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OB/GYN office helps Chicago Women understand abnormal pap smear results

abnormal pap smear results

Sometimes, the things we don’t understand can cause greater anxiety than the things we do understand. Northwestern Women’s Health Associates , serving the Schererville area, wants to help all women understand their bodies. We believe that leads to better health and emotional well-being. One area that can be confusing is if abnormal pap smear results come back. We want to help you understand what could cause abnormal pap smear results, and explain further action we will take if you have one. What a pap smear is: This is an exam we use to test for cervical cancer. It can alert … Continue reading

Compassionate provider offers common gynecological surgeries for patients near Chicago,

common gynecological surgeries

The idea of gynecological surgeries can cause even the bravest patients some anxiety! Northwestern Women’s Health Associates , serving Chicago, and the areas near Chicago, strives to offer women gentle, personalized, and compassionate care. It’s why we utilize laparoscopic surgery for many common gynecological problems. We also are proud to use the da Vinci Si Surgical System for robotic hysterectomies. We always work towards finding solutions that are effective, patient-centered and promote renewed and improved health. Laparoscopic surgery: Surgery done with this method is minimally invasive with faster recovery times. We use small incisions rather than large openings. We use … 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

Gynecologist office near Schererville takes the mystery out of yeast infection treatment

yeast infection

Most girls or women will get at least one yeast infection during their lifetime. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C., located near Schererville, we are strong proponents of patient education. We believe that the more you know about your body, the better your overall health will be. We help all our patients understand what a yeast infection is, the symptoms, possible triggers, and effective treatment. If you suspect you are suffering from a yeast infection, please do not hesitate to give us a call. What a yeast infection is: A vaginal yeast infection causes itching and burning around the vagina … 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

Chicago residents ask, “What causes ovarian cysts?”

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Causes Ovarian Cysts, Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C.

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on the ovary. Chicago residents turn to Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. for information on what causes ovarian cysts. Functional cysts Follicular and corpus luteum cysts are types of functional cysts. Functional cysts occur as part of the regular menstrual cycle. The ovaries grow follicles each month. The follicles produce estrogen and progesterone. They also release eggs during ovulation. If the follicle does not release an egg, it can form a follicular cyst. A corpus luteum cyst forms in the ruptured follicle after the egg has been released. Both types are … Continue reading

Symptoms of ovarian cysts and treatment options near Munster and northwest Indiana

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Explaining Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts and Treatment, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C.

Munster and northwest Indiana residents turn to Northwestern Women’s Health Associates  for diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cysts. What is an ovarian cyst? An ovarian cyst is a sac that forms in or on the ovary. For most women, ovarian cysts never cause any symptoms and disappear on their own. Many women will get at least one larger cyst in their lifetimes. Larger cysts may cause abdominal pain or fullness, nausea, pain during sex, or the urge to urinate. Functional cysts Functional cysts are the most common and form during the regular menstrual cycle. During menstruation, the ovaries grow follicles … Continue reading

Highland and northwest Indiana residents ask what causes abnormal uterine bleeding

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Explaining Abnormal Uterine Bleeding,Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C

Highland and northwest Indiana residents have found women’s health care and resources through Northwestern Women’s Health Associates . We diagnose and treat many conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding. Abnormal uterine bleeding refers to any blood flowing from the uterus through the vagina that is heavy or unusual. This may occur at any point, even during a regular monthly period. Symptoms of abnormal uterine bleeding include bleeding that occurs between periods, very heavy menstrual bleeding, and heavy bleeding that lasts longer than seven days Diagnosing abnormal bleeding Your doctor assesses your medical history and symptoms. A woman’s age, health, and symptoms … Continue reading

Schererville and northwest Indiana residents ask about minimally invasive surgery to remove uterine fibroids

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Explaining Remove Uterine Fibroids, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C

Schererville residents turn to the physicians at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates for women’s health care. Our practice proudly offers complete care including the use of minimally invasive surgery for hysterectomies, cyst or fibroid removal, and endometriosis treatment. What are uterine fibroids? Fibroid tumors or myomas are benign lumps that grow on the uterus. They may show up on the inside, outside, or along the uterine wall. Although they generally do not cause problems, for some patients, fibroids may cause abdominal cramping or fullness, heavy periods, and low back pain. Treatment options Traditionally, fibroids have been removed using a large abdominal … Continue reading


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  • Northwestern Women's Health Associates
    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Gerilynn H.


