Anita K Rao M.D.

Pain Management
5
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (56 patient reviews and ratings)
601 Gateway Boulevard
Chesterton, IN 46304
Appointment Line: (219) 336-8465
3691 Willowcreek Road
Portage, IN 46368
Appointment Line: (219) 336-8465

Patient Reviews

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Rao.

“Dr. Rao and I always have a great conversation and experience every time. I absolutely love Dr. Rao ❤️❤️”
– Gloria T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is amazing. She's caring, gentle, and puts me at ease -she's funny, too. All doctors should be like her.”
– Angeline B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao and everyone I came in contact with was nothing but helpful, friendly, and professional. Dr. Tompkins was also consulted with and was just as thorough and professional as the rest.”
– Richard K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is professional, informative, and compassionate.”
– Evelyn N.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The entire staff was delightful and efficient. Dr. Rao explained my condition and the procedure I was going to have in a very thorough and easy to understand manner. Dr. Rao is an outstanding professional. When I left the office, I felt confident that I had received the best care and treatment possible.”
– Robert W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The pre-procedure consultation was very settling. I felt very comfortable and quite confident with the procedure that was about to take place. Dr. Rao and the staff nurses performed flawlessly.”
– Gary B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I enjoyed the zoom visit. I hope we can continue to have this as an option going forward. Thank you, Dr. Rao!”
– Donna K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I received two shots and was surprised when they got done. I expected more discomfort.”
– Charlene R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was overall impressed with the information she gave to me before the process of the steroid shot today. I appreciated the negatives of my current injury while also providing solutions and other possible outcomes to follow to get myself back on track and back to my everyday routines. Highly recommend”
– Anthony C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The staff and Dr. Rao were terrific, thank you all for a great experience.”
– Harlin M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is a true professional in every sense of the word. She is so kind!”
– Joe R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Roe was very informative and had excellent bedside manners. Dr. Rao told me what she was going to do and what I might experience and what I could expect.”
– Robert C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is not only an excellent doctor but filled with such a pleasant demeanor in her handling of patients. No one likes going to the doctor, but my experience with her was great. I would recommend her to anyone.”
– Joseph R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everyone was accommodating. The Dr. was super lovely.”
– Robert S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao told everything what she was doing and why. Very good experience.”
– Ron S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I adore her. Not only does she help my body, but she also helps my soul. I always laugh there even if I am sad.”
– Darla P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She made the visit more comfortable. She answered any question I had.”
– Ronald S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is a happy person. She makes you feel comfortable. You don't have to ask anything because she explains everything to you. Even asks if you have questions. She is wonderful.”
– Linda L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Fantastic!! Awesome personality, explained everything very straightforward to me. The injection I received today was a little uncomfortable, but she and the nurse kept me talking to help district from the pain. Little sore but not too bad. Overall very good experience.”
– Jessica O.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao and staff are very compassionate and caring. I highly recommend them.”
– Lynda T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is the best. When I got home from the treatment I felt so much better. Her staff is also outstanding. Wish all doctors were like Dr. Rao. Thank you all for your understanding of pain.”
– Linda D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Explained my issue and came up with a plan of action. Could not have been more empathetic. Don't want to need her...but when you're in terrible pain she's my only life ring. Thanks, Dr. Rau, your the best!”
– James W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She is wonderful. Patience is one of her powers. Putting people at ease and answering all questions thoroughly. Outgoing personality.”
– Mary W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao was extremely professional and personable at the same time. She walked me through what she was going to do in my procedure every step of the way. I appreciate her making me feel comfortable.”
– Victor T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very caring and professional, making sure I knew what to expect and want to put me at ease by answering all my questions.”
– Sally P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is terrific and makes sure you are comfortable and as pain-free as possible.”
– Colette H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had a cervical procedure done. Dr. Rao is fabulous! She is so good that no general anesthesia is needed. She has an excellent bedside manner and is well respected by her patients. The care I receive from her has given me an active life back. Thank you, Dr. Rao. You are the best!”
– Kristin E.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is the best.”
– Louis D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My experience with Dr. Rao is nothing but pleasant. She is knowledgeable and professional and has a great way of taking your mind off what is happening.”
– Amy T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Always a pleasant experience and caring environment!”
