Dr. Michael Binder, MD

Dr. Michael Binder, MD

Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Michael Binder, MD is an adult & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Highland Park, IL and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 1988 and specializes in adult & adolescent psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, and more.Read his story

767 Park Ave W Ste 210

Highland Park, IL 60035

Contact Information

(847) 681-8311

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Dr. Binder's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Binder "Dr. Michael Binder is an adult and adolescent psychiatrist who has been in practice for over twenty-five years. He is a graduate of UCLA and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and is the former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Dr. Binder has a research background and is an innovative physician who has spent most of his professional career in direct patient care. Drawing from over 75,000 hours of working with and learning from patients, Dr. Binder pioneered a new theory on the pathophysiology of mood disorders that catapulted his success rate in treating patients from sixty percent to nearly one hundred percent. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Binder "Dr. Binder encourages team work with his patients and the judicious use of medication and non-medication approaches to psychiatry in an atmosphere of honesty and integrity."

5  Specialties

  • Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)
  • Psychiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Binder does not have any board certifications listed.

14  Conditions Treated

3  Procedures

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

1 Sanction
  • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs (7/3/2017)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Binder, Michael R MD: License # 036096922L NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician allegedly engaged in inappropriately prescribing opiates. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation placed the physician's license on indefinite PROBATION for a minimum of one year with COMPLIANCE requirements, and the physician's controlled substance license is precluded from prescribing Schedule II and III Opiates and/or Narcotics during the indefinite probation.
    State: Illinois
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Binder has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Binder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Binder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Binder to family and friends
39 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

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Dr. Binder's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

One of the worst doctors I have ever dealt with. He made very poor decisions regarding our daughter. He was a terrible communicator. He seemed like he was in it just for the money and gave little thought to what he was doing.
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Dr Binder is a genius. I was diagnosed with panic disorder and started on a medication that made me feel like a zombie even though it was the lowest possible dose. Rather than switch me to another medication, he lowered the dose even further which worked wonders. After 3 years, that same small dose...more
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Would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
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Terrible, terrible experience with this doctor. I would never recommend him to anyone and wish I had never had the misfortune to run across him. Unprofessional and unpleasant to say the least. Beware of this doctor.
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Dr. Binder restored my faith in psychiatry. When I was in my deepest crisis, when my life was literally on the line, Dr. Binder worked with me day by day. He understands that most drugs take days to work or not work; not months, as we usually hear. We, who take these pills, know this! Within a...more
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