FAQ

Midwest OB/GYN & Midwifery is dedicated to the obstetric and gynecologic care of women.

When to Call Your Healthcare Provider

  • Decrease Fetal Movement
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Abdominal Pain Persisting After Four Glasses of Water and Rest
  • Trauma/Injury to the Abdomen
  • Temperature Above 100.4°
  • Persistent Headache after rest, fluids, and Tylenol
  • Gush of Fluid from the Vagina
  • A Cold/Flu Lasting More Than One Week – Call Primary Care Physician, or go to Urgent Care
  • Uterine Contractions More Than Four Times Per Hour (Prior to 37 Weeks)
  • Uterine Contractions 4-5 Minutes Apart and Strong Intensity for One Hour After 37 Weeks
  • Do not go to the hospital before calling the nurse midwives
  • The nurse midwives work at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. If you go to another hospital, they cannot take care of you there.

How to Reach the Provider

  • During office hours : 847.357.1144
  • After office hours, the call will be transferred to the answering service – No prescriptions refilled outside regular office hours.

Insurance and Billing

All billing should be handled under Dr. Koziol’s name

Most insurances are accepted:

  • Aetna – EPO/POS/PPO
  • Allied Benefit System
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street
  • Benefit Administrative System
  • Blue Cross Blue Sheild – PPO/EPO/POS
  • Blue Choice (Alexian Brothers)
  • CCN – PPO
  • Cigna – POS/PPO
  • Concert Health Plan
  • Consolidated Health
  • Coresource
  • First Health – PPO
  • Great West Healthcare – PPO/POS
  • HFN – EPO/PPO
  • Humana – POS/PPO
  • Medicaid of Illinois
  • Medicare
  • Mertain Health
  • Private Healthcare (PHCS) – EPO/PPO/POS
  • State of Illinois – PPO
  • Tricare (PHCH)
  • Unicare – POS/PPO
  • United Healthcare – PPO/POS
  • If your insurance is not listed above, please call to verify that we accept and are in network your plan.
  • It is the patient’s responsibility to check with their insurance company regarding needed referrals.
  • We also accept non-insured patients. We have affordable prices for OB/GYN examinations.

Other Important Telephone Numbers

Labor and Delivery  (847) 981-3563
Emergency :  911 

 

 Office Hours


 Elk Grove Village Location

Mon 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tues 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wed 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thurs 9:00am – 7:00pm
Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

Elk Grove Village Ultrasound Hours

Tues 10:00am – 2:30pm
Wed 1:00pm – 7:00pm

West Chicago Location

Tues 11:00am – 7:00pm
Wed 10:00am – 7:00pm

What Over the Counter Medication May I Take While in Labor

  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen)   500 mg 1-2 tablets every 6 hours – for aches, pains, fever
  • Colace (Docusate Sodium)  100mg twice daily – constipation, stool softener
  • Anusal HC (Hydrocortisone cream)  apply 2-4 time a day – hemorrhoids
  • Robitussin (Guaifensin)  10ml to 20 ml every four to six hours as needed – cough
  • Benadryl (Dipherhydramine)  25mg to 50mg every six hours as needed itching, rash, sleeplessness, allergic reactions, antihistamine
  • Mylanta or Maalox  after meals – acid reflux, antacids
  • Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine)  AFTER 14 WEEKS ONLY – nasal congestion
  • Tums  heartburn
  • Vitamin B6  up to 50mg twice per day – nausea
  • Unisom  with Vitamin B6, if desired – CAUSES DROWSINESS – nausea at bedtime
  • Do not go to the hospital before calling your provider.
  • We only work out of Alexian Brothers Medical Center. If you go to another hospital, we cannot take care of you there.

What Medications To Avoid

  • Aspirin/Advil/Motrin (Ibuprofen)
  • Aleve (Naproxen)

Suggestions for Morning Sickness

  • Starting from the time when you get up in the morning try to have something in your stomach (ex. crackers – the first minute you wake up).
  • Eat small amounts frequently, chew gum
  • May take Dramamine (dimenhydrinate), Vitamin B6 as directed

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Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Phone: (847) 357-1144

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Park Ridge, IL 60068

Phone: (847) 357-1144


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