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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.

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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

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

Professional memberships

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

Awards and publications

  • 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
  • Neurohomonal and behavioral response to Methylphenidate in Cocaine abstinence. Psychiatric Research Vol. 65, No. 2, PP 65-71, 1996.
  • 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.
  • Survey of Reproductive and Sexual Health Needs of Women with Serious Mental Illness: Preliminary Findings. American Psychological Association Annual Conference, August 14, 2008

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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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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!
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Personable, easy to talk with, knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
Less than 3 months 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.
Less 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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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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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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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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He was very caring and concern. He was very honest but informative also giving me hope that things will get better. i can't wait till my next appointment with him. i highly recommend him to anyone out there that is looking for a caring physician.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Elangovan was excellent. Put me at ease and was very thorough with his explanations.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. is very pleasant and professional. Made me feel comfortable right away. He did not rush threw the appointment. I was a little cautious because of my background in dealing with mental health providers , but I have to say hereally showed me that not all Dr's are alike.I will continue with him until I feel better
More than 1 year ago
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Very understanding & insightful.
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The staff is completely incompetent. They ordered incorrect perscriptions, never called me back or related information to my doctor. They rarely answer the phone and on two occasions I had to show up in person on my day off just tolet the receptionist know I needed my script refilled because neither I or my pharmacist could reach them by phone or receive a call back
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Very pleasant and genuinely concerned.
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Went very well
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Dr. Elangovan was very helpful and understanding.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Elongovan is a most compassionate and knowledgeable psychiatrist. He sincerely cares about his patients, is a great listener and often shares his very helpful perspective on specific situations which guides his patients to yield positiveresults. I highly recommend him for both adolescents and adults in need of a caring and helpful psychiatrist.
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Definitely listens and cares . Great Dr.
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Professional. Great listener. He's inquisitive and knows what to prescribe when you explain your deepest thoughts. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a compassionate Doctor. Thanks to Zoc doc that I found him!
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