Dr. Gutti Rao

Hospital-based practice
Greenwood, MS
48 years experience male

Locations

Hospitalist

Greenwood, MS

Address

1401, River Rd, Greenwood, MS, United States
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CHAMPUS

CIGNA Health Care

Medicaid

HealthPartners

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Greenwood Leflore Hospital

Greenwood, MS

About

Bio

Over 43 years in medical field, practicing internist/ hospital medicine, Greenwood, MS. Working as Medical Director for Hospitalist program in Greenwood Leflore Hospital, and as Medical Director in LTAC -AMG Specialty hospital in Greenwood. Also has experience in ENT diseases.

Specialties
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Hospital-based practice

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Mississippi

Doctor Q&A

1.3K Answers
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Sinusitis: Chronic or recurrent sinusitis is a prolonged/ re- occurring infection of the sinus lining. May cause headaches, nasal discharge, may be purulent, fev... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Lisinopril: Per se it should not cause shortness of breath, but one of the annoying side effect of lisinoprilper is persistent cough, in that case you may have to... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
80dB and above: Any noise above 80db and above persistent causes hearing loss. It most often affects the hair cell in the cochlea. Sudden explosive noise causes ear d... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Hearing loss: Hl can worsen with age, if it is age related.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
If infected: Dental cavity per se do not cause sepsis, but if infected like an abscess, then things can happen.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Possible to survive: Depends on how the patient responds to treatment, promptness of treatment and other comorbid conditions.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Not common: Some COPD patients may end up in tracheostomy, but that is only small proportion of people who are real sick.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
CP: Chest pain due to heart diasese is called cardiac chest pain.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Different: CHF can be diastolic or systolic or mixed. Diastolic dysfunction is a problem with dilatation of heart, whereas systolic dysfunction is a problem with... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
It can: Any bacterial infection in the body, can seep into the blood stream. The toxins of bacteria can cause the capillaries to become more porous, and bacte... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
It depends: It depends on the cause. Some can be cured some may be helped.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
CP: Myocardial infarction occurs as a result of blockage of arterial blood flow to the heart muscle resulting in the death of the affected area. Heart mus... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes usually disappears after child birth. Rarely it may manifest as diabetes type 2.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Insulin: Most often with Insulin round the clock depending on severity.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
No: Heart palpitations and chest pain should be evaluated for any abnormal heart rhythm or coronary artery disease. So get checked.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Difficult to assess: In all likelihood, your children can get diabetes, hard to predict as genetic inheritance in diabetes is complicated. Estimated 30-70% chance of getti... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Sugar: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes, it can exacerbate diabetes.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
No: Adrenal insufficiency causes fatigue, hypoglycemia, hypotension, skin pigmentation etc, not chest pain.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Several: 1. Family history 2. Obesity 3. Decreased physical activity 4. Nonwhite races, native americans, hispanics, african american, asian more prone for... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Diabetes: Diabetes have reduced immunity, hence it may increase chance of any infection., in general.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Helps most of them: Prednisone does help copd, and pulmonary fibrosis.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Bleeding?: Just the fear of bleeding or there any other symptoms.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Yes but depends: Yes, if hearing loss is not severe.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
May be normal: Some people go once in three days. That is normal. If you have hard stools you may need a stool softener. Irregular bowel movements does not known to... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Can be anything: A sore spot in the back, could be due to muscle spasm, tendinitis, arthritis or even a pinched nerve. Or it could be a tender spot that of no real co... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Most probably not: Fibromyalgia's causation is niot definitely known though it is recognized by everybody. If your symptoms are really disabling you may qualify.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Depends on severity: Obviously it is not easy to communicate with hearing loss.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Sounds serious: Anatomically i cannot fit these symptoms in any particular disease pattern. Seek the help of your physician or see a neurologist.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Vomiting: It is common after vomiting to have some heart burn like symptoms. But if you have chest pain, it needs to be evaluated. Go to your doctor asap.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
