Dr. Joshua Straus, MD

Dr. Joshua Straus, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Joshua Straus, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Evanston, IL and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.

909 Davis St Ste 160

Evanston, IL 60201

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Straus' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anxiety
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Straus treats Anxiety more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Straus treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

ADHD and-or ADD
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Straus treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Straus treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Straus treats Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Straus treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Straus' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Neurologic and-or Neurobehavioral Disorders
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant 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
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

About Me

Care Philosophy

Integrated evaluation of medical and psychiatric issues affecting each person; I work with each patient I see to build trust and then shared understanding with each decision about medication, psychotherapy and other methods to improve their health an...

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Education

1995
Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Med College Of Wisconsin
Residency Hospital
1991
Northwestern University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
University Of Chicago
Undergraduate School
1995
1994
1991
1990
1983

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents as a faculty member at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University from the American Psychiatric Association, 2007
  • Richard C. Marohn Teacher of the Year Award in Psychiatry, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 1999

Dr. Straus' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Straus

3.3

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
45%
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4 Stars
10%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5%
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1 Star
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For male patients, I would highly recommend Dr. Straus. For female patients like myself, I have some reservations about recommending. Dr. Straus is very intelligent -- and knows it -- and has the white male + doctor + intelligent arrogance and some disregard for others' feelings. He does not treat me as if I have equal intelligence to him and has discounted when I have talked to him about side effects from a medicine (no bruises all over my body are not due to being a middle age woman).
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From my very first visit, Dr. Straus was different from any other psychiatrist I have ever been to. I was very weary of seeing a psychiatrist after being off of meds for a couple of years and being given a variety of diagnoses over the years. My primary care doctor recommended him highly because of my concerns and I am so happy she did. He finally gave me an accurate diagnosis, got me on the right cocktail of meds to help me get back to being “me” again and never pushes meds or dosage changes.
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Rude and arrogant. He may be smart but he has no business being in the medical profession.
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Dr STRAUS is amazing. He really spends the time to thoroughly explore all possibilities that could be contributing to struggles as opposed to just throwing medicine at everything. The flip side of his thoroughness is that he’s always running significantly late. But it’s worth it knowing I have such good care.
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Professionalism is an issue. Dr. Straus is always at least 25 minutes late for every appointment and as much as 50. He does not seem apologetic when the issue is raised, even when his tardiness causes his patient to miss work time. If you have a VERY flexible schedule and don't mind spending loads of time in a waiting room, then Dr. Straus might work for you. If not for the lack of respect for patients' time, I would highly recommend him.
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My visit was for depression and anxiety that was no longer managed by talk therapy. He examined every aspect of my life to determine where I might be able to find relief. He even touched on the health of our dog! We discussed my small business, relationships, and lifestyle. He worked with me to develop a treatment plan that included a different kind of therapy I hadn't considered and medication. I had questions between visits and he responded quickly. I found joy again! Thank you, Dr. Straus
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Make no mistake, Dr. Straus is the real deal. I have never received better medical care. He is on THE cutting edge of new psychiatric research, treatment and therapies and is incredibly thorough. I knew right off the bat that I was in good hands, but after seeing him regularly he was able to give me an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that had evaded several other psychiatrists. I am very thankful to Dr. Straus and I recommend him to anyone looking for top notch medical care.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO-High
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL