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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

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

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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 1 month 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 3 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 3 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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.
Less 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!
Less 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.
Less 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.
Less 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
Less than 1 year ago
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Unethical. Rude. Ruined my week.
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Exceptional, patient, practitioner. I wish every doctor could exhibit the traits of this physician. The office is well organized and was greeted upon my arrival. At the exact time of my appointment I was greeted and entered the office.
More than 1 year ago
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She was a really great psychiatrist. Seemed very caring and understanding and very knowledgeable. I intend on keeping her as my doctor. She showed me some insights and strengths that I was unaware of.
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Dr. Gonchigar was an excellent listener and asked relevant, insightful questions. The office staff was polite and professional. I would recommend her practice.
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Very pleased with this preliminary discussion.
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Today was the worst day I've had in a long time. I wanted to cry from the moment I woke up. I couldn't even bear to look in the mirror. I'm glad that the one person I saw today was Dr.Gonchigar. I felt like she really saw me and wanted to help me in the most authentic sense of the word. It was a human connection, not just a doctor mindlessly prescribing medications. Going back in a week to check in on the meds I'm starting on.
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She was very kind and attentive. I would definitely recommend her.
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Very medication oriented treatment.
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Very much like a factory, prescribing things after 30 minute consult which is great but she also makies assumptions at times that informs how she prescribes things.
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It was good, Dr. Gonchigar was easy to talk to, I felt she really listened to my concerns and worked with me to figure out the right plan for me.
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I was very impressed with her professionalism and manner.
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I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Gonchigar would highly recommend her to others. She is an incredibly emphatic and knowledgeable provider and was able to address each of my questions in a gentle and warm manner. I also appreciated the amountof time she spent with me. I will definitely return for services in the future.
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Dr. Gonchigar was extremely helpful. Very easy to talk to. Provided excellent medical advice/help.
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Dr. Gonchigar was wonderful!
More than 1 year ago
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Spent no time with me before saying i should stop the medications ive been on for years jsut to "see what happens". Totally unprofressional pushing me to speak aboyt thibgs i said i was not comfortable talking about. I cant believe she attended medical school let alone graduated from it.
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She really cares!
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Very easy to talk to. Asked good questions. This was just the first meeting.
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Very helpful and compassionate.
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Dr Gonchigar is a great listener, friendly, and an all-round great doctor to deal with. I would highly recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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