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Dr. Gutti Rao

Hospital-based practice
Greenwood, MS
47 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

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A male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Normal labs: The lab results you mentioned are normal. We really need to know what we are looking for or suspecting when we order a certain lab work. Then we can c... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
In three wks: Usually in three weeks, you should have some relief. If the discoloration, pain and swelling do not go away, better see an orthopedist for any damage ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
See immunologist: Hashimotos is an auto immune disease. Though skin conditions are not typically described in hashimoto's, it is likely you may have some autoimmune dis... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Very unlikely: unless you have an open wound, the chances of transmission of HIV is very remote
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Most likely: If your GTT is positive , you have all likelyhood of having diabetes. Consult you doctor with the results of the tests.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Same thing: You may require more calories- otherwise the diabetic diet should not change. So you have to have a tight control of sugar with insulin.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Cannot compare: They are two different medications- Flovent is steroid intended for long term benefit, pro air is albuterol intended for short term benefit. There are... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Cp: .It could be cardiac or noncardiac causes. Heart problems-heart attack, coronary artery disease, pericarditis, aortic aneurysm, svc syndrome. Non ca... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Could be gerd: You may have acid reflux which gets better with antacids. You may have to try that first before looking for other causes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Chest pain : Chest pain can be due to an heart attack, esophagitis, acid reflux, musculoskeletal problems, gall bladder disease, pericarditis, pneumonia, pleurisy ... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
They stay separate: Well if they have to stay separate, they have to.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Multiple symptoms: Chest pain calf pain, when you are taking birth control pills- general suspicion is a DVT or pulmonary embolism. Hence it is best to see your doctor r... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
General care: Look for cleanliness of the nh, prompt, good nursing care, including feeding, bathing, clean- ups and also effective communication from the nursing st... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
See doc: BP is ok. If you consistently have headache, needs medical attention.It may be migraine or tension headache or sinus trouble.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
TIA: Ministroke symptoms are speech disturbance, weakness of extremities, and numbness of arms or legs, which are all transient.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Blood in sputum: You are already under care of your doctor. Blood in sputum for four weeks should not be ignored. If by now, you do not have a definite answer suggest ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Follow dr directions: You are already under care of a doctor who has been doing the work up. If you had fluttering and chest pressure, you have to complete cardiac work up.... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Staph infection: By your description I am presuming your bf had an abscess which is being treated with abx. Usually seven to ten days of antibiotics suffices.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
DM 2: Watch your diet, and do regular exercises. If you have abdominal problems as described, check with your doctor. You may need a work up colonoscopy or ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
CP: In th er you might have been ruled out for any heart problem. Since you are having continuing pain, go to your physician for follow up to find out the... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Symptoms and signs: Neurologist would be able to diagnose by signs and symptoms which are transient in tia. Ct scans and MRI cannot diagnose tia.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Probably nothing: But it is always better to check out. We do not know what medication you are on, to determine if it is the cause.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Cough chest pain: All your symptoms point to bronchitis or pneumonia. You need to see your doctor for a thorough checkup.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Rapid heart rate: If your heart racing and have chest pain you need to go to the er. It could be svt, a fib or flutter.
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
All of them: Rns, lpns and aides take care of the elderly. Also speech therapy, pt & ot psychologists also see these residents from time to time. Physicians make r... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Yes: COPD can be contained but not completely curable. If you are getting better, just keep it up.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Mostly yes: Systemic fungal infections, especially in the setting of immunocomprised status, need hospitalization for intravenous antifungals agents.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Most probably musculoskeletal pain. However get checked with your doctor.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Copd: Are you a smoker or exposed to second hand smoke? If so you may be at risk of developing copd. Already you have cough and phlegm. Other things you hav... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
2 days: Usually 2 days is enough for patients taking 1 gm two times away with normal kidney function. In renal failure patients elimination of vancomycin is u... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Unusual : Unusual to have TIA in young individual, unless they have certain risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, protein c or s.Defi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Possible: Better to be in the hospital get checked out. It may not be heart related in a 22 year old, but can't be sure.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
CA MRSA: Community acquired MRSA is not as bad as hospital acquired-- it is sensitive to more antibiotics. Bacterium to start with ok, but you may have to move... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Talk to your daughte: You should express your feelings to your daughter about ' running' your life. But you are 90, at some point you may need her help. So without burning ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Mouth sores: Sores in the mouth do occur from time to time, can be due to vit b deficiencies illnesses, smoking, i'll fitting dentures, hiv, certain autoimmune dis... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
DM & HTN: Both diseases are prone to cause impotence or erectile dysfunction. Due to atherosclerotic process and possibly neuropathy, sympathetic nerve dysfunct... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
May be normal: For a five year old normal heart beat 90 to 110. However if you have any kind of rhythm problems, let him be seen by a pediatrician.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Angina: Prinzmetal angina due to coronary artery spasm-- the reason for this spasm is not clearly understood. If you are having recurring episodes, you may ha... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Hearing loss: Over90db usually.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Blood test: Blood test will identify whether your sugars are high enough to be called a diabetic.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Pleuritis: You may have pleurisy or pneumonia considering your symptoms. You need to see your doctor or go to er asap.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Warfarin & alcohol: Warfarin is notorious for interacting with various medications and food stuffs, including alcohol. Alcohol enhances the action of warfarin, i.e., bloo... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Muscle strain: It could be anything. Unlikely you have coronary artery disease being 29 and female, negative stress test. If you do not have any other risk factors f... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
GMO: Gmo means genetically modified organism---- i presume. Gmo are very useful for production of insulin, clotting factors for hemophilia, human growth ho... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Usually not: Preeclampsia BP usually goes away with delivery of the baby. You may have high BP in later life if you are already prone for it.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Risk higher: Alaskan natives have higher risk of developing diabetes than non natives. Hence proper care iscwarranted to delay the onset of diabetes, like exercise... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Hypoparathyroidism: Chronic hypoparathyroidism- tingling, tetany, dry hair and skin, kidney stones, cerebral ( basal ganglia)calcifications, depression, skeletal exostos... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
There are: You may have to search web sites. Physician interactive is a site that used to allow your personal records can be stored.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Ct scan: Ct scan chest can diagnose bronchiectasis.
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Testimonials
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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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