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Dr. Hemanjani Gonchigar, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

**Please bring filled out New patient registration forms with you at the time of appointment to avoid waiting time** **Due to a high need for psychiatric services, our practice charges a no show fee for appointments made and not cancelled within 24 hours. You will be billed in case of a no show or late cancellation made less than 24 hours in advance** **Please provide your insurance information and billing address while scheduling appointments online**. Your appointment will be cancelled if sufficient information is not provided on timely manner. Dr. Gonchigar does not do short term and long term disability evaluations. Hemanjani Gonchigar, M.D. works with patients experiencing all general psychiatric conditions. With over 20 years of experience Dr. Gonchigar has worked extensively with adolescent patients (13+) and has developed a passion for helping both adolescents and adults manage a vast range of psychiatric conditions. Dr. Gonchigar approaches her treatment with a view on psycodynamic approaches in addition to integrating psycopharmocological and behavioral interventions.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rangaraya Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Meharry Medical College, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Havard University, Faulkner Hospital, Fellowship in Patient Psychiatry
  • Boston University Medical Center, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1043232945

Office locations

Capital Area Internal Medicine, Dr. Sree Gogineni

124 Park Street S.E., Ste 203

Vienna, VA 22180

Patient reviews
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Great Bedside manner. She is kind, polite and asked relevant questions. Would definitely recommend her.
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Hemanjani Gonchigar was compassionate and humble. My personal case is complex, and she recognized in such a kind way that it was beyond her personal expertise. To me this is the mark of a good and SAFE practicing psychiatrist.
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Extremely kind and caring. My new psychiatrist going forward.
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Was really good! I always feel sketchy going to new Dr’s but I have had great experiences picking ones through Zocdoc! Doc Gonchigar was awesome and very very happy with my visit today...also her desk staff was amazing so definite bonus!
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Very well. Super polite and helpful.
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Lady at the front is the worst. Rude. Never going back here...
Less than 3 months ago
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Awesome! Took time to really understand my concerns and actually read through the records I brought in concerning my condition. I also liked she didnt try to rush the appointment—no in and out here. She took a full 45min with me.Dr. Hermanjani was warm, professional and very smart. I’ll be back.
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The doctor is great. I’ve been seeing her for a year however the front desk staff isn’t so great. Calls aren’t returned and medication return calls to pharmacy sent returned. I’ve now decided that I can’t take the chance of notbeing able to get my refills when needed so looking to find another doctor. This office definitely needs a better front desk staff and answering service for calls.
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Dr. G is amazing! She recommended a medication to me that changed my life completely for the better and suggested getting checked out for a condition I never would have considered. That is the level of expertise and professionalism that Ilook for in a psychiatrist. She is very insightful and has great advice and is attentive during our sessions. I love how convenient her office is, and how I never have to wait forever like some other offices.
Less than 3 months ago
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I have never left an appointment with Dr. Gonchigar, not feeling judged. I feel that she passes judgement on concerns I bring up to her, rather then helping me work on potential solutions. I have also found that when I triedto bring up side effects from medication I was dismissed on more than one occasion.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very professional. My step daughter was very comfortable confiding with Dr. Gonchigar during her session. She looks forward to seeing the doctor every month.
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She was extremely sincere and genuinely seemed concerned with my issues. She listened to me and didn’t judge me, which is an issue I’ve had in the past with other psychiatrists. She addressed all my issues and concerns with compassion andunderstanding. She is very soft spoken with a great bed side manner. We worked out a treatment plan together and she involved me with my care. Excellent doctor.
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I just felt so uncomfortable with her, the way she reacted to my answers to the questions just made me uncomfortable. The reactions seemed very over the top and judgey. When I revealed sensitive information about myself, I felt like theway she responded made me feel like a freak or if I'd made the wrong decisions. Like I would say something, and she'd repeat it with a really shocked expression, eyebrows raised and in a tone that felt like she was reprimanding me. She also really scared me about the medication I was looking for (which was recommended to me by my therapist). After her, I went to a different psychiatrist. This one wasn't covered by my insurance like Gonchigar was, but I think it was worth it. I revealed all the same information, but the other doctor didn't make me feel like a freak. The second doctor just listened, and empathized, and asked more questions to understand why. And gave me advice that helped me process my information. He also put me very at ease about the mediciation.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very kind person. Listen to our teenager and to parents. She seemed to care and had ideas. Easy to talk to.
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Wow... a psychiatrist that actually listens? One that actually takes the time to explain things and answer questions?! I was beginning to think doctors like that didn’t exist! Dr. Gonchigar was very friendly, non-judgmental, honest and patient.The appointment felt semi-therapeutic (not JUST about medication which tends to be the case for most psychiatrists, in my opinion). I felt comfortable and was able to be open and honest and really appreciated the professional and realistic but also hopeful responses I received in return. I am looking forward to working with this doctor to improve my quality of life and am thankful I found her.
Less than 3 months ago
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Great appt! I appreciate her and staff!
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The office is not organized and they let people in with out appointment instead of people that have appointment I was sitting there over 30 min and the front desk let a man in with out appointment and when we complained they said it will be your turn soon
Less than 6 months ago
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For a first time visit, I felt like I finally had somebody willing to listen to me and understand my issues for the first time in my life. It was refreshing.
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Office staff seemed on their game and friendly. Dr. G was friendly, took notes, and asked good questions. She did change subjects rather frequently (this was an initial consult) as she had a list of questions that they apparently ask everybody.She seemed sympathetic and wanted to follow up with me two weeks later, then would later look at less frequent visits like my previous doctor was doing.
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Very professional and easy to talk to. Really liked her.
Less than 6 months ago
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First visit or two were fine, but she got really weird about discussing side effects of meds or med changes. It did not feel like a safe space.
