Northwestern Medicine Brings Comprehensive Fertility Care To Patients In The West Suburbs
By Jenny NowatzkeWomen's Health December 12, 2018
As a nurse case manager, Katy Iserloth has experience with giving shots to patients. She followed in her mom’s footsteps and works on the same floor, doing the same job, at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital. But in August, the tables were turned – and Iserloth needed to start giving shots to herself with a helping hand from her mom.
“Even though I have a lot of medical knowledge, I was terrified to do it,” says Iserloth. “But I just kept telling myself to trust in the process and hope the end result would lead to a baby.”
Luckily, 28-year-old Iserloth and her husband, Justin, were relying on Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine to calm their fears and answer every question as they underwent their first round of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The couple drove from their home in Hinckley, Illinois, to downtown Chicago, where they met with a comprehensive team of fertility specialists.
“From day one, our experience was phenomenal,” adds Iserloth. “Everything was organized and seamless. I was treated by several specialists, including Tarun Jain, MD, who was extremely caring and really listened to my concerns. You can tell this isn’t just a job for him – it’s personal.”
Dr. Jain is now bringing his 15 years of professional experience to the west suburbs in his role as the new medical director of Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, located in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. The clinic is an extension of the Northwestern Medicine fertility care from downtown, and features a full staff, including reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist Lia Bernardi, MD, and psychologist Susan Klock, PhD.
“In a constant effort to improve and expand our access, we’re proud to open our next location in the west region of Chicago – right where many of our patients live and work,” says Dr. Jain. “Nearly one in eight couples have difficulty getting pregnant, and we are committed to providing individualized, empathetic and world-class fertility care for all.”
“Northwestern Medicine is truly a leader, offering the most advanced fertility treatment options and research,” adds Jared Robins, MD, division chief of reproductive endocrinology and infertility care at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and medical director of fertility and reproductive medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “The Oakbrook Terrace clinic enhances our commitment to providing comprehensive women’s health services in the west region. Let our family help grow your family.”
The board-certified physicians at Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine offer innovative, effective solutions for a wide range of conditions. Part of the #1 hospital in Illinois, they are proud to support all individuals and families on their paths to parenthood. They promise personalized, comprehensive and compassionate care. The new Oakbrook Terrace clinic offers a full range of fertility services, along with consultations, follow-up appointments, ultrasounds, blood work and semen analyses.
“For those living in the west, we understand it can be an inconvenience to drive downtown for follow-up appointments – especially when they can happen several days or weeks in a row,” says Dr. Jain. “This new clinic will save patients so much time and stress on the road. Our goal is to walk them through the fertility process in the most comfortable environment, make their access to services as smooth as possible, and give them the best outcome.”
For patients like Iserloth, the Oakbrook Terrace clinic is a gamechanger. The next time she needs to undergo IVF, the Oakbrook Terrace clinic will cut her driving time in half – which will be helpful, since a backseat passenger will be with her.
“My husband and I are expecting our first baby in May! When I showed my mom the ultrasound photo, she said, ‘that’s the prettiest baby I’ve ever seen,’” smiles Iserloth. “I was recently writing down my holiday work schedule and thought – my baby’s first Thanksgiving and Christmas will be next year. My life will look so different in 2019 and I couldn’t be more excited about it. We were hopeful IVF would work the first time, and we’re so grateful it did.”
“In my opinion, this is truly the best job,” adds Dr. Jain. “I really enjoy helping people and that’s why I went into medicine. For someone to not be able to have a child – and then have one – is the most rewarding experience. I can’t imagine doing anything better.”
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Oakbrook Terrace clinic, call 630.545.3766. To learn more about Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, visit fertility.nm.org.