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Dr. Pekka Soini, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

*PLEASE NOTE: WE ONLY ACCEPT CASH, MONEY ORDERS & PERSONAL CHECKS. SORRY NO CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED! *If no insurance information is provided to our office through Zoc Doc we will attempt to contact patients prior to their appointments to verify insurance information. We do this to ensure that we are in fact in-network with your plan. Dr. Pekka Soini MD., FACOG, Bi-lingual in Spanish and English, is the founder of Discovery Medical Center. He is a board certified surgeon by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is affiliated with one of the leading teaching hospitals in Illinois-St. Anthony Hospital. Dr. Soini attended the University of Chicago with honors and completed his residency at St. Josephs Hospital. Currently he specializes in Gynecology with Laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Pekka Soini MD., FACOG’s skill full hand and artistic eye delivers impeccable results with Laparoscopic surgery. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery are: reduced post operative discomfort, smaller scars/incisions, quicker recovery times and you will be able to return to your normal activities sooner than traditional surgery!

In-network insurances

  • Advantage Health
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Anthony Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Saint Joseph Hospital, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1225176639

Office locations

Pekka Soini

2554 W Fullerton Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

Pekka Soini

2611 South Lawndale Ave.

Chicago, IL 60623

Patient reviews
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Dr. Soini was very quick. My only problem was the office was freezing!
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He did a Pap smear without even telling me he was going to do one. I’ve had one before so once I saw the tools I knew what was happening, but I can only imagine how that would’ve felt for someonewho had never had one... there was also no nurse present during the Pap smear. It’s my first pregnancy and I was anticipating my first prenatal visit so I had a list of questions and I brought my prenatal vitamins to get his approval. However, I never even got the chance to ask any questions or express my concerns. He rushed in and rushed out and seemed very inattentive during our short conversation... AND the office was not private at all. Blood is drawn in a very visible cubicle.
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Es un doctor muy amable , me encanto el servicio , mi chequeo fue rápido , me atendió muy bien y respondió mis dudas , el lugar es muy limpio , muy organizado !! Lo recomiendo sin duda volveré a regresarpara mis revisiones dé cada año , gracias Doctor Soini !
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Very positive doctor and office workers. Accessible and professionally all explained and done.
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Dr. Soini was awesome and his staff was very helpful as well!
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My visit was very informative and the doctor made me feel comfortable.
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He’s so ice and has the sweetest accent! He answered all my questions as well as my roommates questions.
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Dr. Soini is great. He is willing to listen and answer all questions and concerns thoroughly. I have never waited more than five minutes at his office.
Less than 1 year ago
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It was amazing the staff were so nice and welcoming! I will be back next week for my follow up appointment(:
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I came in for my initial prenatal appt. Dr Soini was to the point and has great bed side manner. The front desk staff and assistants were friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.
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It was my first time and I was a little scared the office was hard to find and not very inviting it was very cold in the actual exam room and even though the exam itself was uncomfortable Dr. Soini performed it quickly and with minimum discomfort.
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He is so knowledgable and thorough. It felt good to see someone who was so familiar with my situation and compassionate.
Less than 1 year ago
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Amazing doctor!! Very knowledgeable and super nice. I felt comfortable the entire time and would recommend to my friends. Location was a little far, but worth it! Def my favorite OB that I have seen.
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Excelente servicio, el Doctor te atiende muy bien,definitivamente lo recomiendo. Y las chicas de la oficina muy amables.
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Great doctor. I was in and out in no time.
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My visit was great!! Dr. Pekka Soini was really nice and answered all of my questions. He was very gentle and explained everything as it happened. I was in and out in a timely manner.
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Dr Pekka was amazing! What some may see as rushing, I took as not wasting time. The moment I started asking questions, he stopped moving. If this is what was experienced, they're being ridiculous. Should he go on a lunch datewith each patient? Anywho, I had an exam done in office. It was unconfortable at first. A mistake. Just like anyone could make. Once I spoke up, he immediately apologized, corrected the problem and genuinely asked multiple times during the exam to make sure I was comfortable. I say all of this to say, I almost missed a great doctor listening to some of these reviews. Glad I tried him for myself and you should too.
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Dr. Soini is exactly what I've been looking for in an OB/GYN. He is incredibly professional and clear in his explanations of medical terms, while still maintaining a bedside manner that lets you know he sees you as a human being,not just another chart. it is clear he truly cares about people and their health. I'm very glad to have found him.
