Dr. James Smedegard, MD

Dr. James Smedegard, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  ·  
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Age 69
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Dr. James Smedegard, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 1981 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.

12255 S 80th Ave Ste 202

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana

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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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Bipolar Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smedegard treats Bipolar Disorder more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Smedegard treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Nondependent Opioid Abuse
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smedegard treats Nondependent Opioid Abuse more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Smedegard treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Psychiatric Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smedegard treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Smedegard treats this condition more than 52% 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
Borderline Personality Disorder
Combination Drug Dependence
Confusion
Delusional Disorder
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
Family Psychotherapy
Group Psychotherapy
Homicidal Ideation
Impulse Control Disorders
Major Depressive Disorder
Marijuana Addiction
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
Nondependent Opioid Abuse
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
Opioid Dependence
Personality Disorders
Phobia
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Psychiatric Diseases
Psychiatric Evaluation
Psychosis
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
Suicidal Ideation
Tobacco Use Disorder

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Smedegard, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 1981 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric 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
1992
1988
1981

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Dr. Smedegard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smedegard

1.7

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5 Stars
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1 Star
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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,...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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!
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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Palos Community Hospital

Palos Heights, IL