to another specialist who ordered the imaging parts of the endocrine workup and was surprised that endocrinology hadn't already ordered them given my history exam and symptoms. That extra set of steps to get the imaging delayed the overall workup by at least a month. The longest delay was when some of the thyroid lab results that this provider ordered came back abnormal in a pattern that the nurse practitioner (NP) who usually handles thyroid treatment couldn't quite explain so the NP referred my questions back to this provider but they told me that they wouldn't have availability to answer questions or follow up on the meaning of the abnormal labs for four months because the clinic was busy. (They did later squeeze me into the schedule months sooner though for which I am grateful so they did underpromise and overdeliver for the record.) I wish that the provider had made a plan to answer questions about abnormal lab results (and what workup primary care should do to follow up) promptly in advance. Finally the provider's explanations were too general so I ultimately had to get most of the answers by doing my own literature review via PubMed and subscribing to the provider edition of UpToDate instead and I am still not sure that they really did a complete workup to rule out endocrine causes. I felt treated mostly like a drain on their resources from which they had to defend themselves. I would not recommend this clinic to another patient.
    Nov 02, 2022
    Dr. Rao was so kind caring and thorough. I'm at the beginning of my journey through this medical saga but I feel I'm in good hands.
    Oct 26, 2022
    I was very happy to see Dr. Rao.She' has been dealing with my ambivalent about medication for years. She took the time to explain how my medication will block the effects of my overworked adrenals glands. I'm still not 100 percent on board but I'm going to give it a try.
    Oct 20, 2022
    I am part of three different health care systems and before that was part of the Kaiser network. Every time I do anything within UCSF It Is always noticeable how much better they are at every part of the appointment.
    Sep 24, 2022
    Listened to all my questions with authentic interest and concern.
    Sep 20, 2022
    I and my family could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and compassionate care provider.
    Jul 22, 2022
    She is excellent! Thorough caring and trustworthy.
    May 31, 2022
    The doctor is good
    May 21, 2022
    I might have used the wrong comment box to write about how awesome Dr. Rao is. She's wonderful!
    Apr 08, 2022
    Excellent provider
    Mar 29, 2022
    The provider was fine but the end result was "order more labs" that could've been ordered while I waited a month for my appointment and now I have to wait another month for the follow up? This is a huge waste of time.
    Feb 22, 2022
    Feb 15, 2022
    Dr. Rao was wonderful!
    Feb 08, 2022
    Thorough kind knowledgeable. Did not rush. Made sure I understood.
    Jan 14, 2022
    Jan 04, 2022
    She was great!
    Dec 22, 2021
    I have lots of follow up which Dr Rao explained in detail and then of course I got a message with the documentation.
    Nov 17, 2021
    Excellent warm caring and informed
    Oct 28, 2021
    Very good exrtprience!
    Sep 14, 2021
    Dr. Rao made a very good first impression
    Aug 28, 2021
    I had a very good visit. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The doctor spent a good amount of time listening to my medical issues.
    Jul 28, 2021
    She is excellent!
    Jun 26, 2021
    Provider seemed even more caring & personable than was the case at the first (previous) appointment; likely a rare measure of honesty!
    Jun 26, 2021
    Dr. Madhu Rao is an incredible doctor.
    Jun 20, 2021
    Excellent understanding of my condition
    Jun 09, 2021
    I look forward to my annual checkup with Dr. Rao. She is a very good provider! And she's a wonderful person!
    May 16, 2021
    I just want my next appointment to be with Dr. Rao not a Nurse Practishaner ..
    Apr 24, 2021

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