Dr. Ely Tamano, MD

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Psychiatry

Dr. Ely Tamano, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Leawood, KS. He is affiliated with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Ely Tamano, MD

Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City

8900 State Line Rd Ste 380 Leawood, KS 66206 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(913) 385-7252

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Dr. Tamano's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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Dr. Tamano treats Anxiety more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Tamano treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Adjustment Disorder
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Dr. Tamano treats Adjustment Disorder more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Tamano treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

ADHD and-or ADD
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tamano treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tamano treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tamano'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)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • 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 Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Tamano accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cenpatico Behavioral Health
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
CompCare
CoreSource
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Family Health Partners
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
HCA Midwest Comp Care
Healthcare USA
Homestate Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Missouri Care
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
New Directions Behavioral Health
PHCS
Preferred Health Professionals
Preferred Mental Health Management, LLC
Premier Group Insurance
Savility
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Value Options
WellCare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Tamano's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tamano

3.9

Based on 57 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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While Dr. Tamano is a fine doctor, this practice is the worst. There is absolutely no way to contact your physician between visits. Medication management is a nightmare. The office staff is absolutely the worst I have ever encountered. If you read the comments for this practice, this is a common refrain. The doctors have got to be aware of this but obviously don't care enough to do anything about it. We are moving to KU Med. Their mychart service is easy to use and they are actually responsive. I wouldn't suggest this practice to anyone. This is substandard care.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Dec 06, 2021
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i do not recommend this doctor as I have tried to get help for my mother and he has done nothing but put her on more and more medications with no help.
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Jul 24, 2021
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De. Tamano really cares about his patients. He listens and he is just awesome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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CCG – Jun 03, 2021
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I really don't know why he's getting bad reviews about getting back to people. He literally called me from his car to find out what was going on. If you're wanting to talk about life that's a psychologist, not a psychiatrist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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May 11, 2021
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I've suffered minor depression all my life until events caused by a move to a new location resulted in the worst bout of depression I've ever experienced. Dr. Tamano helped me discover that I had been on the wrong type of anti-depressant for over three years, suggested testing which resulted in finding a medication that has finally helped me. I feel so much better and I have him to thank for that. He's always been kind, interested in what you have to say and explains medications and other issues thoroughly. I'm surprised that he has any negative ratings.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Carole Lindsey – Jun 27, 2020
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I've been seeing Dr Tamano for several years and I'd give him 20 stars if I could. He is hands down the best psychiatrist I have ever seen. And as a 50 yr old who has seen countless doctors over the years desperately trying to find relief from the severe depression and crippling anxiety I have struggled with my entire adult life, thats saying something!!! Rather than put me through another endless cycle of trial and error (that always resulted in 100% error), he had my genetics tested to learn which medications I will respond to and which wont help me at all (or even worse, hurt me). The life changing moment was when the results came back and showed that I have the MTHFR mutation that prevents me from breaking down folic acid effectively making any antidepressants I took an act of futility. That day he altered my medications and added Deplin and by the end of the day, I could already tell that my life was going to vastly improve. And its all thanks to Dr. Tamano.
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Shannon – Jun 03, 2020
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He's fine when things go well but if your situation turns to the negative and it doesn't get "fixed" with what he chooses, well, then you are SOL. I gave him a good review 3 years ago and now, I can say he helped ruin my life, at least for a while. He negligently prescribed benzodiazepines at various doses for months, told me I was psychosomatic, and then when he finally realized I was in tolerance withdrawal and in a bad way, turned the tables on me - told me that "well, you know these are only supposed to be taken for 2-4 weeks." Oh really, who is the doctor here? I was not given informed consent on what these meds could do. Look elsewhere!!!
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Apr 25, 2020
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He staff takes days to respond to voicemail and his appointments have ran late multiple times when I was trying to fit my appointments into my work day. I gave them grace in these instances, but I missed 3 appointments over as many years and he cut me loose with no email or phone call. I realize my missing scheduled appointments got me in this situation, but a doctor should show more compassion. I'm on meds that have extreme discontinuation effects. A call, email, or letter should be required in this situation. Very disappointed. I think he's good at his job but his cutting ties in this fashion sends a message of money is more important then my hippocratic oath.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 17, 2020
