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Dr. Hong Cao, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

I grew up in Shanghai, China, and graduated from Shanghai Jiao TongUniversity School of Medicine. I completed my psychiatry residency trainingat May Clinic. I am an ABPN Board Certified psychiatrist, speak both English and Mandarin Chinese. I believe in a strong mind-body connection. I not only providepsychopharmacology treatment but also advocate for a healthy life style. I apply indications of controlled substances strictly>. My understanding of the relationship between a physician and patient is that we work together to develop a treatment plan and accomplish a desired goal.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Medical School - Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1669601712

Office locations

Uptown Psych

4753 N Broadway St, Ste 925

Chicago, IL 60640

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Dr. Cao was very thorough in understanding my medical history and the issues I want to address in treatment. She's pleasant and easy to talk to.
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Dr. Cao was very short and didnt delve into the issues that psychiatrists should do. Instead of asking about the specific situation, for example, delving into why I'm anxious ... she just prescribed me a medication right away. Furthermore themedication prescribed because I am already taking an SSRI can cause serotonin syndrome. Other appointments i've been to the doctors have taken the time...asked questions. She didnt ask naything. She just asked me what i felt...and i said i felt anxiosu and seh prescribed zoloft
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Dr. Cao is very professional and an excellent listener. She is thoughtful and quiet. I was a bit surprised that she asked me to weigh myself as I had never done this for this type of doctor before. However, her reasoningwas sound and the request was respectful. I am looking forward to working with her.
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Dr Cao is a very good listener. She takes a lot of notes and seems to be very thorough with her patients. She went over all the benefits and side effects of all medication. I felt positive walking out of her office about my wellness potential.
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I initially booked an appointment with Dr. Cao to discuss treatment for Depression. Her bedside manner was not very welcoming and she seemed to want to treat the problem by perscribing medicine even after I expressed desire to find another route.It seems like this office is more about churning out a large number patients rather then treating each with a personalized approach.
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rude // narrow minded approach. Disregarded all of my prior diagnosis and reccomendations for treatement. wrote off my ptsd and anxiety as related to me occasionally smoking pot. Antiquated and anachronistic in her approach// disrespectful and distrusting of the patient. Highly recommend avoiding
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I already don't like taking my ADD medication and feel uncomfortable asking for it, and she made me feel worse. During intake I filled out her forms and talked to her about the medications I was taking. A few weeks inwhen I mentioned the Ambien I was (still) taking, she acted very shocked as if I had never mentioned this or written it down for her, and treated me with suspicion. When she made me feel like a addict, I stopped going, which caused me to drop off my medications for months and resulted in significant damage to my career. A good doctor should work with their patients, not scorn them and treat them with contempt.
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I had an initial meeting with Dr. Cao in hopes of finding a new doctor to help treat my PTSD, depression, anxiety, and ADHD-PI. She was unable to pull my medication records, despite being in the same practice as my previousdoctor. She insinuated I was exhibiting drug seeking behavior, refused to reissue any of my prescriptions. Despite my entire motivation being to continue a taper plan I've been working on for over a year, she simply told me to take weeks off of work and gave me a referral to a rehab clinic in AZ. She was rude, dismissive, and seemed up lack any empathy whatsoever. A quick call to the pharmacy revealed that they had full record of all my Rx history. Overall I found to the visit to be incredibly triggering and discouraging.
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Dr. Cao is very professional and caring. Such a good listener!
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Dr. Cao was compassionate and approachable. She seemed intelligent and reasonable as well. I felt the initial visit was definitely worthwhile, and I would recommend her.
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So warm and friendly and welcoming. I was nervous for the appointment but she made me feel safe in her presence.
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She is very knowledgable and made me feel comfortable. I felt like I could trust her and she was friendly.
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I like her gentle nature.
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The office staff is very rude and inconsiderate. Told me one thing and did another. It was a memorably negative experience and I would not recommend this office ever.
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