Dr. James Smedegard, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Smedegard
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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 39 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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Dr. Smedegard accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smedegard's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Bipolar Disorder
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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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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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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

Dr. Smedegard's Reviews

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1.7

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (5)
  • Appointment scheduling (4)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (15)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (14)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (14)
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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.
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Midlothian, IL – Nov 21, 2017
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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 manner and way of interacting, I think he's suffering from a personality disorder or something! Do not take your child here!!
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Melrose Park, IL – Aug 11, 2017
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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 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.
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Chicago, IL – Jun 08, 2017
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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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Brenda in Palos Heights, IL – Aug 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Smedegard, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has over 39 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.

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

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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

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)