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IUD in North Riverside

IUD Services in North Riverside Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we specialize in the provision of high-quality IUD insertion and removal services designed to meet your unique needs. Through a detailed consultation process, our caring healthcare providers will ensure you understand every step of both the insertion and removal procedure. We take pride in making this often-sensitive process as comfortable and seamless as possible while maintaining strict hygiene protocols for your safety.

Counseling On Different Types of IUDs

Understanding that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to contraception, we provide individualized counseling on various types of intrauterine devices (IUDs). Our well-trained specialists strive to equip you with all necessary information regarding hormonal IUDs such as Mirena or Skyla, and non-hormonal copper IUD like Paragard; helping choose what fits your lifestyle best.

Follow-up and Monitoring After Insertion

Post-insertion care is key at Womens Health Group Chicago. Following your IUD procedure, we schedule consistent follow-ups to monitor progress, ensuring optimal efficacy of the device while warding off potential complications early on. These visits entail an all-round check not limited to location verification through ultrasounds—this assures device stability thus preventing accidental expulsion or migration.

Managing Side Effects and Complications

While providing top-notch contraception options tailored around everyone’s needs, we’re also committed to dealing promptly with any side effects or complications associated with device usage. This might include managing heavier periods induced by certain types of IUDs or addressing cramping experienced during initial weeks post-insertion—we’re dedicated towards ensuring believe your comfort every step along the way.

Alternatives To IUDs

Whether due to personal preference or medical factors preventing successful implantation/use of an intrauterine device, Womens Health Group Chicago provides a host of alternatives—offering ample freedom in choice. From hormone pills to patches, rings, shots and surgical sterilization; we’ll help navigate through choices consequently landing on a method harmonically complementing your life.

Emergency Contraception

Emergencies are often unforeseen thus Womens Health Group Chicago strives towards prompt responsive action encapsulated within their emergency contraception services. Should traditional contraceptive measures fail or lapse, they offer ‘morning-after pills’ that can significantly reduce chances of unintended pregnancies when taken appropriately post-intercourse—the team is round the clock ready guiding you during such demanding times!

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, North Riverside's Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the North Riverside and surrounding area. Our long-standing presence reflects our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The North Riverside-based 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 well-prepared to address a wide range of women's health needs in North Riverside.

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

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 North Riverside, 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 each North Riverside 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 North Riverside.

Women's Health Services in North Riverside


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.