Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Male

5194 Dawes Ave Alexandria, VA 22311 Get Directions
Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD
Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Alexandria, VA. He is 52 years old.

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Dr. Prayaga's Reviews

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based on 26 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Prayaga's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Virginia.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 3

    Dr. Prayaga has received 3 sanctions

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • 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

    Dr. Prayaga has 2 board actions

    What are 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

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder


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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

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