Dr. James Smedegard, MD

Dr. James Smedegard, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Smedegard, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Palos Heights, IL. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Smedegard is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

12255 S 80th Ave Ste 202

Palos Heights, IL 60463

Contact Information

(708) 923-7878

Insurance Accepted

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

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

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  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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*

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • 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
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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  • 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.


  • 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

Dr. Smedegard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smedegard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smedegard to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Smedegard's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Midlothian, IL |
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.
Melrose Park, IL |
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!!
Chicago, IL |
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.
in Palos Heights, IL |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Smedegard accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    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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Hospitals where Dr. Smedegard has admitting privileges

Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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