Dr. Vijayalakshmi Appareddy, MD

Adult PsychiatryFemaleAge 63

Dr. Appareddy
Accepting new patients

Tri-State Psychiatric Services

6918 Shallowford Rd Ste 200 Chattanooga, TN 37421

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Dr. Vijayalakshmi Appareddy, MD is a Adult Psychiatry Specialist in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Appareddy has more experience with Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities Baroness Hospital and Parkridge Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Appareddy to book an appointment.

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Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Appareddy treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Appareddy treats other conditions, please contact the office at (423) 499-6165.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Appareddy is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Appareddy is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Treatments
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Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
Tobacco Use Disorder
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
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Dr. Appareddy's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • 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 Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Appareddy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Appareddy

2.2

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
3.125%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Appareddy is in the wrong field because she lacks compassion and empathy. She told me that "People can't change" and that because I had attempted suicide 4 years prior that I was too much of a danger to go to inpatient treatment, regardless of the fact I had changed significantly in that time and hadn't been hospitalized in nearly 2 years. She's extremely cold, rude, and the way she speaks to clients with mental illnesses is absolutely shameful. She's the very first mental health "professional" I've ever encountered that actually makes people feel bad for feeling depressed, suicidal, or even just having a mental illness. Stay away from her at all costs.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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W – Aug 27, 2021
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For some, Dr. Appareddy may seem cold and distant, but when the chips are down she is clear, responsive, and compassionate. She accepted me after another doctor dropped me because he did not like my insurance. She and her office staff are professional, competent, and truly invested in their patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 02, 2021
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Dr. Appareddy is great. She listens and always has recommendations. Her explanation of what I'm going through and how to improve my mental health is always beneficial. She remembers everything we've talked about and follows up in every conversation. I would recommend to make an appointment!
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
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Jun 25, 2020
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Very kind and caring.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Donna – Apr 11, 2018
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She refused to refill my Prozac and my mood stabilizer just because I had to reschedule my appointment for one week later due to my work schedule. I suffer from PTSD., Bipolar depression and anxiety with panic attacks.She is cold and uncaring and doesn't care about her patients whatsoever. The fact that I can become ill from stopping my psyche meds so abruptly means nothing to her. Now I am stuck making another trip to the emergency room. Even her ratings and reviews are deplorable.
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Steven Giovo in Trenton – Jan 11, 2018
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Had the misfortune of being assigned this woman after a suicide attempt hospitalized me at Parkridge Valley. Until Parkridge Valley severs all ties with this horrible woman I will seek out of county help with any future psychiatric emergency. She dumped a mess of new psych meds on me with the hands-down worst bedside manner I've ever encountered from ANY ATTENDING DOCTOR EVER!!! And when things went wrong with my follow up care her office refused to refill my meds. Abominable.
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
12 people found this helpful
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Chris Rozema in Chattanooga, TN – Oct 17, 2017
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Dr appareddy took me off of my meds after having been prescribed it for 3 years. She put her hand in my face and told me that I needed to sit down and be quiet. I called another family member into the room, and she proceeded to call me a paranoid liar and insisted that I needed to go to inpatient care under her. She denied my patient right to see her educational history. She said that it was none of my concern. I take pride in my honesty. She ignored every word I said.
What went well
  • 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
12 people found this helpful
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Michael in Chattanooga, TN – Jul 20, 2017
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I am leaving 1 star because I had to click something to continue. This doctor is running a patient mill. She spends maybe 5 minutes with me each visit and throws prescriptions at me. I require a CT Cranial Scan due to a brain injury. Long story short, wasn't done. Time and time again, I have asked for things, only to be put off. I'm a 2 year patient and am looking for a new Doc. A pathetic excuse for a Doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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Christina C. in Dalton, GA – Apr 27, 2017
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Due to a scheduling mistake on the staffs behalf I was unable to see this doctor after waiting for an appointment. I was told my appointment was to be at 2pm and verified this information as I wrote it on my calendar. I arrived at 1:15pm to fill out paperwork (after an overnight shift). After taking time to fill out paperwork, I was told that they had my appointment for 1 pm and I had missed my appointment. Very disappointing experience for someone seeking help.
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
15 people found this helpful
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J. S. in Chattanooga, TN – Aug 23, 2016
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She does not have time to fill out 6-10 page FMLA paper when I was majorly depressed after my mom's passing. And said 5-6 times I dont have time to fill out the papers
What went well
  • Wait times
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
12 people found this helpful
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Chattanooga, TN – Jun 12, 2016
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This doctor is a joke! I took my son twice and both experiences were horrible. She was rude, dismissive, and totally without any caring or feeling. She does NOT listen to concerns either the patient or family expresses. DON'T go to this office!!!
What went well
  • Wait times
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
9 people found this helpful
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J R in Crossville, TN – Jun 10, 2016
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She does not listen.
What went well
  • Wait times
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
9 people found this helpful
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Owen in Chattanooga, TN – May 10, 2016
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Quick, efficient, effective.
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
1 person found this helpful
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April in Rossville, Ga – Feb 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Appareddy is triple Board Certified in: Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.  She has been practicing medicine since...Read more

Specialties

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychiatry
  • Telepsychiatry
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Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Mt Sinai Hosp/Mt Sinai Med
Fellowship Hospital
Elmhurst Genl Hosp/Mt Sinai
Residency Hospital
Middletown Psyc Ctr/Columbi
Residency Hospital
Osmania University
Internship Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

Awards

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Is Dr. Vijayalakshmi Appareddy, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Vijayalakshmi Appareddy, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Appareddy frequently treats Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse. See all practice areas where Dr. Appareddy specializes.

Where is Dr. Vijayalakshmi Appareddy, MD's office located?

Dr. Appareddy's office is located at 6918 Shallowford Rd Ste 200, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Tri-State Psychiatric Services

Tri State Psychiatric Services PC6918 Shallowford Rd Ste 200 Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Appareddy is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baroness Hospital

Chattanooga, TN

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received