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Prashanth R. Rao, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician with more than 14 years of clinical experience. At Conviva Care Center Westover Hills, he leads a team of compassionate, patient-focused primary care professionals with a commitment to medical excellence. Dr. Rao completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a rotating internship at Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his medical degree from the University of Mysore Medical College in Mysore, India. Dr. Rao’s research has been published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science and Methods in Molecular Medicine. His presentations include “Pacemakers – An Overview,” Cardiology Journal Club and “ARDS,” UIUC College of Medicine Journal Club. Before joining Conviva, Dr. Rao served as a Senior Partner with Sound Physicians. He has participated in several committees and physician advisory groups at the North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and Banner Gateway Hospital in Gilbert, Arizona. He also worked in the Banner eICU and was a site CoDirector of one of the country’s first non-ICU inpatient telemedicine platforms. Dr. Rao is a member of the American College of Physicians, ACP, and the Society of Hospital Medicine, SHM. He believes in the value of incorporating emerging technologies into enhancing healthcare for everyone, and he is also a passionate advocate of proven aspects of integrative and lifestyle medicine. Married and the father of two lovely children, Dr. Rao enjoys hiking, tennis, skiing and is a PADI certified SCUBA diver.