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Dr. Ilona Carlos, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN

Professional statement

Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate health care available for women. Lakeview Women’s Health was established to offer the highest quality gynecological and obstetrical services to the diverse female population in the Chicagoland area. Your care is our top priority. We are dedicated to providing women with the education and preventative tools necessary to take control of their health. Dr.Carlos also works with Nurse Practitioner, Julie Marable.

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Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Thorek Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Indiana University, Indianapolis, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • University of Notre Dame (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1689709933

Office locations

Lakeview Women's Health

3000 N. Halsted St., 720

Chicago, IL 60657

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
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She was very friendly and professional and got to the point. Everything I could ask for in a doctor. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Illona was extremely rude and impatient. Her communication style was very condescending and she was quick to rush me out of the door. She didn't want to answer any questions I had about birth control options. I have never felt moreuncomfortable with a doctor in my life. Her office has also been unresponsive. I have called multiple times to follow up and no one answers.
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I went to see Dr. Carlos for some irritation I had for a few weeks. I think I saw her for about less than 5 minutes. She was short and cold. Apparently there didn't seem to be any irritation, but Iknow what I felt. She acted as though I was wasting her time. Honestly, I probably would've been better off not coming in and whatever I was dealing with probably would have gone away on it's own, but since it had been about 2-3 weeks, I felt like I should have it checked out. I would've appreciated a warmer reception, or at least felt like I wasn't wasting her or my time.
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I love her!! Couldn't ask for a better doctor - she doesn't judge and is super friendly!! I'd recommend her to anyone looking for gynecologist!!
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Short, sweet, and to the point. She listened to my concerns and provided good answers.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carlos was really nice and professional. She answered all the questions I had and made it a quick, comfortable visit.
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After scheduling ob/gyn visits to coincide with trips home to Baltimore, I finally found an ob/gyn I trust, thanks to a colleague's recommendation. I knew exactly what type of IUD I wanted due to extensive research and Dr. Carlos answered allof my questions and put my fears to rest. I look forward to my next visit!
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Good! Although it seems to take a long time to process any test results.
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She's incredibly knowledgable and covers a vast amount of information in a short period of time, try to keep up! I'm not sure if she was in a hurry because she was behind schedule or if she's just a fast efficientDoctor, I get the impression it is both. Either way she knows her stuff and I'm very confident in her abilities.
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Dr. Carlos is amazing. She is professional, knowledgeable, and she is very caring for her patients.
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I went to Dr Carlos for a cyst issue. She instructed me that if it returned, I should contact her and she would schedule outpatient surgery. I did just that, and waited and waited and waited. I was so uncomfortable andnever heard back from her. Finally, one of her nurses contacted me about a month later with a surgery date. I immediately declined and let her know how unprofessional Dr Carlos treated me, was not concerned about my issues and did not take the time to see how I was doing while waiting for a surgery date. I will never use this doctor again.
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She's really informative and keeps the appointment short and to the point! Much appreciated!
More than 1 year ago
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This doctor didn't seem to have much patience. Maybe she is a satisfactory doctor but her attitude towards new patients could be better improved and be more personal as the visit was cold and dry. She wanted to do things quicklyand get out of there as fast as possible even without answering all of my questions. When she left the room I thought she was going to come back but never did. Eventually thanks to the nice people at the front desk I was able to get my questions answered and conclude my visit.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very professional, but still made me feel comfortable. Quick, easy, and to the point while still informing me with everything I need to know until my next visit with her.
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It was very good. She answered all of my questions.
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She is fantastic.
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Dr Carlos is very personable and easy to relate to. She makes my exam comfortable and puts me at ease. She is very professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
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This place is pretty meh. I was trying to get an IUD, already had a consultation with my Primary Care Provider, and had to come in to Dr. Carlos' office for another consultation. I asked that they just call my PCP,who's in the SAME building, and save me a trip. They would not do that. So I took off work early to come in. I walk in and the receptionists are all sitting around on their cellphones. It took several moments for one of them to even notice I was there. Then, I had to provide my license, insurance card, and credit card for payment. In between the receptionist asking for one of these cards and me actually handing it to her, she stopped paying attention to me. So I'm sitting there, holding my cards out (this happened twice) while she's looking at her iPhone. After a 50 minute wait, I got in to see Dr. Carlos and she filled me in on basic IUD information, which I already got from my PCP. I had no questions and already knew the information, and she kept talking in a patronizing tone to me, as if I were a child. Lastly, she said it might be MONTHS before they can get the IUD that I need in stock. So i essentially said screw it, called Planned Parenthood, got it inserted that week, and had a wonderful experience there. Tldr: don't waste your time here - go to Planned Parenthood.
