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Why it is important to find a great obstetrician in Chicago

Find a Great Obstetrician in Chicago area

Bringing a baby into the world is an incredibly significant experience. There are a multitude of beautifully memorable moments associated with pregnancy and planning for delivery. Yet it is also a big responsibility. The right medical partner takes a great deal of stress out of the journey. The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates shares this information on why and how to find a great obstetrician in Chicago. A decision with lasting impact – for you and your baby Your choice of obstetrician influences the chance that your delivery will be uneventful and that your baby will be born as … Continue reading

Chicago, IL area patients ask, “What is laparoscopic abdominal surgery?”

Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery in Chicago IL area

Chicago, IL area women who are told by their doctor that they could benefit from laparoscopic abdominal surgery are often suffering from problems such as: Ovarian cysts Fibroids Abnormal bleeding Laparoscopic abdominal surgery is a procedure that can help women with these issues achieve a better quality of life. What is laparoscopic abdominal surgery? The team of doctors at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. is here to help patients learn more about their treatment options, and once they have decided on a procedure, what to expect. When women are told they can benefit from a laparoscopic abdominal surgery, they may … Continue reading

For a safe and healthy pregnancy: What you need to know about Obstetricians/Gynecologists near Chicago, IL

Obstetricians and Gynecologists near Chicago, IL area

When you become pregnant and embark on the journey to becoming a parent, it can be overwhelming to learn about the development of your baby, the changes happening in your body, what you should do for a safe and healthy pregnancy, and what you need to avoid. With the guidance of a trusted obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN), those stresses can dissipate as your doctor helps you navigate pregnancy while also monitoring the health of you and your baby. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C., patients near Chicago,  can find the trusting, compassionate care they need through all stages of pregnancy—from before you … Continue reading

The importance of STD testing for women in Chicago,

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, we encourage our patients to have an open and honest dialogue with us about sexual health and the risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

STD testing is something that every person who is sexually active should have done at least once, and for some, even more regularly. Still, in the United States, over half of sexually active people under the age of 25 will have contracted a sexually transmitted disease, and many will not even know they have it. While the thought of bringing up STD testing can seem embarrassing, the truth is that it is one of the most important ways sexually active adults can protect their health, and in many cases, it can be life-saving.  When certain STDs are left untreated they … Continue reading

Chicago, doctor discusses pap smears and what to do if yours is abnormal

The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, knows all too well the potentially devastating effects of cervical cancer

It’s estimated that ever year in the United States, nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and of those diagnosed, almost 5,000 of them will die from the disease. Worse still, many of these deaths could have been avoided through early detection. The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, knows all too well the potentially devastating effects of cervical cancer, which is why we encourage women to schedule annual exams with a pap smear. What is a pap smear and why is it important? Pap smears save lives. The test is a quick and effective screening for cervical cancer. … Continue reading

Chicago OB/GYN explains how to treat fibroids safely and effectively

treat fibroids safely and effectively

Hearing that you have uterine fibroids can be a bit daunting! However, rest easy, knowing that you are not alone. As many as 30 percent of women between 35 and 50 may get fibroids in the uterine wall. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, in Chicago, we believe in patient education. We are committed to helping each patient achieve optimal health and have found education to be instrumental in achieving this goal. We know how to treat fibroids effectively. What uterine fibroids are: Also called leiomyomas or myomas, these are muscular tumors that can grow on your uterine wall. They almost … Continue reading

OB/GYN in Chicago near Michigan City explains abnormal bleeding during perimenopause

abnormal bleeding during perimenopause

As women age, we head towards menopause or what is sometimes referred to as “the change of life.” Menopause is the point where a woman has not had a period in a year, it is the end of her childbearing years. Perimenopause is the time frame leading up to menopause, when the process begins, and symptoms can start. Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, serving Chicago , wants to help. Facts about perimenopause: It varies from woman to woman, but it can start as early as your 30s or as late as your 50s. It’s the time when your ovaries begin making … Continue reading

Schererville women want to understand natural birth control

Choosing the birth control option best for you

Due to advances in medicine, today’s world offers more than just one or two reliable choices for female contraception. Multiple options, including the natural birth control method, exist. This allows each woman to find the choice that is the perfect fit for her. Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, serving the Merrillville area, is here to help. We take the time to get to know you, your lifestyle, and your wants. This allows us to help you make an informed choice as to your birth control option. Schedule your individualized consultation with us today to find out more! What is female contraception? … Continue reading

Understanding male infant circumcision in Chicago

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Understanding MaleInfant Circumcision in Chicago

Pregnancy comes with many considerations. Parents who are expecting a baby boy have an additional decision to make, whether to circumcise their newborn. For patients in Chicago, Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. offers information to help patients in their decision-making process. Circumcision of male infants is a widespread practice in many parts of the world, including the United States. Each year 55-65 percent of newborn boys are circumcised in the United States. This procedure involves the surgical removal of the foreskin or the fold of skin covering the head of the penis. Generally, this procedure is done within ten days … Continue reading

Highland residents discover symptoms and treatments for uterine fibroids

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Uterine Fibroids Highland Area

Also called fibroid tumors, leiomyomas, or myomas, uterine fibroids are lumps that grow on a woman’s uterus. They are benign and may appear on the inside, outside, or on the uterine wall. Highland and Norther Indiana residents turn to Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S. C. for treatment options. Fibroids often occur in women in their 30s or 40s. Although the exact cause is unknown, the hormones estrogen and progesterone help fibroids grow. The highest levels of these hormones are made during the years of menstruation. Once women reach menopause and the hormone levels are lower, fibroids seem to shrink. Symptoms … Continue reading


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    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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    "Dr. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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