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Dr. Backhus received her B.A. in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and graduated magna cum laude from University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her Masters in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with Honors.
Obstetrics including Advanced Maternal Age
Minimally invasive surgery
Abnormal pap smears, fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding
Adolescent and pediatric gynecology
Family planning and complex contraception
Verified Patient Reviews
It was a great visit. Thank you for your recommendations. Best of luck at your new office.
Dr. Backhus took the time to listen to my concerns, gave good advice, and gave a quick exam that was a much better experience than other exams I've had. No complaints here.
I went into Dr. Backhus office nervous and worried as this is my first pregnancy and she made me feel at ease. She is patient and answered all my questions. Also, she explained the whole process I'll be going through with my pregnancy. My overall experience was great and I would definitely recommend her.
really love Dr. B. did an iud insertion for me, I was so nervous but she was super efficient and talked me through the whole thing. would highly recommend.
I am so glad I found Dr. Backhus. She is absolutely wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and thorough in her examinations, and she spends a lot of time discussing any concerns or problems. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my visit with her.
Dr. Backhus was absolutely wonderful! She made me feel extremely comfortable and was very kind and informative. She made sure to go through my chart in detail and always told me what she was doing/why/etc. I will definitely be going back to see her again! My wait time was a little long, but I hate to judge a doctor's office based on that because one late appointment in the morning can create a snowball effect.
Loved Dr. Backhus! Totally straightforward, efficient, knowledgeable, professional, intelligent, trustworthy. You feel like you're getting excellent care with her!
Dr. Backhus was very personable, informative and helpful. I appreciate that she was conversational and answered all my questions thoroughly without making me feel rushed. She put me at ease right away and would highly recommend her!
Dr. Backhus was incredibly personable. She talked me through every step of the check-up with great detail. She was very open and nonjudgmental.
She was very nice and explained things thoroughly to me... I'll certainly make her my regular Dr.
Wonderful experience! Highly recommend
I've been searching for an OB-GYN since I've moved to Chicago. Having been to a few doctors prior to Dr. Backhus, I'm happy to say I've found my new doctor! Dr. Backhus takes time to fully explain everything she is doing and why. She made me feel extremely comfortable from the moment she entered the room. Also, the office is able to handle lab work which is super convenient. I would definitely recommend Dr. Backhus for anyone looking for a new OB-GYN.
She was very professional very interactive She patiently heard all y concerns and gave me all the options I recommend her she is awesome
I feel very fortunate to have found this practice. The staff there is friendly and the office seems to be very well-run. Dr. Backhus listened and made me feel comfortable. I'm going to recommend her to friends and colleagues.
Really enjoyed Dr. Backhus--very professional, actually listens and explains, answers questions without talking down to you, thorough but not overbearing or brusque. Was less impressed by reception staff though-they lacked her people skills and seemed disorganized at best. Once I got past them, however, the Dr herself was great.
She was fun and very personable.
Dr. Backhus was very thorough with. We explored everything that may have caused my problem. I like her so much. Everyone in the clinic was nice to me. I'm so glad I found a great OB-GYN.
She was very personable and she made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend her to family and friends.
I don't feel like she listened to what I was saying at all. She was very short in her responses and made me feel like I wasn't welcome her office.
Its was fast convenient, and professional. She answered all my questions and explain everything.
She's wonderful. So happy I found her!
I thought Dr. Backhus was thorough and asked a lot of follow-up questions to make sure she understood my concerns. I was very appreciative of how supportive she was and I thought she had great suggestions for my concerns. I would HIGHLY recommend her.
Dr. Backhus was fantastic. Very friendly but very efficient. Listened to me and made me feel very comfortable. Already referred her to others. Wait time was a bit long because I was trying to go on my lunch break so maybe I will try a morning appointment next time.
Very professional and so nice! The wait time was maybe 5 minutes. I definitely recommend Dr Backhus for anyone looking!
Dr. Backhus is absolutely wonderful. She has excellent bedside manner, very knowledgeable, great communication, and clearly cares about you as a patient. She takes her time to talk with you and does not rush. By far one of the most informative and overall best doctor appointments I have had in a long time.
Loved Leilah. She was very friendly, a grealy listener, very informed and could answer all of my questions knowledgably. There was a little bit of a wait to see her, but that's to be expected and it was worth the wait, she didn't rush her time with me.
Great doctor, thorough, easy to talk to, and really actually takes her time while speaking to you. The wait time was annoying, but I think the doctor was worth it.
She was approachable and easy to talk to, which is the most important thing for me in choosing an OBGYN. Definitely my doctor from here on.
She was absolutely fabulous! She was willing to work me into her schedule even after I had been a few minutes late. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel super comfortable. I will most definitely be returning to her office.
My visit was great! She is very nice and informative! I will come back
Great OB-GYN, highly recommended!!!!!!!!
She was very thorough and took great care to understand my complicated medical history. She went out of her way to verify another doctor's requested test. She was easy to talk with regarding difficult issues.
She was absolutely fantastic!
I went to Dr. Backhus based on reviews I had read about her. And they were right. She was very personable, asked me if I had any concerns I wanted to discuss and my exam was painless.
She was very personable, never felt uncomfortable at all. She explained everything that needed to be explained and also answered all my questions. I love how she's not the "you can't do/eat this..." type of OBGYN. :) Thank God I found her!
I am new to the area, and have been to three appointments where the doctor never showed up. This doctor showed up and even talked about my wait time (30+ minutes) being unnecessary. She's thorough, made me feel comfortable, has excellent bedside manner...and SHE SHOWED UP!
She really made my visit very comfortable. She made great suggestions and was very respectful. Other members of the staff were equally as friendly.
She was great!
A trip to the OB is never fun, but Dr. Backhus was a true professional and set me at ease the entire visit.
She was very thorough and was very helpful in quickly understanding an issue I've been to several doctors for in the past (and received no answers). Wait time in the office was very long, but in the end, worth it. Dr. Backhus was great.
Seems to be really engaged and in the moment with her patients. She was thoughtful and provided excellent education and feedback regarding my consultation.
Dr. Backhus was fantastic. I was in and out of the office within an hour, she was super knowledgeable and answered any questions I had, and she made me feel comfortable during what is always an uncomfortable visit. I would easily recommend her to those I care about.
Dr. Backhus was extremely professional, understanding, and helpful. She was very patient and addressed all of my concerns and questions. Completely put me at ease about the visit. The procedure itself was thorough but super quick and painless. And since I don't have health insurance, she went out of her way to get me info on a clinic that offers sliding scale fees just so I could have the option available to me in the future if costs become a prohibitive factor or concern. I highly recommend her.
She seemed a bit scatter brained, and she neglected to perform a breast exam after stating that she was going to.
She is a very nice doctor. She made feel very comforable and made me feel like human and not just another patient. I highly recommend her.
She was absolutely amazing!
She was very thorough and I really appreciated the time she took to explain everything to me.
my visit was great she made me feel very comfortable and she is a wonderful doctor evry question I had she answered me she made me feel like iv been seeing her for year i will always come back to her and I highly recommend leilah backhus