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 is very thorough and puts you at ease from the moment she enters the room. She is extremely personable and genuinely concerned about her patients and their ailment. I highly recommend Dr. Rao.”
– Garry N.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Thanks, Dr. Rao. I enjoyed talking about our experiences living in St.Louis. Your description of the procedure and expectations of success helped me a lot.”
– Michael S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very good! From a fellow St. Louisan.”
– Michael S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everyone there was great, and it was an enjoyable experience. Overall, Dr. Rao was extremely helpful and made me feel at ease once again, an excellent experience. Thank you.”
– Chris S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The first time for an after injection and I could not have been more at ease. From start to finish, the staff was very kind, informative, and helpful. Thank you for making my visit a pleasant one! Stay safe and healthy.”
– Diane H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Extremely professional and spectacular “bedside manner.” Dr. Rao and all of her assistants made me very comfortable and displayed full competency and respect for my well being.”
– Thomas P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“After months of physical therapy, complete pain relief after a series of injections — outstanding communication and interaction.”
– Sherri L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I love seeing Dr. Rao. She’s always professional and friendly. I don’t feel rushed, and she cares about me.”
– Jennifer P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She is so personable when presenting the information. Dr. Rao is very good at what she does; my epidural was not painful. She was very kind, caring, and humble!”
– Sandy H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”
– Chuck R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao and her whole team were just spectacular! Everyone was so friendly! They took the time to educate me about the procedure and answer any questions. It was over before I even knew it had started! Their customer service, dedicated professionalism, and commitment to excellence are beyond measure. Well done!”
– Kent B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have severe back pain due to spinal stenosis. I did not know where to go for some relief without surgery. Of all people-a beautician suggested I see Cassie Layne NP for an opinion. Cassie was great in ordering a Vertical MRI as I cannot tolerate the regular MRI. After the MRI, I returned to Cassie, and she explained my issues the MRI showed and recommended that I try pain injections with Dr. Rao. I had never heard of Dr. Rao, so I didn’t know what to expect. When I meet Dr. Rao at my appointment, she made me feel at ease and gave me her explanation of my MRI findings. Her staff was just as caring and helpful as I got prepared for the injections. The injections were just a “pinch,” and I was comfortable during the whole procedure. Dr. Rao told me it could take up to 2 weeks to get the full effect. It has been seven days, and I am feeling some better. Hopefully, the injection will last awhile so that I may delay eventual surgery. I might add I had spinal injections a few years ago that was not pleasant or effective.”
– Karen Z.
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 very good with her patients.”
– William I.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr.Rao is the best!”
– Lester D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Roa is kind and knowledgeable. She has a most wonderful “bed-side manor”, which makes you feel comfortable. She explains the procedure and takes time to answer your questions. All staff are kind and professional.”
– Lisa S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao was very thorough and explained everything and answered all my fears. I felt completely comfortable and relaxed with her and her staff during every phase of the process. Time will tell if it helps me. I highly recommend Dr. Rao.”
– Lynne R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Anytime you need to go for a doctor's visit; it is usually for a treatment or an issue that you're looking for help. Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute has always been there with the support I have needed. Their pain management department I highly recommend. Dr. Rao makes the experience over the top, and she listens, explains, and follows up. I am delighted with the treatment and the staff.”
– Timothy C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My experience with Dr. Anita Rao was terrific. She sat down with me, explained every single bit of my diagnosis. What she will be doing, how she will do it, what to expect while it is being done, and made sure I was doing well during the injection procedure. She also managed my expectations for the results and what I might expect in the future. I wasn't afraid; I was comfortable, and I trusted her completely. I highly recommend her for pain management and have already done so. Concerning the staff, from check-in (and I'm sorry I don't have the young lady's name) to Anthony, Annie, and Darryl, all were highly professional, friendly and I felt like I knew them for years. What a pleasure to come to an office where every person I met along the way made my visit one of the best I have ever experienced at a doctor's office. My thanks to all of you.”
– Jeanne G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Staff is friendly, and Dr. Rao is very informative about what's happening.”
– Amber C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is extremely personable. Talks in layman’s terms and explains procedures to you.”
– Judith Z.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is very thorough and spends a lot of time explaining things in detail. She is very warm and kind.”
– Debora R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everyone involved with my care were amazing! They were professional and made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend them all.”
– Tracy H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My experience in the office today was beautiful. I have never met a staff so friendly and a doctor so kind. Dr. Rao did a fantastic job distracting me during the procedure and also explaining everything she was also very non-judge mental where is a lot of doctors are.”
– Dawn B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao was amazing! Friendly, kind and funny, not things I’m used to when going to see a doctor or having a procedure done. The process itself was painless and quick, felt like I owed her a tip when I got done, lol.”
– Larry S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is the very best. Makes you feel comfortable. Thanks for being you.”
– Lorna P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“First, Dr. Thompson’s looked at information X-ray, etc. then had me make an appointment with Dr. Rao whatever she did make drastic improvement the first day I could stroll without a cane. Day two l and scooter ( my dog ) walked over a mile. Then it keeps getting better. I shopped at Walmart with a regular cart. And much more. By day 6, I felt confident enough to ride my moped for about an hour.”
