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IUD Services in Gary Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we specialize in reliable and safe IUD insertion and removal methods. Our team of experts will ensure that the process is carried out with utmost gentleness while prioritizing your comfort at all times. We consistently offer support to women from Gary who are seeking long-term contraceptive solutions through this procedure. Whether you need an IUD inserted or removed, our priority is to create a seamless experience under a professional environment.

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

Understanding the various types of Intrauterine Devices (IUD) gives our patients more confidence to make informed decisions about their menstrual health. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we provide extensive counseling on different types of IUDs available suitable for women from all walks of life in Gary. Our providers will discuss both hormonal and non-hormonal options depending on your specific needs, age factor, lifestyle preferences, among other factors.

Follow-up and Monitoring After Insertion

Post-IUD insertion follow-up is vital as it allows us at Womens Health Group Chicago to assess how well you’re adjusting to the new device physically as well as emotionally. Therefore, after undergoing an IUD insertion procedure within our clinic; whether you are local or visiting from Gary – be assured that your care journey doesn’t end there. From providing meticulous monitoring after implantation to timely check-ups ensuring comfortable adaptation; each step is taken considering utmost caution to provide exceptional care.

Managing Side Effects and Complications

While most users have positive experiences with their chosen method of contraception, managing potential side effects or complications remains paramount for us at Women’s Health Group Chicago. If any issues arise post-procedure such as abdominal discomfort or irregular bleeding patterns – rest assured personalized help isn’t far away.Situated conveniently close for the residents of Gary, we’re here to address all your concerns and ensure you receive the best possible care throughout your journey with us.

Alternatives To IUDs

In addition to contraceptive solutions through IUDs, Womens Health Group Chicago has extensive expertise in advising on various alternative birth control methods. We understand that one method might not fit everyone’s lifestyle habits; therefore, tailored advice is available regarding option diversity such as oral contraceptives or implants for our patients from Gary and beyond considering their unique preferences.

Emergency Contraception

Unplanned situations demand immediate attention – keeping this understanding at its core – Womens Health Group Chicago offers reliable services for Emergency Contraception. Despite any geographical boundaries within Illinois including Gary, rest assured that our clinic will always be ready to provide timely assistance. Be it prescription medicines like morning-after pills or emergency IUD insertions; our aim remains constant- offering instant help while respecting confidentiality.

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

Celebrating over 30 years of unwavering service, the Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the Gary and surrounding area. This 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 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 highly qualified to address a wide range of women's health needs within the Gary community.

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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 Gary. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures Gary residents get 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 goes beyond symptom management, aiming to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Gary.

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 Gary, 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 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 Gary.

Women's Health Services in Gary


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.