Dr. Beth Sum, MD

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Dr. Beth Sum, MD


Obstetrics & Gynecology | Female

Midwest Center Wmns Hlthcr 1875 Dempster St Ste 145, Park Ridge, IL 60068 Get Directions
(847) 318-9350

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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."Read more

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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...Read more

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Patient Reviews (5)
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 says...

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.

Dr. Sum's 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."

Dr. Sum says...

3-D / 4-D Ultrasound, Amniocentesis, Bone Density Testing, Circumcisions, Colposcopy, Contraception, Counseling and Education, Cryosurgery, Diagnosis & Treatment, Endometrial Ablation, Endometriosis, Fertility, Fetal Heart Testing, Genetic Counseling, Gynecological Care, Hysterectomy , Hysteroscopy, Incontinence, Intrauterine Devices (IUD), LEEP, Maternity Care, Menopausal Care, Minimally Invasive Permanent Birth Control Procedure, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Obstetric Care, Pediatric/Adolescent Care, Prenatal Testing, Prenatal Ultrasound, Screenings, Surgical Procedures, Ultrasound

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

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


  • Medical School
    In Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • 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