Dr. Shalini Chawla, MD

Dr. Shalini Chawla, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Shalini Chawla, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Westmont, IL and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from Ms Ramaiah Medical College in 2002 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, and more.Read her story

519 N Cass Ave Ste 204

Westmont, IL 60559

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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
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  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chawla performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
ADHD and-or ADD
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Chawla's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chawla "I see all patients as unique in their own way, and I value the privilege of giving the best care that my private practice in psychiatric medicine can provide. This is why patients love coming to Midwest Wellness Center. Individualized care is as important to me as it is to you because successful treatment depends on understanding your needs and circumstances. I collaborate with you, your therapist, your primary care provider, and your child's school when necessary, to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and achieves your goals.Not everyone needs or wants psychiatric medication. I advise what I see would be best – I work to resolve as much as possible without meds. I encourage you to make your own decisions regarding medication, with my input.I have a good working relationship with my patients because I care and I listen. I do spend a lot of time with my patients Because I believe in being patient, understanding and truly listening to my patients in order to truly understand them and to decipher exactly what is going on with them so we can come up with the best possible treatment plan. My specific qualifications to provide you with the best possible care include: Rush University Medical Center graduate Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry Director of Medical Education Assistant Clinical Professor, Rosalind Franklin University Fellowship residential and specialized school settings."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chawla "At Midwest Wellness Center Associates  we work with adults, teens, and children as individuals, couples, or families to provide the best psychiatric and psychotherapeutic services in the Chicagoland area. "

14  Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult & Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Reproductive Psychiatry

2  Board Certifications

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

148  Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Female Sexual Function
  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Agitated Depression
  • Alcohol Related Disorders
  • Alcoholic Paranoia
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Problems
  • Atypical Depression
  • Autism
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Bedwetting
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Catatonic Depression
  • Childhood Depression
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia
  • Chronic Depression
  • Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorders
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Dementia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Disordered Eating
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Episodic Concentration Difficulty
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Fear of Open Places
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypomania
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Major Affective Disorder 1
  • Major Affective Disorder 2
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Episode
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Melancholic Depression
  • Memory Disorders
  • Mental Disorders Related to Alzheimers
  • Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Night Eating Syndrome
  • Night Terror
  • Nightmare Disorder
  • Non-Affective Psychosis
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Normal Baby Development
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Panic Disorder With Agorapobia
  • Panic Disorder Without Agorapobia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
  • Pediatric Attention Deficit (ADD)
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Phobia
  • Pica
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Reactive Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Rumination Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Seasonal Concentration Difficulty
  • Selective Mutism
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Severe Depression
  • Shared Psychotic Disorder
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Phobia
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Substance-Induced Disorders
  • Substance-Induced Mood Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
  • Workplace Depression
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14  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Well Baby Care

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.


  • Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Ms Ramaiah Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Jackson Park Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Rush University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chawla has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chawla's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chawla to family and friends
23 total reviews (9 have comments)

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Dr. Chawla's Performance

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Dr. Chawla Says:

I value everyone's feedback and I admit that I have ran late in the past and admit I have had some staffing issues in the past as well.  I believe my staff is a reflection of my practice and this is something we are consistently working on to improve and address the concerns of past and future Patients.  We take your feedback very seriously and will strive to do better as we understand how everyone's time is valuable and to


Patient Comments (9)

Please save yourself from this chaotic mess. It’s blatantly obvious Dr. Chawla’s only motive is money - she clearly overbooks on purpose... I was just forced to pay $150 for an appointment she never even showed up to (literally). On top of that, she is cold, rude, and acts overall disinterested....more
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Dr Chawla is never on time and has never called me back when I have left a message concerning my child. Considering my child is taking a prescription medication for anxiety, I find this irresponsible and unprofessional.. The way the office is set up does not allow for private conversations with the...more
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I saw Dr. Chawla for 6 months. In that time she ran between 40 minutes to an hour late for each appointment. Her staff never call ahead to let me know that she was running late, and they never apologized for the wait. She does not give out a direct phone number, only the number to her office...more
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I 100% agree with those who spoke of her awful bedside manner. She does not stand up, greet you, and barely looks at you. She basically told me my previous doctors were medicating me wrong, when I feel the best I have ever felt on what they prescribed. I wish there was someone else I could notify,...more
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Dr. Chawla is talented. If you feel intimidated by her steely personality, that's normal. I've been seeing her for 3 years, and I was a little intimidated by her demeanor at first. But she's a psychiatrist, not a therapist - big difference. While manifesting a no-nonsense, all-business style may...more
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