Dr. Shalini Chawla, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 46

Dr. Chawla
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Midwest Wellness Center Associates

519 N Cass Ave Ste 204 Westmont, IL 60559

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Dr. Shalini Chawla, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Westmont, IL and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Ms Ramaiah Medical College medical school in 2002. She is affiliated with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chawla to book an appointment.

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Like most patients have noted, she is never on time for her appointments. And now that they have to be via phone or zoom, she takes her time sending prescriptions to the pharmacy. So in addition to paying such high rates, I haven't even been able to fill my script since speaking with her which is utterly ridiculous.
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Nov 14, 2020
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I’ve been a patient for more than 5 years. Growing up, I was angry @ the world—basically I took this out on myself (also on family +some teachers/clinicians). Besides the Dr who initially diagnosed me, Dr C is 1 of the best physicians I’ve had. Im more confident + generally happy. Even w/ a waiting list, Dr C offered 2 keep me as a sliding scale pt before I was working full-time. I was robbed at gunpoint last year—I called Dr C + my Rx (controlled) was ready in 48 hrs—in retrospect, this minimized the impact this may have had. I was prescribed an antidepressant to help me get over that incident, + it’s now helping w/ COVID (+ maybe w/stuff I already had?). Dr C referred me 2 2 therapists—1 specialized in ADD, though both are great. Dr C is cautious, but has titrated my meds—though I was already stable, I feel this improved my quality of life. I work with NPs at my job...recently this has made me grateful I found Dr C. If Dr Cs not taking pts, try her referrals. U will be grateful 2
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Oct 05, 2020
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This doctor will judge you very strongly by using her face and with other smirks of disgust and the way she talked to me made me feel less than. Other than always running behind she offhandedly made a diagnosis for a significant other after describing that person very briefly like, "oh maybe he's bipolar..." Such a remark made me question whether she was sure about my diagnosis or did she make the same rash decision when diagnosing me. Totally turned off but her arrogance. Do yourself a favor and find someone else. Don't even try to see for yourself because you'll regret it.
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SV – Aug 23, 2020
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I should have absolutely read the reviews before coming to "see" Dr. Chawla. I put "see" because I didn't even get past her waiting area. I came in 5 minutes before I was to start my appt. talked to her office manager because I had a couple of questions on the forms. I filled them out and was done by 12:21 and my appt was at 12:20, I knew doctors especially in the mental health field can run a little behind (not an issue) but I only had an hour give or take 10 minutes for a lunch time appt. Well I sat there for 30 minutes with not a peep from the staff saying oh hey we are running late happy to reschedule if this doesn't work. I went up and got a very blanket "I am sorry she is late but she needs to see patients longer if they need it" and proceeded to tell me she wouldn't be ready for another 20 minutes..... 50 minutes after my scheduled appt. No thanks, I am not going to a doctor who doesn't value ALL her patients time. tip: If you have OCD possible triggering material in the waiting
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Sep 27, 2019
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Always always late, and plays spin the wheel when prescribing medications. Two of these have sent my child to the emergency room. We are changing doctors.
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Aug 08, 2019
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Apr 22, 2019
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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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Michelle in Elmhurst, IL – Jan 12, 2019
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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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Nov 06, 2018
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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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Mar 27, 2018
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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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CHICAGO – Oct 24, 2017
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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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Chicago, IL – Jul 10, 2017
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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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Woodridge, IL – May 24, 2017
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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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Chicago, IL – Mar 17, 2017
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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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Chicago, IL – Oct 07, 2016
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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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Frankfort, IL – Mar 26, 2016
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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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Willowbrook, IL – Feb 04, 2016
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

At Midwest Wellness Center Associates  we work with adults, teens, and children as individuals, couples, or families to provide the best psychiatric...Read more

Biography

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....Read more

Specialties

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

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 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
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

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Dr. Chawla frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Anxiety, and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chawla treats.

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Dr. Chawla's office is located at 519 N Cass Ave Ste 204, Westmont, IL 60559. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Chawla treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 89% of her peers

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Dr. Chawla treats Anxiety more than 82% of her peers

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

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Dr. Chawla performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chawla performs this procedure more than 80% 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
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Agitated Depression
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol Related Disorders
  • Alcoholic Paranoia
  • 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
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Catatonic Depression
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia
  • Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorders
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Dementia
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Disordered Eating
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • 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
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • 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
  • 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 Drug and Alcohol 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 Behavior Disorders
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Phobia
  • Pica
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Reactive Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Rumination Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Seasonal Concentration Difficulty
  • Selective Mutism
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Severe Depression
  • Shared Psychotic Disorder
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Phobia
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Substance-Induced Disorders
  • Substance-Induced Mood Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
  • Well Baby Care
  • Workplace Depression

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Midwest Wellness Center Associates

Midwest Wellness Center Associates519 N Cass Ave Ste 204 Westmont, IL 60559
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    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Midwest Wellness Center Associates3000 N Halsted St Ste 709 Chicago, IL 60657
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