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Gattu Rao

Gattu P. Rao, MD, FAAFP, MPH

Family Medicine



Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:My exposure to medicine and science started when I was young. I enjoyed spending time at the hospital and the clinic with my father after school and during summer vacations. I had the opportunity to accompany my sisters in their labs during their college years. My interest in family medicine peaked during my final year of medical school. The breadth of knowledge that family medicine physicians had was beyond comparison in my eyes. The ability to keep people healthy or to guide those towards healthier lives was and is my calling. What I want my patients to know about me:I am someone who appreciates and respects relationships. I look forward to building these with my patients. I look forward to caring for generations of families. I am extremely passionate about helping patients live healthy lives. Within this I practice a wide scope of medicine as many family physicians do. My keen interests include obesity medicine, adolescent medicine and women's healthcare.What I do when I'm not seeing patients:I run a busy household with my family and their activities, so we are constantly out and exploring by taking hikes, riding our bikes, visiting museums, science centers, zoos and aquariums anywhere we can. I love to run and play tennis when the weather cooperates. I practice yoga and meditation quite often, which keeps me in tune with my mind and body. I do love to travel and cook as well and find this to be quite relaxing and adventurous.
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4.5 Explains conditions and treatments
4.5 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
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1227 Baltimore St, Hanover, PA, 17331
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WellSpan Family Medicine - Baltimore Street
1227 Baltimore St
Hanover, PA, 17331
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"The absolute best. Never met a doc more caring and understanding. "
  • October 18, 2022
"Dr Roa is very knowledgeable and takes her time to understand your whole medical background. I had four of my friends who recommended her and my only disappointment was the time I had to wait to get to see her as a new patient. But once I was an established patient, I have been able to get timely appointments. She is friendly and very easy to talk with. In addition she answers all my questions by email within generally 24 hours. "
  • September 28, 2022
"I was disappointed by the total ratings score here and read all of the reviews. The two negative reviews appear to be the same and from the same person which skews the score. I found my appointments and care from Dr. Rao to be just the opposite as the person with the negative reviews. Dr. Rao is kind, humorous, and listens thoroughly. She gives consideration to your input before deciding her treatment recommendations. I have been under her care for several years and could not be happier. I have referred two friends to her, and they are both very pleased. Give her a try. You will not be disappointed if you give her a fair evaluation."
  • May 27, 2022
"My family have been patients of Dr Rao for years, she is amazing!! She cares, she listens and most of all we trust her. "
  • December 30, 2021
"She was condescending and arrogant. I am used to Drs who work me in a collabrative manner to manage my care. Dr Rao spoke to me as if I was a child. I am 57 yrs old, spent my life in Veterinary medicine and have a clue. I also have several major health issues to manange concurantly. RA, heart failure, and hypothyroidism. She ignored my input, refused me medication that allowed me to be active and functional, and has drastically reduced my quality of life. This woman is not a good dr for older patients with multiple challenges. I am frustrated and disappointed in my experience with her. Never again!,"
  • October 7, 2020


1227 Baltimore St
Hanover, PA, 17331
Mon7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri7:30 am - 4:30 pm


  • Bipolar Disorder
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pain
  • Strep Throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vascular Disease




Albany Medical Center
Graduated 2012
Medical School
American University of Antigua College of Medicine
Graduated 2009


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