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Mission

As a board certified psychiatrist treating children, adolescents, and adults, I have learned from thousands of cases that a one size fits all approach is ineffective to maintaining well-being.

In turn, I have developed a whole-body approach to treat psychiatric conditions. In analyzing whole-body systems and biochemical pathways – not just brain chemistry – I am able to pin-point root-causes, and often bring prompt resolution of symptoms.

Conventional medications can be extremely beneficial, and I absolutely do prescribe psychiatric medications when appropriate. However, a hallmark of my approach is that medications may not ALWAYS be appropriate for all patients who present with symptoms.

This is because everyone’s biochemistry is different. For example: depression in one patient can be due to gastrointestinal malabsorption, leading to brain chemical deficiencies; while another patient’s depression can be from abnormal hormone production. In many cases, revealing and treating these root causes is a better strategy than rushing to prescribe psychiatric medicine.

Prescription medication is often appropriate for acute psychiatric conditions, and part of what I do is determine the best possible medications and dosages for a given patient. However, research shows that ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Aggression, and more – can sometimes be related to nutritional deficits, food sensitivities, undetected infections, environmental toxins and more.

Therefore, I take an objective approach, analyzing all data and reviewing all treatment options, prior to arriving at the decision to prescribe. My practice's mission is to go the extra mile, and if at all possible, treat underlying causes, rather than just symptoms. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to go this extra mile, and my practice makes it easy.

As a father and husband, I would expect nothing less for my own family. If you live in Chicagoland, my practice affords you and your family the opportunity to benefit from this exciting, next generation of evidence-based psychiatric medicine, and to be treated and educated in a calm and supportive environment that respects your individuality.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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