Dr. James Smedegard, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 72

Dr. Smedegard
Accepting new patients

Palos Medical Group Behavioral

12255 S 80th Ave Ste 202 Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Dr. James Smedegard, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smedegard to book an appointment.

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

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Anxiety
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Dr. Smedegard treats Anxiety more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Smedegard treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Smedegard treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Smedegard treats this condition more than 37% of his peers

Bipolar Disorder
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Dr. Smedegard treats Bipolar Disorder more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Smedegard treats this condition more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Smedegard's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

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Dr. Smedegard accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Smedegard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smedegard

1.7

Based on 20 ratings

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Been going to this doctor for years. I have never experienced anything the other reviewers have said. No, he doesn’t state you dead in the eyes the whole time as he’s typing up and forming a diagnosis, that’s how this works. If you want someone to do that, go to a psychologist, not a psychiatrist, to talk about details of your life. He has always been very interested in what I had to say, and recommended awesome prescriptions and psychologists for me to check out. I will continue going here.
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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2 people found this helpful
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Midlothian, IL – Nov 21, 2017
I couldn't believe this Dr., my son had some serious issues going on, my husband and I went with to appt. and he didnt once look anyone in the eye. How can you diagnose someone on your computer with your back to them. He was rude, condescending, and slow to return phone calls. He has a strange manner and way of interacting, I think he's suffering from a personality disorder or something! Do not take your child here!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Melrose Park, IL – Aug 11, 2017
Very unprofessional doctor. He explained to my son who is suffering from depression that its basically all in his head and probably doesnt need medication, when he's seen other doctors and been on other meds. He told my son that he needed to change the way he thought. He would also ask the same question 3 times (in a row). Very strange. Then, to top it off, the office charged different co-pays, then claimed I never paid. I had to send proof. Then they called back to collect the difference.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Jun 08, 2017
Called the office numerous times on behalf of my teen son.....over a month later they just returned my call! Obviously does not care about people in need of his services. Would never contact him again!
6 people found this helpful
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Brenda in Palos Heights, IL – Aug 23, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Smedegard, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1992
University Of Illinois
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Luth Genl Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. James Smedegard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smedegard frequently treats Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smedegard treats.

Where is Dr. James Smedegard, MD's office located?

Dr. Smedegard's office is located at 12255 S 80th Ave Ste 202, Palos Heights, IL 60463. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Palos Medical Group Behavioral

Palos Medical Group Behavioral12255 S 80th Ave Ste 202 Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Palos Community Hospital

Palos Heights, IL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)