Dr. Laurence Jacobs, MD

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Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility | Male

Fertility Centers of Illinois 135 N Arlington Heights Rd Ste 195 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 Get Directions
Dr. Laurence Jacobs, MD
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 15 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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Dr. Jacobs' Care Philosophy

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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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...

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
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 guarantees of success in this journey but it sure helps to be on it with someone with compassion. I've had late night questions and fears, and this man will reply to my emails and quick .
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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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 15 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.

Dr. Jacobs' Care Philosophy

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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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, they often search the internet for a 'top doctor'.  I would really appreciate if at your convenience, you would please take just a few minutes to do this survey/review of my practice so your comments can be forwarded to some of the physician ratings websites. You can do the review using your name or initials or anonymously.  Thank you in advance for letting others know what your experience has been with me.  Your honesty and sincerity will help me provide the very best service to others just like you.  Please keep in touch.

Thank you for your time and valuable feedback, we look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely,

Laurence A. Jacobs,  M.D.

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

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    Dr. Jacobs has received 1 sanction

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    • 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.
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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Procedures Performed

  • 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