Dr. Beth Sum, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
(17)
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Dr. Beth Sum, MD
Beth Sum, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. sees patients in both our Park Ridge and Buffalo Grove offices. As a Board Certified OB-GYN and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, she has been practicing since 1998. Dr. Sum is affiliated with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where she also completed her residency. Prior to that, she earned her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Park Ridge Office

1875 Dempster St Ste 145

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Contact Information

(847) 318-9350

Dr. Beth Sum, MD

Dr. Beth Sum, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

"I will never forget how exhilarating it was to participate in my first delivery as a medical student. Now, I am honored to provide complete personal care to our patients."
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Dr. Sum's Experience

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Dr. Sum's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
1

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
30

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections
10

Procedures

  • C-Section
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC

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.

Education

  • In Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sum to family and friends
1.9
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Sum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Chicago, IL |
She shouldn't be practicing medicine with the way she behaves and treats her patients.!what a miserable human being
Chicago, IL |
I had a terrible experience with Dr. Sum years ago. I was fairly young and in a vulnerable situation involving the contraction of HPV. She had ZERO compassion for me despite the fact that I was clearly in need of some support. She also recommended the most expensive treatments despite the fact that I had no health insurance and was paying out of pocket. I ended up seeing her more than once, unfortunately, and the entire experience was traumatizing. I would never recommend her to anyone.
North Chicago, IL |
I really like Dr. Sum. She is very straight-forward with me, explains things (risks, options, etc) in plain English. She is not a bubbly person super talkative person, so if that's what you are looking for, I would not recommend Dr. Sum. But she is very knowledgeable, listens to my concerns, provides me suggestions and took no chances during my two pregnancies. My husband didn't appreciate her bedside manner, but I appreciate her candor and calm nature.
Skokie, IL |
No eye contact, Seems unhappy with her job. Tried to like her, made few appts to see her even after first terrible appt. All the nurses said she is really good at delivery but who really cares if she has no manners She is excellent at ruining your day
in Deerfield, IL |
Dr. Sum is great, her office staff on the other hand is AWFUL. Finding a new doctor because of the lack of professionalism and respect when patients call with questions.
Park Ridge, IL |
I met Dr. Sum for the first time today and she seemed like she was in a rush and barely had time for me. The exam rooms are quite small, and with my husband sitting in the chair by the door and myself on the exam table, she seemed to push herself past us whenever she needed to get by. She also kept avoiding eye contact and looking everywhere else like she didn't want to be there. I will be avoiding seeing her again.
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Dr. Sum accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Sum has admitting privileges

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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