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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Niru Natarajan obtained her Medical Degree from The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR University Medical University at Chennai, India. She then Completed her Adult Psychiatry Training at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA and her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Carilion Clinic Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA.
Dr. Natarajan is Double board certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology In Psychiatry as well as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also a Certified Psychopharmacologist by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.
She used to work as an Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and as a Consult Psychiatrist at Grady’s Neighborhood Clinics.
She is a PRN Consult Psychiatrist at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta-Scottish Rite and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Natarajan is as cold as the other reviewers say. And she will ask you a question and totally interrupt you. On top of that, it would take paying for three visits and separate testing before a diagnosis anything so I chose another doctor who could do it in one. They also made me take a drug test on my first visit. Which I recently found out is charged separately from the appointment with no warning and it will cost me more than my rent. So no I don't recommend this doctor.
I thought Dr. Natarajan was very thorough and asked specific questions to get down to the root of my concerns. She was pleasant and professional.
Always a wait. Staff and dr nice and friendly.
She doesn't listen. She keeps interrupting while you are talking and makes assumptions that she would learn are false if she just listened. She also, like many others, pushes drugs on you. I was very disappointed.
Office staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Natarajan was awesome. She spent time with me asking questions and getting to know me. I felt like I was important to her as a patient. I would highly recommend her.
very good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She seemed very bored and then gave me a prescription for the most expensive antidepressant with no generic version and my insurance would not cover it. It is very obvious that this practice is about making money they want you to come in for an appointment for just about everything, refills, a doctor's note, etc.
Had a bad experience. I felt scammed at times having to come back so many times for a refill of the same medication, so my medical expenses skyrocketed this year. Also, she will forget to send a prescription refill to your pharmacy and her staff will require you to come in to request another refill. So I went on for a while without meds waiting on a refill that was never filled and then told to come in again to request the refill after calling the pharmacy and then her office. Scam...I've wasted time, money, and energy.
She heard everything i had to say. I've been trying and begging for help for years.SheActually heard me out, gave suggestions and then told me what i being figuring for years. Thanks for being attentive , patient, and professional.
Eh! Wasn't expecting a care bear , but she could TRY to be more lively. She likes to interrupt your sentence, which can be annoying. However, towards the end of the session I saw a more personable caring side to her. I was able to get my meds and will most likely try her again.
Her demeanor was a little stoic, but her overall care is good. She works out of a confusing office complex, so it's hard to find your way there. Overall, she gets the job done.
My visit felt to be rather cold and not very understanding.
No complaints - She was very competent and helpful. It was my first time using ZocDoc - Amazing service, I love it!
She's very attentive to each story and ask questions that matter. I recommend her for any American soldiers who would like to give her their insight.
There was no genuine concern just a script of questions and then I was ushered out the door. If you require medication then this is your spot.
Dr. Natarajan is a great listener and great doctor. She carefully listens to her patient and ask the right questions. I am glad to have found her office!! Her staff was friendly and helpful too.
Not at all what I expected from my first visit. I went in to speak with her about trouble with concentration and focus and left with a new prescription for an antidepressant - even though I told her that I was happy with what I was on. She gave me a card to schedule an ADHD evaluation, but it looks like it will still be several more weeks before I might see some relief for the symptoms that I was referred to her to treat! I left feeling...confused.
This doctor was very curt and off putting. She was disengaged and unfriendly- Totally unexpected. She did not seem to be genuinely interested in what I had to say. I was very disappointed with this doctor - very weird experience.
The office is run very well, but the personality of Dr. Natarajan is quite flat, I don't connect with her very well.
Office staff complerely incompetent and rude.
Very nice and understanding
I basically paid to sit in her office and have her ask me "what medication would you like me to prescribe you?" I didn't feel like I was really heard or listened to, but instead was just passed through the conveyor belt.
I saw Dr. Natarajan recently because my previous psychiatrist moved to another practice too far away. I rarely leave negative reviews but I'm hoping to save others time, especially because finding the right psychiatrist can be an emotionally draining endeavor. If you're looking for an empathetic and compassionate psychiatrist, who overtly cares about your well being, I would not recommend Dr. Natarajan. She is very apathetic, and collects just enough information about your mental and emotional background to prescribe something. She is 100% all business, which unfortunately did not work for me at all.
The doctor's visit was uncomfortable. There wasn't anything warm and inviting about the visit, at all. The office smelled like mildew. I called back later needing advice, and when she called back, she seemed annoyed, but also I couldn't understand anything she said, so I had to ask her to repeat herself. She has an accent, but that isn't why I couldn't understand her. I couldn't understand her because her speech was very low and monotone. If I were the doctor, I'd give her a prescription for depression. She seemed very depressed.
She was very helpful and seemed to know and understand how I was feeling.. I am looking forward to going back
She didn't seem too interested with the issues I was addressing to her, she did prescribe me some medication that did help with my problem. However she failed to correctly address the side effects of this drug and now I'm in limbo dealing with them.
Very professional, timely. She HEARD and LISTENED to my needs.
This was my first visit. The staff was very pleasant. During my visit, she was engaged, present and made me feel extremely comfortable. Overall great experience.
She was pleasant, but she did check her iPhone during my appointment and was over 30 minutes late to start.
She was very kind and professional.
She was professional and to the point.