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Dr. Dawna Gutzmann, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Dawna Gutzmann, MD graduated from Medical School at the University of North Dakota. She completed her training in psychiatry at Northwestern University School of Medicine. Since finishing her formal training, she has continued to study a broad range of alternative treatments for mental health challenges. She has been in private practice for over 20 years. Payment is expected for appointments missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice. Completion of the ZocDoc registration form is required when scheduling your first appointment with Dr. Gutzmann.

In-network insurances

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

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Education and training

  • Medical School - University of North Dakota, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Residency in Psychiatry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1942400569

Office locations

Dawna Gutzmann, MD and Associates

8 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1305

Chicago, IL 60603

Dawna Gutzmann, MD and Associates

5225 Old Orchard Rd, Suite 36

Skokie, IL 60077

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I don’t recommend her at all.
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She’s honestly one of THE WORST psychiatrists that I’ve ever met with. Our first session went horrible; she was incredibly condescending and had very pointed remarks and opinions on medications I was currently taking before I had met her. Ilet it slide because I thought maybe I was being sensitive about it. She overall made me feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. She asked me to schedule a follow up appointment about 2 months later and I agreed. This appointment was just as worse, even more so. I was trying to reach out for help with regards to a medication re-evaluation. She scrutinized every little thing I said, and even somewhat questioned my sanity when trying to describe why I asking for a re-evaluation. Look, if you’re the type of patient who is looking for a more soft and caring psychiatric visit, maybe someone who actually cares about what you have to say about your recent developments instead of criticizing it, I would highly suggest going elsewhere. If you’d like someone who has a bit of a domineering attitude with regards to your mental state, and is factual, a little cold, and to the point - low and behold, look no further! Dr. Dawna Gutzmann is the one for you. 10/10 would not recommend.
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Very personable! Made me feel comfortable in my first session.
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Dr. Gutzmann was very warm and kind. She patiently listened to my concerns and gave sound advice. She made me feel comfortable and presented me with options to explore.
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Dr. Gutzmann is a wonderful doctor. She is very caring and compassionate and she listens.
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Great doctor. Nice and straightforward. Very helpful. Knows her stuff.
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I went to this appointment with an open mind. She called before letting me know that she did not deal with patients with psychosis and was not well equipped. Regardless I needed a refill on my prescription and a referral toa specialist which she said she could do. When I got there, she did not want to hear me speak at all. She only wanted to prescribe me the medication. I asked her for a referral and she said that she could not give me one (which I had asked for before the appointment). Right in the middle of the appointment she told me we could end the appointment immediately. I was confused and shocked. That is my experience with her.
Less than 6 months ago
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I was late due to unfortunate events. She was forgiving and professional and was able to schedule another appointment quickly. I will be able to rate more accurately after my full visit tomorrow.
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Dr. Gutzmann met me right away and offered a caring and thorough assessment of my concerns. I felt like she genuinely wanted to understand my experiences, and she did not rush to label me with a diagnosis or send me offwith medication. I left the first session feeling like there was a concrete plan for helping me with the concerns that were important to me.
Less than 6 months ago
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I am not one to write reviews but my experience with Dr. Gutzmann was just very disappointing and I wouldn't ever recommend her to anyone. She was extremely condescending and seemed to only care about how I was going to compensateher. Everyone has different personalities, however, I believe that as a health provider, specially a mental health provider, you should show some tact and sympathy toward your patients.
Less than 6 months ago
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My visit with Dr. Gutzmann went very well. Dr. Gutzmann is very polite, professional, and considerate. The atmosphere in Dr. Gutzmann's office is also very comforting which helps provide for a very comforting experience. I would recommend Dr. Gutzmann to others.
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I highly recommend Dr. Gutzmann! It's always easy to schedule an appointment with her and she returns phone calls/emails super quickly. Dr. Gutzmann is so kind and personable and makes me feel so comfortable as well!
Less than 6 months ago
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She was very condescending and not helpful to my situation. I wouldn't recommend.
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Dawna listens thoroughly, and provides excellent feedback.
