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Dr. Ofelia Ionescu, MD

Psychiatry ·  Female · Age 53

Dr. Ionescu

Dr. Ophelia Ionescu M D

1007 W Lawrence Ave Chicago, IL 60640

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(773) 551-2493


Dr. Ofelia Ionescu, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from Univ De Med Generala Din Craiova in 1987 and specializes in psychiatry.


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Dr. Ionescu accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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UnitedHealthCare
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Ionescu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychiatric Diseases
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Dr. Ionescu treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 75% of her peers

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Schizoaffective Disorder
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Dr. Ionescu treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Ionescu treats this condition more than 74% of her peers

Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ionescu treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Ionescu treats this condition more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Ionescu's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Antipsychotic Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Confusion
  • Counseling Services
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Lithium Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Medication Management
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Ionescu's Reviews

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Dr. Ionescu was unfriendly and cold. When I tried to describe my symptoms of anxiety, she responded with a condescending look and acted like I did not know what I was talking about. I walked out. It’s a shame that her patients who are struggling with mental illness and are in need of real support and care are stuck depending on someone like her. However the front desk staff and interns were nice, caring, and very professional.
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We set up an appointment, called my insurance multiple times to make sure everything was perfect but when I drove 1hr and 15 min to their clinic i was told they dont receive anyone under 21 yrs of age.
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The doctor was over an hour late to my appointment with her. She had two other students in my session with her which made me feel very uncomfortable during my session. She prescribed me a prescription that needed a prior authorization form filled out to my insurance and the doctor never filled it out. I called and requested that her office fill out the form and send it back to my insurance for my prescription to be filled and the doctor never filled out the form. I called numerous times and requ
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Dr. Ionescu is a great Psychiatrist. She listens well. She is very experienced. She doesn't try to slam down nouveau BS stuff down your throat such as CBT. She gives me the medications that I need and sometimes makes suggestions for something else. She is a true professional.
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This was my first time visiting, I’ve never been to a more unprofessional setting. My appointment was at 1:15, I arrived at 12:50pm and didn’t get seen by the doctor until 2:15pm. They only accept cash, no card and they told me they didn’t have receipts. When I finally got in the room to see he doctor, there were two students In there. It would have been nice to have known that before I went into th the Room. It was very uncomfortable for me and I will not be going back to her.
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She always listens to my needs and is very attentive! You can tell she genuinely cares about her patients. I would reccomend Dr. Ionescu
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I,ve seen dr Ionescu for more than 10 years. Met her at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Inpatient facility..Without her dedication,knowledges and help..I would not be here today. She knows her job,has very high ethical standards, I moved away from Chicago and still come to see her.. Thank you Doctor!I know how hard you work ,.. .
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I wish I could leave 0 stars. Her bedside manner was unbeliavbly cold, judgmental, and unprofessional While I was admitted to the hospital for a mental issue, I am a strong person. Had I not been, Dr. Ionescu's behavior would have made my situation far worse than when I arrived. She made broad judgments on my past diagnosis. Blaming other Dr's mistakes with medication and diagnoses on MY "poor judgment. No help with explaining her diagnosis. Just insisted she is correct AVOID HER AT ALL COST
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Avoid at all costs. Very rude, judgmental person who should NOT be a doctor. Told me I "didn't look like a manic" when seeking treatment for bipolar disorder. Yes, after years of suffering and hard work I am functional and don't drool over myself. Thanks. Part of achieving my high level of functionality is learning which doctors and psychiatrists are awful and navigating our nightmarish healthcare system to find ones that aren't. Do yourself a favor and find another wait list to wait on.
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Dr. Ionescu is completely unprofessional and quite rude. My physician referred me to her and I couldn’t be more disappointed. For each appointment, I have had to leave work early for my appointment, only to be left waiting for over an hour every time. Furthermore, she seems to disbelieve anything I say regardless of whether or not she has my medical history in her hands. I will be looking for another doctor.
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About Me

The secret in caring for the patient is to care for the patient

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Chicago Medical School
Residency Hospital
1987
Univ De Med Generala Din Craiova
Medical School
1981
Sch Med Cluj Romania
Undergraduate School
Chicago Medical School
2000
1987
1981

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • English

Awards

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