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About Dr. Syed H Anwar

Dr. Syed H Anwar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Elgin, IL, with other offices in Elgin, IL and Elgin, IL (and 1 other location). His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Anwar is affiliated with Presence St Joseph Hospital. He speaks English.

Dr. Anwar has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Syed H Anwar is Great. Dr. Syed H Anwar has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Syed H Anwar is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Syed H Anwar has 4 locations

get directions ASSOCIATES IN PSYCHIATRY AND COUNSELING PC
2050 Larkin Ave Ste 202
Elgin, IL 60123
get directions ECKER CENTER
1845 Grandstand Pl
Elgin, IL 60123
get directions Associates In Psychiatry & Counseling
1710 N Randall Rd Ste 100
Elgin, IL 60123
get directions Ecker Center For Mental Health
1845 Grandstand Pl Ste 200
Elgin, IL 60123

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Specialties

Dr. Syed H Anwar has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Syed H Anwar has the following 13 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Syed H Anwar is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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I've never seen a better psychiatrist, and I've seen quite a few!

Dr. Anwar saved my life. He is a compassionate, and extremely gifted Psychiatrist. I had seen plenty of psychiatrists in my youth, and they all just gave me medicine that made me feel worse. Dr. Anwar is the reason I am accepting my mental illness. He will work with you for any reason, whether you have school or legal troubles, Dr. Anwar goes out of his way to tend to the needs of his patients. He is one of the main reasons I am now studying as an undergraduate medical student of psychiatry. In 2006, I had such a horrible depressive episode, I actually voluntarily committed myself, and Dr. Anwar had the cure. To this day, I cannot thank him enough!

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The Opposite of Help

Don't let his calm demeanor fool you. Dr. Anwar is incredibly arrogant and will resort to threats if you do not like his plans for treatment. If you find yourself under his care and have a pre-existing condition, don't be surprised if he tries to re-diagnose you with something completely different and recommend you keep taking improper medication for his mis-diagnosis despite the issues that would come up if you are taking medication for a disease you don't have. I have had to deal with Dr. Anwar a few times during periods I did not have access to appropriate medication or healthcare because of lapses in insurance coverage all leading to psychological crises. Last time I was under his care in an inpatient facility, given my history with him at that point, I refused to take any medication he prescribed...because he was still trying to prescribe me things that literally do the opposite of any medication that has helped me over the years. When I was discharged from his "care" the last time, he made a point to speak with me on my way out. He said "I don't care what you say or think, the next time you're here, you will take what I give you even if it means 'the shot' (meaning a mix of Haldol and Ativan forcefully given to patients in these types of facilities)." I responded with "Sounds good" smiled in his stupid face, left and found licensed professionals that actually helped me get appropriate treatment for the actual disorder I have.

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Five Stars

Dr Anwar saved my life. I have anxiety and depression and at the point I was refer to him, I was suicidal. With a combination of the right medicine I am able to live a normal life. I had seen other doctors in his field and had not gotten the same results.

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Five Stars

Dr. Anwar is alright. He doesn't really care, but at least he can diagnose and treat your illness. The desk staff, however, is incredibly rude and unwilling to help. Nothing like having suicidal ideations and having a woman tell you you can't see your doctor.

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One Star

He is old and out dated. He gave me all the wrong meds for my diagnosis, because of that I put on 50 pounds. Went to another doctor and she could not believe what he put me on! He didn't give me the time of day, and I really don't think he heard a word of my situation.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

  • Norwich Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. Syed H Anwar Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA 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
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

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