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Dr. Natarajan Elangovan, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

For your information we accept most commercial insurances and Medicare.Please check with your insurance. We don't participate in Medicaid plans. If you are a self pay patient our fees are as follows: First visit $250.00 Follow ups $125.00. Dr. Natarajan Elangovan is a Board Certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mania, ADHD and various forms of psychosis, such as schizophrenia. He specializes in psycho pharmacology and tailoring psychotherapy to each patient's needs, and is able to recommend, prescribe, and monitor medications when needed to aid in treatment. I'll be happy to integrate the family, and work with family members.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Interfaith Medical Center
  • The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Stanley Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Columbia University, Master’s in Public Health

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American College of Healthcare Executives

Awards and publications

  • Survey of Reproductive and Sexual Health Needs of Women with Serious Mental Illness: Preliminary Findings. American Psychological Association Annual Conference, August 14, 2008
  • Does Ethnicity Influence Diagnosis and Disposition in the Psychiatric Emergency Room? UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Psychiatry Annual Conference on Critical Research Issues in Latino Mental Health, Nov. 7-8, 2003.
  • Neurohomonal and behavioral response to Methylphenidate in Cocaine abstinence. Psychiatric Research Vol. 65, No. 2, PP 65-71, 1996.
  • Substance abuse in psychiatric patients presenting at an inner-city psychiatric emergency room. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 44: 782-784, 1993.
  • Metformin Provides Weight Reduction for Hospitalized Patients Receiving Polypharmacy, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology June 2010

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1649203530

Office locations

Natarajan Elangovan, MD.

470 Prospect Ave, Ste 202

West Orange, NJ 07052

Natarajan Elangovan, MD.

1756 Richmond Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10314

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Excellent and caring professional
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This was my first visit and I was very happy with everything. Dr. Elangovan was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He knew his stuff, he asked me a lot of questions which showed me that he understood my individual situation and hehad a nice sense of humor and way about him. The young lady at the front desk, Natalie, was also very pleasant and helpful. It was a very comfortable situation all around.
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The doctor was very friendly and open and really listened to my issues. He found a treatment plan that he felt would really work for me and made sure I was comfortable with his recommendations. I feel like I'm in reallygood hands and am really hopeful about my future outcome.
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I thought he was very professional and courteous. He listened to concerns and needs. Highly recommend
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Dr. Elangovan was very easy to talk to and immediately put me at ease. He is a great listener and was very attentive to my issues.
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He was very professional and sympathic.
Less than 3 months ago
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Amazing first doctor that helped me solve my problems
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He is very kind and compassionate and he takes time to really talk to see how you’re doing. He doesn’t just ask how are you, like some psychiatrists I have seen!!! It’s a pleasure to see him!
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Kind, professional. A good doctor.
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Super nice and patient doctor. Rare for a therapist in Staten Island. He doesn't try to push you out the door. Loved my first visit, and that's rare for me to say about a psychiatrist.
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I've had so many bad experiences with psychiatrists in the past they didn't believe me when I told them what was going on or they minimized my problems--- Dr. Elangovan was so kind and made me feel comfortable and like everythingwould be okay because we'd find the right treatment. He's also really funny. Will def be coming back.
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He was so nice and caring. He also has a great sense of humor!
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He is very personable and knowledgeable and kind!
Less than 1 year ago
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Personable, easy to talk with, knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great. Looking forward to seeing him again.
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Great listener and attentive
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Sweet man who took his time to listen, and properly assess my concerns. I Highly recommend Dr. Elangovan.
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Dr. Elangovan was professional, courteous, and put me at ease immediately. I feel confident he can help!
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Excellent
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He is a very kind, compassionate, and understanding doctor. He is knowledgeable in his field and is very easy to talk to. I'm so happy I found him!
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He was easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable as it was my first time seeing a psychiatrist.
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Dr Elangovan was ver professional.
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I think that this doctor was very informative. I gave him my history and he asked me what he would be able to do to help. He was able to give me references of what he thought I really needed. Very good visit overall.
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Dr. Elongovan is a down-to-earth intellectual who sincerely listens to you and gives mountains of solutions to Petty problems.... Awesome!
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I had a very pleasant experience yesterday with Dr. Elangovan. From the receptionist that did my intake, to my visit with the doctor. Very professional, very knowledgable, and overall positive experience. I am happy I switched, should have come here sooner!
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Very professional and knowledgeable. Felt positive during and after my appointment
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Fantastic
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Excellent service and very easy to talk to him about my issues.
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The doctor was very understanding and knowledgable about my condition and circumstances. E. C.
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Very compassionate doctor. Good listener .Very caring.
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My visit was fine however this doctor has completely dropped off the face of the earth. His office has not returned any of my calls in five days. My prescription ran out and I am left stranded.
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Really nice guy.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Elangovan was very nice. A very pleasant visit.
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The provider advertises being in network for several insurance providers, INCLUDING the provider that I currently use. However, after several visits, I went onto my insurance provider's website and saw that I am being billed for these appointments. This is completely unacceptable.
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Short to none wait time, very knowledgeable and informative Dr, and friendly staff. Dr truly understands his patients needs and issues.
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Well my caseworker made my appointment 2 months ago and gave all my insurance info.. Then i show up today and they tell me they don't take my insurance. .i was so pissed..i traveled over a hour and didnt get seen..Then the dr tells me he can see me this obe time but xant do any gollow ups
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excellent as always
More than 1 year ago
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EXTREMELY PATIENT AND CARING. The receptionist was very pleasant , there was no wait time. They ordered my medicine right away from cvs. Looking forward to my next visit in 2 months..
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Excellent doctor: no nonsense, very pragmatic, and understanding.
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Really excellent doctor. By far the best psychiatrist I've ever seen. He is never too fast to push meds, and is always super friendly and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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It was my first time seeking a psych evaluation for anxiety and depression which I had been dealing with for over a year. I put it off due to being nervous about finding the right doctor who cared and thought Icould handle it on my own. Dr. Elangovan listened to my whole history, kept me on track with getting down to my symptoms and made me understand why I need to treat my symptoms. He was extremely friendly, comfortable to talk to and genuinely cared that I had been suffering for so long and just wanted to help get me better. I gladly will be seeing him again.
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The doctor is very nice and professional, office clean , all workers nice and helpful, doctor talk to patient without rush, listen to all problems and explain the diagnosis. I am very happy I decided to go to this doctor
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Very knowledgeable doctor. Looking forward to feeling better on his treatment plan.
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He is very friendly and polite. No wait time. Very impressed with the treatment.
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He truly is unbelievable. First time ever I'm looking forward to my next appointment. Highly recommended.
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Very caring and pleasant person. Very good diagnosis. Made me feel comfortable
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I highly recommend Dr Natarajan Elangovan and will be making another appt. soon. He is a great doctor and a very caring person!
More than 1 year ago
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He's a very good man, excellent doctor with a calming demeanor who offers sound advise.
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It was very pleasant, he really good at what he does.
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This Doctor Was Caring, Compassionate And Extremely Professional And Friendly. He Took The Time To Listen Carefully And Was Completely Able And Willing To Go The "Extra Step" In Helping Me. I Would Highly Recomend This Caring Talented Professional. This Is One Physician You Can Trust!
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