Dr. Rama Prayaga, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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1325 18th St NW, 210, Washington, DC, 20036
4710 Auth Pl., Camp Springs, MD, 20746
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1100, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
8206 Leesburg Pike, Suite 201, Vienna, VA, 22182
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**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.

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Pointless

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Dr. Prayaga was efficient and effective. I came in with a referral and diagnosis from my primary care physician and had done lots of research before getting there so I was fully prepared to answer all his questions. Given how he handles his schedule I can imagine that if you arrived with no idea about why you were there it could be problematic, but I really appreciated how he respected our limited time together and treated my questions with the utmost respect. If you're looking for a two hour appointment to talk about all your problems go somewhere else (probably your primary care physician) but if you've already been referred to a psychiatrist for medication, Dr. Prayaga is incredibly well informed and a great person to discuss your options with.

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Very nice doctor and very helpful.

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Very quick appointment. The waiting area and reception were unconventional. Dr.Prayaga was quick in writing a prescription for you and was probably a 5-minute interaction for a new patient.

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Knowledgeable and friendly doctor . Good experience with my visit

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Dr Prayaga is a seasoned professional. He educated me on my condition and was very attentive to my concerns. He is exceptionally responsive to emails / calls. I would highly recommend him. I look forward to his ongoing care.

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Absolutely awful. The talk with the doctor was less than 10 minutes face to face. It was obvious his intention was to focus on issues and immediately prescribe. First item he noted was where I worked, which was not professional. He then moved me to a room and had me consult with a 'therapist' via skype. I had no idea who the other person on the line was. Dr. Rama said that this person was a therapist, but the person online legally disclosed that they were NOT a licensed therapist. I'm extremely frustrated and I wanted help with an issue I had. But instead ended up with a doctor who clearly was trying to push medication on folks as fast as possible, and upsell services. Avoid if you are serious about getting help

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Short and efficient. Answered my questions fully.

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He explained things in easy to understand terms and analogies as well as risks. I will be going back next month

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I will definitely recommend him!!

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The office is professional, efficient and totally competent (which I really value). Dr. Prayaga was no-nonsense and helped me figure out a plan after my old provider stopped taking insurance.

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Very nice doctor. Social worker prior to doctor was also very nice and understanding of my issues. Doctor was open and understanding and willing to discuss options. I look forward to my next appointment.

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Dr. Prayaga is great and very helpful and good bedside manner. The appointments are quick because medication management rather than "talk therapy" although he always asks about my exercise routine and how important that is for mental health.

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Amazing Doctor very personable and willing to answer all questions and senerios!!

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My visit was good.He is the type of doctor I want to see.

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This guy is really shady. He rushes patients in and out, and appointments last literally 30 seconds. LITERALLY 3 SECONDS! CVS has started to refuse to fill prescriptions from him. He even has a sign up recommending patients not go to CVS. I'm not sure how he has a license.

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Dr. Prayaga was very hospitable and helpful. He did not beat around the bush and was very to the point, which I liked, as well as very professional.

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He’s an amazing doctor !

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Dr. Pragaya was very nice and patient; Listened to what I had to say and didn't rush the appointment. I would recommend him.

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great doctor. straight forward. doesnt waist time.

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Very intelligent man, easy access to appointments, outstanding staff, greatfull to have him as my doctor!!!

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Great Dr, office is very efficient with little to no wait time, highly recommend.

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The desk staff was a little rough around the edges, but overall this was a very good experience.

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Great experience, highly recommended. Extremely professional and really cares about his patients well being!

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I felt very comfortable. I don’t relax at the doctor but Dr. Prayaga is easy to talk to.

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Last two times I came in, he exchanged less than two sentences with me (once of which was by phone). If you just need a script, I guess he's fine. Can occasionally make same day appointments. I don't like changing providers, but I'm fed up with not even knowing if I'll see the doctor or just be handed a prescription refill document to sign.

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Dr. Prayaga was very informative and efficient. He provided me with a lot of useful information, asked all the right questions, and lastly, his office was very efficient, which you don't always see in doctor's offices today! I highly recommend him.

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Dr. Prayaga does an excellent job for medication maintenance, exactly what I need. Very convenient!!

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Dr. Prayaga is excellent and very empathetic. He always asks about my exercise routine and lifestyle. The appointments are quick because medication management. I have longer appointments with my therapist.

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This was my first time experience with the format and I'm looking forward to working with Dr Prayaga and his staff.

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Dr. Prayaga is polite and extremely helpful. He listens and understands.

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Very satisfied with the appointment.

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Dr. Prayaga is nice enough, and his office keeps a tight schedule, but they are totally about charging you for unnecessary visits. Other psychiatrists will give you a prescription that lasts a few months or call in refills when you need them, but Prayaga's office insists upon office visits every two months to get a refill. It's totally a scheme just to charge your insurance company for a nonessential visit that often lasts less than 5 minutes. I got tired of it, and I'm switching to a different doctor.

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After the office not beig able to find my appointment, i was then confused with another patient who seemingly had my same unusual firat and last name. Then was told i had an outrageous balance. I was then brushed off and to try again tomorrow. Once i drove 30 minutes home i get a call to come back to the office and that theymade a mistake. Lost me as a patient.

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This guy is the man

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Very nice and personable Dr.

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The doctor was very attentive and understanding. Very nice person.

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Dr. Prayaga is awesome.

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Friendly, forthright, and efficient! He even offered a couple of useful tips I'd never heard before (from at least 4 prior doctors). I switched insurance & needed a new doctor, and was able to find & book with Dr. Prayaga the same day! (New patients should be mindful--allow a few hours prior to the appointment for processing paperwork).