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About Dr. Elsa C Cruz

Dr. Elsa C Cruz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Agoura Hills, CA, with another office in Pasadena, CA. She has 34 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

33 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Elsa C Cruz is Good. Dr. Elsa C Cruz has been rated by 33 patients. From those 33 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Elsa C Cruz is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Psychiatric Wellness Center

30300 Agoura Rd Ste 195
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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Pacific Clinics

66 Hurlbut St Ste 100
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Specialties

Dr. Elsa C Cruz has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

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

Reviews

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One Star

Dr. Cruz did not make eye contact, repeated the same questions as if she wasn't really listening the first time. Spent the whole time typing at her computer, not looking up and was extremely quick to write a prescription, didn't even ask what medication allergies my daughter had.

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Don't come see this doctor

The first time I came to see Dr Cruz I thought she was kind because she stayed late to fit me in, but when I started talking to her I realized she's not listening to what I was saying. She put me on anti depressants and I tried getting them refilled and she wouldn't do it...I let her know that I will come back to see her just please give me a refill.. The last thing I need in my life is withdrawal from these meds. She didn't care. I set up an appointment for the next day and when I got there the door was locked...I finally got in and her office was packed...about 8 of us were all told to come in at 630. I'm never going to see this doctor again!!!

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Two Stars

Dr. Cruz is more concerned with her assumptions than with the facts, concerns, and needs of the patient and the patient's family. Not a team player. It's her way or the highway.

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Get Your Act Together, Please!

I made an appointment with this office, and when I arrived, the office was locked up. I called to ask what was going on, and a very confused sounding person answered saying he had no idea what was going on. I suggest that this office invest in getting some better help and getting better organized.

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Five Stars
  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Elsa C Cruz accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • CIGNA Southern CA Value
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
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