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I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist with 23 years of professional experience. In my assessment and treatment of patients I strive to determine if someone can best be treated with psychotherapy or medication or a combination of both of these treatment modalities. I have expertise in helping people who suffer from depression due to both psychological and biological causes. I have years of experience helping people with relationship issues including marital problems. I have expertise in the treatment of bipolar disorder. I served as a Co-Medical Director of the Bipolar Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center for a number of years prior to going into private practice full-time. As a faculty member at Rush University Medical Center, I lectured psychiatry residents and medical students on anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, and personality disorders; taught numerous courses on psychiatric interviewing, and ran numerous clinical case conferences for residents. and other faculty members. I have an understanding of work related problems. I served as the Director of Residency Training at Rush University Medical Center for 15 years prior to going into private practice full-time. In this role, I gained a very good understanding of how large institutions work and helped counsel people to best function in a working environment. I am board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In 2002 and 2003 I received an America’s Top Doctors Award and twice received a Special Recognition Award for contribution to resident education at Rush University Medical Center.
Verified Patient Reviews
I gave him my life story and he told me afterwards he wasn’t sure that he wanted to take me on as a patient. He then asked if he could speak with my mother first before accepting me as a patient. I’m 30 years old and on my own insurance, he spoke to me as a child. I wouldn’t recommend him to my worst enemy.
I know a lot of people think their psychiatrist/psychologist should behave like a friend/buddy. However, I've always appreciated a therapist that acted like a therapist. They listen and provided educated feedback to me and not just things they thought I wanted to hear. This is what you get with Dr. Levin. He's not going to coddle you, but actively listen to what you have to say and why you may be saying it. He then talks through his assessment with you so you can see why he is going in the direction he decides. I really appreciated my time with him.
Dr. Levin is a good professional. He allowed me to explain my situation in full and gave me an excellent description of the effects of various medications before writing any prescription.
He is very thorough and very blunt. If you need sugar coating he's not for you. But was very happy with how in depth he was. I felt like he was really accurately assesub my situation
My first visit was excellent consultation. Switching to a new doctor can be difficult. Dr. Levin seemed to understand it takes time and it can be hard to just OPEN UP. Unlike some doctors whom questions are based on medication only. Also looking for quick replys. My first visit wasn't like that, in fact it was surprisingly positively different. DR. Levin asked questions that I was happy to answer. His knowledge is as good as ive experienced and most important I left my appointment happy we had met. Looking forward to seeing a doctor who cares about how I feel more then how am I going to be paying for this. Also felt that Dr. Levin is easy to speak with. In the past I've had psychiatrists whom I can't understand why they chose to speak with people for a living, when they see miserable listening to my concerns or what nots.