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Dr. Manisha Rayavarapu DO

Butterflies, Boards, and Blessings: A Doctor’s Journey to Thriving with Lupus (BBB Book 1)

A deep and personal account of a doctor living with lupus. Relatable and inspirational, this book provides insightful tips and encouragement for those who struggle with chronic conditions.

Doctor. Author. Lupus Advocate.


!Welcome to The Patient Doc. I am a Family Physician who has been living with Lupus for the past ten years. I created The Patient Doc to educate and encourage others living with chronic disease by sharing my personal journey and the knowledge I have gained along the way. As a physician, I have had the opportunity to see lupus and chronic disease from both the patient and physician perspective. My experience has enabled me to understand not only the physical, but also social and psychological effects of chronic disease. My dream is to help others living with chronic disease to not just survive, but thrive and live their best life!

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Check out my new book “Butterflies, Boards, and Blessings” currently available on Amazon !!!


Heartwarming memoir with helpful tips

This book is easy to read, with lots of informative tips to help you live your best life, despite your chronic illness. Many thanks to the Patient Doc for sharing her inspiring story and expertise in such a supportive and encouraging way! 💜

– Megan Bates


There are no limits

This book is phenomenal! A must read. Dr. Manisha Rayavarapu connects with her readers by sharing her journey and provides some tips for those who struggle with chronic conditions. Thank you, Dr. Manisha for sharing your story with us. You are an inspiration!

– Elizabeth C.


Great book

Reading this was like reading my own story and life. Great book. Gave me a lot of helpful information to help me with day to day life. Thank you Betty Eldridge.

– Michael Eldridge

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