Anuradha Rao-Patel, M.D.

Member since June 2019

Dr. Rao-Patel is the Senior Medical Director for Government Markets and Appeals & Grievances at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross). In that role, she serves as the clinical interface between Blue Cross NC and its clinical partners and provides comprehensive clinical-focused leadership for enterprise-wide and external activities. She is also matrixed to the Behavioral Health team and Healthy Blue (managed Medicaid). In addition to these roles, Dr. Rao-Patel has led an internal opioid workgroup for Blue Cross and works collaboratively with other key stakeholders at both state and national levels to identify solutions and best practices on the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders while focusing on effective care coordination for member-focused care delivery. She continues to remain clinically active.