Ashwin L. Rao, MD, FAMSSM
Ashwin L. Rao, MD, FAMSSM
- Sports medicine
- Primary care
- Family medicine
- Telehealth services
Patient Ratings and Reviews
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Dr. Rao is the BEST~kind, compassionate, intelligent, good listener and thinks outside the box [...]
Dr. Rao was so incredibly helpful! [...]
DR. Rao's concern for solving my problems and his technical skills were remarkable. He was thorough and very helpful in coordinating my needs with the primary care provider. I was Impressed and grateful for his commitment to high quality health care.
Dr. Rao and the whole staff were absolutely amazing on all levels.
Dr. Rao is the kind of caring, attentive, well informed physician everyone should have the pleasure to see. [...]
Dr. Rao is very good, very professional, and has VERY good communication skills between patient (me) and Doctor (him). He takes the time to listen....
DR RAO IS THE BEST!!
It was always Dr Rao who made the difference. I suggest uou add more doctors like him with pleasant demeanor that listens to patients
Dr. Rao and his assistant [...] were both so great and made for an excellent experience. Thank you!
Dr Rao is the epitome of an excellent humanitarian, physician and friend.
Dr Rao is the best.
I very much appreciate Dr. Rao's skill and clear, caring communication style
Everyone, from desk to Dr was superb
I thought the nurse was great, I also highly recommend Dr Rao, he is an exceptional and compassionate doctor who provides stellar care and is efficient and effective in doing my [...] procedure. Can't say enough good things about him. He is also a great teacher as he had a fellow observe and assist. He leads by example too.
Dr. Rao and Nurse [...] are always wonderful. Also appreciate the ability to call the clinic directly (and to NOT have to go through the call center).
Dr. Rao is exceptional, his caring for patients and figuring out a solution made my terrible experience less stressful. I am more hopeful that I will heal. Thank you.
Dr Rao is outstanding.
Dr Rao is one of the best doctors I have ever known [...]
Dr. Rao's team is excellent
Dr. Rao is always great!
About Ashwin L. Rao
Ashwin L. Rao, MD, FAMSSM, is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, and is a Professor in UW School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Rao is a team physician for University of Washington Husky Athletics and a medical consultant for the Brooks Beast Middle Distance Track Club. He previously served as a team physician for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, Program Director of the UW Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, and Co-Chair of the Education Committee on the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM).
His clinical interests include ultrasound guided procedures, platelet rich plasma (PRP), selective peripheral nerve hydrodissection, percutaneous tenotomy (Tenex), management of chronic tendinopathy and arthritis, concussion evaluation and management, and comprehensive wellness care for the professional and recreational athlete. His research and academic interest focus on mental health in athletes and he is co-author of the textbook, “Mental Health in the Athlete – Modern Perspectives and Novel Challenges for the Sports Medicine Provider”.
Dr. Rao believes in a collaborative team-based approach to patient care. As your medical provider, he will seek your perspective in developing a health care plan to return you to your active lifestyle. He believes in the power of collaboration and shared decision making and possess a skillset that sits firmly between conservative care and surgical intervention that allows patients to seek rapid paths to recovery from chronic injury.
Dr. Rao completed his undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College and his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rao completed his residency training in family medicine and his sports medicine fellowship at the UW School of Medicine.
Dr. Rao enjoys travelling and photography.
Education and Training
Case Western Reserve UniversityMedical education, 2003UW - Sports Medicine Center