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Dr. Pooja Rao, MD

Neurology*
5.0 (5)
Map Pin Small Washington, DC
Accepting new patients

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Pooja Rao, MD

Dr. Pooja Rao, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Washington, DC. They graduated from K.S. Hegde Medical Academy - Mangalore, India and is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Rao, completed a residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital - Washington, D.C. (Neurology). Patients rated Dr. Rao an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Rao works at MedStar Health: Neuroscience at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC with other offices in McLean, VA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Rao's Office Locations

  1. 1
    MedStar Health: Neuroscience at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
    3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (202) 295-0540
  2. 2
    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital: Headache Center
    1420 Beverly Rd Ste 300, McLean, VA 22101 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (703) 852-8588

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  • Ochsner Medical Center
  • Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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    About Dr. Pooja Rao, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurology

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    • English
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    • 1750638508
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital - Washington, D.C. (Neurophysiology)
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital - Washington, D.C. (Neurology)
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • K.S. Hegde Medical Academy - Mangalore, India
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology
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    Dr. Pooja Rao, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Rao is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Rao accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Rao has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    5 patients have reviewed Dr. Rao. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Rao.

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