    Dr. Regina Belmonte has been providing all the services I have needed for over 12 years. She saw me through both of my pregnancies and her expertise is vast. Even after I moved far away from the city, I still embrace and look forward to her care and services, and I refuse to switch doctors. She is worth the trip! Going through both pregnancies I had to meet with all of the Dr's. and all were wonderful. The nurses are fantastic. I have gotten 98% of what I have ever needed just talking to a nurse. So grateful for this practice and so confident with the care I receive.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Jelly T.


    Dr. Abbie Roth is GOLD!
    I have never met a doctor who is caring and brilliant and with a great sense of humor as doctor Abbie Roth. She is very professional and has an excellent bedside manner. When I had a life threatening complication after my C-section, she and her Prentice team of doctors and nurses were such an efficient team under pressure while making sure they explain every process and steps during the situation. Dr. Abbie Roth and her team literally saved my life! I am very fortunate to have met Dr. Roth, I will never forget her and will continue to see her for my future OB/Gyne health. I highly recommend this practice and Dr. Roth!
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Jessica


    If you are new to Chicago or are just looking for a new physician, please make an appointment with Dr. Friedell. This is the first time in my adult life, that a doctor spent an hour with me going over my medical history, asking questions and documenting my history accurately. His assessment and subsequent surgery were all done t a T! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or his staff. I have had very positive experiences every time I've gone and I always leave feeling like I've been really seen and heard.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Monica E.


    I was recommended to NWWH through a friend after a year of unsuccessful IUI with my partner. We were seen and cared for by Dr. Friedell. Best decision ever. You will definitely wait for the doctor for maybe 30 minutes past your appointment time but you will not regret it. His thoroughness and patience to explain everything to us in a way we understood was amazing. He was quick to start a game plan for us. We will definitely stick with Dr. Friedell as our OB/GYN.

    Apart from Dr. Friedell, the staff was quick to perform any lab work and ultrasounds with friendly conversation and compassion. This type of service really helps when we've gone through a rough time trying to get pregnant. Definitely make an appointment with Dr. Friedell.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Jennifer H.


    I have been going to Dr. Friedell for over a year now and he has been nothing less than amazing. When I first came to him to discuss pregnancy, he was incredibly informative and understanding. He was also willing to take the time to answer all of my questions and help in any way he could. He just delivered my son in March and to say he went the extra mile during delivery would be an understatement. I had some complications and with any other doctor I would have had a c-section. Dr. Friedell worked with me and was extremely patient and because of his care and expertise I had a successful vaginal delivery. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Karima R.


    I have been going to this office for little over a month now due to some complications! I have been seen Dr. Friedell, he is very caring and always made sure he answers all my concerns. I am beyond impressed with my experience with Dr Friedell and his PA " Amber". Dr Friedell called me many times after hours to talk to me about my medical results and answers any concerns that I have.

    I would highly recommend Dr Friedell.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Elizabeth T.


    I have been a patient of this practice for over 5 years now and have only positive reviews of Dr. Feldstein. He was the doctor on call and delivered my third son without any complications. He was knowledgeable, patient focused and went above and beyond to answer my questions and provide a safe and healthy delivery. I also want to note his positive bedside manner to not only my husband and I, but to the nursing staff that was working with him. He was very respectful and I am very thankful to have had him for my delivery. I would recommend this group, Dr. Feldstein in particular without reservation.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By LA


    I switched to Dr. Roth mid pregnancy due to health insurance reasons and it was probably the best decision I have ever made in my life. She is definitely warm and funny but also extremely competent and knowledgeable. I would say what makes her stand out from other doctors is how calm and not reactive she is in even the most dire situations. My son was in serious fetal distress (unexpected and not preventable) and she was very calm and reassuring as we literally ran to the OR for my c section. With the rise of c sections today I feel Dr. Roth is one of the few remaining fabulous ob's that truly plans for normal vaginal births (your choice if you want an epi or not) and although I needed a c section I knew it was truly necessary. I could not speak more highly of her, not only did she save my sons life but she made me feel safe, secure and empowered even when decisions and actions were out of my hands.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Dana M.


    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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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Barbara A


    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.