Dr. Barbara Soltes, MD

Dr. Barbara Soltes, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Female  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Barbara Soltes, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 26 years. She specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and reproductive endocrinology & infertility.Read her story

Center for Women's Care

1725 W Harrison St Ste 1129

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Soltes performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Atrophic Vaginitis
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Soltes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Soltes "Dr Barbara Soltes is an Associate Professor in the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rush Medical Center, specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr Soltes currently serves as the Medical Director of the Rush Midlife Center for women over 40 transitioning into Menopause. It is only ONE of 5 comprehensive and multi-disciplinary Centers in the U.S. Dr Soltes has been the Clinical Director of the Center for Women's Research for the past 17 years. She is known locally, nationally, and internationally for her Clinical research on a wide range of women's health issues. She has served as the Principal Investigator on over 125 clinical trials. Dr Soltes has served on a variety of national committees with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), Chicago Medical Society (CMS), Chicago Association of Reproductive Endocrinologist (CARE), and North American Menopause Society (NAMS). She has been a consultant for the ACOG GynecologyPractice in Reproductive Endocrinology, and a contributor to the NAMS Menopause Guidebook for Practitioners."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Soltes "I hope to help women empower themselves with the education and resources to excellent health care that is practical and easy to maintain throughout their entire lifetime. I provide the time needed to help each individual women with THEIR individualized care. I provide both mainstrean and alternative options for treatment."

2  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

35  Conditions Treated


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19  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Fibroid Tumor Surgery
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Gynecologic Ultrasound
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopic Resection of Fibroids and Polyps
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loyola University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Mt Sinai Elmhurst Hosp
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Universidad Autonoma De Tamaulipas, Tampico, Facultad De Medicina De Tampico
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Mt Sinai School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Rush Presbyn St Luke'S Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Center for Womens Research
    Other Education | Completed 1997
  • North American Menopause Practitioner
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Resident Adminsitrative Chief, 1984
  • US News and World Report Best Doctors, 2/2012
  • Best Obstetricians/Gynecologists in America, 2002
  • Top Docs in Chicago, 2004
  • Top Docs in Chicago, 2010
  • British Isles Research Fellowship Award, 1992
  • Top Docs in Chicago, 2012
Media & Publications
  • Professionals feel the Heat, 1996
  • Calcium and Premenstrual Syndrome, 1998
  • The Male Gynecologist Soon to be Extinct, 1996
  • see synopsis, 1991-2006
  • Caffeine and the Risk of Miscarriage, 1999
  • see synopsis, 1994 -2005
  • The Hormone Replacement Debate, 2002
  • Hormone Replacement Debate, 1995
  • The Contraceptive Patch, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Soltes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Soltes to family and friends
15 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Soltes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Saw Dr Soles 12/6/2017 rountine visit - had transvaginal ultrasound / told I needed endometrial biopsy - done without written informed consent on 12/7/2017. Developed symptoms of endometrial infection - Dr Soltes referred me to NP - today - 8 days after procedure, diagnosed with endometrium -...more
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I'm a patient of Dr. Soltes and have been seeing her for about a year. In the beginning I found her to be very professional, kind and helpful. Over the time I've seen her I've found that she genuinely cares and really wants to help. I also really love her staff and how much they each care for...more
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Love Dr. Soltes. She is caring, intelligent and patient. I am so lucky to have found her.
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I was improperly diagnosed by Dr. Sites. I could have died by her misdiagnosis. :(
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Hello Karen, Thank you for providing feedback on your experience with my Practice. I see that you have noted a misdiagnosis on my part and I wish to learn more about it . I have tried to evaluate and diagnosis medical problems as they present to me and I would like to hear about this particular problem. Could you please send me more information to: centerforwomenscare6600@gmail.com. Thank you Dr Soltes

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