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Dr. Smita Gautam, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Smita Gautam is a concerned and caring psychiatrist serving communities in Chicago, IL. She is doubly board certified in adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Gautam conducts her appointments with the personalized care and attention that she would expect for her own family. She welcomes patients and families of all ages: from babies to seniors. She is also very comfortable seeing LGBTQ youth and adults. She obtained her medical degree from Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, India. She completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. She continued her training by completing a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. Dr. Gautam is currently a part of the group practice Institute for Personal Development and sees patients at it's downtown Chicago location. Patients and families see her for a variety of reasons, including Anxiety, Depression, Sleep difficulties, hyperactivity, difficulties with attention, behavioral difficulties, anger problems, relationship problems, difficulties at work place, academic problems, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, developmental delays, difficulties with socialization, School refusal, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder among other problems/disorders.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Case Western Reserve University, Residency in Adult Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1447538871

Office locations

The Institute for Personal Development

111 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 1116

Chicago, IL 60602

The Institute for Personal Development

1239 Windham Parkway

Romeoville, IL 60446

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She was unprofessional and unfocused throughout the appointment and did not have a bedside manner or appear to make any effort to form a positive or supportive connection. I did not feel listened to or heard. Alarmingly she did not havea good handle on my current medications themselves or relation to my diagnoses or situation. She made me feel judged and when asking about my work was invalidating of my work. This was a consult, but having over ten years of receiving psychiatric and therapeutic care and being a mental health worker myself, I was disturbed by her care. Please seek out a more experienced, compassionate, and qualified provider, particularly if you’re seeking person-centered, holistic care. If you are looking for someone to fill a prescription who has only a few years experience, she could be a good choice. If you are looking for quality care, go elsewhere. I was truly looking forward to this interaction based on her online profile but absolutely do not reconnect this provider.
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Dr. Gautam is very passionate about what she does and this is apparent through her professionalism, patience, and overall love of the field of psychiatry. I'm so happy I found her!
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She was absolutely FANTASTIC! Going through the process of finding a psychiatrist is overwhelming. Walking in and meeting her, I knew right away we were going to click.
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I've only seen Dr. Gautam once, but I already scheduled a follow-up. She was calm and asked good questions. She seems both serene and no-nonsense, which gave me confidence in her ability to treat me.
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Really friendly, professional and straightforward. She is truly there the help and support patients. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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