Dr. Amer Smajkic, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 56

Dr. Smajkic
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Urban Wellness

233 E Erie St Ste 802 Chicago, IL 60611

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(312) 893-5701

Dr. Amer Smajkic, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smajkic to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Smajkic's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Smajkic performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Smajkic performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Psychiatric Evaluation
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Dr. Smajkic performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Smajkic performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smajkic performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Smajkic performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Smajkic's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Supportive Counseling

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(312) 893-5701

Dr. Smajkic accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Dr. Smajkic's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smajkic

4.5

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (33)
  • Office environment (33)
  • Staff friendliness (33)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Clearly does not actually care about symptoms. Very much a drug pusher. I’ve been going to him for three years and I’m so excited to try and find somebody new. Good luck Dr.! Every 200 I pay to speak to him for 10 minutes makes me sick. Wouldn’t recommend to my worst enemy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 25, 2021
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His is a great doctor and he helps our child out tremendously
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Mar 10, 2020
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Excellent with difficult cases -- multiple diagnoses and medication challenges. As a parent, appreciate the collaborative approach and positive attitude. We have weathered many storms thanks to Dr. Smajkic. I have found that getting the right help makes all the difference in terms of my kids' progress.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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What could be improved
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Dec 22, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Smajkic. He is very caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. He truly cares about is patients well being. I am extremely grateful for all of his help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 13, 2018
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He is a great doctor. Easy to talk to, gives treatment options besides meds, very knowledgably and friendly. Highly recommended!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John C in Chicago, IL – Nov 28, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Smajkic for about 5 years and he has helped me so much with my anxiety and depression. He is kind, smart, practical, and organized. Thank you Dr. Smajkic!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Leah D in Chicago, IL – Jul 11, 2018
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Visits are short and efficient . Accessible via phone /email .Very positive experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 31, 2018
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Dr. Smajkic is a very nice and understanding man, he's definitely seen it all and will always be willing to help. Very short wait time and works with your schedule, very reliable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Adrian in Chicago – Mar 13, 2018
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We came with our son and it was great pleasure for all of us to talk with Dr. Smajkic and explore all possible options for his treatment. Dr. Smajkic in great details explained to us all options including benefits and possible side effect for each one. It was our first visit but we felt as we know him for years. His knowledge and experience and his very open and friendly developed communication skills is just outstanding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 07, 2018
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I have been going to Dr. Smajkic for over 2 years to treat my anxiety. It is such a relief to feel so much better and I am so thankful for finding him to get treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chicago – Dec 24, 2017
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Dr.Amer goes above and beyond for his patients. He is very understanding,very easy to talk to, listens and is very patient. I have seen him for years. I tried others in the past but I am 100% loyal to him. He’s helped me through many rough patches in my life. Thank you Dr.Amer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jacqualine Sowards in Chicago, IL – Oct 18, 2017
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Dr. smajkic is very approachable and direct, which I appreciate. I have referred friends who would Agree that his approach is successfull. I also love his no nonsense office with no receptionist which can cause additional anxiety. Just a calm waiting room and never a long wait. Do not hesitate to book this doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Erin in Chicago, IL – Jul 07, 2017
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I am a new patient. First time with a new psychiatrist can go one of two ways. Most of my experiences have not been good. That said, my appointment with Dr. Smajkic was far from bad. Felt very welcomed, and I saw an honest, focused, and caring doctor. He asked the right questions to get to know me better, and took the time to discuss options for treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Smajkic if you are looking for the care you deserve.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chicago, IL – Apr 26, 2017
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I would call Dr Smajkic "the man behind my miracle". I was dealing with a huge a mount of anxiety and depression. Just after the first visit, Dr Smajkic could diagnose my disorder and prescribed the right medication which changed my life completely. He is extremely smart , passionate and knowledgeable ! He really cares and listen carefully when you talk with him and I 100% recommend him to anyone who seeks a better mental condition
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marzieh in Chicago, IL – Apr 05, 2017
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Ok ! So Let me begin my review like this : Dr Smajkic is the guy behind my miracle ! I was dealing with a huge amount of anxiety, panic attacks and helplessness .. When I met Dr Smajkic, he did a miracle within juts the first visit ! he diagnosed very fast and he put me on the right medication just in the first visit ! He is very passionate, intelligent, informative and knowledgeable, super smart and fair .. A good listener who really cares about his patients ! More than 100% recommended !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marzieh in Chicago, IL – Mar 24, 2017
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Very emphatic , easy to talk to , uses therapy in addition to medications.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chicago IL – Dec 11, 2016
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charges a 35.00 telephone prescription refill charge - I have never experienced a doctor charging for this before. Appointments last 15 minutes and are a waste of time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Robbi in Chicago, IL – Aug 25, 2016
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I have been taking my son to Dr. Smajkic for several years. He is always prompt, sensitive to needs, speaks with honesty and candor. He explains whats best for my son.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra Heidt in Chicago, IL – Jul 23, 2016
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Listens well, willing to consider patient ideas; impeccable ethics: he adheres so strictly to prescription laws, he can be a pain in the butt (must come for additional visit for minor medication adjustment within days of recent visit); expensive without BCBS PPO, but worth it; warm, kind, empathetic. Makes you feel comfortable and your problems important. Read his bio- true hero and survivor (whatever you've been through probably can't shock him). Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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New Patient in Chicago, IL – Jun 30, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Patient personalized approach that integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive therapy , life coaching and biological therapies.

Biography

Amer Smajkic M.D. Biography 

Dr. Amer Smajkic has a unique life story that begins in the country of Bosnia, where he grew up and graduated...
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Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Languages

  • English
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • Serbian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Amer Smajkic, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Smajkic has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Amer Smajkic, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Amer Smajkic, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smajkic frequently treats Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , Psychiatric Evaluation, and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smajkic treats.

Where is Dr. Amer Smajkic, MD's office located?

Dr. Smajkic's office is located at 233 E Erie St Ste 802, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Amer Smajkic, MD speak?

Dr. Smajkic speaks Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Urban Wellness233 E Erie St Ste 802 Chicago, IL 60611
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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)