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Dr. Helen Plavnik, MD

Gynecologist, OB-GYN

Professional statement

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. Dr. Plavnik's practice is committed to providing superior patient- centered care. Through personalized care, the doctor and her staff seek to help women feel confident and comfortable about their health. Open dialogue regarding medical needs is valued. Patient questions, concerns, and participation in their health care are encouraged.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • Advocate Health Care

Specialties

  • OB-GYN
  • Gynecologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • Lutheran General Hospital, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1922037910

Office locations

Plavnik, Helen

9933 Lawler Ave, Suite 545

Skokie, IL 60077

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Willing to listen carefully to any concerns you have and come up with effective next steps quickly. Pleasant visit.
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She's a great doctor, always gets the job done and seems authentic. Dr.Plavnik seems genuine and she's really good at her job. Now I see why people stick with doctors they like.
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Doctor is ok but could be more welcoming, her answers was short and not clear didn’t feel comfortable. But worse doctor could be only Russian speaking lady on front desk , so rude to costumers and not professional, all this placeremind me Soviet Union hospital with rude nurses and not competent doctors . Not recommend to no one .
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Worst experience ever. The staff has no idea what they are doing. Very unprofessional!!
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Always great experience
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Extremely efficient and caring. Highly recommend.
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Great visit. Dr seen me right away.
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Dr. Plavnik was amazing, she made me feel hopeful about my fertility. Exam was quick and painless she is absolutely the best.
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Worst staff ever. Not welcome people who is not Poland. I found her from Zocdoc because she was in network my insurance. When I go there staff was so rude that can not even talk normally, alway shouted. Then I requestedto talk to Dr. Helen and staff laugh at me and said of course you can talk to her. The doctor came out and her communication manner was exactly same. Also clinic is not clean for gynecology.
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The doctor is great and also her secretary. All the personal speak polish mostly, as wells as the majority of the patients. At first that was a surprise for me but the doctor is amazing, knowledge, profesional, gentle, compressive.
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First time getting my pap smear done. Took me years since I was scared about it. But after being there, Dr. PLAVNIK, made it seems like it was nothing. She talked me through everything she was doing and how it willfeel. I had a great experience. Definitely coming next year again. Now I look forward to it.
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gentle, quick, knowledgeable. nice staff too.
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she was amazing, I was scared of going to the woman doctor. But she made it easy.
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She is very understanding,helpfulll and very nice!!
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Professional and knowledgeable stuff.
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Had to wait a very, very long time (about 1.5 hrs) for a very short visit with the doctor (approx. 5-10 mins). Then I get an outrageously high bill in the mail. After doing the legwork on my end calling myinsurance to get the bill down and after paying that amount, I get a call from the office that they never got my payment. So I had to go to the bank to get a copy of the check showing it was cashed by this office. Very inconvenient, expensive, and lack of any explanation of services. To make matters worse, when I logged in online to see my medical files, there was a note in there about a cyst that I was never told about by the doctor! I will not be returning and recommend others go elsewhere.
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Great! Barely waited since I filled out the forms online prior to my appointment. She was detailed with her procedure. I was there for less than 20 mins!
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She was wonderful! I was very upset at the wait time only because I needed to get back to work. I waited an hour but I would wait an hour again. She was great. I felt so comfortable. She was so helpful and so nom jusgemental. Highly reccomended!!!
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Dr. Plavnik was very professional, friendly, and patient. It was my first annual pap smear, so I was a little worried/afriaid. Dr. Plavnik explained what she would do and what I would be experiencing beforehand (to calm me down). During theexam, she was very gentle and made eye contact with me most of the time, so I wasn't uncomfortable at all. After the check, she told me when I should expect calls from the office regarding the results and stuff. Highly recommend!
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Great doc.... very professional and very sweet...I definitely will go back ...
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She was very nice and calmed my nerves. She seems very knowledgeable and the office has late hours if you need questions answered. They call you with updates on test results.
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Dr. Plavnik was Great.. She was very patient and answered all the questions my husband and I had.. It was our first appointment for my pregnancy and she did bloodwork and scheduled us for an ultrasound which she does right inher office once the bloodwork results come in.. We're so excited..
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She was very easy to talk to about the issues I am having and really wanted to take care of my issues right away.
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This was my first visit and Dr. Plavnik eased any anxiety that I had prior to my visit. This was such a relaxed and informative visit. I'd highly recommend her !
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It was such a great first experience! I went in there for my first time getting a pep smear and in general going to a OB-GYN. I was nervous but it was a great first experience. The nurse was super niceand it was great talking to her. The doctor was SUPER great. Super nice. I explained that It was my first time and she went through the whole process with me explaining absolutely everything she was going to do. It was actually a fun appointment. The staff where all super friendly which I liked. Only thing was the wait time was longer than 30 minutes but I still had a great experience. I would definitely recommed it to anyone especially if you are a little nervous going there for your first time. Thank you so much guys for making my first experience great. Shout out to the blond nurse and Mrs. Helen for a great experience.
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I was really impressed with Dr Plavnik's easy going and friendly personality. Made me feel comfortable and at ease as a new patient. In addition to that, every staff member that I interacted with was very friendly and helpful as well.Dr Plavnik was very thorough during our appointment and even waited patiently to hear any questions that I had afterwards. I am very grateful to have found her! :)
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Professional and considerate personnel. Doctor was also very pleasant.
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