Dr. William Giakas, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 59

Dr. Giakas
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Rockford Psychiatric Medical Services, S.C.

1639 N Alpine Rd Ste 260 Rockford, IL 61107

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Dr. William Giakas, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Rockford, IL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rutgers Med Sch-UMDNJ medical school in 1984. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Giakas to book an appointment.

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Dr. Giakas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Giakas

4.1

Based on 102 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I have been coming to the office since Nov. 2019. I work with Collette NP, Allyson Talk Therapy , Janna TMS Treatments & Dr.G. Physicist They are all amazing and feel like family. I was offered TMS Treatments as they are quick, painless and so effective for depression. After 25 year struggling with Major Depression Disorder, and trying every medication and treatment available, I can say for the 1st time that I feel amazing. A true gift from God. Also, Thank you so much to Cindy office manager. She was alway so friendly and found the right place for me when she recognized I needed help.
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KSB – Oct 01, 2021
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I went to Dr. Giakas because of his pioneering use of IMS therapy(Intra-cranial Magnetic Stimulation) which after 41 treatments I am symptom free of Depression. When you enter his office there are 5 smiling faces to assist you as a new patient. Janna who administers the 8 minute treatment is absolutely wonderful, a very caring person just like the rest of the staff. They all get 10 gold stars from me!
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Dan Frost – Sep 24, 2021
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It is the journey as well as treatments. as a survivor of head injuries I like to think that the TMS treatments has helped my headaches and my mood. I enjoy very much the warm welcomes every time I go to the office.
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Feb 05, 2021
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I believe that this office is one of the better offices as they go above and beyond to make things right and fight for their patients weather it is through optional treatments or medications
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jan 11, 2021
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Excellent care, organized office, Dr. Giakas is easily the best in the region.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 10, 2020
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Dr Giakas is knowledgeable in the treatment of treatment resistant depression. It is difficult to find a doctor who specializes in this type of treatment. From prescriptions to TMS treatment, his office/ staff are the " go-to people" for management. I am so thankful I have found them!
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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Nov 18, 2020
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The care I received was great. I had TMS for depression, It worked wonders for me. The staff was also great. If you need a good Dr. this is the place to go. Love them all.
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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Mary Doyle – Nov 05, 2020
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TMS has changed my life and I greatly recommend Dr Giakas
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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Steve – Aug 06, 2020
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I wanted to leave another review regarding the new TMS treatments offered by dr Giakas First I have been a patient of the doctors for many years and am so grateful he is my doctor My experience has been excellent all these years I wanted to leave this second review to recommend TMS treatment that I am doing If you suffer from depression or anxiety this really works with no medication or side affects I am so grateful this treatment is available here and it is life changing Check it out I give it 5 stars
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debra Wadleigh – Feb 26, 2020
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This is my second review as I have found it difficult to contain my happiness. Dr. Giakas had exceeded my expectations as a psychiatrist and human being. Any concerns or changes I encountered, he gracefully handled. I could recommend him more. He truly saved my life. My entire family thanks him.
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Autumn Shreve – Aug 28, 2019
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Dr. Giakas has been a great help in turning things around in my life. I will recommend him to everyone.
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Dr Giakas and his staff are remarkable. They are very attentive to me needs. I saw immediate improvement in my health after two visits! I highly recommend Dr Giakas for mental health needs! The staff was also very helpful with processing my insurance!!
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Mar 26, 2019
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I was able to see a staff person almost immediately and felt he was very helpful. Very reassuring and positive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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IL – Dec 27, 2018
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Dr. Giakis has provided excellent care to me. He's extremely knowledgeable about medications. He listens carefully. Dr Giakis fits my requirements from a good provider, in that he is professional at all times, but caring and has a sense of humor. I even took my mother to Dr. Giakis. Plus he has good magazines.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Doreen Taylor in IL – Dec 15, 2018
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jackie seehaverroscoe in IL – Dec 14, 2018
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Very compassionate, I never feel rushed or like I’m “just a number”
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shannon koehler in Winnebago, IL – Dec 12, 2018
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Have been very happy with this doctor for the past 20 years.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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IL, IL – Dec 10, 2018
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The Doctor and staff are always pleasant and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dec 09, 2018
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People are always friendly and very helpful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Machesney Park – Dec 07, 2018
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Anita is very kind as a therapist and willing to listen, has great ideas for situations for what’s going on. She hold me accountable. If I am not willing to work she holds me accountable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Steven Mantuefel in Janesville , WI – Dec 07, 2018
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Care Philosophy

Our goal at Rockford Psychiatric Medical Services is to combine compassionate mental health treatment with the most advanced medical treatment options...Read more

Biography

Dr. Giakas completed his psychiatry residency at the Yale University School of Medicine.  He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Yale University Department of Psychiatry
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Yale University School Medicine
Residency Hospital
1989
Greenwich Hosp Yale New Haven Hosp
Internship Hospital
1984
Rutgers Med Sch-UMDNJ
Medical School
1980
Cornell University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. William Giakas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Giakas frequently treats Major Depressive Disorder, Psychosis Due to Mental Illness, and Psychiatric Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Giakas treats.

Where is Dr. William Giakas, MD's office located?

Dr. Giakas' office is located at 1639 N Alpine Rd Ste 260, Rockford, IL 61107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Giakas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giakas treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Giakas treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giakas treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Giakas treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Psychiatric Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Giakas performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Giakas performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Giakas' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • 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
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Smoking Cessation Treatment
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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(815) 395-1500

Dr. Giakas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Behavioral
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
CompPsych
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
Humana
Choice Care PPO
LifeSynch
Medicare
MercyCare Health Plans
Mercy Health Plans
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
The Alliance
Value Options

Locations

Rockford Psychiatric Medical Services, S.C.

Rockford Psychiatric Medical1639 N Alpine Rd Ste 260 Rockford, IL 61107
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