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Ilona is amazing! I was pretty angry that my appointment was 30 min late and I was missing work for the appointment, but she's really good at what she does and is really professional and smart.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carlos' staff was not friendly. I felt like I was a bother to them. Dr. Carlos is just way too fast. I felt rushed. Shes super fast and I forgot half the stuff I needed to discuss with her.
More than 1 year ago
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I've been a patient of Dr. Carlos for years. She always makes me feel comfortable and important. I would highly recommend her.
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The office was nice and clean. Staff was very friendly. I was seen very quickly Dr. Carlos was very nice and gental. All of my questions and concerns were answered. Overall I will definitely keep her as my OBGYN.
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She's very straightforward, no small talk or fluff, which I don't mind, but could rub some people the wrong way. I appreciate the office because they will check with your insurance about coverage BEFORE scheduling you for a procedure, so youdon't get trapped into paying for something you can't afford.
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I've been going to Dr. Carlos for over a year and will continue to see her as long as I'm in Chicago. She's a great doctor!
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She was fast yet personal and laid back. Definitely going to continue to see her !
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Dr Carlos was kind, personable and informative. My visit was great!
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She's so great. In and out in a flash. Totally understanding.
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I didn't have to wait at all. Dr Carlos was very nice, and the exam was easy and VERY quick.
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Very nice! Very quick! And staff was nice as well! No wait!
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Been seeing her for years she is great
More than 1 year ago
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I can honestly say, doctor Carlos and her entire team are fantastic! These past 9 months with her has been wonderful , she listened to me and gave me advice, and now I'm expecting to deliver anytime , she is thebest and I highly recommend her to my friends and anyone else who wants a , straightforward,friendly , quick and efficient doctor, friendly and efficient staff, and clean and welcoming environment !
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Personal. Quick but gentle. She didn't waste time with the worst part of going to the GYN. Caring. Really seemed to want what's best for her patients wellbeing.
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As other patients said before, she looks as if she were in a hurry. She told me I would have the results within a week and had to call twice 3 weeks later to have an answer... poor service...
More than 1 year ago
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Great place! Super friendly doctor with friendly staff as well!! :)
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carlos is kind, patient, understanding and gentle. I have traumatic issues and she listened without making me feel rushed. Her office staff was equally polite and generally treated me like I was important. They were careful in getting my information and I will definitely be returning.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carlos was really great and the staff was super friendly and informative
More than 1 year ago
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It was pretty simple and fast. I just did not appreciate waiting for 25 minutes as I was taking time off of work.
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I felt very rushed during my appointment. I had a miscarriage and the doctor just asked me a few question, didn't give me a chance to tell her in details about everything that happened to me. She just wanted to jumpright to conclusion and sent me out so that she could meet with the next person.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Carlos was very nice. Her assistant was really sweet. She smile, willing to explain and answer my questions.
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I was in and out in 30 minutes. Ilona was extremely efficient and made me feel comfortable.
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Dr. Carlos and her staff were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend them!
More than 1 year ago
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Great
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Very efficient, kind and open to questions.
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She was very Informative! Can't wait to see her again.
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Dr. Carlos and staff are always very pleasant and helpful. Office visits are efficient but thorough! Have been going to Lakeview Women's Health for about 6 yrs. now and have always had consistently good care from Dr. Carlos and/or nurse practitioner.
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Waited an hour past my appointment time and was in and out of the office within 5 minutes. Felt very rushed.
More than 1 year ago
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Ultimately - they got the job done. I felt very comfortable with the staff from the secretary to the CNA to the RN to Dr. Carlos. As a new patient, I had to repeat multiple answers to questions regarding patient history,which was an annoyance but completely expected. One thing I didn't prefer was the discussion I heard in the hallway when the door was closed. Repeatedly, I got to hear the information disclosed between the entire staff and probably the other patient in the neighboring room. Although I knew that their conversations were for my own benefit, but the judgement in their voices was slightly overwhelming.
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Nice office and quick yet thorough visit
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I had to wait a little while to be seen (25 min), but then once I was called back to an exam room the appointment was very quick and efficient. I was able to be in and out in a reasonableamount of time so that I could get to work, but I didn't feel rushed. Dr. Carlos was very friendly, and so was the staff.
More than 1 year ago
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shes my Ob for my 2 kids but shes always in rush for everything..you have to wait like an hour for your appt..Pls find another doctor.Im just so stressed out today after my appoitnment
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