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IUD in Lower West Side

IUD Services in Lower West Side Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand the significance of professional care when it comes to IUD insertion and removal procedure. Our expert team performs these procedures with utmost attention, making sure that our patients experience minimum discomfort. We use state-of-the-art medical tools for safe insertions and removals while maintaining a warm, approachable environment where you can feel at ease knowing your wellness is a priority.

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

There are different types of intrauterine devices (IUDs) each offering unique benefits&mdashfrom hormonal versions that adjust menstrual cycles to copper variants which serve as a long-term solution for birth control. As is common with any health choice, you may have queries on what type suits you best or how they function; our knowledgeable staff provides comprehensive information sessions regarding such matters thereby helping make an informed decision about your reproductive health.

Follow-up and Monitoring After Insertion

One key aspect of our commitment to women’s healthcare goes beyond mere procedures; we strive towards ensuring positive post-procedure experiences too. Once an IUD is implanted by us at Womens Health Group Chicago, regular follow-ups are scheduled for monitoring purposes. Patient concerns like general well-being after insertion to checking correct placement of the device are actively attended during these sessions showing continued full support from us in maintaining their reproductive health.

Managing Side Effects and Complications.

While efficient as contraceptives, IUDs could potentially cause side effects ranging from minor discomfort to more serious complications. At Womens Health Group Chicago we work towards reducing these adverse situations providing effective measures against them meticulously managing all potential side effects associated with both hormonal and non-hormonal IUD types through careful monitoring & prompt action when required.

Alternatives To IUDs

We understand that IUDs might not be a viable solution for everyone. In such cases, it’s vital to have access to a range of alternative contraception methods. Our team at Womens Health Group Chicago broadens your horizons, exploring choices from birth control pills and patches to sterilization options or fertility awareness-based techniques—empowering you with all the information required for deciding what best fits into your lifestyle.

Emergency Contraception

A critical aspect in women’s health services we extend is emergency contraception service; acknowledging that in certain scenarios prevention fails & immediate action becomes crucial. The professionals at our clinic are trained to swiftly offer solutions like emergency contraceptive pills and copper IUD insertion within stipulated timeframes minimizing chances of unplanned pregnancy significantly rendering support when needed most.

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 prides itself on a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the greater 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 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 well-prepared to address a wide range of women's health needs for Lower West Side residents.

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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 Lower West Side. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures our patients receive 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 goes beyond symptom management, striving to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Lower West Side.

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 Lower West Side, 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 Lower West Side'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 Lower West Side.

Women's Health Services in Lower West Side


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.