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Purnima I Rao, MD

Purnima I Rao, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Purnima Rao is a board certified Ob/Gyn in Houston specializing in minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopic, general and high-risk obstetrics, adolescent gynecology, menstrual irregularities, menopausal disorders and management.

Dr. Rao graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University in New Orleans in 1995, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology with a minor in French. While there, she received the LSU Honors full scholarship and the Chancellor’s Outstanding Senior award. She earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans in 2001. She then moved to Texas, where she completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas in 2003 and also served as chief resident. Dr. Rao is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists; North American Menopausal Society; American Medical Association; Texas Medical Association; and the Harris County Medical Society.

As a child, Dr. Rao dreamed of becoming either an actress or a doctor. Her father told her whatever she chose should be something she loves. With his advice in mind, she decided to become a doctor, and hasn't regretted it since. Dr. Rao is married and has two children. When not caring for her patients, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and exercising. Most of all, she loves spending time with family and friends.

Aetna

Be Well @ Shell Kelsey-Seybold Health Plan

Regence Group (Bs-Wa, Bs-Id, Bcbs-Ut, Bcbs-Or)

Cigna

Cigna HMO

Community Health Choice

Coventry PPO

Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB)

First Health

First Health PPO

Great West Healthcare

HealthSmart PPO

Humana

Kelsey Plan

Kelsey Select

KelseyCare - Boon-Chapman

KelseyCare Advantage

KelseyCare Powered by Cigna

KelseyCare Aetna

Private Healthcare Systems - PPO

TRS

United Healthcare

United Healthcare - Choice Plus

Adolescence

Family Planning

Gynecological Surgery

Menopause

Obstetrics And Gynecology - OB/GYN

Well Woman Health

Aetna

Be Well @ Shell Kelsey-Seybold Health Plan

Regence Group (Bs-Wa, Bs-Id, Bcbs-Ut, Bcbs-Or)

Cigna

Cigna HMO

Community Health Choice

Coventry PPO

Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB)

First Health PPO

Great West Healthcare

HealthSmart PPO

Humana

Kelsey Plan

Kelsey Select

KelseyCare - Boon-Chapman

KelseyCare Advantage

KelseyCare Powered by Cigna

KelseyCare Aetna

Private Healthcare Systems - PPO

TRS

United Healthcare

United Healthcare - Choice Plus

Adolescence

Family Planning

Gynecological Surgery

Menopause

Obstetrics And Gynecology - OB/GYN

Well Woman Health