For Patients

About Your Visit

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Your insurance card
  • Physician referral forms, if required by insurance
  • List of prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medication, including dose and frequency
  • Information about your medical and surgical history
  • Recent x-rays or relevant records

Office Policies, Hours & Insurance Information

Rao V. Sunkavally, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a provider for Medicare and most major insurance plans and provides insurance billing. You are responsible for charges that are not covered by your insurance, at the time of your appointment.

Your insurance company may require a co-payment at the time of your appointment. When necessary, our staff will work with patients to set up a payment plan.

If you have questions regarding billing or which insurance plans we accept, please call us at (510) 790-9095 with any questions regarding insurance coverage and benefits should be directed to your employer or insurance company.

Participating Insurance Plans

MedicareCignaFirst HealthPacificare
Alameda AllianceGreat WestBlue CrossOne Health Plan
United HealthcareUnion PacificBlue Shield Tricare

Please call for updated information regarding participating health plans.

Participating Medical Groups:

  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Affinity Medical Group
  • Brown and Toland Medical Group
  • Healthguard IPA

Office Hours


Patient Forms

To expedite your visit, we encourage you to download the registration and patient history forms. Please bring the completed forms with you on your visit. You may also want to download other forms pertinent to your problem, complete them and bring them with you.

Patient Instructions, Tests, Questionnaires