Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 45

Psychiatry

Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Somerville, MA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience in Addiction & Substance Abuse, Psychotic Disorders, and General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy. She graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 2006. She is affiliated with CHA Cambridge Hospital. Her office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD

Cambridge Health Alliance

26 Central St Somerville, MA 02143 ()

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(617) 591-6011

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cheng

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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Cheng is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Cheng is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
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General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy specialists.

Dr. Cheng is experienced in the area of General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Adjustment Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
ADHD and-or ADD
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Dr. Cheng's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • 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
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Cheng accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Cheng's Reviews

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5.0

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Thoughtful and compassionate in approach, this is a psychiatrist who knows the value of both therapy and medical intervention.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Somerville, MA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Massachusetts Institute Of Psychoanalysis (Post-Graduate Fellowship)
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (Fellowship In Psychodynamic Psychotherapy)
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Program For Psychotherapy At Cambridge Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Cambridge Hospital
Residency Hospital
2007
Cambridge Hospital
Internship Hospital
2006
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1999
Harvard-Radcliffe College
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Psychoanalytic Association fellow, 2011-2012

Media & Publications

  • Centorrino F., Rendall M., Cheng E., Thirwell C., Baldessarini R. Pharmacological treatment of acute mania and long-term maintenance phase in bipolar disorder., 2/2000

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cheng frequently treats Addiction & Substance Abuse, Psychotic Disorders, and General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy. See all practice areas where Dr. Cheng specializes.

Where is Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD's office located?

Dr. Cheng's office is located at 26 Central St, Somerville, MA 02143. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cheng has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Practice

Cambridge Health Alliance26 Central St Somerville, MA 02143
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Elisa K. Cheng MD LLC20 Willard St Cambridge, MA 02138
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHA Cambridge Hospital

Cambridge, MA

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average