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After one meeting I can tell she is very knowledgable and cautious which I appreciate
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Very knowledgeable about which medications would be the best approach for my situation. Also very to the point with minimal wasted time, wanting to get everything I came in for accomplished in the first visit. Feel comfortable reaching out and setting up follow up as needed with Dr Gutzman
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I might be biased having seen some wonderful mental health providers, but I was not impressed during my appointment with Dr. Gutzmann. I was going through an extremely hard period of my life and feeling a lot of things and atone point was told that what I am saying is contradictory. Sorry I felt a lot. I recommend working on empathy, especially for someone crying in your office. At the end she went to prescribe medication and after explaining difficulties with an eating disorder, she started off telling me the meds she chose might cause weight gain. Threw away the script and never went back.
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I had a super short 3 minute wait in the waiting room and my visit was excellent after. Dr. Gutzmann is very smart, knows a lot about the variety of medications on the market, and also about alternative treatments. I didnot want a doctor who'd say "practice yoga and exercise more, let your chi balance itself out." I wanted medicine for depression and anxiety. She listened and tailored my visit to my needs, which I appreciated. Loved everything about my visit and am excited to be working on my mental health with her as a partner.
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Very nice. Took the time to listen.
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Dr Gutzmann draws from 20+ years of experience allowing her to provide provable action plans using real examples of previous successes. Great listener who truly cares for the patient
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Dr. Gutzmann is always, kind, helpful, and professional. -
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Dr. Dawna Gutzmann discouraged me so fully from seeking mental health treatment that after four years of trying to get help, I don't think I will ever step foot in the office of a psycho-professional again. As a disclaimer I havenever in my life felt the need to rate or review anything online. I understand how a job can wear a person down, and I expect a job as a psycho-professional is particularly draining. THAT BEING SAID: I strongly and urgently advise anyone with any fragility to their state of mind, sense of hope or self worth NOT TO SEE DR. GUTZMANN. I could type out an essay on all the reasons why my visit with her had such a bleakly discouraging effect on me. Instead, for now, and for everyone's honest safety I will write you a list and hope you hear my warning. Dr. Dawna Gutzmann -spoke to me about her title as a 'psychiatrist who does psychotherapy for a small percentage of her appointments' as if I should have known better as someone who is NOT an MD in a psychological field and was unsure where to begin my mental health treatment -told me "no, that doesn't really make sense" when I was trying to explain my experience of depression -told me I had to fit into one of her categories like I was taking a multiple-choice test when I expressed I didn't feel particularly one thing or the other -explained to me, for about the last ten minutes of our time, how I was withdrawing from her questions and being difficult, insinuating I was the problem and that I was "doing therapy wrong." She was laughing while saying this. Laughing. When I told her that was what I was hearing from her, she lectured me on the semantics of my statement that it "wasn't actually therapy," but a "consultation." Dr. Dawna Gutzmann, if you ever read this, I'm sure you know exactly who I am and recall our appointment. If you ever read this, I STRONGLY recommend you take a break, a vacation, because as a woman with your educational background I am SURE you have better training than that. I am SURE I am not the first person to walk into your office with some issues and some confusion on what the right steps to solve them are. I am SURE you have more patience and basic human kindness in you than what you showed me. If you ever read this, hear me when I say that you just personally caused me to never ever seek professional mental health treatment and while I'm sure that was not your intention, that is what your impatience, or clumsiness, or tiredness, or jadedness or whatever it was, caused. You and I are both lucky that I am feeling stronger right now than I have in the past. If you are reading this, accept that our appointment caused me a lot of pain, accept this criticism even with the pain driving it, and DO BETTER, because nothing about that was okay. I feel violated, defeated, belittled. Do better.
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I highly recommend Dr. Gutzmann. Great experience!
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Dr Gutzmann was nice, didn’t seem to be too bothered by me being overly talkative, shared her honest opinion, and explained why she thought something would/wouldn’t work! I always appreciate understand why doctors do or don’t do something. It makes me trust them more.
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Dr. Gutzmann was very thorough in her evaluation process and took the time out to get to know my mindset and answer all questions I had.
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Dr. Gutzmann provided a very comprehensive evaluation of my needs as a client. I appreciated the attention to detail given by Dr. Gutzmann. Dr. Gutzmann is very knowledgeable and I like her treatment approach that is holistic.
