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Dr. Uma Kumarappan, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

*Please fill out the check in form online after booking your appointment.* Dr. Uma Kumarappan is a psychiatrist in private practice in Fairfax, VA. She specializes in the biological and psychological treatment of psychiatric disorders, and she believes in an integrated and holistic approach that focuses on body, mind, and spirit. Her special interests are in grief therapy, oncology therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy for depression. Her clinic, the Turning Point Wellness Center, will be offering other services as part of its holistic approach, including nutrition counseling, yoga, medication, musing and healing touch therapy, and therapeutic massage. Dr. Kumarappan was born and raised in India. She received her medical degree from the P.S.Govindasamy Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. She then completed an internship in psychiatry at Bergen Regional Medical Center and a residency in psychiatry at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kumarappan and her husband, who is an engineer, are the parents of two children. Dr. Kumarappan speaks English and Tamil.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Education and training

  • Bergen Regional Medical Center, Internship in Psychiatry
  • Georgetown University Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Medical School - P.S.G. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1508065392

Office locations

Uma Kumarappan

11211 Waples Mill Road, Suite 150

Fairfax, VA 22030

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Wonderful caring doctor
Less than 1 month ago
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She is so caring. One of the best doctors I have every seen. Knows her stuff.
Less than 1 month ago
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Wonderful as always
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She is an excellent doctor, very caring and supportive.
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It was very nice and I felt super comfortable. Everyone was really nice and helpful.
Less than 3 months ago
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She seems very well meaning, but like most psychiatrists in this area, she has so many clients she can’t keep them straight. Been there three times now and she still asks me what I do for a living. So it’s hardto build a relationship that way. She is nice though and if I were a little more open to opening up it would probably be better, but she doesn’t overly pry (which I sometimes need). My initial visit she tried to push tons of meds, I didn’t need any of them and since the initial no’s on the first visit she has left it up to me to bring up if I am interested in any other medications.
Less than 3 months ago
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I love this doctor!
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Dr. Kumparrapin is simply the best, most caring psychiatrist out there.
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She was very polite, and professional as usual.
Less than 1 year ago
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Always the best time there, and the best help you in right away low wait time if any. Gets you in talks for about 15- 45 mins very caring, and really does want whats best for you, Always goes over howmeds are working for me. Just all around amazing office and of course its always a wonderful time when her regular receptionist is there...One of the best people ever! and this new doctor i I have seen twice now....She's older white lady who I love with all my heart...she really cares about people.
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Loved her as usual such a sweet, nice, and actually caring doctor..She honestly makes you feel safe,and that you can tell her anything without being judged. She has a therapist I think it is, and she sat in on my lastsession with my permission of course. She was amazing as well and I plan to be making an appointment after next year when i do my health insurance stuff, but that's besides the point. Everyone in that office even the receptionist are professional,nice, understanding and probably the best in the area! Colin B
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Does the job right.
Less than 1 year ago
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Always leave here feeling better about myself I love Dr.K and Brenda
Less than 1 year ago
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She is the best.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great doctor! Highly recommend!
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While she was nice, she was very quick to prescribe medication. 10 mins in and she already prescribed me 3 different kinds. It almost seemed like I was talking to a salesman. When asked if I should consider talk therapy priorto taking any medication she said no. That was a red flag that this is not the right dr for me.
More than 1 year ago
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Wonderful doctor. She made me extremely comfortable and I look forward to seeing her again!
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Very thoughtful person just in general. Far as personal issue's are concerned is when I realized that I was lucky to have a Dr who actually carried about what I was talking about and not just prescribing me stuff I didn'tneed excellent as far as I'm concerned thanks for listening and doing what you set out to do highly recommended
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She is a kind woman, and skilled at her profession.
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She is the best psychiatrist that I have ever been to.
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Love the doctor. She could not be a better doctor or person. To put it nicely, the office staff leaves a lot to be desired. It is nearly impossible to reach the doctor, if you need anything. Attention to detail is bad.
More than 1 year ago
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She took the time to make sure I received the proper medication for my condition. She also talked with me for quite a while getting to know me and what type of work I did, how my relationships were in mylife , family and took all aspects of my situation into account when counciling me both individual therapy and medication wise. When I had problems with certain meds she took the time to find what worked best for me.
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She is very compassionate and tries to work with you on remedying your situation.
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She was definitely very personable which made it easier for me to open up. I could tell she definitely wanted to see the best in me and help out as much as possible and because of her I feel like I'm on the right track once again!
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She actually cares for her patients, and you can really tell.
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She is so caring and supportive.
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She is the best, most caring psychiatrist I have ever seen.
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I've been seeing the doctor for 4-5 years, and she's great.
