Daniel A. Giacomo, M.D.

Daniel A. Giacomo, M.D.

Daniel A. Giacomo, M.D.

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Treatment Philosophy

Depression is a chronic disease associated with severe distress. Antidepressants are efficacious (55-65% response rate). The data, however, also show that there is no differential effectiveness among different antidepressants. The general lack of difference between antidepressants raises the question: If no one agent is more effective then, what guides optimum treatment selection in clinical practice? Is there any way to guide the optimum antidepressant choice for a specific person? Our research has shown that the clinical responses to different antidepressants are related to depression sub-groups. Using the GIFTDS©, we identify depression subtypes that have an increased probability of responding to an specific antidepressant. The tool help us formulate a personalized treatment plan.

Personal Interests

Research using computer simulation for studing mood regulating mechanisms based on the most current biological findings.

Conditions & Procedures

Conditions

Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Pharmacology, Treatment Resistant Bipolar Disorder, Treatment Resistant Depression, Young Adult Family Issues

Procedures

Antidepressant Partial Responders, Personalized Treatment Plans, Psychopharmacology, Treatment of Depression Subtypes

General Information

Gender

Male

Affiliation

NorthShore Medical Group

Expertise

General Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology

Academic Rank

Senior Clinician Educator

Languages

English, Spanish

Board Certified

Psychiatry

Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

University of Rosario, 1979

Residency

Tufts University, School of Medicine
Norristown State Hospital

Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania
Tufts New England Medical Center

Locations

A

NorthShore Medical Group

909 Davis St.
Suite 160
Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.6400 847.425.6408 fax This location is wheelchair accessible.

Insurance

Commercial Plans
  • Aetna Choice POS (Open Access) and POS II (Open Access)
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO and EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Health Network Options
  • Aetna HMO (including Open Access)
  • Aetna Managed Choice (Open Access)
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Access Aetna Select (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice EPO (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Open Access Managed Choice POS (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna QPOS
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select (Open Access)
  • Beechstreet PPO Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage
    Verify PCP Participation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna LocalPlus
  • Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
  • Cigna Open Access Plus with CareLink (OAPC)
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO (an Aetna Company)
  • Coventry Health Care Elect Choice EPO
  • Coventry Health Care First Health PPO
  • Galaxy Health PPO Network
  • Great West PPO/POS
  • Healthcare's Finest Network (HFN)
  • Humana - All Commercial Plans (including Choice Care)
  • Humana - NorthShore Complete Care
  • Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan and PHCS PPO Network (Including PHCS Savility)
  • NorthShore Employee Network
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider PPO Network (TRPN)
  • Tricare
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare - All Commercial Plans
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Core
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Navigate
Exchange Plans
  • Not Contracted Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision
    Verify PCP Participation
  • Not Contracted Coventry
  • Humana National
  • Land of Lincoln - All Products
  • Not Contracted United Healthcare Compass
Medicaid
  • Illinois Department of Public Aid (IDPA)
  • Illinicare ICP
  • Community Care Partners
Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (HMO/Open Access HMO)
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage HMO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Premier HMO-POS
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Primary HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus PFFS
  • HumanaChoice PPO
  • United Healthcare - All Medicare Plans
Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community
  • HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Illinicare Health Plan
  • Meridian Complete
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