Psychiatry is a unique specialty among medical specialists in that both psychosocial and biological factors need to be integrated in formulating the diagnosis and treatment planning. Subjective experiences, interpersonal processes, and self-awareness are aspects that must not be overlooked. Psychiatric conditions take a toll not only on sufferers themselves, but also on families, caregivers, and society as a whole. Prevention, treatment, management, and rehabilitation of these conditions are central to comprehensive health care. Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry SC strive to provide the highest level of clinical care to all patients and their families.
The field of Psychiatry and Neurology has made remarkable advances over the past 10 years alone. New treatment modalities which are evidenced based have been medically proven to help persons with mental illness. As Medical Doctors specializing in the treatment of diseases of the brain and mental illness, our practice's goals are to provide relief from those conditions and to help you function at your personal best. This will be accomplished in a variety of ways:
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Dr. Lucyna Puszkarska and Dr. S. J. Puszkarski
Dr. Slawomir John Puszkarski was born in Poland. At a young age, he moved with his family to Chicago, Illinois where he began his academic career. Dr. Puszkarski attended the University of Chicago and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where he received his medical degree. While in medical school he developed a great interest in psychiatry. After finishing medical school, Dr. Puszkarski moved back to Chicago with his family and began his psychiatry residency at the University of Chicago where he became a chief resident. Afterwards he trained in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program. After his training, Dr. Puszkarski began to work in his private practice along with his wife, Dr. Lucyna Puszkarska, and Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois where he was an attending psychiatrist and also the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Lucyna Puszkarska was born and raised in Krakow, Poland. In high school, Dr. Puszkarska became the student Council President and the top student in her graduating class. This experience allowed her to demonstrate academic excellence and leadership skills that she continues to exemplify throughout her career. As a result, she received an honorary award from the city of Krakow for being the top student in the city. Dr. Puszkarska expressed a great deal of interest in mathematics and medicine. She eventually decided to pursue her passion in medicine, and attended medical school at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Dr. Puszkarska had a great love for kids and specialized in pediatrics.
She moved with her family to Chicago, Illinois and decided to also specialize in Psychiatry. She completed the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Chicago and afterwards the Child, Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.
Following her training, Dr. Puszkarska decided to enter private practice and worked at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where she eventually became the Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Chairman of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Eventually Dr. Puszkarska became the Medical Director at Riveredge Hospital in Forest Park, Illinois where she currently works. Riveredge Hospital is a 210 bed psychiatric care facility. Dr. Puszkarska's experience academics and leadership has brought an unprecedented level of quality to the clinical programs at Riveredge Hospital. She has been known to have a comprehensive and compassionate approach to psychiatry by her colleagues.