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About Dr. Robert E Grunsten

Dr. Robert E Grunsten, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Grunsten is affiliated with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert E Grunsten is Great. Dr. Robert E Grunsten has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert E Grunsten is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Wellington Center

3000 N Halsted St Ste 407
Chicago, IL 60657
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Specialties

Dr. Robert E Grunsten has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Manic Depressive Disorder

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Responsive and Kind

Dr. Grunsten is kind, listens to my concerns, responds to my messages quickly and is overall a very professional psychiatrist. He's been helping me for years.

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B.A. MHP

Knowledgeable; however lacks severely in responding to client's needs once they have left his office.

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Looking for competent psychiatrist

I had one appointment with this physician so far. When I arrived, he did not have my appointment listed and asked if we just texted a few minutes ago. I said "no, we confirmed 3 weeks ago". He had no knowledge. I showed him our text confirmation. He asked me two more times when we confirmed! He wasn't even listening. He said he had many messages in the last day and was also out of town. I repeated myself several times that we scheduled several weeks before. He said his new calendar wiped out some appointments. Luckily, his patient didn't arrive and he saw me for about 5 minutes or so. He did not ask for my history even though I tried to tell him as much as I could quickly while I showed him the bottle of what medication I was taking that needed a refill. He told me he would get my history next appointment. He wrote me a prescription and scheduled me for 3 months later. Later that day I got a text asking for some more information. I called and provided it. Two days later I received another text asking if he could clarify the purpose of the med I was taking. I had to tell him again what I was taking and why...not sure he even took note of it the first time. Rushed, disorganized, and unprofessional from first impressions. Maybe this will improve and was a fluke? Not a good start though.

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Great, helpful, and personable

I'd definitely recommend Dr. G. He's very caring and has helped me figure out how to control my "problems".

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Don't expect consultation on issues

My overall experience with Dr. Grunsten is that he has competence in understanding certain medications, dosages and side affects but aside from that do not expect any consultation on issues. He will readily prescribe and advise on medication but that is the extent of his treatment. He also limits his appointments to usually less than 10 minutes. He does not express any empathy, and/or affinity for you. I have had no luck establishing rapport, nor does he seem to have any interest in any thing regarding medication therapy. I am understanding from my current PhD Therapist that Psychiatry as a practice usually is confined to "medication management". In this case I would say Dr. Grunsten performs this task. But don't expect more.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Grunsten is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1972

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert E Grunsten accepts the following insurance providers.

  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
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Locations & Directions

Wellington Center, 3000 N Halsted St Ste 407, Chicago, IL
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