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Gail M. Osterman, PhD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Psychology
Gail Osterman, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Surgery in the Cardiac Behavioral Medicine Service of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and assistant professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialization in health psychology, with an emphasis in cardiac psychology. Her clinical interests include the interplay of social support and health status, varying informational needs throughout medical care, and enhancing the quality of life and adjustment of cardiac and transplant populations.

Dr. Osterman utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques to enhance adjustment to medical illness, encourage long-term behavioral change, as well as improve quality of life among medical populations. She has been involved in a National Institutes of Health-sponsored research project that examined the role of social support on maintenance of behavioral change in a cardiac population.

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 11-140

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-4965

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING


  • Medical Education
    Illinois Institute Technology - 2004
  • Residency
    Rush University Medical Center - 2005

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Body/Mind Guided Imagery
  • Cardiac Psychology
  • Coping with Medical Illness
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Related Anxiety
  • Stress Management

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS EPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Wellmark/Healthnetwork PPO
  • Workmans Compensation