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Dr. Alexander Golbin, MD, PhD

Psychiatrist, Sleep Medicine Specialist

Dr. Golbin is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to his patients. If a favorable time is not available, please contact our office at 847-984-6585, mention ZocDoc, and we will do our best to accommodate you in our schedule. Alexander Golbin, M.D., Ph.D. has over 35 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep, daytime alertness problems, mood disorders, bad habits and problems of behavior in children, adolescents, and adults. His areas of special interest are parasomnias and other problems associated with sleep, and daytime bad habits. Dr. Golbin has developed several unique diagnostic methods and treatment devices for sleep related disorders, and he is the author of a new theory explaining the nature and science behind day and nighttime habits and disorders (called the “Set” theory). Dr. Alexander Golbin leads clinical and research teams whose mission is to enhance our knowledge about sleep, mood and behavioral disorders, and to develop and implement the most advanced and effective treatments. Dr. Golbin has three published books to his credit and two dozen articles on these subjects. He is recognized as an educator nationally and internationally. Patients from all over the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and other countries come to Chicago to receive risk assessments and treatment provided by Dr. Alexander Golbin and his team at the state-of-the-art medical facility of the Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute with care, courtesy and respect for individual needs.

In-network insurances

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Sleep Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Sleep Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Saint Petersburg State University Faculty of Medicine
  • Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, Residency in Pediatrics
  • Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, Fellowship in Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Institute of Experimental Medicine, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (PhD)
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Institute for Juvenile Research, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Rush University Medical Center, Fellowship in Sleep Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Awards and publications

  • 1979, Pathological Sleep in Children
  • 1991, "Parasomnias in Children," Childhood Sleep Disorders: a Resource for Pediatricians
  • 1994, The World of Children's Sleep

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1649466087

Office locations

Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute

565 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 105

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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A fantastic experience, as always. The man's a wonder. :)
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After waiting 30 minutes, the receptionist asked me to pay for the visit. I asked, “if the visit would take place because I had to leave for another appointment in 45 minutes.” She suggested that I should “never make an appointmentafter a doctor’s appointment” because sometimes the doctors is running late.” She went on to explain, “that’s not how doctor’s offices work” and “sometimes you could wait up to 3 hours.” I told her that I cannot schedule 3 hours of the day for a doctor’s appointment and that it was “unacceptable” to expect that from anyone. After 45 minutes my session with Dr. Globin began. He apologized, but continued to make excuses to defend his tardiness. I smiled and let it go, but it was Dr. Globin that couldn’t let it go, during the session he continued to characterized my complaint with his office as “angry” and that I was “taking it personal.” He excused his business’s practices, by suggesting that it was related to my issues with stress and anxiety. I found this simply inappropriate and unprofessional so I cancelled my future appointments.
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He seemed very knowlegable
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Dr. Goblin monopolized the conversation, making assumptions about who I am and what my life is like. We spoke very little about medication, only for about five minutes when he realized that he was talking for an hour and had otherpatients. His assistant walked in ten minutes late, forcing me and another patient to wait outside of the building. All of the decor, books, and degrees don't make a difference when it comes to relating and talking to patients.
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Dr. Golbin was very nice and helped me tremendously. He seemed to really care about my needs
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Excellent psychiatrist! Dr. Golbin really wants to know what brought you in. He is great with regards to wanting to know the patient and helping the patient.
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Dr. Golbin was very courteous and professional. I had questions a few days later and he returned my call within an hour. I would definitely recommend him!
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