– Richard G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was having severe acute arm and neck pain from an undiagnosed disc herniation. Once I had the diagnosis, Dr. Rao was able to work me into her already full schedule for a steroid epidural injection. Everyone on the staff was helpful, sympathetic to my problem and kind. Dr. Rao was thorough and understanding. He completed the injection despite the mess in my neck. For the first time in over 60 hours, I was able to have some relief from my pain. Thank you, Dr. Rao!”
– Josie O.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I found my experience to be professional and attentive to my concerns. Dr. Rao knowledge and procedures are excellent. She explained everything that was to be done to my satisfaction. I have nothing but respect and confidence in her skills. I would recommend her and the facility to everyone who asks.”
– Jose Y.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The staff there was accommodating and very pleasant. I am always very uncomfortable when having medical procedures. They made me comfortable and relaxed. I so much appreciate that in a provider. Thank you!”
– Janet M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is the most professional doctor who truly cares about her patients. I love going to her she’s charming and friendly. I always recommend her to everyone 100% satisfied all the time she explains everything she does so that you understand.”
– Brenda C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I am seeing her for recurring neck and back pain after being referred by my neurologist. She takes the time to explain everything in detail so I can understand and answers any questions I have. Her team is full of great people, and I would highly recommend them.”
– Mark D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“It is always a pleasure going to Dr. Rao. She is extremely good at applying back injections. During my last injections, I didn't even feel any discomfort. I would recommend her to everyone.”
– Thomas O.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The staff was pleasant and helpful at check-in. Dr. Rao was a pleasure. I always feel that she took the time to understand my needs medically and invested in me as a patient! The nursing staff is helpful, efficient and kind!”
– Kimberly A.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The staff was friendly and professional making you feel relaxed and comfortable. Dr. Rao spent plenty of time explaining the procedure and your health issue. Dr. Rao is excellent! Her manners and talking with you makes the process almost pain free. Will refer people with back pain needing pain management to her.”
– Delores E.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent.”
– Gordon R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is the best in her field I say. In-depth knowledge about how to treat and move forward. Very attentive listen to what your saying. And follows up. Her whole staff is this way. Annie. Her nurse also. Love them all great place to medicate if you have to medicate. Thank you thank you thank you!”
– Jeanie R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I can only say good things about Dr. Rao and her staff. She is very kind and helpful. Thanks, Anita for the relief you have provided me and kudo to her new nurse she is excellent as well.”
– Marie K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I received a pain injection in my neck. She is the most beautiful pain doctor I have ever been to. I will never see anyone else.”
– Annamarie W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao, as always, was on top of how much in steroids I’ve gotten already this year and came up with a plan. MRI is tomorrow & so is my evaluation at PT. Thank you.”
– Kathy S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everyone was great. Dr. Rao and her staff went way beyond what they needed to do. They worked hard to get the information of the MRI I had in Portage. I would recommend Dr. Rao to all my friends and anyone else. Great job!”
– Charlotte V.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everyone was friendly and made sure I understood everything they were doing. Excellent experience. Glad to meet everyone. I will be back if needed.”
– Sheryl R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She's the best Dr. at LBJI!”
– John E.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very good. She was very informative, and I felt comfortable and confident in her competence level of practice.”
– Marilyn P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She is fantastic, kind, informative, enjoyable, very smart.”
– Geraldine H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I’m happy with my Dr. Rao he's the best at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute she knows what she’s doing, and she’s an asset at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute. Everyone has always been a pleasure to talk too. Keep up the excellent job. I rate them AAA plus. I highly recommend Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute. Thank you.”
– Pamela Y.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me explaining this procedure. I can’t thank Dr. Rao enough for this.”
– Janice B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very friendly and professional made the experience very delightful.”
– Clifford W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent Nurses and doctors.”
– Charles N.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She was able to help me control my pain, she is more than just a pain management doctor’ she educates me on being healthy, and how to stay healthy and prevent future problems and she also communicates with my family doctor on my health.”
– Clifford W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent experience. Dr. Rao was personable & very informative. She had beautiful bedside manners & I was very pleased with my experience!”
– Nicole M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My wife Patricia and I saw Dr. Rao on October 29th. This was the first time that we have seen her. It was a great experience. Dr. Rao was very helpful and provided us with a lot of info. It was a great experience.”
– Dennis A.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“When I met Dr. Anita Roa. I was very skeptical about receiving relief after three spinal surgeries she was so very helpful to me and explained how some medications could work together to afford me some relief, and after a while, it worked. I have received many shots that have helped me tremendously, and she is such a beautiful lady!! Susan Fazekas also works with her, and she is a lovely lady too. I have come to respect and love those ladies like family. I couldn't ask for anyone better.”
– Christine S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is by far the best doctor I’ve ever had.”
– Chris Z.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She was very reassuring, professional, and made the experience as painless as possible.”
– Patricia H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Rao is very professional. And in touch with the patient and she was able to figure out what I need it so that I can get through a day without tons of pain. She also is very considerate about my well-being and health in general. She makes coming to the doctor very easy.”
– Clifford W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars