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Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist
1012 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
4.62 miles
Dr. Prayaga is exactly what I was looking for! His DC office is in a great location and his hours make him very accessible and his schedule is fairly open so its not hard to get an evening appointment. Additionally, he and his staff are truly forgiving when life happens. My appointment was at 5:05 but I got hung up at work and ended up not able to leave until 5:15... I called and explained that I was going to be late but wasn't sure how late and was told to come in anyway, the doc would see me as long as I made it in before he left at 5:45. True to their word, I was still allowed to see the doc when I arrived at 5:30. As stated, Dr. Prayaga is exactly what I was looking for... Note that I say "I"... He may not be everyone's cup of tea... I needed a psychiatrist solely for medication management because all of my meds were being managed by my primary care (who always runs late and schedules a month out b/c she's too in-demand) and it was a pain in the hooha... I already have a regiment that works for me - I seriously just needed someone to manage it without a several hour a month commitment (I've got therapy for that LOL)... I provided my medication info in advance and Dr. Prayaga spent about 15 minutes with me discussing my meds, dosages, diagnoses, etc... He was very friendly and open and willing to listen. He expressed a concern about one of my meds and was willing to listen to the reasoning behind it. Once he was comfortable with my existing treatment plan, he wrote my scripts for a 30-day supply and told me to come back in 1 month to follow up... As I said - entire thing was 15 minutes! If you are a person who needs a long appointment with lots of discussion and hand-holding, he may or may not be the person for you... My gut says he wont... If you're like me and completely on top of your health care, entirely too busy, entirely too self-aware, and needs someone who allows you to participate in your medical decisions - SCHEDULE WITH HIM! NOW! YOU WILL BE IN HEAVEN! :-D Last thing... although is office is in a great location and nice building, its just "ok"... It's not the NW DC upscale that I'm accustomed to... its more like a sole practitioner in a smaller suburb... Small and clean with super comfy, non-matching furniture and crap soundproofing. Not even close to something that I care about, but some do so I'm putting it out there.
Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist
3534 Carlin Springs Road
Falls Church, VA 22041
8.59 miles
This was my first visit with Dr. Prayaga and I was a bit anxious after reading some reviews. After my appointment, I will absolutely be seeing him on a regular basis. Yes, the office location is odd and the space is bare bones. The waiting room is nothing fancy or sleek, but it is clean. And yes, it was busy. But the office administration staff was friendly and moved everyone through the process quickly. Despite the amount of people in the waiting room, I was seen less than 3 minutes after my appointment time. They keep to the schedule, but I never once felt rushed. A lot of that is due to Dr. Prayaga himself. I've seen over 20 of psychiatrists and therapists over the years. He listened to my problems more attentively than some talk therapists have. And certainly with more patience and empathy than half of the psychiatrists I've seen. He helped me narrow down the specific problems that I wanted to address. We discussed what medications had worked in the past and what hadn't worked. He gave me his recommendations and took the time to give me the pros and cons of the medications he was prescribing so I could make an informed choice. I left 18 minutes later, prescriptions in hand, feeling 100% comfortable with the treatment plan. One note--do check your prescriptions before you leave. One of mine was missing a dosage amount. He's busy and that happens, but double check everything before you leave. His office manager Angela was wonderful at getting the issue resolved for me. Bottom line--I felt like Dr. Prayaga actually cared about addressing my needs and getting me the best medical treatment possible. I will be back.
Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist
8206 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
9.22 miles
This was my first visit with Dr. Prayaga and I was a bit anxious after reading some reviews. After my appointment, I will absolutely be seeing him on a regular basis. Yes, the office location is odd and the space is bare bones. The waiting room is nothing fancy or sleek, but it is clean. And yes, it was busy. But the office administration staff was friendly and moved everyone through the process quickly. Despite the amount of people in the waiting room, I was seen less than 3 minutes after my appointment time. They keep to the schedule, but I never once felt rushed. A lot of that is due to Dr. Prayaga himself. I've seen over 20 of psychiatrists and therapists over the years. He listened to my problems more attentively than some talk therapists have. And certainly with more patience and empathy than half of the psychiatrists I've seen. He helped me narrow down the specific problems that I wanted to address. We discussed what medications had worked in the past and what hadn't worked. He gave me his recommendations and took the time to give me the pros and cons of the medications he was prescribing so I could make an informed choice. I left 18 minutes later, prescriptions in hand, feeling 100% comfortable with the treatment plan. One note--do check your prescriptions before you leave. One of mine was missing a dosage amount. He's busy and that happens, but double check everything before you leave. His office manager Angela was wonderful at getting the issue resolved for me. Bottom line--I felt like Dr. Prayaga actually cared about addressing my needs and getting me the best medical treatment possible. I will be back.
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Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist
5480 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
1.08 miles