Dr. Padmini Nagaraj, MD

Pediatric PsychiatryFemaleAge 65

Pediatric Psychiatry

Dr. Padmini Nagaraj, MD is a Pediatric Psychiatry Specialist in Metairie, LA. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Padmini Nagaraj, MD

Padmini Nagaraj, M.D.

3351 Severn Ave Ste 301 Metairie, LA 70002 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(504) 456-6065

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3 disciplinary actions Found
  • Felony conviction relating to controlled substance violations (11/2/2021)View details
  • Felony conviction relating to health care fraud (2/19/2021)View details
  • Felony conviction relating to controlled substance violations (4/27/2020)View details
1 board action Found
  • Falsifying application for licensure (11/16/2018)View details
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Dr. Nagaraj's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nagaraj treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Nagaraj treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Schizoaffective Disorder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nagaraj treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Nagaraj treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Schizophrenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nagaraj treats Schizophrenia more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Nagaraj treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Nagaraj's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • 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
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Nagaraj accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care HMO
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Gold Plus
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Dr. Nagaraj's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nagaraj

2.1

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
12.5%
(2)
4 Stars
6.25%
(1)
3 Stars
6.25%
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2 Stars
25%
(4)
1 Star
50%
(8)
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MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR, TERRIBLE OFFICE. I stayed with Dr. Nagaraj for years because I liked her and thought she was good. Her office is another story. It's nearly impossible to get them on the phone, they don't return calls in a timely manner, often not at all. Their outgoing message gives incorrect office hours even though they are aware of it. The back-up answering service is of little help. I've run out of medications numerous times because of the unresponsiveness of her office. As of now, it's been over a week since CVS and I've been trying to get an updated prescription for a medication on autofill. They told me Dr. Nagaraj's license was expired (HUH??? She said she was going on sabbatical and another doctor would be filling in.) After three requests to the new doctor to no avail, they still can't fill my prescription.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Barbara – Aug 12, 2020
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She was unavailable, in a hospital setting. She was not communicative or in anyway sympathetic or helpful. By far one of the worst doctors I’ve ever had to endure. Prescribed meds incorrectly, ones that had to be taken with food she prescribed at bedtime on an empty stomach. Not only did it make me very ill, it did not allow the medicine to work correctly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Nov 01, 2019
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I was informed today by her Office Manager Sue that I was no longer a patient because the last time I was there was last April. Today is April 25th. I have been a patent since 2004. This has been an ongoing problem with her office manager both with scheduling and prescription refills, referrals to other therapists, and doctors. They don't happen. Instead of handling it with compassion, kindness and a measure of concern as one would expect when treating patients coming to a psychiatrist.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Kenner, LA – Apr 26, 2017
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Refused to call my neurologist or psychiatarist the whole 3 1/2 weeks I was there. My doctor said she had me on some medications which were making my illness worse. Sometimes I went days where I wouldn't see any doctor which was very unusual for a psych hospital. She lied about when I could get out and made me sign papers I didn'f full understand so she could keep me longer. She is the worst doctor I have ever had in my life.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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CP in Metairie, LA – Apr 07, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Padmini Nagaraj, MD is a Pediatric Psychiatry Specialist in Metairie, LA. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Charity Hosp/La State Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Charity Hosp/La State Med Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Victoria Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Kannada

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What are Dr. Padmini Nagaraj, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nagaraj frequently treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Schizophrenia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nagaraj treats.

Where is Dr. Padmini Nagaraj, MD's office located?

Dr. Nagaraj's office is located at 3351 Severn Ave Ste 301, Metairie, LA 70002. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Padmini Nagaraj, MD speak?

Dr. Nagaraj speaks Kannada and English. View profile to see all.

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Padmini Nagaraj, M.D.3351 Severn Ave Ste 301 Metairie, LA 70002
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