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Birth Control in Elmwood Park

Birth Control Services in Elmwood Park Illinois

Hormonal Contraceptives

At Womens Health Group Chicago, our passionate team of professionals are well-versed in empowering you with a full suite of contraceptive options tailored to meet your unique needs. One such option is hormonal contraceptives which comes in various forms including the pill, patch, injection or implant. These methods effectively prevent ovulation and thus pregnancy by regulating your hormones. While this method is highly effective when used properly, it requires consistent use for optimal protection.

Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)

The next contraceptive option we provide at Womens Health Group Chicago targets residents desiring long-term birth control without committing to permanent solutions— Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC). LARCs, namely intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are favored for their convenience and efficacy over time. Our experts can perform seamless insertion procedures as well as guidance on maintenance and eventual removal if desired.

Barrier Methods

For women seeking temporary contraception that does not interfere with natural hormone balances, barrier methods offered by our health clinic may be the ideal choice. This category includes contraceptives like diaphragms, sponges, cervical caps or male and female condoms – devices designed to prevent sperm from reaching an egg during intercourse. A key advantage is they only need to be used around the time of sex.

Permanent Birth Control

If you desire a lifetime solution to avoid potential future pregnancies all together womens Health Group Chicago offers solutions for permanent birth control too! There’s sterilization procedure which permanently prevents eggs from traveling down the fallopian tubes hence avoiding fertilization; although this requires surgical procedures but assures a lifetime peace-of-mind.

Emergency Contraception

In light of unforeseen situations such as unprotected sex or contraceptive failure, Womens Health Group Chicago ensures Elmwood Park residents have access to emergency contraceptives. There are pills available that can be taken after sex to greatly reduce the chance of pregnancy. Our team is committed not only to provide this service swiftly but also ensuring all patient questions and concerns surrounding these medications carefully addressed.

Fertility Awareness Methods

Lastly, we offer guidance on Fertility Awareness Methods (FAMs)— a natural way of predicting safe and unsafe days in your menstrual cycle where you can get pregnant. Through tracking temperature, cervical mucus changes or menstrual cycle dates, our experienced clinicians at Womens Health Group Chicago empower patients with knowledge towards informed decisions around family planning.

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 is renowned for a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the Elmwood Park and surrounding area. Our long-standing presence demonstrates our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The experienced 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 equipped to address a wide range of women's health needs in Elmwood Park.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We stay at the forefront of medical advancements, offering the latest and safest medical techniques and treatments in Elmwood Park. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures you receive the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, we embrace a holistic approach that takes into account not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice reaches beyond symptom management, aiming to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Elmwood Park.

Leadership and Community Engagement

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

Personalized Care and Compassion

At Elmwood Park'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 all our patients 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 our Elmwood Park clinic.

Women's Health Services in Elmwood Park

OBGYN

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.

Endometriosis

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.

Hysterectomy

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

Infertility

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.

IUD

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:

Pam Christopher
Pam Christopher
2024-01-05
Everyone was very professional and courteous. In and out very quickly.
Marisol Loera
Marisol Loera
2024-01-01
If I can summarize how this practice cares for their patients in just a few words, it would be, absolutely wonderful!!!Dr.Awad ,Dr.Lexi and all the staff left me at "Awe".I truly wish I had sincerly known about them with my 2 previous pregnancies- since my past experiences were so terrifying, and truth be told, I walked into this office scared out of my mind.Once there thou, not only did they greet me with such a friendly face but they really did make me feel so cared for,-so at peace; so at home.And although all this time has passed,I really didn't want to end the year without telling each and everyone of them, that attendend me at some point, during and after my pregnancy,THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU!!(*Especially Nubia,her hug was the best feeling ever,-on the one appointment,I will never forget it.It really did mean the world to me,still does.)I know my baby will be turning 8 months soon, and it took me this long to finally start feeling emotionally stable( because of sad family circumstances) and well,hormones and what not, but truthfully from the bottom of my heart if any pregnant mommy is looking for the best oby gynys and nurses one can have, Dr.Awad and Dr.Lexi are so comprehending and super cool-funny too!!!Please Don't think about it twice,just come here- really,and no I'm not paid to advertise any of them or this.They are just this Awesome wholeheartedly!And well, this concludes the end of my baby bump road journey,sadly, but Super happy to have came across this practice, their wonderful people and to have had such a great experience.( Yeah, I really don't summarize in small sentences who am I kidding lol, I usually like to write alot:)But anyways, 🙂Happy New Year to My Womens Health Group Clinic and Everybody reading my review. It was a Pleasure!
Shirley Vega
Shirley Vega
2023-12-22
Great experience! Fast service
Odalys Ochoa
Odalys Ochoa
2023-12-20
I had an exceptional experience with Dr. Mike and his staff! His empathetic approach and attentive listening made my visit outstanding. He delivered exactly what I needed while making me feel comfortable and heard. I’m thrilled to have found such a welcoming environment for my OBGYN visits. Highly recommend!
Elise Hill
Elise Hill
2023-12-19
Staff, Nubia and the provider Lexi were absolutely fantastic at my first visit, I would highly recommend.
Maribel Ochoa
Maribel Ochoa
2023-12-14
Very nice place they take really good care of you.
Iza Kopec
Iza Kopec
2023-11-07
I’ve had the absolute best experience here at Women’s Health Group. I often get anxious when visiting doctors, but Lexi and the team here have always made me feel very safe and relaxed. I had to get some blood work done and they drew my blood on-site at the clinic, which was super convenient! I was encouraged to lay down and rest afterwards for as long as I needed, and I never felt rushed. I’ve also gotten an IUD here and it was a million times easier than I expected. Lexi is just fantastic and talked me through the whole process! The team here will do everything in their power to help you receive the care you need, and I highly recommend this clinic.
Dee
Dee
2023-10-31
Dr. Mike is DA BEST!