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Dr. Swarna Reddy, MD

Geriatric Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist

Professional statement

This doctor has requested that patients do not reschedule/cancel their appointments. If you need to cancel to reschedule your appointment within 48 hours, please call the office. *WE HAVE A 48 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. ALL APPOINTMENTS CANCELLED WITH LESS THAN 48 HOURS NOTICE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FEE*. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MEDICARE OR MEDICAID. MANDATORY: NEW PATIENTS PLEASE FILL IN THE ZOCDOC patient registration form. We need your insurance details, otherwise we WILL NOT confirm. NEW PATIENTS: Pick top of any hour like 5:00pm or 6:00pm etc. Dr. Swarna Reddy, MD, is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Reddy treats adult patients in the Sterling, Virginia area and surrounding communities. She speaks English, Hindi, and Telugu. Dr. Reddy received her medical training at Sri Venkateswara Medical College in India, and completed her internship at Michigan State University. Dr. Reddy completed her Residency and a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virgina. She is now currently affiliated with Prince William Hospital in Manassas, Virginia. Dr. Reddy sees patients for a variety of reasons, including obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, psychiatry consultation, anxiety, bipolar disorder and much more. Dr. Reddy was included in the 2010 and 2011 - America's Top Psychiatrists - Consumer Research Council of America.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Geriatric Psychiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Prince William Hospital

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Michigan State University (Internship)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Residency)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

Awards and publications

  • 2010 and 2011 - America's Top Psychiatrists - Consumer Research Council of America

