Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD

Psychiatry •  Female • Age 43
  
Dr. Cheng

Cambridge Health Alliance

26 Central St Somerville, MA 02143

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(617) 591-6011

Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Somerville, MA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cheng has more experience with General Mental Health, Psychotic Disorders, and Addiction and Substance Abuse than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 2006. She is affiliated with Cambridge Health Alliance. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cheng to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Low Wait Times
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Dr. Cheng accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

General Mental Health

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 specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Adjustment Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Adjustment Disorder more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

ADHD and-or ADD
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Schizoaffective Disorder
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Addiction and 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 and Substance Abuse specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Nondependent Marijuana Abuse more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect how a person thinks, feels or behaves, including narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder.Compare with other Personality Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Personality Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Personality Disorders more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Borderline Personality Disorder
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Borderline Personality Disorder more than 43% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 43% of their peers

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Dr. Cheng's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • 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
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant 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)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • 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
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Dr. Cheng's Reviews

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Biography

Dr. Elisa Cheng, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Somerville, MA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cheng has more experience with General Mental Health, Psychotic Disorders, and Addiction and Substance Abuse than other sp...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

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Practice

Cambridge Health Alliance26 Central St Somerville, MA 02143
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Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge, MA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average