Dr. Ravikumar Bhalavat, MD

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Psychiatry

Dr. Ravikumar Bhalavat, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Shreveport, LA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University D'Alger / Faculty Of Medicine and Pharmacy in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities UM Harford Memorial Hospital and UM Upper Chesapeake Health. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Ravikumar Bhalavat, MD

LSU Health Sciences Ctr Crdlgy

1501 Kings Hwy Rm K5 Shreveport, LA 71103
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Poor experience overall, same diagnosis every time. More of a center for addicts and people with severe mental impairments. All of the good therapist's end up leaving. The kind of doctor where they act as though the patient is always the one at fault. The Dr is a nice guy, but it seems like he genuinely does not care about patients, and that they always revert back to their old selves.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • 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
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Will S. – May 15, 2020
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He treated me very poorly. When I used my flex spending card inside American Psychiatric Care for a total of $150 they not only insulted me for my first use of my new flex spending card, they only put a payment of $50 towards my account. When I checked my flex spending receipt they had charged a payment of $50 then $100. I contacted American Psychiatric Care to inform them, they redirected me to their billing company. The billing company had no $100 payment on file. Due to COVID-19 I was not able to show a billing statement, till today (5/14/2020). Customer Service has opened back up recently for my discover flex spending card, and I once again contacted American Psychiatric Care who did not apologize, and redirected me to their billing company. They could have at least looked into the paperwork to let their billing company know they had a payment of $100 made by me. I am never returning to American Psychiatric Care again!
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
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May 14, 2020
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Makes patients wait absurd amounts of time for each appointment. Uses the same diagnosis for almost every young female patient. Has no respect for the actual treatment or time of his patients. Just absolutely unprofessional and miserable experience would never recommend him to even my worst enemy.
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Apr 11, 2019
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I almost have to beg him to help and switch meds. Does NOT go over the side effects at all and I feel like I have to research them and ask if I should be on them. I wish I could switch, but after calling every provider on my insurance list, I'm stuck. Office staff is TERRIBLE! I've told the doctor many times.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Feb 27, 2018
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Dr. Bhalavat does a thorough exam. He does a drug test before treating you because obviously America has a huge drug epidemic. He doesn’t want to treat you while you are using. His office staff does need to make improvements on answering the phone especially when you have an emergency and need to speak to someone. Otherwise the office staff are very helpful. Sometimes there is along wait but it’s because he squeezes in emergent appts. Dr. B saved my life and I’m thankful.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
4 people found this helpful
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Forest Hill – Dec 21, 2017
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Very terrible experience. This practice is more for addiction treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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
8 people found this helpful
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Baltimore, MD – Mar 02, 2017
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Dr. B is awesome! I would recommend him to anyone. Very professional and knowledgeable.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Abingdon, MD – Jan 14, 2017
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Don't go here. The wait time is ridiculous. And the Dr isn't very friendly. The drug test thing is stupid and having to go to outside lab to do pregnancy test is unnecessary. I am 100% positive not pregnant! Not taking time to run to lab to have them tell me I am not pregnant. Will be going else where Wouldn't even give him 1 star
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Abingdon, MD – Nov 23, 2016
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Very unprofessional. Waited 45 minutes. Staff doesn't know what they're doing. Didn't listen to me at all. Cell phone kept going off. Very arrogant.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
20 people found this helpful
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Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Feb 12, 2016
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Dr. Ravikumar Bhalavat, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Shreveport, LA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

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Education

2003
University D'Alger / Faculty Of Medicine and Pharmacy
Medical School

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What are Dr. Ravikumar Bhalavat, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bhalavat frequently treats Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bhalavat treats.

Where is Dr. Ravikumar Bhalavat, MD's office located?

Dr. Bhalavat's office is located at 1501 Kings Hwy Rm K5, Shreveport, LA 71103. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Bhalavat's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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Dr. Bhalavat treats Anxiety more than 100% of his peers

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

Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhalavat treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bhalavat treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhalavat treats Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bhalavat treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bhalavat's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • 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
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • 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 Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Bhalavat accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
CareFirst Maryland POS
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Locations

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