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Dr. Kumarappan has been one of the best psychiatrist I've ever worked with. Very professional and she takes the time to talk with you. Highly recommended. Just be aware that they only accept cash/debit/credit. They do not take any insurance.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. K is very empathetic, listens to your concerns and has your best interest when prescribing medications.
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Always great seeing Dr. K. Not only is she sweet and understanding, Brenda is a pleasure to talk to!
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Very warm and caring
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I got lost but the doctor and office assistant were flexible and welcoming.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. K has extremely improved my ways of thinking. She has made me come to more realizations than I have on my own, in my entire life. My family life has flourished, all because I have a better perspective. Prior toseeing Dr. K I had a one track mind and was always right, I couldn't focus, had trouble sleeping, and suffered with severe depression and anxiety. I'd recommend Dr. K to anyone who's open to something new, she takes a different approach than most doctors and I can tell she genuinely cares about
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Hands down, the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. I don't know how I got so lucky to find her. She is warm, compassionate, just a beautiful, loving person. She reached out to hug me, as Iwas leaving my first visit. No doctor has ever done that. She's different. I trust her judgment as well. She knows what questions to ask and let me talk until she understood the issues. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this doctor. And I love that I can make an appointment on zocdoc and be seen right away.
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She's saved my life in so many ways and is the biggest blessing to have. I thank God constantly for her straightforward yet incredibly loving and intuitive approach. She gives you what you NEED. With no bias. No bias over ADDmeds or anti anxiety meds and she took me off of a mainstream Antidepressant I'd been on for years then put me on a very new and although expensive because it's not yet generic, it's the best thing that's ever happened to me doing this change. I had a rush of feelings come back to me I didn't know I'd lost. I love her truly, and Brenda is just as much apart of this review as well. If anyone deserves a raise this lovely woman working alone at the front desk deserves one with all the angry / rude patients she deals with so lovingly ! God bless
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Dr. K was very caring, listened to everything and took my opinions into consideration. I'm so happy I found her!
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She's the most incredible person and psychiatrist I've ever had and she and her one man show (aka Brenda) who is the angel who works at the front desk both deserve Oscars if they were made for the medical world becauseof how much they have done for me. Up over and way beyond anything that anyone else has ever done for me. I'm never leaving them! I thank God, literally even the past few days here and there while commuting just for giving me their team. They've changed my entire life and honestly .. Have saved it. Dr K and Brenda honestly saved my life because I don't know if I would've made it if I hadn't been blessed by serendipity to end up having picked Dr K out of all the doctors I could've seen who DO take my insurance, my intuition told me seeing her pic and info that although I'd have to pay out of pocket and spend a couple hundred dollars just at first with the first appt etc - it is and has and will always be worth it. And Brenda , if I've met anyone who has been the best at what they do not only by physical actions but by her whole work ethic and doing so much that probably isn't even on her actual agenda in regards to what she was hired for - she is just another huge piece of divine love to Dr K's practice and goes over and beyond anything she , if she was ANYONE else in her position, would be doing. God bless these two. I get emotional just writing this haha. Thank you for saving my life. Xo, Holly
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I've been with Dr. Kumarappan for years. She is very caring and listens.
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Dr. K is the first psychiatrist that actually cared about me, my wel being, and my family's well being. She has helped me with spiritual, mind, and body techniques, has me on the proper medication needed to treat my disorders, andfollows up accordingly. I strongly recommend her to those in need.
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Very compasionate and truly listends
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I find Dr. Kumarrappan to be a very kind, and equally observant person. She is empathetic while also being straight forward about her observations, which I appreciate.
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Dr. K is a wonderful, caring and compassionate person. Brenda (in the front) is an exceptional people person and is incredibly multi talented at running the office. She and Dr. K definitely complement each other and keep everything runningsmoothly. Together they pretty much have all the answers and one leaves feeling confident and appropriately cared for. By all means, a medical professional I don't mind seeing!!
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Able to have a space to speak your mind, open up and let out what needs to be, so you can heal.
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She was caring and understanding. She makes sure that you are well taken care of by the end of your appointment.
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Dr. Kumarappan is a lifesaver! She has helped me through one of the toughest times in my life, and is one of the kindest doctors I have ever seen. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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God awful customer support. I couldn't find the office and tried to call the front desk a number of times (as in more than 3 at different time intervals) and no one answered. To add insult to injury, the voice mailboxwas full, so I couldn't even leave a message. After over 15 minutes past my appointment time, I called one last time and the finally receptionist answered. I explained the situation, she was rude, not at all apologetic, and then... Hung up in my face. I scheduled this appointment because I needed rather immediate help, it took a lot of courage to make the appointment, and then to have this experience just made the whole situation god awful. I have no qualms about rating the doctor poorly because of her staff. Hire people who are qualified and caring or train them, or else it reflects poorly on you and your abilities. If this is your first experience with a psychiatrist like me, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. So disappointed.
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i have looked a long time to find someone with this much compassion. she gave me hope and acceptance .her staff will make sure you are taken care of .
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She was very warm and understanding and put me right at ease. I knew right away I had found the right Doctor for me.
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I've been seeing Uma for the past year and she's a great Doctor she's always there to help me and my husband!! And Brenda is pretty great too but she bites.. Lol great Dr office
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