Kara Rao is a certified Physician Assistant. She received her bachelor's
degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
She played varsity soccer for the university and developed an interest
in medicine after spending many hours in the training room with injuries.
She completed the Physician Assistant program at the University of Florida,
one of the top programs of its kind in the country.
Ms. Rao began her career as a PA in Gainesville, FL working for a diverse
group of specialized interventional cardiologists. Through this experience
she discovered her interest in acute care and spent the majority of her
time treating patients in the hospital with cardiovascular problems.
Ms. Rao's area of interest is in preventive care, specifically lifestyle
modifications for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Her background
in nutrition has enhanced her ability to help her patients make changes
towards a healthier lifestyle.