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
of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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
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.
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