Dr. Shalini Chawla, MD

Dr. Shalini Chawla, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 44
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Dr. Shalini Chawla, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Westmont, IL and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Ms Ramaiah Medical College in 2002 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry, pediatric 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
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  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Chawla's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chawla treats Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Chawla treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

ADHD and-or ADD
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chawla treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Chawla treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Anxiety
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chawla treats Anxiety more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Chawla treats this condition more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Chawla's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Female Sexual Function
  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • 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
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • 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
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • 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
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Medication Management
  • 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
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • 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
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • 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
  • Well Baby Care
  • Workplace Depression

About Me

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. 

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Counseling

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

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

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chawla's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chawla

2.5

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(9)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
59.25925925925926%
(16)

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I wish I had seen these reviews before making an appointment with her. I waited 40 minutes past my appointment time and when I did finally go back Dr. Chawla’s secretary took me back. Dr. Chawla did not stand or shake my hand or greet me when I entered her office. She is cold and rude and not welcoming to new patients.I have since found a fantastic Dr. After the first few minutes with her I knew I would never go back. She is an embarrassment to the world of psychiatry.
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I used to love coming to see Chawla, but her staff has gone to absolute garbage and cannot keep anything straight. Appointments are often 30+ minutes late at a minimum and good luck scheduling an emergency appointment. Patty has consistently made mistakes in billing that are unacceptable. The staff is going to eventually push us away from the practice at this rate.
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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. Please trust the other honest reviewers on here about this woman. I wish I would have.
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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 receptionist. I am finding another practice.
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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 locations, neither of which have answering services set up when the office is closed. So, if you have an emergency, or would like to leave any message outside of office hours you are not able to.
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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, but I really wanted to leave a review for the next person to be aware.
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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 seem cold, she's sharp, intuitive, reliable, and has impeccable foresight. Where she may lack in warmth, she's the rare breed of competency you want in your corner when the chips are down. Guaranteed.
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Dr.Chawlas office is unorganized. It's typical to wait 30min to an hour past your scheduled appointment. Then when your with her it's a rushed appointment with very few questions or engagement. If you need a refill it takes awhile plus they charge you. If your in need of medical records or anything else good luck.
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My overall impression was that Dr Chawla did not much care about getting to know me or my issues and was very cold, non-informative, almost condescending. She seemed almost bothered that I was there and did not take any time to explain the process. Her overall attitude was one of what's wrong with you, why don't you just try X. I went specifically because she mentions dealing with chronic pain and she was clueless about the issue. I do not believe the list of her specialties is accurate.
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I was a patient of Dr.Chawla for almost 2 years. Overall, my experience with her and her counseling staff was not satisfactory. Her affect was very flat, she didn't show much interest in me, or any emotion and always looked like she was about to fall asleep. In addition, after having been a patient for about 1 and 1/2 years and her having prescribed 2 anti-depressants for me, during one of our sessions she asked me Do you think you're depressed? Duh!! Really? Maybe she's better with children.
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Terrible bedside manner. She barely looks up from her laptop during appointments, rarely smiles. First appointment, she did not even stand up, shake hands or introduce herself. As I described daughters behavior, she seemed shocked and confused. What kind of psychiatrist reacts this way?? In front of my child??!!
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    • Sun: closed
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