View map

Dr. Nicole Williams, MD

Gynecologist, OB-GYN

Professional statement

*There may be more forms at your visit* We are highly trained practitioners offering advanced procedures and expertise in Gynecology and Urogynecology in a spa-like setting. We strive for timely appoints to respect your busy life. Dr. Nicole E. Williams is a Board certified minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon with extensive experience in Urogynecology. She has been a featured expert in women's health on CBS, WGN, and FOX television. Please click practice site for other appointments! Dr. Williams has an extensive research background . She was a National Institutes of Health research grant recipient in plasmid DNA research during medical school and also presented research on Intravenous Leiomyomatosis. During her training, Dr. Williams earned a certificate in Female Sexual Dysfunction from Dr. Domeena Renshaw of Loyola University. Active in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), she has served as the Junior Fellow Illinois Section Chairperson and was appointed to a national position on the International Affairs Committee. Dedicated to the welfare of women, Dr. Williams travels every year on medical mission trips to developing countries to perform surgery. For 3 years, Dr. Williams held a position as teaching faculty at Mercy Hospital and Clinical Instructor with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She served as chairman of the DaVinci Minimally Invasive Surgery Committee at Mercy. She developed the Robotic Gynecologic Surgery Program at Mercy Hospital and served as a proctor who trained other physicians in proper use of the DaVinci robot. Clinical interests include heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroids, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, menopause, and urinary incontinence

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • OB-GYN
  • Gynecologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Loyola University Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Wayne State University, Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Women’s Health Institute of Illinois, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Professional memberships

  • Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • American Urogynecologic Society

Awards and publications

  • "Building a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Labor and Delivery: A Case Based Approach" ACGME Poster Presentation, 2005, T. Tam, N. Williams
  • "Post-market Evaluation of Intraoperative and Clinical Outcomes after Radiofrequency Volumetric Thermal Ablation of Uterine Fibroids," AAGL Conference Presentation 2016, N. Williams, K. Lefholz, N. Crump

