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IUD Services in Essex Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we specialize in providing comprehensive care for women contemplating contraceptive options such as the IUD. Our primary mission is to empower our patients and provide them with safe, reliable medical options. We offer expert services on both IUD insertion and removal procedures right here in Essex. These are typically quick procedures offered by professionals experienced in maintaining high comfort levels whilst ensuring precision in placements & extractions.

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

Understanding what kind of contraceptive method works best for your body is an important aspect of reproductive health management. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we encourage open communication and commit ourselves to educating our clients about various types of IUDs available in the market. Our team provides personalized counseling sessions that explain each type’s specifics- from hormonal to non-hormonal copper-based ones- thus enabling you to make well-informed decisions concerning your health.

Follow-up And Monitoring After Insertion

The period following an IUD insertion requires professional monitoring which ensures there are no complications or adverse effects post-procedure. To ensure a seamless experience after the procedure, Womens Health Group Chicago offers dedicated follow-up appointments for all our patients based in Essex. Regular monitoring by our experts allows us to track potential signs of discomfort immediately resulting in prompt actions mitigating any hiccups during recovery phases.

Managing Side Effects And Complications

While most people adjust well post-IUD insertions, some might experience side effects like irregular periods or cramps initially. The key factor remains vigilant observation followed by effective management of these side effects whenever they occur. If you reside within Essex city limits or its surrounding areas; managing possible symptoms and complications arising from a recently placed intrauterine device could not have been easier – thanks to Womens Health Group Chicago’s knowledgeable providers who truly understand and specialize in internal care for women.

Alternatives To IUDs

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we believe that a one-size-fits-all approach does not cater to the individual needs of all our patients. We also provide consultancy on alternatives to IUD’s – such as oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, patches or long-acting reversible options like implants. Every woman’s body is unique; hence their medical procedures should respect this diversity. Our dedicated team in Essex creates personalized health plans suitable precisely for your unique requirements.

Emergency Contraception

For residents of Essex looking for competent clinical guidance regarding emergency contraception: look no further than Womens Health Group Chicago! In an event where primary birth control fails or isn’t accessible during intercourse: Emergency Contraceptions are considered life-savers against unintended pregnancies. Our professional healthcare providers ensure well-rounded service extending from safe administration & monitoring effects to following through with routine checks until normalcy resumes – creating a comfortable environment catering to all urgent feminine healthcare demands seamlessly.

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

Boasting more than 30 years of unwavering service, the Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of providing comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the Essex and surrounding area. Our 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 brings 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 Essex.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

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

Holistic Wellness Approach

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

Leadership and Community Engagement

Naperville's own Dr. Michael M. Awad, 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 Essex, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At the 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 Essex.

Women's Health Services in Essex


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.