Dr. Alaa Elhaj, MD

Dr. Alaa Elhaj, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Alaa Elhaj, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Leawood, KS and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Damascus Univ in 1998 and specializes in psychiatry.

8340 Mission Rd Ste 210

Leawood, KS 66206

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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more than 75% of peers
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
more than 72% of peers
Tobacco Use Disorder
more than 64% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

48  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
  • 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


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3  Procedures

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Damascus Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elhaj has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elhaj's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elhaj to family and friends
24 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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  • 1

Dr. Elhaj's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I went to Elhaj (regrettably) for a second opinion on a diagnosis, to say he was arrogant would be putting it extremely mildly. He's a terrible listener and a narcissist. I had disclosed to him my previous psychologist had recommended cannabis as an alternative to prescription drugs 3-4x a week,...more
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Caring, calm, knowledgable. Listens with empathy. Recommend highly
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Dr. Elhaj has been my Doctor for almost 4 or 5 years. I met him when I was a patient at Shawnee Mission Hospital. The Hospital and Dr Elhaj saved my life. He has always showed his caring about and has worked hard to help me. If I had not been placed on the meds, I might not still be alive! I...more
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Dr Elhaj shows little interest in his patients. He charged a ridiculous amount and demands you see him frequently. Save yourself time and money and go see a doctor who appreciates his patients.
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He has been the only psychiatrist in 20 years who really effectively treated my Bipolar II. I will recommend his care to anyone.
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