Leading General Clinical Psychologist, Michael Athans, PhD is to be Recognized as a 2018 Top Doctor in Park Ridge, Illinois

Michael J. Athans, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist currently serving patients within his private practice, the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, has been named a 2018 Top Doctor in Park Ridge, Illinois. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare professionals who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care.


Dr. Michael Athans is a highly respected and experienced clinical psychologist, having been in practice for over 30 years. He received his master’s degree from Columbia University, N.Y. and his doctorate degree from Michigan State University. As an Advocate Health Care doctor, he has served on several hospital committees. Previously, he was Chief of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry from 2003 through 2016. In addition, Dr. Athans is a member of the Illinois Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. He is currently Chair of the IPA Membership Committee and formerly a member of the IPA Ethics Committee.


Dr. Athans works with children, adolescents, and families. He specializes in adult and child attention deficit, anxieties, the strong-willed child, parenting, and health psychology, including psychological factors affecting medical conditions, medical adherence, stress management, and encopresis.

His meticulous approach to patient care, coupled with his dedication to continuously learn about the latest advancements in his field makes Dr. Michael J. Athans, Ph.D  a very worthy winner of a 2018 Top Doctor Award.


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