Dr. Marcia Sawa, MD

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Specializes in Psychiatry • Female • Age 63

2650 Ridge Ave # 5303
Evanston, IL 60201
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Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

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North Shore University Health System
North Shore University Health System
2650 Ridge Ave # 5303
Evanston, IL 60201
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    Dr. Sawa's Experience

    Specialties

    • Psychiatry

    Board Certifications

    • Psychiatry
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    • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
    • Family Psychotherapy
    • Group Psychotherapy
    • Psychiatric Evaluation
    • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
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    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
    • Anxiety
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Autism
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Combination Drug Dependence
    • Delusional Disorder
    • Developmental and Learning Disorders
    • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
    • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
    • Eating Disorders
    • Homicidal Ideation
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
    • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
    • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
    • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Personality Disorders
    • Phobia
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Psychiatric Diseases
    • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
    • Schizophrenia
    • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1997

    Internship Hospital

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital-Medical School
    Complete in 1998

    Residency Hospital

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital-Medical School
    Complete in 2001
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Sawa & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Patient Satisfaction

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    • 32 responses
    • 6 reviews

    1.7 out of 5

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    1 out of 5
    - in Evanston, IL |

    I saw Dr. Sawa once. That was all it took for me to feel her instant dislike for me and and all the anger she then accused ME of. Angry, sarcastic, cold, uncaring, almost hostile. When I tried to switch to another MD in the psych department - one who was originally recommended to me but who was not taking new patients at that time - she would not allow my chart to be transferred to another doctor. I was literally SHUT OUT of seeking psychiatric care at my own hospital, in my own medical plan.

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    -Evanston, IL |

    I had to switch to Dr. Sawa because my previous doctor moved. He general demeanor is cold and uncaring. You can tell from her body language and general attitude that she has grown to hate her job and probably the rest of her life, too. She changed my medication that has been working well for me so far, and spent our entire 20 min session together chastising me about everything i do "wrong" in regards to my mental health. She didn't let up until she had me in tears in her office.

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    1 out of 5
    -Evanston, IL |

    I had to switch to Dr. Sawa because my previous doctor moved. He general demeanor is cold and uncaring. You can tell from her body language and general attitude that she has grown to hate her job and probably the rest of her life, too. She changed my medication that has been working well for me so far, and spent our entire 20 min session together chastising me about everything i do "wrong" in regards to my mental health. She didn't let up until she had me in tears in her office.

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    1 out of 5
    - in Evanston, IL |

    Simply put this is the worst experience I have ever had with a medical "professional". Her manner was curt and dismissive from the moment she called me to her office. After talking with me, or rather at me, for 15 minutes she was magically able to discern that my previous diagnosis was inaccurate, my medication was dangerous and the dosage was "homeopathic". Apparently she not only lacks respect for her patients, but for her colleagues as well. I would not recommend this charlatan to anyone.

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    1 out of 5
    -Evanston, IL |

    The poor reviews are true. Dr. Sawa is quite rude and on several occasions made errors, from confusing me with another patient to never remembering my medical history. I ended up on a very destructive path on meds I never should have had, and it was only after leaving her "care" that I became much better, became completely rx-free, and felt like myself. I'm sure she is fine for certain people and conditions, but if you sense something is off or you could do better, you are probably right.

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    I had to see her because my health insurance changed and I could not see my previous psychiatrist under my new plan. Sawa didn't listen to a thing I said and is taking me off medications I know work, even when I begged her to not do that. I will not be returning.

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    North Shore University Health System
    2650 Ridge Ave # 5303
    Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 425-6400 (Office)
    (847) 425-6408 (Fax)
    • Parking: Free public parking for first hour at Benson/Davis street Evanston City public garage, low hourly rates beyond first hour. Garage located one block east of office. Some on street metered parking available
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