Dr. Elsa Cruz, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
(14)
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Dr. Elsa Cruz, MD
Dr. Elsa Cruz, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Agoura Hills, CA. She is 57 years old. Dr. Cruz is affiliated with LAC + USC Medical Center, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center and Adventist Health Simi Valley.

30300 Agoura Rd Ste 195

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Contact Information

(818) 532-7950

Dr. Elsa Cruz, MD

Dr. Elsa Cruz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Psychiatric Diseases
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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Cruz does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Major Depressive 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
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cruz to family and friends
2.1
based on 14 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Cruz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in So cal, CA |
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 anxious...I'm sleeping all day!!
in Malibu |
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 frequent tests and consultations with other doctors, but never talked about this with me. At our last meeting, she made out my prescription to the wrong person. Overall, she was not engaged in my care.
in Agoura Hills, CA |
She gave me the perfect update to my prescription and changes my meds and dosage to help me make the changes that desperately needed to be made. Yes she may seem all business at times but it is because she is asking the right questions that need to be asked.
in Agoura Hills, CA |
If you want to see someone who just looks at texts messages the whole time instead of looking at you and who also asks the same questions in a row because she is not listening to your answers this is your doctor. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER! Left with extremely high anxiety and walked out of the office I was so offended.
in Newbury Park, CA |
I took my daughter to her and she couldn't even make eye contact with her, repeatedly asked her the same questions like she wasn't even paying attention the first time she asked. Within 15 minutes she wrote out a prescription with out much information and she didn't even ask what medications she was allergic to. I would never go back, she is extremely unprofessional.
in Agoura Hills, CA |
Terrible experience with Dr Cruz. She seemed to not care about the patient, and was pre-occupied with taking a phone call, checking her emails, etc. She had no follow-up on how I was doing. The only thing she did well was bill $ for her time. I would not recommend.
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Dr. Cruz accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Pathway X Guided Access HMO
    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
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  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan HMO
    Family Health Plan POS
    Family Health Plan PPO
    Prime
    Standard
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Cruz has admitting privileges

Adventist Health Simi Valley
2975 Sycamore Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93065
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LAC + USC Medical Center
2051 Marengo St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
7300 Medical Center Dr
West Hills, CA 91307
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