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1528044583

Office locations

Swarna Reddy

22636 Glenn Dr, #206

Sterling, VA 20164

Patient reviews
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Dr Reddy took a complete history and was very conscientious. She was attuned to my needs and requested labs at the next visit as well as an interview with my husband. My problem came with making a followup appointment. After severaltries I gave up. It did not make me fell secure in case of a need to see her as soon as possible. I sought another doctor.
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Great doctor !
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I'm very pleased that I found Dr Swarna Reddy to be my prescriber. Today was my first appointment with her and she was a LIFESAVER for me. A recent change in my insurance providers led me to needing a new psychiatricdoctor. It has been very difficult the past few months having been without my medications that I need to function and take care of my responsibilities and duties. Dr. Swarna Reddy was very caring, informative, attentive, knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner which is hard to find. My appointment today was the first step in helping me through a very difficult time... If you need help, THIS is the Doctor you are lucky to have come across! I would highly recommend Dr. Swarna Reddy to anyone & everyone who needs a great doctor.
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Dr Reddy was very personable and was able to quickly grasp my challenges and understand my perspective and make recommendations. I look forward to meeting with her again.
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Not personable and I felt judged. Not going back.
Less than 6 months ago
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I felt like I was answering a bunch of questions off of a script instead of actually talking to each other.
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Great doctor!! Ready to help her patients and willing to work with them no matter what. Highly recommend her!
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Dr. Reddy is professional, thorough and very approachable. She listened and then made some recommendations.
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Excellent doctor. I can recommend this doctor
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Asked questions for about an hour, rushed in the end. Did not really help.
Less than 1 year ago
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This was my first appointment with dr.Reddy. She is proffesional, listens well and ask questions and I felt that I could trust her. She really let me feel at ease and did not try to push any plan/ ideas on me. I would definitely recommend her.
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Dr. Reddy was thorough and attentive. She made me feel comfortable immediately and she listened to everything that I had to say and answered all questions that I had.
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The business is a little mom and pop affair off of Sterling Blvd. Very accommodating to their patients. I am very often late or even forget my visit due to my scatterbrained-ness and they always call to let me know insteadof slamming me with fees, and will even wait around past closing to make sure I get a visit. As for Dr. Reddy herself, she is always a kind and warm person. Very attentive and wanting to help. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a more personal, down to earth touch instead of some awful HMO or the like.
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Reddy until recently. I had been seeing her for regular medication management for almost a year. However, I arrived at her office only to be told that my insurance, United Healthcare, was no longeraccepted and I would be Self Pay. this was not something I had been told in any phone call, so I was understandably upset. Dr. Reddy took me aside and told me that United Healthcare wasn't paying them, so they would be charging me higher than my copay in order to get "some money". I told her I could do this, and would get reimbursed for out-of-network care. She then said that she didn't know if she was still in-network or out-of-network, so I may not get reimbursed. The bill, if United Healthcare didn't pay them would be my responsibility. It was unprofessional and upsetting. I told her I needed to find a new provider who was in-network, and she refused to give me my usual three-month medication supply, instead opting to give me two months, because she accidentally wrote "one" refill instead of two. She told me that it was because my ambien was controlled (I am on a very small dose) and my Latuda is potentially dangerous (I have been on it for over three years). I told her I may need time to find a new psychiatrist, but she refused to fix my refills, telling me I would need to come back to her. It was very upsetting, I can not imagine what someone who is not as stable as I am going through this experience! Afterwards, I called my insurance and discovered that Dr. Reddy's office had been entering the incorrect billing code to get paid! They were trying to force a huge bill on me and it wasn't my fault!
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This was a great experience! I somehow made a mistake and showed up a day early. They were able to get me in. Very attentive administrator. Dr Reddy was great, very upfront and forthcoming with expectations.
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Professional & Comfortable!
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She was very competent and capable of providing me with professional care. My appointment was on time. I like that she has evening hours.
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This was my first visit to this type of professional, and I would like to thank Dr. Reddy for making this visit comfortable for me. she listened patiently, discussed treatment plans and took into consideration any concerns. I look forward to my next visit. Thank you!
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I just left my meeting with Dr. Reddy. So many positives...1. She was honest with me about my dosage and about the issues it can cause long term 2. She acknowledged when I said certain things about my past experiences andshe made eye contact and expressed actual human emotions to me 3. She wasn't afraid to tell me the truth about managing my ADHD in a healthy way for my heart and didn't focus only on blindly treating the ADHD 4. Her staff was very friendly. The only worry I had was a mention of birth control bc of my medication, Bc it seemed a little like I was doing something wrong... but I realize that she intended it more as a heads up rather than as a judgment. I am on my dosage Bc my dr. prescribed it, and obviously Dr. Reddy knows that. I really liked Dr. Reddy and her honest approach and I am truly greatful for the medical expertise she gave me and the advice she gave regarding a lateral issue on trauma. I will be heeding that advice and I'm looking forward to working with Dr. Reddy in the future.
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She was very pleasant & thorough. I immediately knew she was very intelligent & was listening intently. I felt comfortable with her & have already made a follow up appointment.
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She Doesn't have any experience .
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Dr. Reddy has a very gentle manner and was very prompt in seeing me. She works in the evening which is very convenient for me. She asked lots of good questions and was non-judgmental. She is a psychiatrist rather than atherapist so her questions will be directed toward how your medication is working and whether it is the appropriate dosage or medication for you.
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Dr. Reddy asked the right questions and got right to the point. She is not a therapist and makes it clear what her role is as your doctor. She asked me my opinion of a med plan, but also made her suggestion.
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Horrible bedside manner. The office is bare and unwelcoming. The way the whole practice is run is unprofessional. She spends 5 minutes with you, prescribes something random, and sends you on your way. Never will visit again.
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Fantastic experience. I am so happy I found Dr. Reddy!!!!!
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She is a very good listener and it was easy to get back in to see her.
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Didn't seem like the issues I visited were taken seriously. Granted, my reason for visiting was for a check-up, so my issue probably isn't as serious as some of the cases presented before. Sort of felt like I was brushed off, however, she was a very kind doctor.
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She's not very personable. She also seems kind of distracted and like she wants to get you out there as quick as possible. Still not sure if I'll continue to see her.
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My visit was positive. Dr. Reddy was extremely nice and very knowledgeable. Definitely a good start!