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Doctor Tamano has changed my life. I struggled with symptoms and he actually listened instead of just trying to send me away with prescription. My medication was tuned just correctly where I now feel like a normal person. Life changing!!! He remembers minor details and documents it well. Years back I went to see a specialist and was sent home with a script that didnt help me at all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Nov 30, 2019
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Excellent communication with him, practice is super busy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Oct 16, 2019
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His practice is the largest Psych Dr. practice in KC.Their policies say if you miss one visit, you can never return.P.Docs know they are hard to get, so they are able to get away w/treating patients in ways that would drive most G.P.s out of business. Psych is a very different field.Patients are often quite ill. I had been put on the blacklist 12 years ago, when I had just discovered I had b.p. My entire life was in shambles and I was desperate. F.forward 10 years; after years of ups and downs I
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Apr 19, 2019
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Dr. Tomano really listens to you! He wants to make sure your mental health plan is working for you and he will adjust medications until it does.. I highly recommend Dr. Tomano!
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Apr 03, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Tamano for about 9 years. When I first met with him, he was so compassionate with what was going on. If felt he was really listening to me (while taking a lot of notes - very impressive!). I feel like I have been able to share just about anything with him regarding what is going on with me. And I think he genuinely wants to figure on what is going on with you and make it better if he can.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Olathe, KS – Feb 01, 2019
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As the parent of a teenager, I've found Dr. Tamano to be a great fit for my son. My son is comfortable talking with him, which makes it so much easier for Dr. Tamano to get the right meds and dosage. We never feel rushed, and we always feel comfortable with him. When we've been concerned with meds or changes, Dr. Tamano and staff have responded in an appropriate amount of time to provide answers to our questions or even changes to the treatment plan. I am very thankful for Dr. Tamano.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Overland Park, KS – Jan 15, 2019
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I've been to JOCO Mental health for over 10 years kept telling them the SSIR's did not work suffered for 10 years with them, DR.Tamano is the frist and only Dr. to run a GenoMind swab to tell him what med's work best with my Brain chymestory. I thank the Lord for Dr. Tamano and his knowlage and the relefe he has helped me get!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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James T. Basey in Shawnee – Sep 15, 2018
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Dr. Tamano came very highly recommended by personnel I knew working at 2 area hospitals. When I needed medical help for myself, it seemed that psychiatrist schedules were quite full. I feel very fortunate I waited to see Dr. Tamano. He's a very intelligent man and a non-judgmental listener. He's extremely down-to-earth, caring and invested in his patients' improvement. I have known and worked with psychiatrists formerly. He is one of the very best. He helped me tremendously.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Steve W. in LEAWOOD, KS – Jul 26, 2018
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I have been to see Dr. Tamano a couple of times. However, he has been great to work with in regards to my mental health. When I called to make the appointment, I was reassured by the staff that Dr. Tamano was a great Doctor. He asks plenty of questions and listen to what you have to say. On my first visit he identified a prescription I had been taking that could cause my brain problems in the future. I feel blessed to be a patient of Dr Tamano. I highly recommend Dr. Tamano to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Michael in KS – Jul 23, 2018
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My first appointment went very well. This is a wonderful doctor. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Ronni Jones in Shawnee, KS – Jun 13, 2018
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Dr Tamano has been a huge help for me. He is personable, listens thoroughly, asks the right questions, provides analysis, and helps work through the right medication options. He is quick to suggest different meds if negative side effects appear. He answers my questions and explains things I don't understand. I finally feel stable after years, and I readily recommend him to friends who are struggling with mental health issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nikki in Kansas City – Jun 13, 2018
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Dr. Tamano truly listens and cares for his patients. He is kind and understanding.He makes yo feel like you are a part of your own care.iI am so blessed to have found such a wonderful Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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jJerri Esteban – Jun 05, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Ely Tamano, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Leawood, KS. He is affiliated with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2009
U Kansas Sch Med
Residency Hospital
2006
U Kansas Sch Med
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Ely Tamano, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tamano frequently treats Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder , and ADHD and-or ADD. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tamano treats.

Where is Dr. Ely Tamano, MD's office located?

Dr. Tamano's office is located at 8900 State Line Rd Ste 380, Leawood, KS 66206. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City

Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City8900 State Line Rd Ste 380 Leawood, KS 66206
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AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Shawnee Mission, KS

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)