Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(27)
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Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD
Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Alexandria, VA. He is 52 years old.

5194 Dawes Ave

Alexandria, VA 22311

Contact Information

(703) 820-1900

Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD

Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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ADHD and-or ADD
very high
more than 99% of peers
Psychiatric Evaluation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Board Certifications

Dr. Prayaga does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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Procedures

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

3 Sanctions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/7/2014)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Virginia
  • Disciplinary action in another state (6/26/2013)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Maryland
  • Other (11/28/2012)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: District of Columbia
2 Board Actions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (3/18/2014)
    Action Taken: Probation Terminated (Ended)
    Summary: Dr. Rama Prayaga; License # D51906; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has complied with the terms and conditions imposed by the 06-26-2013 Consent Order.; ACTION TAKEN: The Maryland Board of Physicians terminated the physician's probation.
    State: Maryland
  • Other (3/3/2014)
    Action Taken: Probation Terminated (Ended)
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: District of Columbia

Education

  • Andhra Med College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Elmhurst Hospital Center Mt Sinai
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UMDNJ New Jersey Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • George Town Univercity
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Prayaga has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Prayaga has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prayaga's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prayaga to family and friends
1.9
based on 27 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Prayaga's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Washington, DC |
I've been a patient of Dr. Prayaga's for slightly more than a year. I found his initial consultation for ADD adequate and comparable to the doctor I saw prior to moving to DC. The monthly in-person visits to his office to obtain prescriptions refills are inconvenient but do ensure consistent followup and that adequate attention is paid to patients. Luckily the office is extremely efficient so the wait is minimal. I've rarely had to wait more than twenty minutes. Will remain with Dr. Prayaga
in Maryland |
Dr. Prayaga managed to fail my already exceedingly low expectations.
in Washington, DC |
I went to this doctor because he was the only one I could find in my area who took DC Medicaid. This had to be the rudest and most incompetent doctor I have ever had to go through the displeasure of seeing. Everyone from the front desk staff to Dr. Prayaga himself seems to have no clue what they are doing. He rushes me through appointments and yells at me, interrupting and not giving me a chance to speak. He is an extremely aggressive and angry person I dreaded having to see him everytime.
in Washington, DC |
Dr. Prayaga and his staff are incredibly professional, prompt and helpful. There is always little to no wait time (Very organized, I have never waited more than 10 minutes in the last half year) and Dr. Prayaga is always great at listening to my concerns, making me feel comfortable and setting up an ideal routine for me. For the last half year since consulting with Dr. Prayaga, I have made incredible strides and always leave the office extremely happy and satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Praya
in Washington DC |
This is a positive review, but I would not recommend him to everyone. My problems are not severe and I'm not likely to open up much to a stranger. I came to doctor Prayaga to try medication to help me figure out my own issues and that is exactly what I've gotten. Appointments generally last about 5 minutes and we only discuss medications and if they are working and adjust doses and such. He is friendly enough but books a lot of people so you won't spend long with him. He's exactly what I needed.
Washington, DC |
Absolutely terrible. On my first visit, Dr. P tried to get me on Adderall even after I told him I'm a recovering addict. The staff has a printout of all the patients Dr. P will be seeing that day and their prescriptions, which is in plain view of anyone who walks up to the counter. They give a piece of paper to take to Dr. P which says what Rx he'll be writing. He sees you for maybe 60 seconds (sometimes less) and then bills for $250. I feel bad for my employer, who sponsors my health insurance.
Washington, DC |
Rude and abrupt staff.
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Dr. Prayaga accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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