Dr. Elsa Cruz, MD

Dr. Elsa Cruz, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 58
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Dr. Elsa Cruz, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Agoura Hills, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from Saint Louis University / School of Medicine and specializes in psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, and more.

30300 Agoura Rd Ste 195

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Contact Information

(818) 532-7950

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cruz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Psychiatric Diseases
normal
more than 15% of peers
Psychiatric Evaluation
normal
more than 1% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cruz does not have any board certifications listed.

31  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • ADHD Testing
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • LAC Hosp-USC
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cruz has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cruz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cruz's Reviews

1.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cruz to family and friends
19 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Cruz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

I jumped though all of her hoops, went twice in 1 week to complete her outside psychologists testing center and provided all of my previous medical records. She refused to refill my existing prescriptions and let me leave unmedicated and without refills. I am so shocked a ‘medical professional’...more
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She doesn’t explain what the medicines are for, she just gives you them. She comes into work late. Her office staff doesn’t have answers to any questions, they sent the wrong bill because they didn’t put the updated insurance. It’s been the worst experience I’ve ever had. I also had withdrawal from...more
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Called three separate times and left messages that were never returned. The one time Dr. Cruz herself answered I was able to express concerns about a prescription I needed refilled immediately. We were disconnected and when I called back she answered and put me on hold for about 20 minutes before I...more
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I'd love to know if she's prescribing and pushing the same medication on all her patients - guanfacine (intuiv) . Took me cold turkey on meds I'd been on for 28 yrs to switch me to the preferred drug of her choice and all I want to do is sleep all day. So, yea, guess I'm happier and less...more
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I was a patient of Dr. Cruz for 9 months, starting in 2017. During this time she carried out prescribing the medication that my previous doctor had prescribed. Over the course of these 9 months, it became more and more clear to me that she was not paying attention to my condition. She requested...more
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