Zocdoc awards

See you again
Rapid registration
Speedy response

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1164441051

Office locations

The Gynecology Institute of Chicago

1147 S. Wabash Ave, 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60605

The Gynecology Institute of Chicago

2335 W Fullerton Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Based on 770 reviews

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She was very professional, and a great listener.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Listens to patient’s concern. Great doctor.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She was so nice and understanding. Made me feel extremely comfortable even though I was SUUUPPEERRR nervous.
Less than 1 month ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very nice and convenient office. The decor is friendly and calming and welcoming. I went for my annual and didn’t see the doctor but a practitioner. Very positive experience
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Her overall demeanor was very professional but also comforting. I was fairly nervous as it was my 1st time getting a papsmear as well as coming to this facility. The staff is reall good and can explain everything in a waythat's easy to understand. If you ask someone a question that the cant answer they'll find someone who can. I had to wait about 30mins to actually see the doctor but I believe thats because I had to register online once I entered the facility. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams continues to provide excellent care. Her bedside manner is always warm, friendly, funny and understanding. She also listens to my concerns and takes my knowledge of my body into consideration when extra tests are needed. She understandshow my chronic illnesses affect my body as a whole. I highly recommend Dr. Williams to any potential patient in need of a specialist for pelvic pain and other pain-related conditions. As of right now, Dr. Williams is the best specialist in the Chicago area for these types of issues. Her trigger point injections are effective and she is empathetic every time. While Dr. Williams makes annual exams as comfortable as possible, her ability to help female-pain disorders is what truly sets her apart.
Less than 1 month ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams is very sweet,funny and knowledgeable in all things women and being.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams is excellent. She has a great bedside manner and makes you feel very at ease. She is always willing to help and answer any questions you may have, with zero judgment!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She was very attentive and very interested in helping me resolve my issue.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams was very friendly and personable, which helped to offset the almost hour wait time, about 40-45 minutes of which was alone in the exam room, prior to being seen. Unfortunately, she started the session (a routine annual Pap smear)by discussing “BMI” and assuming that my weight was a problem I was looking to have addressed (spoiler alert: it’s not!). I found this off-putting and disappointing and likely will not be returning to Dr. Williams as a regular client because of it. If you’re looking for a doctor of the HAES/body-positive variety, this one is likely not for you.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She’s very personal makes you feel extremely comfortable moves quickly without making you feel rushed.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Made me feel completely comfortable and throughly explained everything.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I am a nervous nelly when I go to the doctor. Always have been. She made me feel at ease immediately. I knew I had some issues and she talked me through the possibilities thoroughly. She is officially my new doctor.Couldn’t recommend her more. Also, the nurses were great too!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I love my doctor, she never rushes through a visit. Answers all of my concerns. I would recommend her to all my female friends and family.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It’s always great.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams is the best Obgyn I have had. Very knowledgeable about the woman body and personable.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She's super personable, professional and thorough.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Nicole was absolutely amazing. Personable, kind, and understanding-- I will definitely recommend her to friends.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She made me feel relaxed and she is very professional . Her office staff is also very friendly and efficient.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
wonderul. i left feeling informed and heard.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent bedside manner and very knowledgeable
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
That was the best doctor experience I have ever had in my life. Thank you!
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
This was my 1st visit and I was really impressed and pleased, both with the warmth of Dr Williams' caring personality and her knowledge and professional expertise. She immediately recognized my needs and offered several options for treatment. I look forward to continuing treatment with her.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I absolutely loved Dr. Williams. She is so unique & enjoyable. As a mature woman I found the experience & care quite exceptional.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very happy I found Dr. Williams!! Very pleased!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She was very professional and made me feel comfortable to where I felt as though I’ve known her for years !
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams was excellent! I got there for a 9:30am appointment was seen almost immediately. The office is so beautiful and extremely clean. Dr. Williams was friendly and offered great advice.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional with short wait time. Would highly recommend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
