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About Dr. Laura Parise

Dr. Laura Parise, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Evanston, IL, with another office in Highland Park, IL. She has 24 years of experience. Her specialties include Addiction Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychiatry. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

31 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Laura Parise is Good. Dr. Laura Parise has been rated by 31 patients. From those 31 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Laura Parise is 2.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

North Shore University Hospital Psychiatry

2650 Ridge Ave Fl 5
Evanston, IL 60201
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Highland Park Hospital

777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Specialties

Dr. Laura Parise has the following 3 specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mental Illness
  • Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder

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One Star

There should be a major FDA black box warning on her business card she is arrogant irresponsible no bedside manner as the nurse that just wrote in I also agree she will worsen your condition warning if you are feeling in need of immediate help be sure when you go to the emergency room pray on your knees and hope that you don't get that cold hearted arrogant egotistical thing she is not compassionate she is a bully think about the things she has said in her arrogance if you have seen her does she seem warm like you to trust or is she condescending and confrontational I feel sorry for each victim one poor helpless patient at a time she bullies and manipulates2.5 rating out of 5 stars is generous and I feel sorry for the people that can't defend themself she is a bully she will antagonize. Mrs.Parise is above reproach she doesn't deserve the title just as certain medications can be in clinical trials a placebo she is indeed a placebo of a doctor she is not real see a gypsy fortune teller or a snake oil salesman you'll have a better chance at recovering, good thing she doesn't work at a suicide prevention hotline there would be 100% mortality and a smirk from mrs. Parise,Trained under Megale,Kevorkian oh sorry being bipolar means always having to say your sorry

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Worst doctor i have ever met and i am a nurse...horrible personality, unprofessional...shes money hungry...she will be sure to worsen ur condition!!!! She lacks any kind of compassion...just when it seems she cares, ur let down once again...she caused me great distress after she told me i was untreatable...after just ONE medication tried!!!! Should lose medical licsence for fraud after she told me she diagnosed me with bi-polar only so i could take latuda...ummmmmm...kick backs???? I think so...to this day after ive been out of her care, she still gives me nightmares...i think our longest appointment time was maybe like 7 minutes....please listen...please dont go to her...I was able to advocate for myself a bit b/c of my backround on the medical field, so i knew she was a horrible doctor..she doesnt care about u, she cares about the money...North Shore, pay attention to who u r employing...are u even sure she had a medical liscence????? DO NOT waste time and money on her...shes a snake waiting to prey...

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If you need addiction treatment, stay away

I have never encountered a "doctor" so irrational and irresponsible in my life. I was attending the rehab she works at and during our first consultation she immediately judged my based on the specific drug that landed me there, like what I did was worse than someone who is an alcoholic. She immediately told me I should go to an inpatient facility and said the same thing the 4 1/2 weeks I was there. This was in spite of me staying clean and being well liked by all the other patients and staff members. 2 days before I was going to complete the program she discharged me without any specific reason and said if I went to a 3 day inpatient program I could come back. This in effect is denying me the after care which is extremely important AND she left me without my medication which is dangerous to just stop taking. The entire staff fought for her to allow me to stay but that meant nothing. It disturbed the rest of the patients as well for how the situation was handled. She should be fired.

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Worst experience

I only had one appt with Dr Parise, and it was literally the worst experience I have ever had with a "therapist". And I have seen quite a few. Not only do I regret telling her what I did, I did not trust her professional opinion at all, and she judged me based off of a few questions. Her attitude was cold and she told me to talk to her nurse because she was "too old to convince people to get treatment"---I WAS ALREADY THERE! I didn't need convincing? If you are too old, consider retirement. Now, after one visit, she has talked with me old psychiatrist of 3 years and he will no longer see me after talking with her! He says I need to stick with her! I think we should get to choose who we seek care with! I am now without any care provider thanks to Mrs. Parise.

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  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Mcgaw Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Laura Parise accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
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