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About Dr. Nicholas Emiliani
Dr. Nicholas Emiliani, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Colonial Heights, VA, with another office in Emporia, VA. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. Emiliani is affiliated with Retreat Hospital, CJW Medical Center - Chippenham Campus and Poplar Springs Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Nicholas Emiliani has the following 1 specialty
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.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
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This doctor is inept. He wrote a prescription that requires preauthorization by the insurance company and has neglected to follow through. It is almost a full month later and he has still neglected to act, despite the pharmacy sending daily requests. He closes his office and fails to notify patients that have appointments of the closures. His office charges patients for copays and deductibles that are not due, then takes over 6 months to refund the money.
I should have listened to the previous reviews! This guy is truly awful. They made me do the "intake" appointment with a therapist too (total waste of time, you'll see why) and then I had to wait 4 weeks to get in to see him. I decided to risk it because he's the only provider in the area who is accepting new patients with Tricare. During the intake, I made a point to tell the therapist which medications I was on (elavil and propranolol) and where I had been previously treated for panic disorder. I told her I was only there for medication management and did not want therapy. When I went in today for my first appointment with Emiliani, I had to wait 70 minutes past my appointment time because he was running so far behind. He doesn't even come to the reception area to greet his patients or walk them back to his office. He just calls his receptionists and they tell you to go back. When it was finally my turn (the reception area was packed with people waiting to see him), he was sitting at his desk, taking a personal call. This seemed rude to me. After waiting so long he could at least pretend to be friendly when you walk in. His office is a paper hoarder's dream. There are stacks of unorganized papers and books all over the room and the whole place smells musty and moldy. He has an entire wall covered in ancient looking degrees from foreign universities that are written in calligraphy on crusty yellowing parchment paper. They look completely illegitimate but I guess you're supposed to be impressed? I told him that I wanted to stay on the medication I'm already taking. He then condescendingly mansplained the fact that propranolol is a beta blocker and stated that it needs to be prescribed by a physician. Just to be clear, I already knew that it was a beta blocker and saying that it has to be prescribed by a physician is a lie. Propranolol was developed in the 1960's and has been prescribed for anxiety by psychiatrists since the 80's at least. If he had read the notes from my intake appointment, he would have seen what I was on and someone from his office could have told me, BEFORE I WAITED FOR 4 WEEKS AND SAT IN HIS SHABBY WAITING ROOM FOR AN HOUR, that he doesn't prescribe it. I have a feeling that he probably promotes certain medications for money. He seems like that sort of guy. You can tell he doesn't care about the patients. He didn't even contact my previous therapist's office or do any prep work for the appointment. I can't express strongly enough how completely incompetent this guy is and what a ramshackle operation he's running. Do not go to him. Wait for someone else to fit you in or look farther away. It's not worth it. He's an incompetent crackpot and you'll regret it.
I had read that Dr. Emiliani is a doctor who forgets his patient's names and wrote a prescription for the wrong patient, etc. However, I did not let that deter me from giving his practice a try. You should definitely see this [Neuro]psychiatrist, because he is well-versed in the effects of medication on the brain. Dr. Emiliani is very intelligent and busy, so I make sure to verify the accuracy of my prescriptions before I leave his office. He diagnosed me with a sleep disorder that I had no idea existed and gave me medication that has greatly improved my functionality. After 10 years of misdiagnosis and maltreatment by the Psych community, I am grateful to have found this professional. I must add, he does not sit and nod while you talk for 5 minutes and then bill your insurance $400, but he listens to you and can almost immediately tell what your issues are after asking you a few questions. This is why he is so busy and often booked. He is a great doctor and scientist.
Dr. Emiliani is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
CJW Medical Center - Chippenham Campus
Poplar Springs Hospital
Henrico Doctors' Hospital
Bon Secours-Memorial Regional Medical
St. Mary's Hospital of Richmond
Southside Regional Medical Center
Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital
Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center
John Randolph Medical Center
Poplar Springs Hospital, Petersburg, Va
Bon Secours St. Mary`s Hospital
43 Years Experience
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Graduated in 1970
Dr. Nicholas Emiliani accepts the following insurance providers.
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