HF and MI: Hf is due to ineffective pumping action of the heart resulting in fluid overload. Mi is due to blockage of one or several arteries that supply and nou... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Yes: Untreated or uncontrolled hypertension can cause headaches, chest pain, vision problems, etc.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Severe CP: Chest pain that is severe, lasting more than 30 min is considered an emergency needing you to seek immediate medical attention. It could be an heart a... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Hyperglycemia: If blood sugar level above a threshold of 120, then it is called, hyperglycemia. The difference is, in diabetes, blood sugars tend to stay > 120 and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
CP! Yes: Chest pain can be due to- heart attacks, aneurysm, pericarditis, pleurisy, pneumonia, acid reflux, 'gas', esophagitis, pulmonary embolism, gall bladde... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Pregnancy/ vomiting/: Chest pain can occur with prolonged vomiting due to acid reflux or esophagitis. With your doctor approval you may have to acid suppressants like pepci... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
See below: Aspirin, o2, nitroglycerin, morphine, beta blockers, later ace inhibitors, antilipemics.And other supportive measures.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
As soon as possible: Gaa pains could be anything. If a continued botheration , check with your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
CP: Chest pain can be due to- heart attacks, aneurysm, pericarditis, pleurisy, pneumonia, acid reflux, 'gas', esophagitis, pulmonary embolism, gall bladde... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
No: Ambien (zolpidem) is for sleep. Ambien (zolpidem) is not helpful to get someone out of coma.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Vomiting: Vomiting brings up acid from the stomach, this can irritate the esophagus--- which can cause esophagitis resulting in chest pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Sitting and: Sitting and stooping forward over a pillow --- is the comfortable position for a COPD exacerbation.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
No: CPR standardized in us.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
It can: If the swollen lymph nodes are near the trachea either in the neck or in the chest they can cause breathing problems.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Immunity: Some people have good immunity, do not end up in sepsis. It all depends on other comorbidities like diabetes etc.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
clinical symptoms: Worsening signs and symptoms extremely short of breath, using accessory muscles of respiration, wheezing, smothering sensation in the chest, rapid res... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
No: Pneumonia generally refers to infection of the lungs due to a bacteria, fungal or viral organisms. Ild is an ill understood disease, generally caused ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Can happen: Especially people with dementia are prone to what is called ICU psychosis. These people are sick and confined to a small room with all the alarms arou... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
As long as possible: So long as lungs are supported by a ventilator, and if all other organs are functioning on par- theoretically they can be on ventilator for ever.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Yes: Serious injuries do have a bearing on the heart. Such as blood loss, organ damage etc.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Get checked: Not normal you have a sinus problems or fragile vessels, needs to get checked by ent.
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Aug 29, 2013
Dr. Rao has a deep knowledge of an impressive array of medical topics. He cuts straight to the heart of the matter and explains difficult topics in a manner that is very easy to understand. The Missis...Read More
Apr 2, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Rao. He is an outstanding physician, his expertise in Medicine matches his compassion and care for patients. An unique resource to both patients and doctors on health tap! Tha...Read More
May 11, 2013
I am consistently impressed with the content and quality of the information that Dr. Rao provides on Health Tap. He provides a real service to the public. I recommend Dr. Rao.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! The info you provided, helped me a lot. Thank You. I have "Untreated Bradycadia & Atrial Fib"-I'm a 42yr old female with related Blood Clots as well.
HealthTap member
Thank you for your reply. Trying to get control over my heart attack phobias, but Im still a mess :-( Hope to b able to afford therapy soon!
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This has happened with my mom quite a few times. Her age is 46 and whenever she has gone through full body medical check up, nothing came ou

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Madras Medical College, India
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

NEW YORK METHODIST HOSPITAL

Residency

Madras Medical College, Chennai 1977-1978

Awards

Certificate of Merit for Research, NY Methodist Hospital, 1995 to 1997
Certificate of Merit for selection as a Clinical Vignetter Competition, 76th Annual Session of ACP, Atlanta 1995
Prize Winner in Annual Residents Day PosterCompetition"Smoking Habits and Attitudes Among Nurses"

Affiliations

Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood, MS
Member, American College of Physicians
AMG Specialty Hospital, Greenwood, MS
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