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Obstetrics & Gynecology | Female

Womens Specialty Care 900 N Westmoreland Rd Ste 223 Lake Forest, IL 60045 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Women's Specialty Care is a small single-specialty group who provides the finest in medical care for women of all ages.  Each patient is given individual treatment based on her needs and desires.  We follow the well-woman guidelines of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology regarding laboratory testing, mammography and illness prevention.  We also accept referrals from our fellow physicians for specialized gynecologic surgery and obstetrical care.

Most testing and minor procedures can be done in our Lake Forest or Grayslake offices.  We are on campus with Northwestern Medicine if a patient needs the resources of a larger medical facility.

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Biography

Dr. Karen Mass is a board-certified Ob/Gyn physician with over 25 years experience. She trained at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has been faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Magee Women's Hospital. Dr. Mass has been devoted to the care of women in Lake County, Illinois for the past 20 years. With privileges at both Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, she can offer the best of two premier medical systems. Particular interest and strengths include a broad background in Gynecologic surgery including minimally invasive and vaginal surgery. She also has been the choice of many high risk Obstetrical patients, including advanced maternal age over 35, first time pregnancy and infertility patients who achieve pregnancy. Her compassionate and individualized approach to the care of women is appreciated by her practice. The staff of Women's Specialty Care includes a dedicated advanced practice nurse, Registered nurse and attentive assistants and office personnel. We know and appreciate our patients as individuals who have unique and different needs.

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    based on 19 total surveys (3 with reviews)
    Dr. Mass Says:

    Please contact our office directly if you have any questions or problems.  We are available at 847-295-0433 from 8 to 4 on business days, and for emergencies for our patients anytime. For established patients, we have an online portal to receive results, schedule visits, and leave messages for the doctors and staff.

    wsclakeforest is our website and provides access to the Portal.

    Dr. Mass' Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (3)
    Grayslake, IL |
    I have been extremely fortunate to have the care Dr. Mass provides her patients. I'm confident that not even the most well-known academic clinics offer a higher level of professionalism. She was once described to me as "meticulous," and that is a well-deserved compliment. She provides careful diagnosis and offers options, answering questions clearly and never seeming hurried when I asked the same questions more than once. I recently had a hysterectomy, at age 78, and am recovering easily.
    Dr Mass is outstanding I have went to do many Dr. and was given false information about my health she cares about her patients and she is very serious about what she does. She has delivered 1 of my babies and will soon be delivering another thank you Dr mass for all that you do.
    in Waukegan, IL |
    She has the world's worst attitude... She couldn't look me in the eye while talking. She just rolled up her eyes and closed them. She doesn't suggest, instead she imposses. Also told me she didn't have time for me so she will let me ask the questions I had to the NP
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    Dr. Mass says...

    Dr. Karen Mass is a board-certified Ob/Gyn physician with over 25 years experience.  She trained at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of Illinois, Chicago.  She has been faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Magee Women's Hospital. 

    Dr. Mass has been devoted to the care of women in Lake County, Illinois for the past 20 years.   With privileges at both Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, she can offer the best of two premier medical systems. 

    Particular interest and strengths include a broad background in Gynecologic surgery including minimally invasive and vaginal surgery.  She also has been the choice of many high risk Obstetrical patients, including advanced maternal age over 35, first time pregnancy and infertility patients who achieve pregnancy.  Her compassionate and individualized approach to the care of women is appreciated by her practice.  The staff  of Women's Specialty Care includes a dedicated advanced practice nurse, Registered nurse and attentive assistants and office personnel.  We know and appreciate our patients as individuals who have unique and different needs. 

    Dr. Mass' Care Philosophy

    Women's Specialty Care is a small single-specialty group who provides the finest in medical care for women of all ages.  Each patient is given individual treatment based on her needs and desires.  We follow the well-woman guidelines of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology regarding laboratory testing, mammography and illness prevention.  We also accept referrals from our fellow physicians for specialized gynecologic surgery and obstetrical care.

    Most testing and minor procedures can be done in our Lake Forest or Grayslake offices.  We are on campus with Northwestern Medicine if a patient needs the resources of a larger medical facility.

    Dr. Mass says...

    Dr. Mass was trained by one of the premier vaginal and minimally invasive surgeons at the Unversity of Michigan.  She has continued to develop her laparoscopic skills with experience at Lake Forest Hospital and weekly major surgeries for her patients as needed.

    Unique to Lake Forest gynecologists, she has a particular interest and experience in breast problems.  She can supervise all aspects of preventive breast care, including biopsies and treatment of benign breast lesions.  She has experience in lactation care for nursing mothers, fibrocystic breasts, and genetic testing for patients with family histories of breast cancer.

    Menopause management, abnormal uterine bleeding and pap smear evaluation are other areas of expertise and strength. 

    Dr. Mass has been delivering healthy babies and caring for pregnant women for the past 25 years, and tempers her medical experience with personal experience as a wife and mother.

    Dr. Mass says...

    Our approach to surgical patients has always been prepare patients completely, both medically and emotionally for any proposed surgery.  We always offer the full compliment of options, both medical and surgical for problems.  We consider ourselves to be the advocate for the patient's health, giving them the advantage of years of experience in the context of that woman's particular needs.

    We prescribe hormone treatments as needed, carefully and judiciously for each patient.  We are careful to monitor patients on treatments, and aim to be lifelong partners in caring for the women of our practice.

    Dr Mass has remained Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, fulfilling and exceeding the requirements for the American Board of Ob/Gyn, the American Medical Association, and she is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    Dr. Mass says...

    Please contact our office directly if you have any questions or problems.  We are available at 847-295-0433 from 8 to 4 on business days, and for emergencies for our patients anytime. For established patients, we have an online portal to receive results, schedule visits, and leave messages for the doctors and staff.

    wsclakeforest is our website and provides access to the Portal.

    Dr. Mass' 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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    • Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
    • Bleeding Disorders
    • Blood Disorders
    • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
    • Bone Disorders
    • Breast Diseases
    • Cervical Polyps
    • Cervicitis
    • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
    • Endometriosis
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
    • Hemorrhoids
    • High Risk Pregnancy
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
    • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    • Mastodynia
    • Maternal Anemia
    • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Pap Smear Abnormalities
    • Perimenopause
    • Placenta Previa
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Preeclampsia
    • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Uterine Diseases
    • Uterine Fibroids
    • Uterine Prolapse
    • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
    • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
    • Yeast Infections

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1988

    • Internship Hospital
      University Mich Med School

      Completed in 1989

    • Residency Hospital
      University Mich Med School

      Completed in 1992

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Illinois At Urbana Champaign

      Graduated in 1984

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Procedures Performed

    • Birth Control
    • C-Section
    • Cholesterol Screening
    • Colporrhaphy
    • Colposcopy
    • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
    • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
    • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
    • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
    • Hysterectomy - Open
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Osteoporosis Screening
    • Pap Smear
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Thyroid Screening
    • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
    • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
    • Vaginal Surgery