Deborah A. Reed, MD

Deborah A. Reed, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Psychiatry

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aphasia
  • Atypical Parkinsonian Syndromes
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Vascular Cognitive Disorders

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania - 1983
Internship:
Rush University Medical Center - 1984
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1988

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

170 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

Everything was explained so well. She gave pros and cons of treatments and allowed us to be totally involved in decision making for the best outcome.

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March 27, 2022

5.0

She is understanding and compassionate

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Reed listens. She does not “talk over your head”. I find her to be a very down to earth person. She ask questions if you are having trouble making your point in order for her to understand how you are feeling about a certain thing that was said in order to get clarification. I thank her for being the kind of PERSON that she is!

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Connected the dots; gave me hope for a reasonable and a doable health plan going forward.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Consistent excellent service to patients

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Very understanding and helpful

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February 09, 2022

5.0

She’s a great physician, and I never feel rushed.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Reed is most competent in my opinion.

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Really appreciate all the time given to evaluate

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Responsive

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Reed is a fantastic listener. She is very competent and up-to-date on current information. We appreciate her empathy and professionalism very much. She is accessible through email messaging and responds to our questions promptly.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Reed is a good listener. We feel very comfortable talking with her and expressing our feelings and concerns.

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January 16, 2022

5.0

She is most competent dealing with Alzheimer's patients. This is a rare commodity these days.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Very helpful and understanding.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

She is a great listener. Makes me feel understood.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Reed is good with my husband. She understands what is going on with him and makes suggestions and recommendations that make him feel like he is important in this journey.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Reed is very knowledgeable in her field, particularly when it pertains to Alzheimer's/dementia. There are not many in psychiatry with this expertise.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Reed is very empathetic and always suggests appropriate solutions to issues. What a gem!

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Friendly and knowledgeable

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December 01, 2021

5.0

She is all of the above and more. If all your doctors were like Doctor Reed at Northwestern Hospital people would be constantly lined up patiently waiting to be seen. She is a great listener and expresses genuine concern for her patients. She is extremely intelligent. Simply put, she is a beautiful, unique human being.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

A very caring physician. She is very knowledgeable with treating dementia patients.

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November 04, 2021

5.0

Very passionate and down to earth person!

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November 03, 2021

5.0

We have a long established relationship with Dr Reed who understands the medical issues and family dynamics.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Answered my questions clearly, good listening, understandable recommendations.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Reed is professional, courteous, caring

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Provided me ways to improve my condition

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Reed is very compassionate, listens carefully and gives excellent feedback and advice.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

She is knowledgeable, empathetic, a good clinician, and provides needed guidance to make my days more manageable.

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October 17, 2021

5.0

She offered ideas for us as caregivers to help my Dad more. She listened and made my Dad feel comfortable.

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October 02, 2021

5.0

It is easy to share my concerns with her. Her advice is very useful.

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September 22, 2021

5.0

She was pleasant and thorough.

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September 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Reed was compassionate but very honest. ‘Told it like it was’ with my dad. Spent a very long time with us—ensuring she knew my dad and his concerns.

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August 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Reed is social, cooperative and patient.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Reed has treated me for many years and is aware of my issues.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Felt Dr Reed had a calm and reassuring demeanor. She listened.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

She saw through things in one hour that 25 years of therapists missed.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and helpful.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

She was helpful and very easy to talk to

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Reed was attentive and provided excellent care

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Reed is knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate!!

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May 11, 2021

4.0

She understands my situation and uses this to offer concern and insights on how to proceed specific to me.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Love the balance of technical knowledge and skills with a warm and engage personality

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Reed has provided helpful advice in managing the symptoms of my husband's disease..

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Because she allowed herself to get to know her patient, by questioning the patient on a friendly basis.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Shes very understanding and compassionate.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

I have worked with Dr Reed for many years so she understands my situation and treats me with care and dignity.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Reed is caring and dedicated to helping her patients. She offers great help to both patient & caregiver

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March 24, 2021

5.0

Best professional I have consulted

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate and helpful

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Great combination of professional and personal

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March 03, 2021

5.0

I felt comfortable and relaxed sharing myself with Dr. Reed.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

She was easy to relate to and interested in my responses to questions.

