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IUD Services in Edgewater Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we expertly guide you through both IUD insertion and removal. Our medical professionals in Edgewater understand the uniqueness of every woman’s body. They employ patience and precision when inserting or removing your intrauterine device (IUD), ensuring a smooth, minimally discomforting process while prioritizing your health and comfort.

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

Choosing the right type of IUD can be puzzling for many women. At our clinic, we place an immense focus on patient education to help you choose a contraceptive that perfectly fits your needs. You will receive comprehensive counseling on different types of IUDs available – from hormonal types like Mirena and Skyla to non-hormonal ones such as Paragard; discussing their efficacy, potential side effects, and longevity.

Follow-up and Monitoring After Insertion

After successfully employing an IUD insertion procedure at our Edgewater facility, monitoring is crucial for ensuring optimal performance as well as mitigating potential complications. That’s why regular follow-up visits are scheduled post-insertion with dedicated check-ups assessing its placement inside the uterus while maintaining a close eye on any adverse signs that might indicate displacement or infection.

Managing Side Effects and Complications

We acknowledge that not everyone may have the same experience after getting an IUD inserted. Some women might struggle with side effects such as cramps or irregular bleeding. If this is the case for you, rest assured knowing at Womens Health Group Chicago; handling these obstacles is part-and-parcel of our job too! We manage each situation professionally while offering swift intervention if there ever arises a need due to severe complications.

Alternatives To IUDs

IUDs aren’t Goliath without David! While they may be an excellent contraceptive method for many women, at Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand that one solution does not fit all. We’re always ready to explore numerous safe and effective alternatives such as birth control pills, implants, patches or injections with you if the IUD path isn’t your preferred contraceptive route.

Emergency Contraception

At times of unnerving accidents or contra-indications to standard contraceptives in Edgewater’s female community, emergency contraception serves a critical purpose. Whether it is within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse or even five days later (with Ella), our healthcare professionals at Women’s Health Group Chicago are equipped to provide necessary guidance and promptly deliver the appropriate remedy.

Your Doctors

Michael Awad, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Alexis Schnakenburg, PA-C

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Accepted Insurance Providers

Listed are the major insurance providers we accept. For more information regarding specific plans, please call our office.

Why Choose Us?

Decades of Experience

With over 30 years of committed service, the Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the greater area. This long-standing presence is a testament to our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The Edgewater-based team of physicians and staff offers a wealth of experience and expertise in the full range of Gynecology and Obstetrics. From routine care to specialized treatments, our skilled professionals are well-prepared to address a wide range of women's health needs within the Edgewater community.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We stay at the forefront of medical advancements, offering the most advanced and safest medical techniques and treatments in Edgewater. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures Edgewater residents get the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, our Edgewater clinic adopts a holistic approach that focuses on not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice extends past symptom management, striving to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Edgewater.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Dr. Michael M. Awad, our leading expert, exemplifies our dedication to leadership and community engagement. With a distinguished career featuring research contributions and academic appointments, Dr. Mike embodies our commitment to education and advancing medical knowledge. By choosing us in Edgewater, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At Edgewater's Women's Health Group, you're not just a patient; you're an individual with unique needs and concerns. Our personalized approach ensures that you receive tailored care that addresses your specific circumstances. Coupled with our compassionate staff, you'll find a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters trust and comfort in Edgewater.

Women's Health Services in Edgewater


Experienced OBGYN services covering a range of women's health needs, from routine exams to complex gynecological issues, with a focus on compassionate care.

Birth Control

Comprehensive birth control counseling and a variety of options, including pills, implants, and IUDs, tailored to individual health needs and lifestyle

Pap Smear

Regular Pap smear screenings to detect cervical changes early, using the latest technology for accuracy and comfort in women's preventive health care.


Advanced diagnostic techniques and personalized treatment plans for endometriosis, including medication management and minimally invasive surgical options

Prenatal Care

Comprehensive prenatal care for expectant mothers, offering nutritional guidance, health monitoring, and support throughout pregnancy for a healthy birth.


Expert surgical care for hysterectomy procedures, focusing on minimally invasive techniques for faster recovery and optimal women's health outcomes.


Innovative infertility treatments and supportive care, including IVF, IUI, and fertility preservation, to help couples achieve their dream of parenthood.

STD Testing

Confidential and comprehensive STD testing and counseling, utilizing the latest testing methods to ensure accurate and timely sexual health management.

Hormone Replacement

Personalized hormone replacement therapy to address menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalances, and improve overall quality of life for women.


Expert insertion and management of IUDs, offering a long-term, reversible birth control option that is highly effective and convenient for women.

Physical Therapy

Comprehensive birth control counseling and a variety of options, including pills, implants, and IUDs, tailored to individual health needs and lifestyle.

Women's Health Clinic

A dedicated women's health clinic providing a full spectrum of services including screenings, treatments, and wellness education in a supportive environment.

Patient Reviews:

Liv Story
Liv Story
My appointment was at the location off Harlem— The easiest, and most positive experience I’ve ever had at an annual exam! The entire team was friendly and welcoming. I was taken care of in one visit and on with my day in no time! I am excited to have established practice with Women’s Health Group
Amanda Suffern
Amanda Suffern
Dr.Mike is amazing. He listens, has solutions and follows through. I travel over an hour to see him and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Lisa Rourke
Lisa Rourke
I've been coming to Dr. Awad and Dr. Mike for over 30 years. Never had a bad experience and actually look forward to chatting with them both. I was a little sad and nervous when I was told Dr. Mike was unavailable today (delivering babies!) so I saw Dr. Lexi. I should have known Dr. Mike would only hire the best to work with him. Dr. Lexi was kind and knowledgeable. She asked all the right questions and was very gentle. Great staff as well.
Katherine Briggith Castillo Estupiñan
Katherine Briggith Castillo Estupiñan
I am very grateful for Dr. Michael's work with ethics and love, it has been a blessing in the birth of my baby, a wonderful labor process! Thank you!
Brenda Burton
Brenda Burton
Excellent care. Pt.centered care where you are treated like family.
Tessa Lopez
Tessa Lopez
Dr Awad and Dr Lexy are the best in town! I just simply feel comfortable and well taken care of. All the team is amazing and very welcoming.