Testimonials

What Patients Are Saying

We’ve helped many patients get back to a productive life and we hope their stories can inspire you to take the next step.

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Patient Testimonial

A History of Successful SGB Outcomes

Dr. Sudhir Rao and Dr. Jyothi Rao have both been practicing medicine for over 20 years. Over the years, they have partnered to provide medical services to treat all aspects a patients health. Since 2012, they have been expanding their services with the launch of:  

Collectively these practices offer a complete picture of whole body health and wellness through comprehensive pain management, integrative medicine, and behavioral and mental health services.

In 2022, SGB Docs was started to help patients living with the symptoms of PTSD and trauma. Traditionally, stellate ganglion block injections have been used to treat chronic pain, and Dr. Rao has been administering these injections for that purpose for the last 20 years. Over the years, it has become increasingly clear through our own patient experiences extensive relevant studies and that SGB injections can also be profoundly effective for treating symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and trauma. 

On the surface, SGB Docs is just starting, but our experience with SGB injections, PTSD, and trauma treatment spans over 20 years so you can rest assured that you are in capable hands. Don't just take our word for it though. Check out our reviews below.

Dr. Rao is absolutely great. I was looking to have surgery on both neck and mid back. The radial ablation stopped all pain on the neck and mid back so I could delay surgery and not have to continue on harsh pain meds. I recommend him to anyone I hear talking of having surgery. They have quite a few options before you need to try surgery. Wish more orthopedics would try this first!


Robyn Jones

Review for Dr. Sudhir Rao

Dr. Jyothi Rao-Mahadevia is incredible! She literally saved my life in a terrible situation, and continues to walk with me through this health crisis. She is responsible for making my life enjoyable again. Dr. Rao is incredibly kind, always available, listens attentively, has a wealth of knowledge and has connected me to other incredible health care professionals.


Dana Shimoda

Review for Dr. Jyothi Rao

In the 3 years as a patient of Dr. Rao, it is my opinion that he is a phenomenal and extraordinary doctor. He keeps up to date with the latest treatment options, will sacrifice time no matter how many are in the waiting room to listen, and to explain. Dr. Rao has treated multiple patients with rare illnesses, and shows more empathy than any Dr. I’ve met.


Mom To2

Review for Dr. Sudhir Rao

I have been seeing Dr. Jyothi Rao for years and have recommended her countless number of times. Each I have recommended, have been very grateful. Why someone gave a one star is is totally unjust. This doctor is very attentive, caring, brilliant and really works with you to optimize your health. My gut health is like it was when I was 20 and my energy levels are excelled at 62. 


Debbora

Review for Dr. Jyothi Rao

This is the best doctor I have ever had. Dr. Jyothi suprised me when she started my physical with reviewing the previous year's physical, and things I had long forgotten. She takes the time to listen. She is not quick to prescribe medications for every ache, she tries homeopathic treatments for minor aches and referrals when she has concerns. I have received the best care any one can have from a doctor.


Cheryl Ertter

Review for Dr. Jyothi Rao

It was my first visit with the doctor and right away I felt comfortable. Very personable and I love that in a doctor especially. I am told different things from different doctors, so I honestly can't wait to hear what you think. I just want to go a day without the sharp burning pain and I'd love to be told it can be corrected. Looking forward to my next appointment


Jessica

Review for Dr. Sudhir Rao

I took my mom, and everyone was absolutely so sweet and kind. I had a million questions and they were so patient with me. Dr. Rao recommended injections for my mom and explained every step of the process for her. Seriously, they're the nicest staff and have a pretty office.


Donyasha B.

Review for Dr. Sudhir Rao

Awesome, friendly staff. Whole body wellness. Dr. Rao addresses not just the symptoms but what is causing the issues and how to bring your body back into balance. I spent 1 year taking medication after medication and going for test after test with no resolve. Within six months at Shakthi Health and Wellness, I am finally well.


Cindy Morrison

Review for Dr. Jyothi Rao

Dr. Rao is absolutely great. I was looking to have surgery on both neck and mid back. The radial ablation stopped all pain on the neck and mid back so I could delay surgery and not have to continue on harsh pain meds. I recommend him to anyone I hear talking of having surgery. They have quite a few options before you need to try surgery. Wish more orthopedics would try this first!


Robyn Jones

Review for Dr. Sudhir Rao

Dr. Jyothi Rao-Mahadevia is incredible! She literally saved my life in a terrible situation, and continues to walk with me through this health crisis. She is responsible for making my life enjoyable again. Dr. Rao is incredibly kind, always available, listens attentively, has a wealth of knowledge, and has connected me to other incredible health care professionals.


Dana Shimoda

Review for Dr. Jyothi Rao

In the three years as a patient of Dr. Rao, it is my opinion that he is a phenomenal and extraordinary doctor. He keeps up to date with the latest treatment options, will sacrifice time no matter how many are in the waiting room to listen, and to explain. Dr. Rao has treated multiple patients with rare illnesses, and shows more empathy than any doctor I’ve met.


Mom To2

Review for Dr. Sudhir Rao

I have been seeing Dr. Jyothi Rao for years and have recommended her countless number of times. Each I have recommended, have been very grateful. Why someone gave a one star is is totally unjust. This doctor is very attentive, caring, brilliant and really works with you to optimize your health. My gut health is like it was when I was 20 and my energy levels are excelled at 62. 


Debbora

Review for Dr. Jyothi Rao

This is the best doctor I have ever had. Dr. Jyothi suprised me when she started my physical with reviewing the previous year's physical, and things i had long forgotten. She takes the time to listen. She is not quick to prescribe medications for every ache, she tries homeopathic treatments for minor aches, & referrals when she has concerns. I have received the best care any one can have from a doctor.


Cheryl Ertter

Review for Dr. Jyothi Rao

It was my first visit with the doctor and right away I felt comfortable. Very personable and I love that in a doctor especially. I am told different things from different doctors, so I honestly can't wait to hear what you think. I just want to go a day without the sharp burning pain and I'd love to be told it can be corrected. Looking forward to my next appointment


Jessica

Review for Dr. Sudhir Rao

I took my mom, and everyone was absolutely so sweet and kind. I had a million questions and they were so patient with me. Dr. Rao recommended injections for my mom and explained every step of the process for her. Seriously -- nicest staff and pretty office.


Donyasha B.

Review for Dr. Sudhir Rao

Awesome, friendly staff. Whole body wellness. Dr. Rao addresses not just the symptoms but what is causing the issues and how to bring your body back into balance. I spent 1 year taking medication after medication and going for test after test with no resolve - within 6 months at Shakthi Health and Wellness I am finally well.


Cindy Morrison

Review for Dr. Jyothi Rao

Dr Rao helped when all other Dr.s told me I had no options other than surgery. It's been 3 years and Dr Rao keeps surprising me with how much he cares and wants me to feel better. His staff is professional and courteous at every office visit I have had.


Arms Lover

Review for Dr. Sudhir Rao

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