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Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Male • Age 55

  
Dr. Prayaga

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5194 Dawes Ave Alexandria, VA 22311
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Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Alexandria, VA. He graduated from Andhra Med College and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.


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1.9

Based on 39 reviews

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Patient and helpful physician. I have been seeing him for 2 years and have no complaints about his level of care and about his attentiveness to my needs.
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Outta the 8 providers I've entrusted my mental health care to, I'd have to give Dr. Rama Prayaga the biggest round of applause, for how much he earnestly and honestly cares about his patients. I had an issue with my medication cocktail, and contacted his office, and he immediately responded to rectify the problem, in a nanosecond, just as an in-tuned psychiatrist should do. My job, gives me a lot of problems, and Dr. Prayaga has really helped fix the obnoxious atrocities several times.
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Dr. Prayaga is extremely impersonal; you walk into his office and he has his prescription pad out and is clearly more interested in seeing as many patients as possible than he is in taking your condition seriously. He wasn't taking notes, didn't ask any questions, just writing prescriptions. Would give 0 stars if possible. Staff and office were nice enough but not worth $250 for a 5 minute appointment.
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The strategy of this so-called doctor is clear: bill insurance for as many procedures as possible while spending as little time with patients as possible. You might get some mediocre psychiatric care out of this practice, if you can stomach the laziness and greed at the core of this insurance scam. The staff and medical technicians are friendly and helpful, if not timely, and shouldn’t be blamed for the actions of their boss.
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This guy is remarkably bad at his job. He is rude, short, sarcastic, and doesn't seem to understand that - by the very nature of his job - he is caring for those suffering from varying degrees of mental illness. You will get more empathy paying your parking ticket at the court house than you will from him or anyone else on his staff.
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If you are serious about your mental health..this is not the psychiatrist for you. After many years of being a patient, I still don't believe he knew my diagnosis nor do I believe he cared. His office staff seem to be clueless and can be extremely rude. Also, they will try to get you to sign a lot of documents at sporadic times. Make sure to read the documents and not let them pressure you into signing. Lastly, you can't fill his prescriptions at CVS or Walmart. Extremely shady.
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Terrible doctor and extremely rude staff. He runs his practice like a business and gives each patient two minutes tops. Never asked how I was feeling on meds - just collected my copay and signed the prescription. Staff was incompetent and refused to check my benefits with my medical insurance.
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Very accessible and flexible with appointments, despite my busy schedule. Was friendly and courteous
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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
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Dr. Prayaga managed to fail my already exceedingly low expectations.
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Biography

Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Alexandria, VA. He graduated from Andhra Med College and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Education

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

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(703) 820-1900

Dr. Prayaga accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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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
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Prayaga's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Prayaga treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 100% of his peers

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Prayaga treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Prayaga treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Psychiatric Evaluation
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Dr. Prayaga performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Prayaga performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Prayaga's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)