Dr. Alexander Golbin, MD

Dr. Alexander Golbin, MD

Sleep Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
Dr. Alexander Golbin, MD is a sleep medicine specialist in Deerfield, IL and has been practicing for 51 years. He graduated from St Petersburg Medical and Technical Institute in 1967 and specializes in sleep medicine and psychiatry.Read his story

707 Lake Cook Rd Ste 118

Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact Information

(847) 984-6585

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Golbin's Experience

Dr. Golbin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sleep Medicine
  • Board certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Golbin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Golbin "Dr. Alexander Golbin started his journey as a physician after graduating from the prestigious Medical Institute in Leningrad, former USSR and was referred by the government to run a pediatric department in a large hospital in Siberia. Upon returning to Leningrad he continued his practice after his post-residency training as a pediatric and adult neuro-psychiatrist. In addition, Dr Golbin successfully completed his PhD dissertation at the renown Pavlov's Institute Experimental Medicine of the Academy of Science. Shortly after, he took up a position as a neuro-psychiatrist of the Central City Pediatric Hospital and then the leading neuropsychiatrist of the NorthWest Region of the former USSR for non-military sailors and their families. He participated in the creation of mental health systems for sailors and their families, as well as assisted in the search for effective treatments for emotional, behavioral and psychosomatic disorders in children and adults. Dr. Alexander Golbin's book "Pathological sleep in children" was accepted as a textbook for medical students and paediatricians in the former USSR. Forced to immigrate in 1981 Dr. Golbin again successfully went through the many years of hard marathon –type of way with multiple obstacles, internships, residencies, fellowships and Boards Exams to became licensed Physician and Surgeon Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Neurology, Fully trained child and adolescent psychiatry, Sleep Medicine, Medical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, Psychological Behavior Science, Forensic Medicine (psychiatry) and as a Forensic Examiner). Dr. Alexander Golbin is a former Chairman of the Division of the Child Psychiatry and Sleep Disorder Center at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Il, Clinical Assistant Professor of the University of Illinois at Chicago, a staff member of the North Shore Hospital System, Il."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Golbin "The Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute (SBMI) uses the most advanced methods in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep, alertness, mood, and performance in children and adults. The effectiveness of our approach comes from several factors: we not only view each case individually but use our expertise to find the primary cause of the problem and the best way of treating it. Here at SBMI we achieve positive outcomes both in routine cases and the most severe sleep, behavioral and emotional disorders, and learning disabilities."

2  Specialties

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Psychiatry

2  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

36  Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Confusion
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders


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12  Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • QEEG (Quantitative Encephalogram)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sleep Study

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • St Petersburg Medical and Technical Institute
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Metro Child and Adol Srvs
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Golbin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Golbin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Golbin to family and friends
112 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (112)

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Dr. Golbin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

Dr. Golbin is a caring doctor, who makes you feel at ease while he helps you understand what is going on and works with you on finding the best treatment.
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Sometimes the road to getting well is long and full of potholes, but it is much easier to reach the goal when you have a person you can trust indirectly holding your hand all the way to recovery. I would recommend Dr. Alexander Golbin to everyone who wants to get better, not just better, get well!...more
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I have been seeing Dr. Golbin for over 6 years for a pretty severe sleep disorder due to a brain injury. Dr. Golbin is a caring, compassionate Dr. who takes the time to listen and discuss options for treatment. Through therapy and medication he has made my life, and sleep much more manageable. . ...more
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Doctor Golbin is easily the best doctor I have ever worked with. He cares about every individual patient and doesn’t try to solve your problems with a new prescription, he listens and works with you. He knows what he’s talking about and takes the time to explain things so they’re easily understood....more
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Dr. Golbin is an experienced & professional psychiatrist. Over the years, I’ve found him to be patient & easy to communicate with. He’s given me honest responses & insightful recommendations. I believe that his genuine compassion, along w/his supportive & encouraging demeanor has added to my...more
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