Dr. Guru Shankar, MD

Dr. Guru Shankar, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. Guru Shankar, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Mundelein, IL and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Srmc Madras University India and specializes in psychiatry.

205 E Park St

Mundelein, IL 60060

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  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Shankar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shankar treats Psychosis more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Shankar treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Suicidal Ideation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shankar treats Suicidal Ideation more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Shankar treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shankar treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Shankar treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Shankar's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strongly believe in the philosophy "All men are created equal". I take a nonjudgmental approach in treating my patients. I am very punctual with my appointments.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

2006
University Tennessee Memphis
Residency Hospital
2003
University Of Tennessee
Internship Hospital
1994
Srmc Madras University India
Medical School
1994
Srmc
Undergraduate School
2006
2003
1994
1994

Dr. Shankar's Reviews

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First off I’d like to say “RIP Dr. Shankar. Dr. Shankar past away a couple months ago. He was a very good psychiatrist and had a knack for 100% accuracy in all his diagnoses. He helped me become a much better person today. In the years I had the pleasure of working with him it’s sad to know I’ll never see him again. It was very sudden and no one knew about it. He was someone who actually took time and listened to his patients and treated them like he would his friends. A+++ “KidGloves”
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I see Dr. Shankar for Suboxone maintenance. My previous doctor of over 10 years abruptly closed his practice and the last thing I wanted to do was switch doctors. It's been a year since I started seeing Dr. Shankar and I'm very happy. He is respectful, easy to talk to, and has always been on time. Jocelyn, his assistant is very pleasant and accommodating.
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I switched from another Psychiatrist from Vernon Hills who was charging me $ 500 for initial visit and $200 for follow up. Dr. Shankar charges half of it and I saved lot of money!
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Horrible! Hes in it for the money. Overcharges you. Is expensive without insurance. Not worth it
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Very caring - always willing to take a call if I need to speak to him personally. Very knowledgeable on many different kinds of treatment options. Highly recommend him to someone looking for an experienced MD.
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Dr. Shankar has been more then helpful. Always makes time for extra phone calls on the weekends , takes the time to listen. I would recommend Dr Shankar to anyone in need of psychiatric help.
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I've been going to see Dr. Shankar for about six months. He is very professional. He was the first doctor who took time and evaluated me and gave me the right diagnosis. I got the correct medication and feel so much better. I would highly recommend him.
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I would recommend this doctor to everyone. Most doctors in the field of psychiatry don't know what they are doing or giving a misdiagnosis. Dr. Shankar successfully diagnosed me through his evaluation and has me on the right path. I trust him with my life, as he is the reason why things are better for me. His time spent with me is at a very high quality and doesn't rush appointments like other doctors. Dr. Shankar genuinely cares about his patients and is very punctual.
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I went to his office yesterday and I was told to come in at 3 pm even though my appointment was at 3:30. I was told to wait in the lobby,and I waited and there was people that came in before me got in which was very unprofessional. The doctor Is horrible doesn't ask you the right questions, he wants to take you off the meds which he is not the doctor for that specialty. He was rude and not a good doctor I would never ever go back to his office and his wasn't professional.
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