Adnan Arif, MD

Behavioral & Mental Health, Psychiatry

Practices In: Naperville, Romeoville
Patients Seen: Adults

Dr Arif was born in Eng­land and grew up in Pak­istan. He is a 3rd gen­er­a­tion doc­tor, includ­ing his grand­fa­ther, his father and old­er broth­er. He moved to the Unit­ed States after med­ical school in 2000.

He com­plet­ed his Psy­chi­a­try Res­i­den­cy train­ing at the Cleve­land Clin­ic in Ohio and addi­tion­al fel­low­ship train­ing at the Cleve­land Clin­ic in Con­sul­ta­tion-Liai­son Psy­chi­a­try till 2006. He then prac­ticed in North­west Indi­ana till 2010, and then in the South­west sub­urbs of Chica­go at Palos Med­ical Group till the end of 2019, before join­ing DuPage Med­ical Group. He also held admin­is­tra­tive posi­tions such as med­ical direc­tor of Psy­chi­a­try at Com­mu­ni­ty Health Sys­tems of North­west Indi­ana, and Chair­man of Psy­chi­a­try for Palos Med­ical Group in his pri­or roles. He is Board cer­ti­fied by the Amer­i­can Board of Psy­chi­a­try and Neu­rol­o­gy and re-cer­ti­fied in 2016.

I think all peo­ple have with­in them the inner strength to find their way out of dif­fi­cult times. I am blessed to be there with them and guide them so they can find their inner strength, on their jour­ney to hope, heal­ing, and empowerment.”

Dr Arif enjoys using a patient-cen­tered approach” for treat­ing peo­ple that involve not just psy­chi­atric med­ica­tions, but also sup­port­ive ther­a­py and psy­cho­log­i­cal edu­ca­tion. He likes to empow­er the peo­ple he treats by giv­ing them the tools and knowl­edge to make pos­i­tive changes. Knowl­edge is empow­er­ing” he likes to quote. The more you know, the more moti­va­tion you will have to think in a dif­fer­ent, more pos­i­tive way, and make pos­i­tive changes in your life.”

Dr Arif likes to incor­po­rate genet­ic test­ing (when appro­pri­ate) and has been active­ly involved in pro­ce­dures to treat depres­sion, such as Tran­scra­nial Mag­net­ic Stim­u­la­tion (TMS). He also likes to incor­po­rate clin­i­cal con­cepts from func­tion­al med­i­cine, treat­ing peo­ple from a holis­tic approach, edu­ca­tion about lifestyle, diet, exer­cise changes and avoid­ance of envi­ron­men­tal and dietary tox­ins that con­tribute to illness.

When he is not work­ing, Dr Arif enjoys hob­bies such as avi­a­tion and per­son­al fit­ness, and is an active musi­cian, play­ing gui­tar, piano and drums.

Behav­ioral & Men­tal Health insur­ance cov­er­age varies by provider.

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Clinical Interests

Mood dis­or­ders, Anx­i­ety dis­or­ders, Bipo­lar dis­or­der, Post Trau­mat­ic Stress Dis­or­der, Addic­tions, TMS (Tran­scra­nial Mag­net­ic Stim­u­la­tion), Inte­gra­tive and Func­tion­al Medicine


Addiction, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder