Dr. Alaa Elhaj, MD

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Dr. Alaa Elhaj, MD

Psychiatry | Male

PRAIRIE VILLAGE PSYCHIATRIC 8340 Mission Rd Ste 210, Leawood, KS 66206 Get Directions
(913) 642-0100

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Dr. Elhaj specializes in Psychiatry and practices in Leawood, KS. He practices at 1 location.

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3.2 based on 20 responses
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Charlotte, NC |
He has been the only psychiatrist in 20 years who really effectively treated my Bipolar II. I will recommend his care to anyone.
Independence, MO |
I've seen Dr. Elhaj for 5 years. He was initially very patient and kind, and a good listener. However, when the medications he prescribed me started to give me serotonin syndrome, and I became very anxious and had a meltdown with my therapist, Dr. Elhaj took no responsibility for that. My therapist quit, and Dr. Elhaj refused to tell him that the medications were partly to blame. He also is unsupportive of me wanting to have another child and told me it's not the 1950s, I don't need any more.
in Kansas City, MO |
Dr. Elhaj was a competent doctor, but he often disregarded my point of view and arrogantly dictated what was best for me, despite any experience I might have had to the contrary.
in Bonner Springs, KS |
I have been seeing Dr. Elhaj for almost four years. I met him when I was a patient at Shawnee Mission. He is the best doctor I have had in any field. He cares about his patients and works hard to help them live a better life. I would not be alive if wasn't for him!
He is very caring, and he honestly listens. I have left every visit more hopeful about the future.
in Overland Park, KS |
Excellent physician, really takes the time to listen to you and asks for questions from you......
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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Procedures Performed

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

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Education

  • Medical School
    Damascus Univ

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

    Completed in 2005

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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