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 26 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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ADHD and-or ADD
high
more than 89% of peers
Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
normal
more than 78% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
normal
more than 72% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

3  Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

38  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smedegard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smedegard

1.7

Based on 19 reviews

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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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