North Shore University Health System

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Social Work · 16 Providers

(105)
Average Rating of all Office Providers

Office Providers

Dr. Mandy Evans, MD

Dr. Mandy Evans, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

(6)
Dr. Rena Goodfriend-Leve, MD

Dr. Rena Goodfriend-Leve, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

(30)

Office Provider Reviews

2.4
(105)

based on the average of 105 provider reviews for North Shore University Health System

Review of Dr. Goodfriend-Leve

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I’ve been seeing her for a couple years and I haven’t had a single good experience with her. Every time I see her I feel worse. I don’t feel like she really listens and she barely looks at me. Each appointment lasts for no longer than 5 minutes which is ridiculous. Definitely not worth the money or effort. Even when I was doing poorly she just told me to come back in a month and didn’t change a thing. Also, they make it difficult to get refills on your medication when you need it. The only reason I stayed with her for so long was because I didn’t want to go through the trouble of finding a new psychiatrist. When I finally tried to see another doctor in the practice I was turned down and forced to continue seeing the same bad doctor. I’m going to see a new doctor at a new practice now. Hopefully I have a better experience. Overall Dr. Goodfriend-Leve is a terrible psychiatrist and I wouldn’t recommend her to my worst enemy.
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Review of Dr. Goodfriend-Leve

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She is cold, uncaring, and incompetent. She prescribed the same medication to my son twice even though my son had a horrible reaction the first time he took it. She tried to do this again, but I caught the error the second time because I took to checking up on every prescription after the first disaster. I don't think she ever looks at her notes and has no bedside manner, which is pretty bad if you deal with kids who are already stressed and depressed. We showed up at a confirmed appointment and after waiting for a half hour were told she wasn't even in the building. Stay far, far away.
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Review of Dr. Sawa

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Bad news! Dr. Sawa kept bulging her eyes out at me as if she was annoyed. She told me I would be a burden to my friends/family if I reached out to them, and discounted my recent (very helpful) diagnosis without asking me about it. She spent most of the time criticizing me and didn't try to understand my situation. She held onto my diagnosis papers until the next time, but the front desk called to cancel from her end a few days later. Thankfully the desk is helpful & there won't be a next time.
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Review of Dr. Sawa

-Chicago, IL |

LISTEN TO THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. DO NOT VISIT THIS "DOCTOR" UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. I have so many terrible things to say about this sad excuse of a human that I do not even know where to begin. First of all, she has no business being in this profession. Sawa pretty much berated me for my entire appointment and tried to convince me that I was faking my mental illness (that I have been diagnosed with and treated for for the last 9 years). She is a rude, mean, condescending shell of a person.
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Review of Dr. Goodfriend-Leve

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I normally don't leave reviews, but felt I needed to after seeing all of these negative ones. Dr Goodfriend-Leve isn't effusive or dynamic, but she IS effective and efficient. I've found her to be remarkably caring and interested, and never felt pressured for time. I think she's conservative with medications, but I think that's what you want with children and adolescents.
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Review of Dr. Sawa

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Dr Sawa has shown me her considerable skill in both judging a disorder and recommending medication. She is an excellent choice for psychiatric care.
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Review of Dr. Goodfriend-Leve

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The doctor is cold but competent. Her nurse Ann Marie actively tries to block patients from receiving the medications the doctor prescribes. Avoid.
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Review of Dr. Sawa

-Chicago, IL |

I saw her once. I was very depressed and was told to make an appointment with a psychiatrist. After filling out a bunch of forms which she didn't bother to read, she asked why I was there (duh). When I said I wasn't sure about taking antidepressants because I have had so many bad experiences with side effects of medications over the years, she told me if I wasn't there for medication management I was wasting her time. My conclusion is that she is a nasty, rude woman in the wrong line of work.
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Review of Dr. Goodfriend-Leve

- in Evanston, IL |

• • • • • • • • I’ve been on antidepressants for around 10 years and would like to go off them at some point. I told her & she said “if you want to go off medications then find a new doctor.” Tried to switch me to probably the most expensive antidepressant, $1200 for 90 day supply. When I told her I couldn’t afford it, switched me to the second highest priced medication and increased the dosages of my other meds. Pill pusher, made me feel like I was wasting her time. Shouldn’t be in this field.
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Review of Dr. Goodfriend-Leve

- in Richmond, OR |

uncompassionate, selfish, and distant psychiatrist. Doesn't care about the patients at all, she only cares about the money she receives. Constantly denying refills because of an overdue check up, even though I'm 2000 miles away at college. Had to fight for a month just to get my prescription refilled. The nurse is also rude and generally distant. Horrible communication. Don't see her it will not turn out well.
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  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (Ect)
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  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychological Testing
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