Dr. Laurence Jacobs, MD

Dr. Laurence Jacobs, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Laurence Jacobs, MD is a reproductive endocrinology & infertility doctor who practices in Buffalo Grove, IL. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.Read his story

135 N Arlington Heights Rd Ste 195

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
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Dr. Jacobs' Experience

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

Dr. Jacobs' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jacobs "Q & A with Dr. Jacobs What do you like most about what you do?I love solving complex, challenging fertility problems and then ultimately fulfilling a couple's dream of having a baby. In practice what are you most proud of? For the past 17 years, being named and honored yearly by Castle Connelly as one of "America's Top Doctors" in my field. This honors the top 1 percent of Reproductive Endocrinologists nationwide, as voted on by thousands of doctors and nurses. Why did you choose to work in the field of reproductive medicine? I chose this field after struggling with personal infertility. What do you consider your "special areas of interest" in reproductive medicine and why?1. Couples who come to me after failing IVF previously. Very challenging and an opportunity to use innovative ideas and methods to improve success.2. PCOS and obesity problems as they impact fertility. Treating PCOS and improving lifestyle issues allows many women to successfully achieve a pregnancy and improve their health. I have battled obesity problems my entire life, and empathize with those who need help. What is your approach to medicine?As a fertility doctor, I am committed to developing a healthy partnership and relationship with each of my patients. Share something unique that most people don't know about you. Addicted to cookies & cream ice cream! I have also been called a "Big Teddy Bear." What do you do for fun in your spare time?I like gardening, fishing, and riding my vintage Vespa scooter."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Jacobs "Dr. Jacobs is a Mayo Clinic-trained Reproductive Endocrinologist and board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). He has been practicing medicine since 1975. He completed medical school and an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Northwestern University, and then went on to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Mayo Clinic in 1988. He has been honored as "Top Doctor" by the prestigious publisher Castle Connolly in all of its editions of "America's Top Doctors" 2001-2015 (top 1 percent of specialists nationwide) and "Chicago's Top Doctors" 2001-2015. Ladies' Home Journal and Chicago Magazine have repeatedly chosen him as one of America's "top infertility doctors." Dr. Jacobs has authored numerous articles for journals, books, and newspapers. Dr. Jacobs' own experience as a former fertility patient allows him to empathize with his patients and provide the support and encouragement needed. "


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  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Infertility
  • Male Infertility
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Miscarriages
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases


  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Genetic Testing
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Intra Uterine Insemination
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Semen Analysis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

1 Sanction
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (4/21/2014)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Jacobs, Laurence Alan MD : License 0360544440: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician allegedly failure to diagnose Cushing’s Syndrome. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation has issued a REPRIMAND on the physician’s license.
    State: Illinois
0 Board Actions

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


  • Northwestern
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Jacobs has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Jacobs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacobs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacobs to family and friends
based on 70 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (70)

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Dr. Jacobs' Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Jacobs Says:

I am very pleased that you chose me to help you in your journey to become parents.  I have always tried to have a 'connection' and be very accessible in the office or by phone or email.  I have been blessed with the knowledge & skills to make a difference in people's lives. As you know, there are many patients, just like you, who struggle with the misery of infertility.  When patients are considering treatment,


Patient Comments (4)

in Libertyville, IL |
Very nice and helpful with all of our questions.
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in Libertyville, IL |
Personable, gives it to you straight. Treats you like a person.
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in St Charles, IL |
My first IVF was at a health system who didn't acknowledge me much, I had to sit on a floor outside with 30+ other women in a line before the doors opened for monitoring. It was terrifying and no communication, I was terrified to do ivf again, I then went to FCI and met Jacobs, there are no...more
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in Chicago, IL |
My IVF girl is now 23 years old and have often recommended Dr. Jacobs to people also hoping to start a family. He was alwas available and I felt he really cared about what we were going through. That means so much when going through such a tough time!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Jacobs accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PHCS
  • Self Pay
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Jacobs has admitting privileges

Advocate Condell Medical Center
801 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
836 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Centegra Hospital - McHenry
4201 W Medical Center Dr
McHenry, IL 60050
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Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Northwest Community Hospital
800 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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