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Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist

Professional statement

NEW STRESS CLINIC is happy to announce the we are now offering an innovative approach to treatment for “DEPRESSION/ADD”. TMS Therapy is an FDA-cleared safe and effective non-drug depression treatment for patients who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy. TMS is used to Treat Depression/ADD and Stress related Conditions. **Please note that the office will need to receive the paperwork atleast 6 hours prior to the appointment time else the appointment cannot be honoured. Dr.Prayaga prides himself on getting to know his patients and working with them so that they understand their condition and treatment plan. Prior to your appointment, office will contact you by phone/ Email to briefly discuss your reason for consultation ( even if your appointment is confirmed). Change of Insurance should be notified 24 hrs ahead of appointment else full price will be charged for the visit. Please note that for the DC location, only street parking is available. The office is located one block from DUPONT Metro or FARRUGUT NORTH.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - Andhra Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Georgetown University, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Residency in General Psychiatry
  • Georgetown University, Residency in Child Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1033121058

Office locations

Newstressclinic

4710 Auth Pl.

Camp Springs, MD 20746

Newstressclinic

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1100

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Newstressclinic

9801 Georgia Avenue, Suite 229

Silver Spring, MD 20902

Newstressclinic

8206 Leesburg Pike, Suite 201

Vienna, VA 22182

Newstressclinic

5194 Dawes Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22311

Newstressclinic

1325 18th St NW, 210

Washington, DC 20036

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This doctor will not fill prescriptions for longer than a month (even for travel) because he wants your co-pay money. Most meetings with him last one minute. I have been going for over a year/on the same medication and he willnot give me a 3 month prescription. Unfortunately he is the only doctor in the entire DC area that my insurance covers. An absolute joke. Reception is rude. Find another doctor.
Less than 1 month ago
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Really wants to listen and help
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Dr. Prayaga is very helpful and is always recommending ways to improve my mental health.
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Called in right away, very open to suggestions and appreciate his scope and where he comes from. Highly suggested
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I've been seeing Dr. Prayaga for several years and he is always very empathetic and helpful. The appointments are quick because medication management. Dr. Prayaga always asks about my exercise routine and recommends swimming as a great way to relieve stress and reduce anxiety. I've very grateful for his help!
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Very understanding and through.
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The consultation was over video conference which was not ideal but he was still very good despite the repeated technical difficulties.
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Made me feel at ease, was friendly, and listened to me. I felt comfortable with the treatment plan he selected for me, and he provided me with much-appreciated encouragement.
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Dr. Prayaga is a consummate professional with excellent suggestions for lifestyle improvements.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Prayaga could do a better job explaining medications and their properties/side effects. I had to do a lot more research about my medications than I would like to.
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Didn’t really feel like he listened to my concerns. Got me medication, but prescribed one I most likely won’t be taking because of an interaction that he didn’t mention or bring up.
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Very professional and kind
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Horrible experience. Doesn’t seem to care about patients.
Less than 1 month ago
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Innovation at its finest
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It's a different system mostly because Dr. Prayaga is connected through video conference, but it was quick and easy. Now all I have to do to see him is make an appointment and talk to him via the system from the comfort of my own home.
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Due to my anxiety I couldn't call to make an appointment, I'm glad I could schedule online with Dr Prayaga. Even though it was virtual he was really professional and helpful and made me feel comfortable and like I was in good hands right away.
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Great visit.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Prayaga was cordial and helpful. Always concerned about my progress.
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I briefly told him my concerns about ADHD, he gave me a 15 minute sales pitch about the effectiveness of medication and wrote me two prescriptions. It felt impersonal and scripted, but I'm happy with the treatment and experience.
Less than 3 months ago
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It was helpful and informative. Thank you!
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He has.previous sanctions on him and I don't think he takes a scientific approach to medicine.
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I felt like I had to rush to explain my symptoms because I wasn’t truly being listened to. I was prescribed a medication that I learned upon researching it on my own was not what we had discussed, and I wasnot informed could be habit-forming. The office was locked when I arrived on time for my appointment. I was the first one there and had made an appointment but was not seen first because I had to fill out paperwork that I could have done beforehand if I hadn’t been waiting outside the office on a cold day.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Prayaga is helpful and understands my current needs and is always looking for ways to improve my care.
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Dr. Prayaga is excellent and very empathetic!
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Dr. Prayaga was extremely professional and kind. He went out of his way to recommend to me medication that he thought best suited both my anxiety disorder and my career.
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It was great
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Very attentive to your needs and listens quite well. I would recommend him.
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He was very nice and friendly and supportive.
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I didn't care for the fact that he kept staring at his phone during my appointment. Then, answered it when I was in the middle of responding to his questions. Honestly, this isn't the therapist to see if you just need someone to talk to.
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Pretty straight forward, thought I wasn't asking for much.
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Didn't prescribe my full month of medication because my insurance hadn't paid my copay for one appointment. He said he would send the remainder when my insurance paid. He didn't. And upon sending a request, he ignored for 3 business days.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Prayaga is very helpful and listens to my concerns and questions that I have regarding my treatment.
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Great experience overall!
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Appointment lasted less than 5mins and he didn’t ask any questions. He’s a great doctor if you need a prescription but not if you’re looking for a psychiatrist to hear you out and treat you.
Less than 6 months ago
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Good fast service
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Rama Prayaga is an excellent MD. He has helped me so much and provided support when needed.
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Excellent as always
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Dr. Prayaga is excellent and very empathetic.
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Great doc
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Dr. Rama Prayaga practices an unethical form of psychiatry. Be it by forcefully encouraging patients to use the TMS treatment, suggesting that patients get weight loss surgery because they are overweight due to the psychotropic medications,to making patients come see him on a monthly basis not because he wants to really check up on them during the 5 minutes he sees the patient, but so that he can earn more from their visit, I do not recommend Dr. Prayaga. Please note that I have been weighted a total of one time since seeing Dr. Prayaga, which I think is unethical. I was weighted in the common room in front of other patients at Dr. Prayaga's office, so let's throw confidentiality out the window and the office staff asks you to fill forms out without explaining to you what it is that you're signing. I don't believe that Dr. Prayaga had any interest in psychiatry nor the health of his patients, and I will join longer see him. I suggest that you do not see this provider.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr.Prayaga is very accommodating and is supportive of your life goals. The appointments may be quick but he is straight to the point.
Less than 6 months ago
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Sunday appointments, short wait times, doc seems easy to talk to and work with.
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Nice guy, but he frequently screws up the prescription; despite his staff's best efforts to fix his mistakes before you leave, you'll be waiting (quite a while) at the pharmacy for them to get clarification over the phone.
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I love that they leverage zocdoc but due reporting requirements also have you complete the same paperwork when you arrive in the office. They were very efficient and got me into the Dr. quickly this afternoon. Innovative holistic stress reduction options including vitamins.
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it was ok
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Prayaga was very helpful and cordial. He is always there to listen to the patient needs.
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Dr. Prayaga was great! Listened to my concerns, issues, and recommended a good plan. Also, future appointments can be through teleconference which is really convienant!!
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Rama is excellent!
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Professional staff. Gave great information. Cant wait to go back and to see some results.
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He professional and seem to care
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