About

Nicholas Dunkas M.D. And Associates is a small medical service corporation conveniently located a couple of blocks from a metra stop, purple line Davis stop, and university campus.  Founded by Dr. Nicholas Dunkas, the practice has been serving Chicagoland for over five decades.  Dr. Dunkas set a strong, ethical foundation for the practice -even publishing a book translating and commenting on the Hippocratic oath.  I (Dr. Peter Hsin) came on board in 2007 seeking to continue the tradition of providing excellent, ethical care.  Dr. Dunkas has retired from practicing with us, but his spirit of love, beneficence, and the humble pursuit of understanding continues.

My parents were originally from Taiwan, but I was born and raised in Hawaii.  I grew up wanting to be a Jedi Knight.  When such training failed to avail itself, I went to the University of Michigan.  I majored in general biology, economics and philosophy.  My childhood desire to use my powers for good led me to medicine.  I entered Rush Medical College thinking I was going to become a family practice doctor.

In my third year of medical school, my family practice rotation bored me.  Fortunately, I loved my psychiatry rotation.  I loved the interdisciplinary aspects of psychiatry.  I loved seeing how any improvement in symptoms always made a difference in a patient’s quality of life.  After completing my residency at Loyola, I moved to Evanston and started working with Dr. Dunkas.

Are you interested in psychotherapy?  Martin McCarthy (Ph.D.) is a good friend of Dr. Dunkas and I was happy to have him join our group.  He has an impressive mind and kind spirit.  Hannah Im (M.A.) was the next to join our group followed by John Koh (Psy.D.) and April Yoon (M.S.W.)  Hannah, John, and April were my friends before joining the corporation and I have found them to be trustworthy colleagues.

We have a good thing here.  We like working together, our job is to help people, and we are good at what we do.

Our practice is by appointment only.  Please do not just show up.  Interested new patients should call or text the main number (847.868.0310) to get started.  If you intend to use your health insurance, please have your health insurance card with you when you call as we prefer to verify insurance before the first appointment.  Feel free to contact your insurance company first to see if Dr. Hsin is in-network as I accept most non-HMO insurances.