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Specialty:Internist / Geriatrician
Practice: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Med. School:Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Grad. Year: 1992

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 04/01/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 4 reviews. Dr. THIRUMALA RAJU has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Internist / Geriatrician-related: adult healthcare, general adult care, general adult medicine, primary adult care
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5340355
10/04/14 5 5 5 5 I saw Dr Raju after being with my previous doctor for 25 years and was nervous but i was pleasantly surprised. I didnt have to wait long she was thorough and personable. She made me laugh! I was on a bunch of medications which were causing issues that i was not aware of, and i have to say, she got me off half of them. My daughter who accompanied me to the appointment has also switched to her.Her next patient failed to show up so she spent more time which i really appreciated. Very compassionate and learned.  Respond
RID: 5233082
10/03/14 4 5 5 5 Contrary to another patient, I do not find Dr. Raju hurried or anxious to move on; my experience with her tells me otherwise. She asks the right questions. She tells you if the medication you are on is appropriate or not, and is not reluctant to recommend an alternative. She listens. I had a literal litany of things crop up since my last visit: she asked the appropriate questions, listened, evaluated and made recommendations for necessary testing (multi-possibilities), and prescribed medication as necessary, and also didn't request unnecessary testing or medications. Dr. Raju displays the right amount of caring professionalism - empathy, understanding and wanting to help one recover. I am 63, male, and have been to my share of doctors. I am very comfortable with Dr. Raju and highly recommend her to anyone. This is not surgery or a social call; I applaud her maturity and willingness to sit down and discuss matters before making any decisions. Highly regarded; highly recommended.  Respond
06/02/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 4.3 
RID: 3631756
13/12/13 2 5 3 3 Dr. Raju is very nice but very much in a hurry and not very willing to talk with you for more than about 10 minutes. The staff here is also always rushed and not very customer-service oriented. Overall, the office feels like a very stressful place to be a patient or employee. 
Insurance: Anthem
Paid (or co-pay): $15
16/10/13 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1717429
19/02/12 5 5 5 5 helpful, knowledgeable, pleasing, very thorough and on the whole, felt comfortable. 
Insurance: CIGNA
Paid (or co-pay): $20
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