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IUD Services in West Ridge Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we are leading specialists in IUD (Intrauterine Device) insertion and removal services. Our team of highly skilled health professionals place utmost priority on the comfort and welfare of our patients. They will thoroughly explain each step, ensuring you understand what each procedure entails. We leverage state-of-the-art technology combined with unparalleled expertise to ensure a swift process free from unnecessary discomfort during both the insertion or removal of your IUD.

Counseling on Different Types of IUDs

Making a safe decision about birth control methods involves thorough information and counselling. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we offer comprehensive individualized counseling sessions regarding different types of Intrauterine Devices (IUDs). Our dedicated experts provide education on hormonal versus copper options, helping you make an informed choice that suits your body’s needs best while also accounting for your future family planning goals.

Follow-up and Monitoring After Insertion

Beyond plain insertions, at our West Ridge clinic, we continue to care through follow-ups and regular monitoring after every IUD insertion. These post-procedure check-ins allow us to assess how effectively your body is adapting to the device coupled with measures instituted towards addressing any potential complications right off the bat. We prioritize patient satisfaction and safety making sure all questions or worries relating to the contraceptive method are addressed promptly.

Managing Side Effects and Complications

Our duty does not end once the device has been inserted; managing side-effects can be crucial for many patients needing reassurances after their procedures. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we fully appreciate this responsibility offering expert advice along with quick-response solutions for handling any immediate irritations or other predicament linked to device use such as abnormal bleeding patterns or discomfort upon enactment.

Alternatives To IUDs.

While we specialize in IUD-related services, we highly recognize that every woman’s body and preferences are unique. Therefore, Womens Health Group Chicago also caters to patients seeking alternatives to IUDs. Through substantive consultation sessions evaluating the suitability of other birth control options like the pill, patch or barrier methods among others—our objective remains rooted in offering choices that align best with individual health profiles and lifestyles.

Emergency Contraception

Emergencies can occur when least anticipated; understanding this potential reality drives us towards providing an array of emergency contraception solutions for our West Ridge clientele just as readily. Our team is skilled at promptly responding to such requests offering both hormonal pills and copper IUD insertions as after-the-fact pregnancy prevention measures. We welcome you then at Womens Health Group Chicago for all your women’s healthcare needs unequivocally aiming for exceptional care experiences every time!

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, West Ridge's Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of delivering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the West Ridge and surrounding area. This long-standing presence demonstrates our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The West Ridge-based team of physicians and staff brings a wealth of experience and expertise across the entire spectrum 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 in West Ridge.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We stay at the forefront of medical advancements, offering the most advanced and safest medical techniques and treatments in West Ridge. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures you 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 extends past symptom management, aiming to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in West Ridge.

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 West Ridge, 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 West Ridge'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 West Ridge 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 West Ridge.

Women's Health Services in West Ridge


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.