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I am completely impressed with her bedside manner, professionalism and treatment plan. This is only my 1st visit, but am completely impressed.
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Was seen right away. I felt very comfortable, and felt like I was being brought in to the "team" to handle my healthcare. A very professional demeanor, and caring as well. Great doctor!
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Very compassionate and understanding
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Great visit, Dr. Reddy was very kind and a really excellent listener, very easy to talk to. She made some great recommendations to me and I will definitely visit her again.
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She was very friendly and professional. I'm glad I found her on ZocDoc.
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Dr. Reddy listened very closely to everything that I said and had thoughtful and genuine advice. She also made sure that I knew she was available in case I ever needed to make an appointment. I could tell she truly cares about her patients. I'd recommend her.
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She took the time to ask the appropriate questions. Didn't just hear what I came in for and prescribed something right away. She was kind and overall had a good experience with the doctor.
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Dr. Reddy truly saved my life. Not only was she understanding and comforting, but she was very sincere and to the point with her diagnoses and recommendations. When I first came to her I had such bad anxiety that Idropped out of school, didnt drive a car, and barely left the house. Now I feel that my brain chemistry is back on track. The main reason that I recommend Dr. Reddy so highly is because of her bedside manner. She is extremely easy to talk to and always explains things to me in a way that is easy to understand and instills confidence. Another reason that I so highly recommend this practice is because of the appointment times. If I ever cannot make it, they are happy to help arrange a time that works. I also really appreciate the fact that If I am there early and they are free, they always see me. You can just tell that they truly care about the relationships with their patients, and that is truly appreciated.
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Dr. Reddy is wonderful. A joy to speak with and always very helpful. I would recommend her to anyone in need of help! She's always on time. Everytime I leave a message I get a quick response from the receptionist, whichis also very much a joy to speak with ! I am very pleased with this business.
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Ignored my input, cancelled my appointments and did not try to accommodate me or the fact that I have a mental illness that needs to be addressed. No sense of care or urgency.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor! I love her flexible evening and weekend hours. She is personable and a great listener. Highly recommend her.
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I love Dr. Reddy. She's great. Good bedside manner, caring, everything you could want.
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In this case, please read and do not take negative reviews lightly. I have been seeing Dr. reddy for about ten months. She has been a pleasant doctor until I had an appalling, and deeply upsetting experience. Dr. reddy gave mea prescription for one of my meds with no dosage written on the slip, I did not realize this until the pharmacy gave me a bottle of this medication but in the wrong dosage and in a different for (extended vs immediate release). No problem, I thought, I just let them know and they will fix it as it is very unorthodox for a psychiatrist to change a dosage without discussing it with a patient first. Apparently she told the pharmacist she had intended to change the dosage, which surprised me and I asked if they could double check.after they did they told me I would have to speak with her, so I called and tried to get in touch with her and left a message with her answering service. I did not hear back from her within 24 hours, and, as I take brain medications seriously and was concerned this mix up would have a negative effect, I called and left another because I had already been taking the wrong dosage for a few days by then and wanted to address it promptly. I then received a phone call from doctor reddy in which she told me she could not talk as soon as I began to explain why I was getting in touch with her (interrupting me) and proceeded to spend three minutes chastising me for calling her, saying "you are in a crisis every week" (I have never called her with a crisis, or at all prior to this incident) "you need wraparound care" and telling me all these phone calls were wasting her time while she is at a conference in California, that if I cannot be flexible with her I should go to another doctor and pay out of pocket insinuating that she is the only provider who would take my insurance. She also said when they called her she did not have my chart in front of her (which explains the error). I don't think any physician should be informing pharmacists off the top of their head. Not only was I ignored, but she did not acknowledge her error and spoke to me in a very condescending tone with insinuations that I need a higher level of care just because I dared to want the correct dosage of my medication. This was all due to her mistake and she blamed me for it. This was very upsetting to me and reflects abysmal bedside manner. Frankly I was surprised to be treated this way. I recommend that anyone who tries to build a relationship with this doctor proceed with caution. I will be finding another psychiatrist.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Reddy sent the bill for my first 4 appointments to my insurance over a year late and I now have bills for hundreds of dollars for each appointment. I refused to see her again and she calls my emergency contactstating she may call 911 as I could be in danger. I called her back and told her I was finding a new doctor and she said I am not allowed to see another doctor without seeing her first. I guess she's trying to collect on the full amount of the bills, even though it's her fault for waiting over a year to send them to my insurance. I will call the police if she harasses me or my family again.
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I really like Dr. Reddy and her new office space is really great: clean, well-lit, etc. Dr. Reddy is very friendly and takes a legitimate interest in me as a person. She is outstanding.
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Just wanted to get me in and out of there. Did not feel that she wanted to take the time to truly get to know me - just asked a slew of 50 questions, jotted notes, and pushed me out withoutany action plan. I do not recommend and will not be returning.
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She was kind and considerate. Listened to my needs and addressed my concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been seeing Dr. Reddy for more than 6 months. I suffer from depression and I was not responding to medication at the time. After seeing Dr. Reddy she changed the dosage and added a medication. This combination has helpedme improve greatly. Also she is a caring doctor who takes her time to get to the root of the problem. In terms of location, it is located in an office building with plenty of parking space. Sterling is far for many of us who live closer to DC, but it's a small sacrifice to make compared to what we would have to spend seeing another doctor who would most likely not accept health insurance. Dr. Reddy also offers evening and Saturday appointments, which is very convenient for busy professionals. I highly recommend her!
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Dr. Reddy is a very sweet person, straight and to the point about things. She is understanding and thoughtful, and listens actively.
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Asked me a bunch of questions, told me she couldn't diagnose my problem, that I need to go see a psychologist and take an ADHD test which may or may not be covered by insurance before she could discuss things anyfurther. Which begs the question why even bother with going to see her in the first place. I understand that there are certain guidelines one must follow, but this is just dumb. Im a 30 year old male with a stable life and a small problem, not a tweaked out depressed teenager bordering on suicide that needs a team of professionals for help. I expect someone of respectable profession to work with me, offer me various treatment options, explaining which one does what, and then test one out and see it works. What I don't expect is her to tell me to go see someone else and then come back to her.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Reddy is an honest, straightforward professional psychiatrist that will send you down the right path. She listened to me talk for a long time then gave me professional advice on next steps. A rare gem in the psychiatric world.
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