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Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry) | Male

The Neuroscience Center 440 Lake Cook Rd Ste 2 Deerfield, IL 60015 Get Directions
(847) 236-9310

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Dr. Steve Best, MD is a neuropsychiatry (psychiatry) doctor who practices in Deerfield, IL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Best is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

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Dr. Best's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
Waukegan, IL |
Over medicates and over schedules.
in Winnetka, Ilinois |
I have read other reviews on this site and I simply cannot comprehend how negative some are. Dr. Best works with some of the most difficult cases in the country and does not even advertise his work and his clinic. Those who say that his treatments are too expensive and that he is in it for the money are clearly mistaken. How can he be in it for the money if he does not advertise! I have a changed life because of him and his staff. I am eternally grateful for him and his work. God bless Dr. Best!
Chicago, IL |
This doctor is dangerous. He is quick to diagnose and prescribe without proper testing. He is rude, patronizing, and manipulative. I was under his care for years and never showed improvement. He never gave the proper medication for my illnesses, and accused me of resisting treatment if I asked for something else. He would badmouth other doctors who disagreed with his practices, and prescribe dangerously high doses. Don't let his last name fool you. Stay far away from Dr. Best.
Elmhurst, IL |
1) He is rude and judgmental 2) I came in for a check-up, but he failed to even mention that I was on medication or discuss my other symptons as previously promised. Instead, he blamed me for my depression and sided against me in an inpromptu "family therapy" session - for which I would have much rather gone to ANY other social worker. However, bc of his alternative approach, he ran a nutritional test and discovered my deficiency, which he treated in office (poorly trained nurses)
in Highland Park, IL |
Hyperbaric chamber helped my wound heal faster than normal. I would recommend the clinic
in Glenview, IL |
My son had some tests performed (SPECT & EEG) and is much more stable since being on the proper medication. Thank you!!
in Deerfield, IL |
After visiting many different doctors in many different states my headaches are under control and I have my energy back. The office has a very warm atmosphere with therapy dogs and delicious food for after treatment!
in Highland Park, IL |
Finally an answer to what is going on with my son! Dr. Best used diagnostic tests (SPECT and EEG) to diagnose my son and finally he is getting some relief. I have been to many different physicians for my son and none have been able to accurately diagnose him. I am forever grateful for his compassionate care. I have my old son back.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Best over-stepped bounds of his role as a neuro-psychiatrist and abused his position as the only alternative NP care in the Chicago area to influence a patient into poor choices. He is a good practitioner, although initially gave inappropriate dosage of medication. The strength of his office is the reading of the SPECT scan, which is expertly done. If Dr. Best would limit his practice to medicine he'd be a better doctor. Anyone needing SPECT scan be careful and keep professional.
Palatine, IL |
Dr. Best is unsafe. He makes snap decisions that are not based on all the facts. He treated my child on medication that should never be given to children. Hi failed to recommend necessary bloodwork. Dr. Best should be avoided. I would never send someone to him.
in Glencoe, IL |
My college son sees the doctor. Dr. Best has been amazing at his diagnosis, extra level of expertise in treating him and keeping us as parents informed. My son has a great connection with him as well. Dr. Best is very prompt in responding to questions or concerns. We are very grateful to be in his care and we highly recommend him and his staff.
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  •  Specializes in Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Brain Disorders
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Pain Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stroke
  • Substance Abuse
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Cincinnati / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Charleston Area Med Center

    Completed in 1992

    Finch University Health Sci/chgo M School

    Completed in 1995

    University Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Finch University Hlth Scis, Chicago Med Sch

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    The Evergreen State College

    Graduated in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)
  • Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult & Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Neurological Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Psychiatry
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Functional Medicine Psychiatry
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
  • Pain Medicine Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Telepsychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • ADHD Testing
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Ketamine and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Combination Therapy
  • Non-Surgical Pain Management
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • SPECT Scan
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)