Rao Lingam, MD

Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Dublin, OH

About Dr. Lingam

Rao Lingam, MD, is the founder of Spine Care Specialists, LLC, and has been treating patients with chronic pain from Ohio and its neighboring states since 1979. Dr. Lingam is passionate about bringing his personalized care to Dublin, Ohio, and is the most experienced interventional pain management physician in the Central Ohio area. 

Dr. Lingam graduated from Andhra Medical College in Andhra Pradesh, India, and completed his training in general surgery in India. He went on to complete a residency in Anesthesiology and subsequent pain management training at the University of Miami in Florida. He then joined the Department of Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

Dr. Lingam helped establish the pain management fellowship program at The Ohio State University Medical Center, serving as Director of the program. He also founded the first "pain clinic" in Columbus at The Ohio State University, which he then developed into the Ohio State Center for Pain Control and served as its Director. 

Dr. Lingam was also an associate professor of anesthesiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Associate Chairperson of the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Lingam is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. 

Dr. Lingam is proud to utilize the latest technologies in pain control and his extensive qualifications when treating a patient. At Spine Care Specialists, LLC, he sees people with all types of pain conditions and spectrums of severity. Dr. Lingam focuses on a comprehensive evaluation with each patient before deciding upon the management solution. 

Always opting for the most cutting-edge technology and personalized non-opioid treatment plan, Dr. Lingam is passionate about long-lasting results. He is currently accepting new patients from Central Ohio and surrounding areas at Spine Care Specialists, LLC.


Spine Care Specialists,LLC participates with most major insurance plans. Below is a list of more common insurances we accept, but this list is not all inclusive. If your insurance carrier is not listed or you need verification of participation, please contact your insurance company at the number listed on the back of your insurance card. Patients with out-of-network carriers can be evaluated by Spine Care Specialists, LLC after proper Insurance authorization by the PCP.

Beech Street PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Choice Care Network
First Health
Great-West Healthcare
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Ohio Health Choice
Ohio Preferred Network
United Healthcare