My first visit: I had signed in and checked in with one of the receptionists. They were all very cordial and friendly, but not very warm in general. After waiting 30 minutes past my appointment, another patient that had been inthe room for 5 minutes was seen almost immediately after filling out paperwork on a laptop. I had already completed all prior paperwork online before coming in. So when I asked how much longer it would be, they asked my name again and I could’ve swore someone said oh shoot like they must’ve skipped me or maybe no showed me. Although I had to wait an hour past my appointment, Dr Williams exceeded my expectations. It’s really important to feel comfortable and welcomed by my doctor especially on the first visit. I’ve been to worse doctors in the past, which I always dreaded going in. She is worth the wait!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams and her staff were brilliant. I’m so happy to have found her and I love the location of her office. Very convenient from work and home.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Unlike past appointments, I felt very rushed and like my problems weren't being properly addressed. There was no discussion of diet, healthier, non-surgical alternatives, or concerns for similarities between my symptoms and ovarian cancer.It made me extremely wary after previously having very positive experiences. I felt very rushed and although I was asked to ask questions, each time I did, I received a nonchalant response that made me feel stupid. As a black woman, this is the very thing I wanted to avoid because doctors statistically tend to dismiss our pain. I left feeling very confused and lost.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Overall appointment was quick and I appreciate the focus on holistic medicine vs. over-prescribing for any reason.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Loved her! She was very professional and informative. She’s passionate about what she does and has great manners. I highly recommend her to all.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
As a new patient, it was an absolute pleasure to not sit around waiting for the Dr. Dr Williams was pleasantly complete and to the point.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She has great bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I arrived early to my appointment and was seen early. Dr. Williams is always professional yet personal, and puts the patient at ease with her friendliness. She made me feel comfortable and addressed all my questions completely.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I felt the visit with the actual doctor was a bit rushed. I had some questions and follow up questions, which I'm now wondering about, and will have to call the office because the doctor kind of just rushed me outof the room. I did not have adequate time to talk through my concerns and left feeling confused.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams was very nice and personable. Going in for an annual appointment with your OBGYN is never the most pleasant task, but she was chatty, friendly and positive and made the appointment go very quickly. She also was really informative- she went out of her way to explain things she was saying to me.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams is very nice, but I don't feel she's right for me but I'm not necessarily saying don't consider her for your needs. The office wait time is rediculous, and the office is disorganized. I was told both visits Iwould get an ultrasound done, and both times it never happened. I don't agree with her treatments of my issues. First visit I came in, she never weighed me, and there were no talks about anything concerning weight. The second time I visited she weighed me and all of a sudden she talked to me about my weight and wanted to test me for diabetes, even though it didn't really concern why I was there. Also, I don't like birth control and got off of it on my own decision, and right away her first treatment to my problems was to put me back on birth control. I thought she was a doctor who liked wholistic treatment, and I felt there were other things we could have discussed to help my problems than putting me back on birth control. But again, these are just my opinions.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
There’s a reason it takes so long to get in to see her...she’s amazing! Only wish I would have found her sooner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I loved her!.. Dr. Wms made me feel comfortable and was very informative.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Amazing spot right by the red line. I have been going here for a few years and always get seen right away. I love the front office staff and Emily the Nurse Practitioner and Doctor Williams are both really great.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
When I arrived, the receptionist was very friendly and welcoming. The lobby was very welcoming and clean. My wait time was short. I was made to feel at ease.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams is a great gynecologist I’d highly recommend. She’s quick, friendly, smart and makes you feel very comfortable. She’s personable and professional. Any questions you have she answers and I’ve never had an issue. If you’re in searchof a new gyno, this is the one you’ve been looking for!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The wait was a little annoying but it was worth it. Dr. Williams and her staff are very welcoming and professional yet I always leave feeling like I just had a chat with a good friend.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
For background purposes, I will say I have had 2 appointments, a scan and one surgery with Dr. Williams at both Fullerton and S Wabash locations. I have been dealing with debilitating dysmenorrhea for at least 10 years and the responsesI have had during that time is to take painkillers and bear with it, since I cannot take hormones (my body doesn't do well with them) and everything seemed "normal" in pap tests/scans. Enter Dr. Williams in the scene. She has been the first doctor to take my issue seriously and open multiple lines of treatment in order to find a solution that works for me. While we are still on it, I am much closer to not needing 24H downtime every month that I have ever been. The followups have been super quick (specially for and between tests) and I have had a polyp detected and removed in a month's time. In the one on one consultations, she takes time to answer all my questions and listens to what I have to say. You can tell she's committed to finding a solution and help you. She won't "small talk" though, so have that in mind if that's something that makes you feel comforted/cared for. Personally I hate small talk, so I love that she's straight to the point. Having said this, she's super caring and never condescending (as some doctors can be). The rest of her staff are extremely nice and patient, and they pay attention to little details that make all the difference (applying warm gel when getting a scan, for example). Waiting times are always very short (even when I have showed up slightly earlier than expected) and both offices are very aesthetically pleasing, with comfortable seats and a tv (Fullerton) or interesting magazines/publications to read (S Wabash). Take away home point being: I have an hour commute (each way) to go to either of her locations, and I do it gladly. I am so so glad I found her, she's absolutely amazing.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams is an exceptional gynecologist. I recommend people to her all the time
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
This was my first visit with Dr. Williams and she made me feel comfortable and addressed my concerns. She was very gentle and talked me through everything that she did.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Professional and friendly.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Williams is the best gynecologist I’ve ever been to. I’ve had so many problems with various gynecologists and she is fantastic. She’s very to the point, but is extremely non-judgemental. All of the nurses are also very friendly! I will definitely continue to go to her.
Source: Zocdoc
ZocdocFind an OB-GYNDr. Nicole Williams, MD