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IUD Services in South Shore Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Women’s Health Group Chicago, we understand that the decision to use an IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a significant one. Our experienced health care professionals are skilled in both the insertion and removal of this popular birth control method. We strive to make these procedures as comfortable and seamless as possible for you. It includes giving careful instructions before, during, and after the procedure taking into account your unique health needs.

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

Before we proceed with IUD insertion or removal, our team at Women’s Health Group Chicago provides comprehensive counseling on different types of IUDs available. Whether it be hormonal IUDs like Mirena or Skyla or non-hormonal ones such as ParaGard, our experts will explain their aspects thoroughly based on your overall well-being, lifestyle habits and specific reproductive goals to help you make an informed decision.

Follow-up And Monitoring After Insertion

Once your preferred device has been inserted successfully by our highly trained medical staff at Woman’s Health Group Chicago, follow-ups play a pivotal role in ensuring its effectiveness while also monitoring for any possible complications. Regular checks can aid in providing reassurance about positioning of the device and rule out factors leading towards discomfort or other symptoms.

Managing Side Effects And Complications

Even though side effects from using an IUD are rare they still may occur – ranging from light bleeding to abdominal discomfort initially soon after placement but generally decrease over time. At Women’s Health Group Chicago, we proactively manage these side effects ensuring continuous guideline-based support through medication management if required or advice regarding suitable lifestyle modifications.

Alternatives To IUDs

We believe in patient-centered healthcare which encompasses understanding each individual’s preferences distinctly especially when discussing contraceptive choices besides IUDs. At Women’s Health Group Chicago, in addition to counseling on IUD usage, we also provide information and guidance on diverse birth control methods such as the pill, vaginal ring, contraceptive injections or patches dependent on what fits best with your health status and lifestyle.

Emergency Contraception

In distinct adverse circumstances where emergency contraception is essential after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure – do not worry! We can evaluate your situation thoroughly offering suitable solutions such as morning-after pills (Plan B) or a copper IUD that could be used. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Woman’s Health Group Chicago – each minute counts towards effective prevention of an unintended pregnancy.

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 dedicated service, South Shore's Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the South Shore and surrounding area. This long-standing presence reflects our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The South Shore-based team of physicians and staff offers 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 South Shore.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

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

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, our South Shore clinic adopts a holistic approach that considers not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice reaches beyond symptom management, striving to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in South Shore.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Our lead physician, exemplifies our dedication to leadership and community engagement. With a distinguished career characterized by research contributions and academic appointments, Dr. Mike embodies our commitment to education and advancing medical knowledge. By choosing us in South Shore, 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 South Shore 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 for the South Shore community.

Women's Health Services in South Shore


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.