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IUD Services in Northlake Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand the complexities surrounding women’s health. One of our key services that we offer to our Northlake patients is IUD insertion and removal. Our highly skilled team ensures that these procedures are safe, comfortable, and well-guided for each patient. From educating patients prior, during and after the procedures to supporting them via guidance post-procedure, every detail counts in providing a reassuring experience.

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

Since every woman’s body is unique with different needs and preferences, it’s important to be knowledgeable about various types of IUDs available in order to make an informed decision about your contraceptive method. That’s why at Womens Health Group Chicago; we provide comprehensive counseling on the distinct types of intrauterine devices (IUDs). We emphasize evaluating each patient’s medical history before recommending any type of IUD best suiting their lifestyle.

Follow-up And Monitoring After Insertion

The initial weeks post-IUD insertion matter significantly as this period often determines how well your body adapts to the device. Hence recognizing its significance, our team conducts diligent follow-ups for ensuring optimal wellness following IUD placement. Regular monitoring enables us to address any discomfort early on & assures the correct positioning of your device—cultivating enhanced peace-of-mind concerning gynecological healthcare among our Northlake patients.

Managing Side Effects And Complications

Although an effective contraceptive measure, like all medical interventions -miscellaneous side effects may accompany an IUD usage on occasion. Acknowledging this reality cultivates a pertinent provision within our practice i.e., handling potential problems encompassing side-effects or complications arising from an inserted device proficiently—with compassion coupled with industry-current knowledge bases updated continuously by our expert care providers at Womens Health Group Chicago.

Alternatives To IUDs

For women reluctant about the idea of using an Intrauterine Device or seeking other alternatives due to already existing complications, we’re well-equipped & capable of offering several effective contraceptive alternatives. From birth control pills, patches, shots to rings and permanent solutions such as sterilization—our ultimate goal is ensuring each Northlake woman can find a means for controlling their reproductive health harmoniously with their individual lifestyles.

Emergency Contraception

Understanding that every now and then unplanned incidents do occur, Womens Health Group Chicago also provides emergency contraception services for our valued clients in Northlake. If you’ve had unprotected sex or contraception failure like condom breakage; it’s crucial you seek medical consultation promptly. We assure confidential consultations providing accurate information on how soon after encountering such an event should one opt for emergency contraception—as per specific situations’ requirements.

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, Northlake's Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the Northlake and surrounding area. Our long-standing presence is a testament to 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 highly qualified to address a wide range of women's health needs within the Northlake 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 Northlake. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures Northlake residents get the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, our Northlake clinic adopts 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, striving to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Northlake.

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 Northlake, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At Northlake'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 Northlake 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 Northlake.

Women's Health Services in Northlake


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.