Dr. Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 59

Dr. Rajarethinam
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Early Treatment Center

3001 Plymouth Rd Ste 107 Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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(734) 834-8954

Dr. Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Madurai Kamaraj University medical school in 1985. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rajarethinam to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Rajarethinam's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Schizophrenia
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Dr. Rajarethinam treats Schizophrenia more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Rajarethinam treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Dr. Rajarethinam performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Rajarethinam performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Rajarethinam performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Rajarethinam performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Rajarethinam's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder

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Dr. Rajarethinam accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Rajarethinam's Reviews

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    I have been to many psychiatrists over my lifetime battle with depression, I have found none less professional than this man. He spoke over me, made outlandish statements and insulted my intelligence within 15 minutes. I listened to him accost his staff from the waiting room, in which I was left waiting for ages. I could go on and on with the amount of awfulness I have seen, the only redeeming quality is that he works with insurance as most psychiatrists do not however this is more a reflection of our health system than the Dr.
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    What could be improved
    • Office environment
    • Appointment was rushed
    • Didn't listen or answer questions
    • Didn't explain conditions well
    • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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    Nick – Nov 18, 2020
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    Doctor and staff at the early treatment center poorly prescribed medications and injectable fluids that made my eyes basically roll back in my head... the patient has since “passed away”
    What went well
    • Wait times
    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
    1 person found this helpful
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    Jun 11, 2020
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    Dr. Raj just told my sons schizophrenic father who’s been having massive panic attacks and looking for help that he was a drug addict, for asking for medication that will help him! My sons father calls me six times a day to talk to me because he’s having major panic attacks and hearing voices and having delusions. He’s been a paranoid schizophrenic for 30 years. This man doesn’t take time to talk to him and today called him a drug addict which sent him into a panic attack. Shame on you Doctor!!! I will be calling !
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    What could be improved
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    2 people found this helpful
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    May 06, 2020
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    Dr Raj is a highly skilled research-oriented Psychiatrist. He is dedicated to helping those with severe mental illness and assisting with increasing their quality of life. I have known him for over ten years and he has successfully treated my son who has Schizophrenia. He is always available and while unconventional at times, he ALWAYS has his best interest in mind. I appreciate his skill and care so much.
    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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    Bob in Milan, MI – Nov 14, 2018
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    I have been going to Early Treatment Center in Ann Arbor for 2 years now. Dr Raj and NP Payne are almost always able to schedule me in within 1 day of making the phone call. Appointments are professional and approached in a clinical respect.
    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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    Amanda in Ann Arbor, MI – May 28, 2018
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    I live far from Ann Arbor but I make the drive. I find Dr. Raj to be quite knowledgeable and understanding, and he seeks to incorporate some slight psychotherapy into each appointment, so it doesn’t feel like he is pushing pills at me. Additionally he has given practical advice to help my situation and offers Tele-Medicine since I go to school out of state for part of the year. Furthermore it is easy to get appointments with the Dr, he will make adjustments to fit your schedule. I recommend him
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • 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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    Mar 19, 2018
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    Dr. Raj could be charitably described as an eccentric. More to the point, he is unprofessional. He often gave conflicting advice (e.g. "You need to live at home" v. "You need to be more self-sufficient"). He often addressed my mother, who accompanied me as an informed support system, instead of me, the adult patient. He asked that I leave the room so he could give her a diagnosis of Borderline PD, a diagnosis made with no clinical testing. He made insulting remarks unrelated to mental health.
    What went well
    • Office environment
    • Wait times
    What could be improved
    • 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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    David in Dundee, MI – Sep 26, 2017
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    Focus is on evidence based medicine and psychopharmacology. We do not prescribe controlled substances with addiction potential. 

    Biography

    Trained in India and US. Worked in academic and research settings at various universities including University of Iowa, U of Michigan, Wayne State University...Read more

    Specialties

    • Psychiatry

    Board Certifications

    Education

    1998
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital
    1994
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital
    1985
    Madurai Kamaraj University
    Medical School
    1985
    Madurai Kamaraj University
    Undergraduate School
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    Languages

    • English
    • Tamil

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Rajarethinam has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Rajarethinam's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, MD accept my insurance?

    Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Rajarethinam accepts your insurance.

    What are Dr. Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Rajarethinam frequently treats Schizophrenia, Dementia or Depression Screening, and Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rajarethinam treats.

    Where is Dr. Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, MD's office located?

    Dr. Rajarethinam's office is located at 3001 Plymouth Rd Ste 107, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, MD speak?

    Dr. Rajarethinam speaks Tamil and English. View profile to see all.

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    Locations

    Early Treatment Center

    Early Treatment Center3001 Plymouth Rd Ste 107 Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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