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MadisonMarie

Utica, NY

#1 Dec 8, 2008
What do you think of this Dr.?
Please

United States

#2 Dec 8, 2008
i would not bring my dog to him.
EarthAngel

AOL

#3 Dec 8, 2008
Dr. Rao (the pediatrician) is unbelievable! I wouldn't bring my kids anywhere else. He so compassionate and thorough. I thinkhe is always working. Whether it be weekends, holidays, middle of teh night he calls back and will even come to the office during off hours if he needs to see your kids. He makes referrals if needed and really cares about kids and doing the best thing. I wouldn't take my kids anywhere else!
Hello

Syracuse, NY

#4 Dec 8, 2008
EarthAngel wrote:
Dr. Rao (the pediatrician) is unbelievable! I wouldn't bring my kids anywhere else. He so compassionate and thorough. I thinkhe is always working. Whether it be weekends, holidays, middle of teh night he calls back and will even come to the office during off hours if he needs to see your kids. He makes referrals if needed and really cares about kids and doing the best thing. I wouldn't take my kids anywhere else!
Here's an idea. How about getting a fax that works. How about a staff that conducts themselves at a level higher than the dumbest and rudest moron. Granted he is a good doctor, but jesus how about spending some money on a staff and some office equipment?
Yes

Syracuse, NY

#5 Dec 8, 2008
I think he is wonderful. I agree totally that the staff and office equipment need a major upgrade.. but honestly, the only thing I care about is my children getting the best and most thorough care from their doctor, who listens to his patients, as well as their parents concerns.
Joseph

New York, NY

#6 Dec 8, 2008
his staff is very rude, but how can you blame them. they take his orders. he is wonderful with the kids, but so are so many other pediatrcians. im lucky to have Dr. Toby Taylor
what comes around

AOL

#7 Dec 8, 2008
We used Dr. Rao with my daughter15 1/2 years ago and he was excellent. As earth angel stated he was very compassionate and always there when you called for anything. At that time his staff was very nice and helpful, but then that was 15 years ago too. Doctor wise I would recommend him to anyone, he was great.
Please

United States

#8 Dec 8, 2008
ask him which vaccination schedule he follows.....
beauty

AOL

#9 Dec 8, 2008
He is a wonderful man and a one in a million doctor. I would trust my kids lives with him. My kids went to him from birt to age 16 and they absolutely loved going there. I can't think of a bad word to say about that man. He's the greatest! His staff on the other hand needs some classes on customer service - they always have been rude know it alls.
MadisonMarie

Syracuse, NY

#10 Dec 8, 2008
I agree he is a good Dr. but would never take my child to him again......called him about 2 weeks after my son was born because he had gas problems, and no bowel movement when I called the secretary was so rude, she was saying how my insurance denied the claim (because the insurance didn't kick in yet for him) Dr. never called me back and in the mean time my poor son was in so much pain. We had a 9 o'clock appt with him and never got in to see him until about 10:30...my son was only a week old.... I quickly changed Dr's and I love his Dr. now.
Joseph

New York, NY

#11 Dec 9, 2008
He was my son's doctor - our first child. We assumed and trusted that our son got all the right vaccinations. We found out when our son was 3 that Dr Rao does not believe in all vaccinations. I felt betrayed. We should have been advised up front of his beliefs and then been allowed to make an informed decision. I felt like he preyed on us as new parents. He is entitled to what he believes, so why would he hide it??
schedule

Rome, NY

#13 Jul 18, 2009
he does not follow a schedule
bertha

Rome, NY

#14 Jul 19, 2009
he has betrayed many
morning

Rome, NY

#15 Jul 19, 2009
is he still around?
Mom

United States

#16 Jul 19, 2009
My children went to Dr. Rao for many years and we all loved him. I can't say enough about what an excellent, conscientious doctor he is. However, a few years ago I got so tired of how rude Barbara, his office manager is, that I just started taking my kids to a GP. We miss Dr. Rao but truly felt abused every time we went there. I've heard the same from many people. It's too bad she has cost him so many patients.
Sense

AOL

#17 Jul 19, 2009
Dr. Rao is second-to-none.Took both of my kids there and he was even inthe op. room when I had the second one. He always returned my calls and never made me feel like I was dumb about little things. As for Barbara, I finally realized that she was there for the kids too and whether you know it or not, she lost her only daughter as a small child, I believe as a complication of something like chicken pox. I had a lot more compassion for her after that. My kids got all of their shots and more than I even wanted them to have at his request. My kids stayed healthy because of Dr. Rao.
Awesome

United States

#18 Jul 19, 2009
Both my son-and also his father when he was a kid went to Dr. Rao. I think he is a great doctor!
Town patriot

New Hartford, NY

#19 Jan 7, 2013
His staff sucks! He's great
i know

Newton Center, MA

#20 Jan 7, 2013
My daughter was Dr Rao's original pts in 1983. He was always ontop of things. My son was born 2 years later. Needed resuscitation at birth. Dr Rao saved his life. 2yrs later my final son was born. 1 month later he had a near miss SIDS. Dr Rao pulled us through that as well. The man is compassionate, LOVES what he does and the kids loved him. They r all grown and have nothing but respect for this man. He is a brilliant Pediatrician.Will never forget him.
another Dr Rao patient

Cold Brook, NY

#21 Sep 20, 2013
I love him but his staff is HORRIBLE. I can not believe how horrible they are. Unorganized, patients put in the wrong rooms and seen way out of order, waiting over an hour to be seen. If he was not so good with my children I would have long ago found someone else.

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