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I found Dr. Gutzmann to be a very compassionate, accepting and understanding doctor. She was extremely thorough and informative in our intake session and I felt as though she truly listened to what I had to say. I will definitely continue to see her.
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Dr. Gutzmann is very kind, patient, and knowledgable, and has been very helpful since I first saw her 6 months ago. I would recommend her enthusiastically.
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I highly recommend Dr. Gutzmann. She is patient and always explains question I may have. I never feel rushed.
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Dr. Gutzmann was kind, courteous and professional. I enjoyed our first appointment and look forward to seeing her in the future.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Dawna Gutzmann's professionalism, knowledge and her bedside manner.
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Dr Gutzman has a nice office and there was no wait time. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and patient. She answered all of my questions and explained her reasoning. I would definitely recommend her!
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Dr. Gutzmann was a great .!! This was my first appointment and she made me feel very comfortable. She was very professional and very attentive to my medical issues. I would highly recommend Dr. Gutzmann.!!
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Dr. Gutzmann was great. She listened and was very attentive to my needs.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gutzmann is a terrific doctor. She is attentive and offers comprehensive solutions. I highly recommend Dawna.
More than 1 year ago
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She was ready with no wait time as soon as I showed up. She also answered all my questions and worked with me towards a treatment plan
More than 1 year ago
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Very attentive and educative
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She was very helpful and informative. I'm glad I made the appointment!
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I appreciated that she was clear about what she could and could not do - areas of expertise and areas where she would be more likely to refer to another provider. She listened carefully and gave me the opportunity to have input into the treatment plan.
More than 1 year ago
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never followed up, hard to reach
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Dr. Gutzmann was not exactly helpful at all. I suffer from severe anxiety and she did nothing but make it worse in an hours time. She was not compassionate whatsoever and did not give me any sort of guidance. I actuallyleft her office feeling so much worse than I did before I went in. I will never see her again, and I would definitely never reccomend her to someone who actually needed help.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very thorough which I liked, not like most psychiatrists that barely talk to you and just prescribe medicine and you are on your way in 10/15 minutes. She really cared and explained everything to me!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr.Gutzmann is curt and rude. I found my hour with her very unpleasant, she treated me like an idiot. What a waste of my time and co-pay.
More than 1 year ago
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I never write reviews, but after my first appointment I had to. Gutzmann is unlike any other psychiatrist. I highly recommend her. She cares about her patients, listens, and doesn't just care about filling out a prescription and immediatelydismissing patients like 99% of psychiatrists do. The best experience I've had thus far.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gutzmann was fantastic . She listened to my problems and started creating my treatment plan on the very first visit. I look forward to seeing her often.
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Great doctor. Knowledgeable, patient, understanding, and compassionate.
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Dr. Gutzmann was very patient, knowledgable and thorough. She answered all my questions (and I asked quite a few) and gave me detailed explanations of treatment options. She is attentive and professional.
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I had never been to see a psychiatrist before. She made me feel comfortable and was very straight forward with me. She validated my feelings and I feel a lot better since I went.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been seeing Dr. Gutzmann for a little over two years now (didn't even realize it had been so long until I saw the first appointment on zocdoc!) and I highly recommend her. I meet with her every 3 orso months to check in and unlike some doctors I have experienced in this field, prior to developing a treatment plan, she takes the time to listen to me and hear out/discuss what is going on in my life and how I am feeling and then makes an action plan accordingly.
More than 1 year ago
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My first visit went fine. She scheduled me to come back two weeks later. Gave me her card with the date and time and everything. I show up she has no clue who I am. She never wrote it down inher schedule. She had told me I would be taking an ADHD test previously then told me No that has to be taken during the day. As she shuffled through her cabinets for her file on me (which she never found) she made the comment "sometimes I think I have ADD, forgetting to write this appointment down". How rude! How unprofessional to make a joke of one of the very things I am seeking Help for. I will never go back. Do you have any Idea the time and courage it takes to see a psychiatrists/therapist for Anxiety or ADD or anything.
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