– Jerry C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“You and Dr. Rao are the best, everyone there treated me like a human, and understand my treatment. Thank you.”
– Pamela M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao makes you feel like she cares about you! Very professional, knowledgeable and explains every step of the way her decision for treatment! I love her she is fantastic!”
– Sandra W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My experience was awesome. I was entirely at ease and confident with my provider. She was friendly, professional and knowledgeable.”
– Dawn P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I think Dr. Rao is excellent she listens and explains everything. She makes me feel comfortable. She also has the best personality. I love her. I thank God for her. My lower back pain is gone now for several months after the shots.”
– Darlene G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Great and friendly service. Dr. Rao left no questions as to what was going on and how to take care of it.”
– Patrick B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Rao. She is indeed the best doctor and amazing. Very caring and listens to your issues. She explains what she’s doing and makes a plan for anything else that you may need. I’m pleased to be her patient.”
– Sandra A.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao and everyone I came in contact pleasant and helpful. I feel they all went out of their way to help me.”
– Mary J.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had an epidural injection with Dr. Rao. She explained I have the MRI results with me so that I understood them before the dose. The injection itself was quick and painless. I am fully satisfied with the entire staff.”
– Barry H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Always have a great experience whenever I come to see any of the doctors at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute.”
– Robert K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The entire staff from greeting to departing is so lovely. They listen and genuinely care about me. I love you’re so nearby.”
– Richard V.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao was very helpful, patient and cared about my pain and procedures. She was willing to change plans, with an excellent attitude and beautifully explained things.”
– Beth N.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao explains everything she is going to do before she does them.”
– Edward M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very lovely polite very well-informed I had a delightful experience. I will highly be recommending anyone who has back problem to go there.”
– Heriberto T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent professional care with good results.”
– Donald M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have been seeing Dr. Rao for several years, and she's the best!”
– Margaret V.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao was very personable. Knowing I was having pain injections, I was a bit apprehensive. After speaking with Dr. Rao for just a few minutes, I was immediately put at ease. She also had a soft touch, and I really didn’t feel much of anything during the procedure. Even the numbing shots were pretty much painless! The whole staff was terrific. Everyone introduced themselves and explained what my next step would be, etc. you should be so proud to have them on your team! Outstanding care! I would highly recommend Dr. Rao and her staff!”
– Claudia C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao listened and was very responsive to my issues. She is a great doctor and a terrific person. I feel very confident having Dr. Rao treats my medical needs.”
– Gerald W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had an epidural with Dr. Rao as my provider, she was informative before, during and after the procedure. She answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable and pain-free during the injection. She assured if I had any problems after I could reach her using the number on the info given to me.”
– Elizabeth H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is just the best! She is warm and friendly. She does an excellent job of reassuring you during procedures. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Love her!”
– Deb I.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao was terrific, took time to explain what my procedure would entail. She was more than happy to answer any questions I may have had. She is a beautiful, caring Doctor, and I would recommend her highly.”
– Elaine J.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Anita Rao has always shown a concern for me as a person and her compassion is more like she is a best friend or a close family member. I am grateful for her upbeat personality as well as her sincere smile. It goes a long way to help any patient who is struggling to find some never-ending relief pain. I am very blessed to be accepted and treated by Dr. Rao and her entire staff.”
– Robert L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is not only an excellent physician, but she listens to her patients and is very empathetic. She is truly wonderful!”
– Natalie F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I am happy with Dr. Rao and her staff. It is a good experience and feels they take their time with me and are doing their best to help me with my health problem. Feel very inspired by my visits to them.”
– Marilyn R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She was professional, educational, caring, friendly and very efficient. I highly recommend her. The procedure was over before I even realized it. Entire staff, Judy and Darrell were just great. Thanks, Dr. Rao!”
– Charlene G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have been seeing Dr. Rao for several years. She excels in professionalism, knowledge, procedural technique and impressive communication skills and empathy. I’m so grateful she manages my spinal pain management. I always have received excellent results from the spine injections. No words can truly express my gratitude efficiently, but she enables me to lead a relatively “normal” life.”
– Carole T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars