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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
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."
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. "
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Chlamydia Infection Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Herpes Simplex Screening
In Vitro Fertilization
Intra Uterine Insemination
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Illinois.
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.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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
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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)
Dr. Jacobs' Performance
Explains condition(s) well
Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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,
Overall Patient Satisfaction
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacobs to family and friends is 4.8 out of 5