Shoba Rao - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Shoba Rao

Shoba Rao, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 227 Reviews) View 39 Comments

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Dr. Rao is a board-certified pediatrician. Her passion for pediatrics stems from wanting to be an advocate for children. “I studied medicine because of a desire I have to help others, and so the chance of making an impact on people’s lives was something I couldn’t resist. I enjoy building relationships with families and watching my patients grow and develop.”


12675 La Mirada Blvd #401
La Mirada, California 90638
  • Main: 562.789.5435
  • Fax: 562.789.5437

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier







  • Spanish



University of Nevada School of Medicine (Las Vegas)


St Georges School of Medicine (Grenada)


Pediatrics (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

February 09, 2017
I'm very happy with the care La Mirada PIH gives to my family. They are always very attentive and organized.
February 08, 2017
Very clean office, friendly staff and loved the technology. In and out quickly as well. Very happy with our experience there.
February 07, 2017
she looks very busy to listen to anyone, although her main goal is to listen to people or parents and pay more attention to details. she was like in rush to finish the visit as soon as possible
January 31, 2017
I like How Dr. Rao explained everything to me, called me back same day with results and referred daughter to a specialist.
January 31, 2017
I'm very happy with doctor Rao she is an amazing pediatrician
January 25, 2017
She was very nice and answered every question I asked..
January 23, 2017
Dr.Rao took her time to discuss my daughter's lab results,and answered all our questions and concerns. I am very happy to have chosen her as my daughter's pediatrician.
January 13, 2017
It has been the best place for the care of my children and this bad experience won't count to me.
January 10, 2017
She was very honest with treatments available and what medicines were not necessary or would not recommend.
December 20, 2016
very friendly and considerate
December 06, 2016
Dr. Roa is excellent
December 02, 2016
Great with kids and families!
November 29, 2016
The doctors are wonderful. The front office staff needs to make sure information is communicated appropriately.
November 18, 2016
was able to get same day appt and was called back right away and was out in 30 min
November 17, 2016
Provide was good. Billing policy not good
November 07, 2016
She was an A+
October 28, 2016
During this visit I discussed my concerns from a recent ER visit with my attending nurse, Joe. I just wanted to express my gratitude for how he listened to me and was extremely kind and caring and sympathetic to my distress. I was very impressed by his kindness. Thank you.
October 24, 2016
I wouldn't see her again but I do really like Dr. Bhargava and the nurse practitioner.
October 19, 2016
Dr.Rao is a great provider.
October 18, 2016
very approachable, excellent bed side manners, takes her time to explain ur current diagnosis
October 10, 2016
She was nice and friendly.
October 07, 2016
Excellent treatment
September 27, 2016
Pih La Mirada Pediatric is the best. Every appointment is important. May it be a simple cold or a high fever, they accommodate me the same way.
September 27, 2016
Dr.Rao was very friendly and attentive. She is definitely a provider I will be requesting for my children.
September 08, 2016
Very professional and nice.
August 23, 2016
August 17, 2016
She's great! Professional and respectful.
August 15, 2016
Always a pleasure to have Dr. Rao. We really like her.
July 26, 2016
I really enjoyed our doctors visit. The medical staff and doctor where very friendly and informative during our visit.
July 19, 2016
She was wonderful and I feel like she had no control over the charges.
July 19, 2016
She made me feel that my son matter, he was more than just an appointment. She called to check on his progress, something I have never experience before and by far blew me away and I was beyond grateful for her precious time and concern!!!!
June 29, 2016
All the staff at this facility are all great.
May 26, 2016
She had us stay and continue breathing treatments until she comfortable with how my child's lungs sounded knowing we were going out of town for the weekend and prescribed medications for us to take so we wouldn't have to go to the ER or urgent care out of town.
April 27, 2016
She's not my daughters primary provider but after meeting her she's the best! I will call my health insurance to request her as my daughters new pediatric.
April 18, 2016
They r wonderful, kind, patient & efficient!
April 14, 2016
None while so ever
April 13, 2016
Great listener. Willing to spend the necessary time to ensure superb service!
April 12, 2016
Yes, this was our second visit to this office and I felt confident that my son received competent care. I felt the staff and doctor made the experience positive for myself and my son.
April 06, 2016
She was punctual, easy to speak with & very friendly with my son!