Areas of Interest
- Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico
- Lutheran General Hospital, Chicago IL
- University of Illinois, Chicago IL
James Smedegard, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist who treats a broad range of conditions in both adults and children, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, substance abuse and attention deficit disorder. Dr. Smedegard brings 24 years of clinical expertise in psychiatry to Palos Medical Group.
“I believe patients should be considered equal partners in their treatment, so they can make the best decisions and be actively involved in their care,” Dr. Smedegard says. “I will provide the best treatment recommendations I can, but I encourage patients, or their caregivers, to choose the treatment that best meets their needs.”
Dr. Smedegard completed residency in Psychiatry at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, and a fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the University of Illinois-Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago. He comes to Palos Medical Group from Professional Health Associates, a group psychiatric practice in Palos Heights. Dr. Smedegard has been affiliated with Palos Community Hospital for 16 years and is a long-standing member of the American Psychiatric Association. He received his medical degree from Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr. Smedegard’s office is located at Palos Community Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center, 12255 S. 80th Avenue, Suite 202, Palos Heights. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smedegard, please call (708) 923-7878.