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About Dr. Chalakudy V Ramakrishna

Dr. Chalakudy V Ramakrishna, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Madison Heights, MI. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ramakrishna is affiliated with DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb and Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus. Dr. Ramakrishna has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

54 Ratings with 15 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Chalakudy V Ramakrishna is Great. Dr. Chalakudy V Ramakrishna has been rated by 54 patients. From those 54 patients 15 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Chalakudy V Ramakrishna is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

ST JOHN MACOMB OAKLAND HOSPITAL

27351 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 967-7000

Specialties

Dr. Chalakudy V Ramakrishna has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Chalakudy V Ramakrishna has the following 11 expertise

  • Depression
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Personality Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Dr. Chalakudy V Ramakrishna has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Only sees you as a cash cow

Once you walk through his door, he will put you on meds, even if you dont need. He will threaten if you think you are doing well and don't need meds anymore. Think twice before you see him coz there is no coming back to your normal life. He only wants your money.

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Not a psychiatrist I'll ever see again

I have felt the need to see a psychiatrist about some mental issues that have been worsening. I came to see him (no recommendation, just on my insurance). After waiting 2 hours, he shuffled me in, did not listen to a word I said, kept looking at his watch. He interrupted me constantly when I was trying to say something that is important to me and my condition and his interruption in the middle of a very emotional issue would be about something he had already asked or about information that is in the questionnaire I filled out (he never looked at it). When he was trying to get me to leave, I told him I didn't think he understood the severity of my problem. He said I was too anxious and agitated to talk. Wait, isn't that why I am seeing him? He gave me a prescription (not for anxiety/panic attacks) and almost pushed me out of his office. I will not be going back. He should have chosen a profession that does not require empathy or listening to the patient.

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Warren office

I rated promptness poor because the staff (front desk, Manager) "drags their feet" when doing anything requesting forms or paperwork. Courteous Staff (front desk, Manager) is also poor because they are rude and disrespectful. Who wants to go to a Dr.'s office and get hit with an attitude problem from one of the "girls" working their? Not me. I have my own behavioral issues I'm working on, I don't need their attitude to boot! Furthermore if they cant understand the needs or be respectful towards patients with Behavioral problems then they don't need to be working here. Dr. Ramakrishna is Awesome. He is super nice, caring, funny, down to earth... just an all around Amazing Dr.

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Dr. Chalakudy Ramakrishna

Exceptional Psychiatrist!

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Good Doctor

Dr Rama is not Mr. Warm and Fuzzy, but he got the job done for me.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Ramakrishna is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Bangalore Medical College

    Graduated in 1977

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Chalakudy V Ramakrishna accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Michigan
    • BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO

Locations & Directions

ST JOHN MACOMB OAKLAND HOSPITAL, 27351 Dequindre Rd, Madison Heights, MI
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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