Mission Statement

This is a traditional, solo practice in psychiatry. The purpose of this practice is to provide outstanding psychiatric care based on the most recent advances in the field, including advances in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and neuroscience.

Introduction and Philosophy of the Practice

The healthcare field has been undergoing enormous changes over the past 25 years. My intention is to maintain a setting in which I can work with patients under optimal circumstances. This means giving myself enough time to listen to people, ask important questions and formulate treatments plans that specifically are designed for that patient.

Specializing in:

1. Treatment of opiate addiction with Suboxone.
SUBOXONE (generic, buprenorphine) is the first medication approved by the DEA for the treatment of opioid dependence in an office-based setting. Dr. Rao is one of a few in the Tulsa area who have a special license to prescribe SUBOXONE. Over 90% of our patients remain opiate-free while taking suboxone.
2. Treatment of chronic pain with Subutex (buprenorphine).
Buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone) is used for the treatment of chronic pain in those who have become physically dependent on painkillers. Buprenorphine provides an alternative to pain medicines that no longer work.

3. Treatment of Depression
Dr. Rao has over 20 years of experience treating major depressive disorder, including patients with chronic, persistent depression which has not responded to either psychotherapy and/or medication. He has expertise in treating these patients with new antidepressant combinations and TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Our success rate with TMS is over 90%.