About Us

About Dr. Plavnik

Dr. Helen Plavnik grew up in Russia and immigrated to the United States in 1988. She received her B.S. in biochemistry, with honors, from the University of Chicago. After receiving her M.D. from University of Illinois, Chicago, she completed her residency in OB/GYN at Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Plavnik is affiliated with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Rush North Shore Medical Center. She is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Appointments with Dr Plavnik

To accommodate your busy schedule, our appointment hours include evenings and weekends. If Dr. Plavnik is delayed, you will be notified immediately. Likewise, if you need to cancel of reschedule appointments; please contact us as soon as possible.

Patients will be notified of Dr. Plavnik's absences due to emergencies, illnesses or vacations. She has carefully selected physicians, who share her philosophy in patients care, to provide 24 hour care.

In order to fulfill our commitment to patient-centered care, please let us know if you have special needs or will need extra time.

Insurance Plans and Payments Accepted

Dr. Plavnik's practice accepts several insurance plans. Click here to see a full list of insurance plans accepted. When scheduling an appointment, please verify acceptance of your insurance. Please bring your insurance card to your visit. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. If necessary, monthly payment arrangements can be made.

Telephone Calls

Inquiry Calls: Your questions and concerns are important to us! Our staff will assist you, and if you wish, your calls will be forwarded to Dr. Plavnik. All calls are returned promptly.

After-Hours Calls: 24-hour availability is provided through a paging system to Dr. Plavnik. Please phone the office and an answering service will take your number and page Dr. Plavnik immediately.

Requests for prescriptions refills, lab results, or appointments need to be made during office hours


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