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Dr. Shivkumar Pandian, MD

Addiction Specialist, Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Shivkumar Pandian is the founder and owner of Pandian Medical Corporation (DBA) Adroita. He created Adroita as a welcoming place where effective treatment and exceptional care for patients are the primary focus. He graduated from Raja Muthiah Medical College in India and completed his Psychiatry training program in Brooklyn, New York where he was the Chief Resident of Psychiatry. Then he pursued further training in Addiction Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Pandian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialty of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He is also certified by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology as an Advanced Clinical Psychopharmacologist.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Addiction Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • RML Specialty Hospital

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry
  • Medical School - Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

Awards and publications

  • Outstanding Resident Award

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1578726253

Office locations

ADROITA Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience

120 East Ogden Ave, Suite 106

Hinsdale, IL 60521

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Very knowledgeable.
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Best Psychiatrist I've ever seen. The front desk receptionist is very friendly and welcoming
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He did a great job balancing explaining and getting my feedback. Only after he’d gotten the full picture did he make a recommendation, and even then he gave me a few choices. Definitely made me feel heard and in control ofmy own treatment while also giving me a lot of advice. Highly highly recommend.
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Very thorough! Took his time to diagnose and explain my options. Great experience!
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Makes you feel very comfortable and explains everything in a way that is easy to understand :)
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Straight to the point, kind and good bed side manner.
Less than 1 month ago
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Always runs behind. Great doctor, but I end up waiting every appointment.
Less than 3 months ago
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I think our visit went very well. Dr. Pandian was professional, encouraging and helpful as always. He breaks down everything, which helps me in how to share the progess my son is making with my family. He shows his interest, careand concern for my son by offering suggestions, solutions and requesting follow-up. His demeanor and professionalism in this type of field should definitely be appreciated and followed by others.
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Dr. Pandian REALLY is a good guy and he’s thoughtful and caring and can easily direct patients to explain themselves and then he uses his psych knowledge to give great advice and treatment and prescriptions.
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Always a pleasure. Straight forward approach and always thouroughly answers all questions. I moved 60 miles away but I still come out to see Dr. Pandian. Once I find a doc I like, I stick with them.
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I’ve been seeing Dr Pandian for four years and he is absolutely the best of all the doctors I’ve seen in my fifteen years of needing a psychiatrist.
Less than 3 months ago
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First time to a psychiatrist and he was very polite and informative. While his diagnosis turned my world upside down, he tried to be encouraging and empathetic. If you were like me and hesitant to get help, Dr. Pandian is a good doctor to see.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very knowledgable & helps with any questions in an easy-to-understand way.
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Excellent doctor with a great front desk staff. Took lots of time to explain his diagnoses and why he was prescribing the drugs he'd chosen.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Pandian was a great listener and made me feel comfortable right away. He explained everything very thoroughly, including the medication I am taking now. I already feel an improvement and he helped me pick the best medication for my depression.He is very smart and I felt like he truly cares about treating each person as an individual and finding what works best for them!
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Always good
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He took time to explain why I what was happening physiologically and why. He seems genuinely compassionate.
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This is the best phychiatist. I have had in my 30 years. He remembers everything about you (details) and is not an alarmist
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Dr. Pandian ia excellent. He works with you to help you resolve your issues
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Dr. Pandian was fast and efficient.
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Dr. Pandian has a great passion for his work and it shows in how he treats his patients. Its always a pleasure talking with Dr. Pandian.
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Provides hope and is very knowledgeable about psych components but also brain function and medication. BEST psychiatrist I’ve seen! Very kind!
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Great Dr! Never a wait!!!! What Dr. never makes you wait!
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He is very nice and sympathetic
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Very attentive and excellent doctor. Looking forward to future visits!
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He is by far the best psychiatrist I have had. My visit was sweet and to the point. I thought I already new everything about my own diagnosis and the pills I’m taking. Boy was I wrong. He explained what bipolardisorder was and how medications work and how I know they’re helping. It was a real eye opener to discover I only knew part of the truth, that my previous doctors didn’t care to explain. I am beyond happy with him as my new doctor.
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Fantastic doctor.
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Dr Pandian is an excellent communicator. Explains things clearly, listens well. He is Board Certfied, which is the most reliable indication that he is well educated and experienced.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very informative. Dr. P. provided an alternative never suggested before. He really cares about his patients.
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He is really attentive, thoughtful and compassionate
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Great Dr.!
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Caring and concerned to help us find support and wellness for our daughter
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He is really good. He took the time to explain all the medication options due to my sensitivity to meds. He is vey nice and knowledgeable.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Pandian surpassed all my expectations!! He did a fantastic job at helping me get a better understanding of what triggers my anxiety
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It was pleasant.
Less than 6 months ago
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I really like him.
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Helpful as always, from doctor to receptionist
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Dr. Pandian really cares about you a lot
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He’s a keeper
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Dr. Pandian was very thorough and took the time necessary to assess my needs. He listened to me and answered all of my questions. Highly recommend!
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Great doctor! Explains everything and listens to concerns.
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i have been on benzos long term and my biggest worry when seeing him was being completely cut off but he continued my dosage, we talked about many different kinds of medications in the past and xanax/ativan have been the onlydrugs working for my severe stress and anxiety. i am very happy he agreed to continue my dose. based on my review and experience no one should come here simply expecting to get narcotics out of him or any other doctor for that matter, as a psychiatrist i HIGHLY recommend dr shivkumar pandian to anyone struggling with any kind of stress or panic/anxiety disorders
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Very good Doctor Not an alarmist yet does not let things slide Remembers you as an individual even though I can tell he has lots patients
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Very intelligent and professional.
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Very professional, helpful and knowledgeable
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Great as usual. Thanks, Dr. Pandian!
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Doctor Pandian was so caring,nice and empathetic. It was such a good feeling talking to him and not like he was just quick to throw a med at you. Enjoyed how he went through a game plan and wants you to be at your best self
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Listens . Explains treatment options concisely and clearly
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This was my first time seeing Dr. Pandian. I have ADHD. I was a little nervous going in to the appointment because of the stigma behind mental health issues. I was afraid he wouldn't believe me, or make me go throughextensive testing since it's been several years since I've been treated. He did ask questions to verify that I do, in fact, have ADHD, but he never made me feel like I was wrong or lying. He explained the disorder to me and how the medications work. I'm breastfeeding, so he took the time to verify that the medications will be safe for both my baby and me. He then gave me options and sent me off with a prescription. My only criticism is that I think he could have shown more empathy instead of only approaching it from an analytical standpoint. This didn't make it a bad experience for me since I'm an analytical person myself, but I do think it would have improved my experience if he had.
Less than 1 year ago
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This guy is truly generous and cares whole heartedly for his patients. I was unable to pay him once and he still sat down with me for 20 minutes to get me the help that I needed. I strongly recommend him.
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