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February 14, 2021

5.0

Her manner is very conducive to sharing. Her flexibility to have a virtual visit. Just feeling comfortable with her not only on this visit but prior visits.

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Caring, expertise

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January 27, 2021

4.0

Dr. Reed seemed knowledgeable and caring. Im looking to improve my healthcare and look forward to initiating her suggestion to lessen the dose of the medication that was targeted.

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January 24, 2021

5.0

She listens and explains her reason for increasing or decreasing my meds.

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January 21, 2021

5.0

She is an exceptional doctor

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January 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Reed is the 1st Psychiatrist who found the ONLY anti-depressant that worked for us. She also asks the right questions when we have a session. She also gets back to us promptly when we email her.

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December 23, 2020

5.0

Empathetic, highly skilled professional

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December 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Reed is very knowledgeable and kind.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Very empathetic with patient and caregiver. Very knowledgeable in her field.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Reed is very knowledgeable and also accessible. I have emailed her on a number of occasions when Ive had a question and she gets back to me right away. Shes very professional and compassionate.

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December 02, 2020

5.0

Appreciate her expertise and friendly manner

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Reed is an experienced Psychiatrist

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Reed is very empathetic and always suggests insightful solutions for patients' issues.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Reed is very thorough, knowledgeable and has a very pleasant and easy manner making her easy to open up to.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Very good staff, very thorough doctors!

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October 14, 2020

5.0

She understands my background and my current situation.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

I have a long standing relationship with this organization.

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Everyone is wonderful

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Dr. Was a good listener who made me feel comfortable right from the beginning.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Dr Reed was patient, emphatic and understanding. Very helpful to me.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Reed listens intently and makes the best recommendations for treatment. She is kind and available.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Compassionate and knowledgeable people.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Reed wasted no time in identifying our issues and recommending a medication. She also responded very quickly when I emailed her about the cost of the medication, Rarely have I experienced a Dr. to be so responsive.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Her knowledge combined with \bedside manner\"."

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September 17, 2020

5.0

I have never been disappointed.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Helpful and friendly

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August 26, 2020

5.0

She's friendly and explains clearly the treatment that she's recommending.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Well handled by Dr. Reed.

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August 16, 2020

5.0

She is very caring. She listens to your concerns.

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August 16, 2020

5.0

Everyone in the department has been extremely knowledgeable and compassionate.

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August 12, 2020

5.0

The team of Professionals Extremely caring to the patients. Giving as much time as required. Dr Reed takes time to listen and respond to our questions. She is a caring doctor

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August 09, 2020

5.0

I have been with her for some 15 years so I must believe in her

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August 09, 2020

5.0

The knowledge of Doctors and their willingness to share

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August 06, 2020

5.0

She had an empathetic manner that instantly developed an ease to communicate..She explained information in a manner that was easy to understand. I felt she really cared almost instantly.

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August 06, 2020

5.0

Helpful staff. Explained information well.

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July 29, 2020

5.0

We were able to accomplish the same as though we were in Dr Reeds office .Dr Reed is extremely professional, gives us as much time as needed covering many concerns and questions. She exhibits all traits one looks for in a doctor

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July 29, 2020

5.0

We had our first visit today and we are so excited to continue a relationship with her. She was so warm and friendly and explained a variety options.

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July 26, 2020

5.0

Professional care, friendly , helpful staff.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Dr Reed is very empathetic and professional. Nice combination.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Very empathetic and caring provider.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Reed is very knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate!! She takes excellent care of her patients and takes the time to know everyone personally. .What a gem!!

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July 19, 2020

5.0

Very easy to build quick rapport with Dr Reid. That, along with confidence she knows what she's doing from her skillful interaction.

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July 19, 2020

5.0

Knowledge. Professional bedside manner

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July 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Reed has been very accessible. She has responded to my personal needs as they came and monitored my medication levels carefully.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Very helpful. Listens to my concerns. She is easy to contact when I need her.

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