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IUD in Elmwood Park

IUD Services in Elmwood Park Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Women’s Health Group Chicago, our team of expert practitioners specialize in IUD insertion and removal. We understand how crucial this process is for your reproductive health, providing a safe, sterile, and comfortable environment for all procedures. Whether you are opting into an IUD for the first time or considering changing your current birth control method, we monitor every step to ensure both safety and efficacy. Each procedure caters to the unique needs of each Elmwood Park woman, ensuring minimal discomfort during insertion or removal.

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

Choosing the right type of contraceptive can be confusing given the myriad options available today. At Women’s Health Group Chicago, we offer comprehensive counseling sessions where our experts discuss different types of Intrauterine Devices (IUDs). Our team provides detailed information about hormonal and copper-based devices while suggesting what may suit your body best based on personal health history and lifestyle factors. Drawing from years of experience serving women from Elmwood Park region, rest assured that with us you make informed decisions about managing your sexual health.

Follow-up And Monitoring After Insertion

Aftercare following an IUD procedure is crucial to prevent complications like infections or device displacement issues etc. That’s why at Womens Health Group Chicago we provide regular follow-ups to each patient who had their IUD inserted with us – tracking any discomfort they may feel post-procedure whether it comes from physical pain or emotional distress related to sexuality after contraception usage changes which happens sometimes too especially during early stage adjustments period following IUD implantation by physician.

Managing Side Effects And Complications

Though highly effective as birth control methods, like other contraceptives intrauterine devices might have some side effects too: various abdominal discomfort types usually manifest during initial days weeks after getting one implanted inside female patient but can persist longer in some cases. Our experienced healthcare team at Women’s Health Group Chicago identifies these symptoms early and manages them effectively, keeping your health and comfort our topmost priority.

Alternatives To IUDs

We understand that every woman’s contraceptive needs are unique, hence, we don’t limit our services to just IUD counseling – offering alternatives primarily for those who may not be comfortable with the idea of an implanted device but seeks equally effective modes of contraception. At Women’s Health Clinic Chicago we provide complete information on alternative options like birth control pills, patches, injections etc., so you can choose what fits best for your specific requirements after carefully considering their pros cons along doctor during consultation session before making a final decision.

Emergency Contraception

While IUD is perfectly designed for planned prevention of unwanted pregnancies as part of women’s routine health management regimen it doesn’t handle emergency situations resulting from unprotected sexual intercourse where immediate action is required in contrast. Hence availability of ‘morning-after’ pill option secures against pregnancy risks post such rare events too – available right here in Elmwood Park via Womens Health Group Chicago delivering services under one roof ensure no matter the timing your reproductive rights remain well-protected always.

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 providing comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in and around area. This long-standing presence demonstrates our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

Our team of physicians and staff provides a wealth of experience and expertise across the entire spectrum 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 within the Elmwood Park community.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We stay at the forefront of medical advancements, offering state-of-the-art 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 Elmwood Park residents get the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, we advocate for a holistic approach that focuses on 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

Our lead physician, 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 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 the heart of 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 each Elmwood Park resident receives 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 Elmwood Park.

Women's Health Services in Elmwood Park


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.