Less than 6 months ago
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Be patient. She cares. If the conversation seems too medicine based, well...why did you come to a psychiatrist as opposed to a counselor? And, sad as it may be, some problems can't be solved be a new perspective. I was resilientat first but I've "gotten my life back" and then some.
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she was great, got me the help i needed.
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Appointments are always just okay. Seems a little judgmental sometimes, which makes me feel less likely to open up about anything. Also doesn't ever really seem that interested in me personally. I feel like I'm just another co-pay.
Less than 1 year ago
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I am rating this on one a first consultation appointment. Dr. G listened to my background, took notes, asked questions and seemed genuinely interested. Because she said that I have a lot on my plate, she scheduled an appointment to seeme in one week. She did remind me that her primary job is to manage my medication, so I do have to couple this treatment with therapy. The reason I chose Dr. G was because of the previous reviews I read where people actually wrote something. If someone gives a doctor a 5 star rating with no words to back it up, I don’t even count that rating. Probably fake. Dr. G had patients write nice things about her. So barring that I have only had 1 visit, I would recommend her.
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She is very caring and understanding. She listens very carefully and spends enough time to understand a problem.
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She is great
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Dr. Gonchigar is very friendly. After moving to Virginia from Michigan I was worried about finding a psychiatrist that I would feel comfortable with... she was the first one I went to and I have been seeing her ever since. Definitely recommended.
Less than 1 year ago
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I was hesitant at first because of my past experiences with psychiatrists; but Dr. Gonchigar quickly appeased my worries after speaking with her. She is kind, she genuinely listened to me, and seemed more than willing to help me out. Ifelt heard and understood for the first time which was amazing. I left her office feeling hopeful as well as happy that I've found a good fit with someone. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the area seeking out mental help. Incredibly grateful and thankful to have found her.
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Dr. Gonchigar was easy to talk to and a great listener. I really appreciated that she thoroughly explained to me her treatment philosophy and answered all of the questions I had. She has a calm manner which I was really receptive to. My visit felt like a true dialogue.
Less than 1 year ago
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Doctor was prompt and involved both the teenage patient and her mother in the appointment. She was very thorough in her assessment and recommendations, and took the time to explain everything to us. Receptionist was courteous and approachable.
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Dr Gonchigar was really great! She was extremely professional yet warm at the same time. Highly reccommend!
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There were a few things that made this a very unpleasant visit for me and wish I could give zero stars. What really upset me is during my visit when I would disclose information she would give literal jaw-dropping reactions. Herface reactions really made me feel nervous and by the end of my visit I felt more anxious than I did coming in. Also another big thing that got me very very upset is after 35 minutes of our meeting she got a phone call and after receiving she IMMEDIATELY rushed me out of the room. I needed specific forms filled and she ignored my requests. Overall, my experience was unprofessionally and I hope she reads this.
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The professionalism showed by the doctor and staff was amazing. We left our appointment feeling like our needs had been met and that we were on a path to recovery. 100% recommended to those in need of these medical services.
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I was brought back promptly to meet with Dr. Gonchigar. She was nice and easy to talk to. She had a good bedside manner. She was also very knowledgeable about everything she talked about and was able to help me decideon a treatment choice that I felt comfortable with.
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Quick and easy
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Today was my first appointment here. The two ladies at the front desk were very nice and helpful. I was taken care of right away. My appointment started right on time. Everyone was very professional. I will be coming back here next week.
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Very polite and professional, easy to talk to, and very non-judgemental, offered options and was very nice about it all.
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intelligent, flexible, and to the point.
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Terrible on everything. Go to someone else who knows better.
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She’s great. Very kind and knowledgeable. Helpful and wants her patients to feel comfortable and succeed.
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Dr. Gonchigar was a quite engaging individual, but seemed very presumptuous in her demeanor and through the line of questioning during our consultation. I could not even get around to speaking about my symptoms due to her interest in lifestylespecifics. She went on to say, "If all of my pts were as put together as you are, I would be out of business," and was dismissive after learning that I didn't want to go on any medication. The interaction was beyond insulting due to the fact that I indeed have a problem aside from however I may present myself, and medication is not the only form of aid to individuals with issues. I have received talk therapy for a while now, but do not see fit to continue with this doctor due to being put off by our first encounter.
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It went smoothly. Dr. Gonchigar was very kind, sensitive, and knowledgeable. I am very excited to start the recommended treatment.
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Very personable and left a great first impression for my first appointment.
More than 1 year ago
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Her diagnosis of my condition was spot on. I didn't have to wait long once I finally got an appointment, it was smooth and easy to get to her office. However, she refused to continue to treat me after an initialtrial of medication and refused to sign my medical leave paperwork and kept telling me that I was a liability to her license and called me non-compliant and basically tried to make me look like a bad patient. She still has not followed up with me after I left her office shaking and sobbing because she wouldn't give me medication. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!
More than 1 year ago
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Her office staff is the worst I have ever dealt with. Her secretary is condescending and rude. The doctor charges you for less than 5 minutes of her time. She has 0 empathy. Please, go somewhere else if you want to be treated as a human.
More than 1 year ago
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Her office staff is the worst I have ever dealt with. Her secretary is condescending and rude. The doctor charges you for less than 5 minutes of her time. She has 0 empathy. Please, go somewhere else.
More than 1 year ago
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Everything was great!
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Outstanding. Very sympathetic and understanding. Very kind person and provided help right away
More than 1 year ago
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Unethical. Rude. Ruined my week.
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