Dr. Walter Whang, MD

Dr. Walter Whang, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 57

  
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Dr. Walter Whang, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Woodridge, IL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Whang has more experience with Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and General Mental Health than other specialists in his area. He graduated from NE Ohio U, College of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with Edward Hospital - Main Campus. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Whang to book an appointment.


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Linden Oaks Medical Group

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(630) 701-6037
Linden Oaks Medical Group3540 Seven Bridges Dr Woodridge, IL 60517
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Whang

3.6

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      I have seen many psychiatrists in my life. Dr. Whang is number one. He treats me as an individual and my life is worth living because I am lucky enough to have him as my doctor.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      • Long wait times
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      Barbara Kieft – Oct 04, 2019
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      Over prescribes doesn’t have good treatment plans
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      • Difficult to schedule appointment
      • Office environment
      • Staff wasn't friendly
      • Long wait times
      • Appointment was rushed
      • Didn't listen or answer questions
      • Didn't explain conditions well
      • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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      Jul 18, 2018
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      I was very impressed with how quickly, yet thoughtfully Dr. Whang was able to assess my situation/personality and provide the much needed care. He is easy to talk to, a good listener, and appears to truly care about people. Simply put, he is a GOOD doctor.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      • Long wait times
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      Megan in Evanston, IL – Mar 21, 2018
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      Dr. Whang is the most reliable, hard-working, understanding, and genuinely interested in my quality of life more than any doctor, or any person that I had or have in my life. While our relationship has had to grow to this level over the past nine years he has taken care of my psychological issues, he has proven to be a very intelligent, trustworthy, and reliable human. He is certainly not out for money, prestige, or some other motive. Not to mention he is extremely good looking! That Helps!
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      Julia D. Weiss-Llanas in Aurora, IL – Nov 23, 2016
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      (630) 701-6037

      Dr. Whang accepts the following insurance:

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      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for Illinois
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Personality Disorders

      Personality disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect how a person thinks, feels or behaves, including narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder.Compare with other Personality Disorders specialists.

      Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Borderline Personality Disorder
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Borderline Personality Disorder more than 72% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

      Personality Disorders
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Personality Disorders more than 69% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

      Psychotic Disorders

      Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

      Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 81% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

      Schizoaffective Disorder
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 58% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 58% of their peers

      Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 58% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 58% of their peers

      General Mental Health

      General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health specialists.

      Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Bipolar Disorder
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Bipolar Disorder more than 90% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

      Psychiatric Diseases
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 86% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

      Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang performs Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) more than 86% of their peers

      Dr. Whang performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

      Addiction and Substance Abuse

      Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction and Substance Abuse specialists.

      Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Nondependent Marijuana Abuse more than 87% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

      Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse more than 78% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

      Tobacco Use Disorder
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Whang treats Tobacco Use Disorder more than 71% of their peers

      Dr. Whang treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

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      Dr. Whang's conditions and procedures:

      • ADHD and-or ADD
      • Adjustment Disorder
      • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
      • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
      • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
      • Anorexia
      • Antisocial Personality Disorder
      • Anxiety
      • Autism
      • Bipolar Disorder
      • Borderline Personality Disorder
      • Bulimia
      • Cocaine Addiction
      • Combination Drug Dependence
      • Conversion Disorder
      • Delusional Disorder
      • Developmental and Learning Disorders
      • Dissociative Disorder
      • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
      • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
      • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
      • Eating Disorders
      • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
      • Gender Dysphoria
      • Group Psychotherapy
      • Homicidal Ideation
      • Impulse Control Disorders
      • Major Depressive Disorder
      • Mania
      • Marijuana Addiction
      • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
      • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
      • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
      • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
      • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
      • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
      • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
      • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
      • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
      • Opioid Dependence
      • Personality Disorders
      • Phobia
      • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      • Psychiatric Diseases
      • Psychiatric Evaluation
      • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
      • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
      • Psychosis
      • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
      • Schizoaffective Disorder
      • Schizophrenia
      • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
      • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
      • Somatoform Disorders
      • Suicidal Ideation
      • Tobacco Use Disorder

      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      As a member of Linden Oaks Medical Group, I will work and collaborate with my partners to promote health, educational well-being, and human development.  I am dedicated to helping patients achieve complete recovery, so I treat the whole person - biologically, psychologically, and socially – to find new ways to live a more balanced life.

      Specialties

      • Psychiatry

      Board Certifications

      Education

      1992
      Loyola University Hospital
      Residency Hospital
      1988
      NE Ohio U, College of Medicine
      Medical School

      Awards

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      Edward Hospital - Main Campus

      Naperville, IL

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average