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I was seeing this Dr. as a new OB. He did not acknowledge my husband in the room, he asked me for my age instead of my date of birth and name. I heard my babys heartbeat for a brief moment.Not even long enough to record it. He didn't know what Diclegis was (the only 100% pregnancy safe anti nausea medication) It seemed to bother him that I was unable to go back the following Monday for an ultrasound in his office. I requested an order form to do it at a hospital and he was hesitant and even told the girls at the front desk to "set me up with an ultrasound" even though I had informed him that I wouldn't be available to return to his office due to my work schedule. I was able to hear everything he was telling other patients in the exam rooms next to mine. I will not be returning to see Dr. Soini.
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Both times this doctor did my Pap it hurt really bad. He didn't even use lubricant when he inserted the speculum. What kind of quack is this?
More than 1 year ago
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It was refreshing to receive excellent bedside manner despite me being 20 mins late for appointment. My health history form they filled out for me and made the check-in process go much faster.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Soini was very kind, very professional, and made me feel very comfortable.
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He gave me honest advice even though I went to see him unfortunately I couldn't anymore
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He was honest and straight to the point. I wasnt taking my meds regularly and he explained in detail what would happen. Scared me straight.
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Comfortable, quick. Was in a hurry, but understandably. I have medicaid, and I imagine he has a high volume of patients, given that this office accepts BCBS. Overall, great visit. Happy to go back.
More than 1 year ago
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From the moment I sat down the office had a warm feeling. Dr. Soini was easy to talk. Explained all my questions in great detail. Worked efficiently and quick. He's very smart and thorough. He wasn't stiff like most doctor's Icame across. Definitely knows what he's talking about and his years of experience shows. Literally everything was up to part from the moment I walked in. His staff is pleasant and awesome as well. He's overall very intelligent and knows his craft!
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Had a wait on the shorter time in the office but I felt once I saw the Dr it was very rushed. I probably spent more time waiting in the room then actually seeing him. I had a few questions that I didn't even have a chance to ask....
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He is a very attentive doctor. I loved how he went through all of my blood results and explained each section. He is very informative.
More than 1 year ago
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Got in quick. Doctor explained what he was doing. Probably was in the room with him for less than 5 minutes. Got in, got what I needed done, and was sent on my way.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Soini is great! Very kind and listens. He answers all questions thoroughly.
More than 1 year ago
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I've never had a doctor explain things so thoroughly and patiently as Dr. Soini. He makes you feel comfortable and taken care of.
More than 1 year ago
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Professional staff , very quick service and doctor is very professional to the point and quick
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He is great, Super informative and I felt comfortable talking to him about my concerns. The staff is really friendly too. I already recommended him to my close friends.
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Absolutely the right choice! He is perfect! The staff is very sweet and attentive as well.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice staff, office, and experience!
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It was a very pleasant experience. It was fast and straight to the point. He was a nice doctor.
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Dr Soini listened to my concerns and took his time with me, I did not feel rushed and was happy with the whole experience as well as how friendly and accommodating the front desk staff was
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He was nice and very informative of all my options (in terms of birth control) and also explained everything he was doing (in terms of my exam). His bedside manner was great and made the exam a lot more comfortable! Would recommend if looking for a gyno.
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He's fast abs know what he's talking about!
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Excellent service, both doctor and staff. Will definitely refer friends and family here.
More than 1 year ago
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Kind, answered all my questions, very short wait!
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Very helpful
More than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgable, very friendly. I would highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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I don't think I've ever had such a short wait at a doctor's office before. It was fantastic! Dr. Soini was very knowledgeable and I would certainly recommend visiting him if necessary.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctors office is in a crappy area. I was a little hesitant to even enter. When I got in I had to wait a while to be seen. The receptionist were very nice. The doctor finally came in looking verylost, like he had no clue what he was doing. He seemed to be in a big rush. My overall visit was very pointless.
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Very happy with my visit
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Dr Soini is just amazing!!! He's the only doctor who's been able to resolve all of my issues! I highly recommend him! He's also very energetic and knowledgeable and makes you feel very welcome!
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Made me feel extremely uncomfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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He was quick, knowledgeable and friendly. He takes the time to speak with you about any issues or non issues you may have.
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My visit was great, I was running late and they were very welcoming.
More than 1 year ago
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