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Dr. Teresa Tam, MD, FACOG, FACP

Gynecologist

Professional statement

Dr. Teresa Tam is Board certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She attended the Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School, receiving the Dean's Award at graduation in 1994. She took residency St. Joseph hospital, from 1994 to 1998. In 2012, she took a sabbatical from her practice to undertake a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in PA, She returned in 2013 to open a new solo practice in Chicago. Dr. Tam is an accomplished researcher, having been published in numerous of professional medical journals, and a noted presenter at national and international medical conferences, having presented over two dozen oral presentations, abstracts, video, and poster presentations. To date, she has written over 13 published research papers and produced a series of medical education videos. She was awarded “Attending of the Year” and received the “National Faculty Award“, an unprecedented FIVE times during her 12 years as Associate Director of the OB/Gyne residency program at St. Joseph Hospital. In all, Dr. Tam is a truly dedicated and accomplished physician who shows genuine concern and care for all her patients. She takes the time to listen to their needs, as well as advise and educate. As an accomplished clinician and surgeon with over 15 years experience, Dr. Tam brings an exceptionally high level of skill and knowledge along with her warm and caring bedside manner to all her patients.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Gynecologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Hospital
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Edward Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Medicine
  • Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • University of Illinois, Chicago (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • Chicago Gynecological Society
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Attending of the Year 2011 to 2012 – Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Tam, T., Harkins, G., Zaino, R., Caldwell, T., Hazard D. Endometrial Dye Instillation: A Novel Approach to Histopathologic Evaluation of Morcellated Hysterectomy Specimens. Manuscript Ref. No: JMIG-D-13-00191R1. Submission accepted for publication in Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery on April 23, 2013.
  • Tam, T., Estes, S. “Hysteroscopic Morcellation of Retained Products of Conception.” Manuscript ID GYN-2013-0038. Submission accepted for publication in Journal of Gynecologic Surgery on May 5, 2013.
  • “Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology,” (COEMIG) 2013 - by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).
  • National Faculty Award 2012 – American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists/ Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1003843517

Office locations

All For Women Healthcare SC

1725 W. Harrison St., Professional Building 1, Suite 408 & 407

Chicago, IL 60612

All For Women Healthcare SC

2845 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 902

Chicago, IL 60657

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I've been to Dr. Tam in the past and always had a pleasant experience. Sadly this time, the wait was excessive and was not addressed until I asked when I would be seen after waiting for 50 minutes. I was movedto a room where I waited for another 20 minutes. No mentioned that there was a delay or apologized for the wait. My appointment was for a short procedure that only took 5 minutes. I'm not sure if I will come back.
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Dr. Tam is so efficient, friendly, and fast. Highly recommend!
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Very friendly staff, quick but thorough visit! Great bedside manner
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Tam and her staff are friendly and professional. I’ve always had a good experience here.
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Dr. Tam was professional, personable, and answered all of my questions. My exam was efficient and she made me feel at ease. I highly recommend her!
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Made me wait for an extended period of time and then charged me for '45 extra minutes'. Do not book- beware.
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Very happy with Dr. Tam. She consulted me on birth control options and helped me choose the best one for me. Very personable, professional, and comfortable. I will keep her as my obgyn as long as possible!
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Seriously, the most comfortable pap smear ever. If that's even a thing. She also switched out my Mirena and it was done in a few minutes. Almost painless! She put up with my anxious crying too.
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Dr. Tam made some sarcastic remarks to me that were unprofessional and did not make me feel empowered around my female health questions. For example, I told her I was nervous about getting an IUD because I had been reading feedbackonline from other women who described the pain, and some had emotional irregularity. Dr. Tam remarked that I shouldn't look for information from "Doctor Google." The questions I had were answered by her shoving three brochures in my hand. Her office also messed up my pre-IUD prescription documents, which resulted in me having to go to the pharmacy twice. When I emailed them about the mess up, Dr. Tam herself wrote a mean email response about how "my" chosen pharmacy was the one with a problem. Overall, not a good experience and I wouldn't go back.
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The office was apologetic about the long wait, but it wasn't a big deal (a good reason to make weekend appointments). Dr. Tam is so nice and I'll be going back again!
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Patient centered.
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Dr. Tam is great, very approachable and friendly. Really glad I have found her- especially because she has appointments on Saturdays which is great for those with intense work schedules M-F. Long wait time but that is probably because it was a Saturday.
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Dr. Tam took her time to make sure I received the care I needed. My appointment took longer than she expected, but she did not rush and she made sure I fully understood the problem and my options.
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I'm a new patient of Dr Tam's but out of a handful of doctors in this field that I've seen in chicago for my annual screening over the years (due to insurance changes the past 3 times), I can definitely attestthat Dr Tam has left the best impression on me and I hope to be able to keep her as my doctor in the future. Great manners, professional yet friendly attitude and overall very efficient. A plus for the comfortable office/waiting room and low wait time --thank YOU!
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Great! Good bedside manner and very knowledgeable. Painless!
More than 1 year ago
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Always wonderful
More than 1 year ago
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Absolutely wonderful
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable and nice, office staff was very helpful and kind. No wait, easy to access. Parking in the facility garage is expensive though :(
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She is wonderful
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I passed out during my blood work and Dr. Tam and her team took excellent care of me. One staff member even offered me her lunch to snack on while I rested! What a great office and team!
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I have been going to Dr. Tam for years now. I picked her because she will see you on Saturday, and that's just what I need for work and stuff. She's super speedy with the unpleasant yearly checkup, but I feellike she barely looks at you. Oh, and this weekend when I went for my exam, I was rushed in and out that they'd accidentally given me another patient's information! No one had confirmed my birthdate or name the whole time. I'm pretty sure that's a violation. I had to like... find Dr. Tam and tell her that she gave me results from another patient's pap. Not going back.
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Dr. Tam was nice, but not really that personable. I just felt like she wanted to see me and then get me out. Since it was my first time I thought she would spend more time getting to know me and my past. Not sure if I would go back
More than 1 year ago
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I was very pleased with my first appointment with Dr. Tam. She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, didn't seem rushed for time, and kept the (could-be awkward) atmosphere very comfortable and nonchalant. Dr. Tam also gave me hope forusing an IUD again. I had one in the past, but when it fell out of place from improper implantation, my previous gynecologist said it would continue to do so since I had not had children yet. Dr. Tam discredited this and told me that her process for implantation involved properly readying the cervix for the device with medication, instead of just putting it in. I will definitely be back to see Dr. Tam!
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I love Doctor Tam! Her staff is so sweet and the visits are always so smooth!
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Efficient, informative, quick and easy routine checkups!
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Dr. Teresa Tam was awesome! She is friendly and explains everything, so that you understand what is going on and what you need to do before future appointments. Office staff was very pleasant as well!
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Teresa was knowledgeable and warm. She also handled a delicate medical issue with care and concern and was willing to be accommodating to my unexpected changes
More than 1 year ago
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Fantastic feminist doctor who treats her patients like adults.
More than 1 year ago
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The appointment was very rushed and I wasn't able to get the questions answered that I wanted. I felt uncomfortable. I would not come back to this doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Tam is very easy to talk to and listens attentively, which I think is especially important given her field. Gynecological exams are very personal and can be uncomfortable, so I appreciate that she was able to put me at ease. And her office staff are great!
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Dr. Tam was nice, but did not spend more than a few minutes with me. She did not ask any questions about my health or ask if I had any concerns. She seemed very rushed. I would probably not go back.
More than 1 year ago
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She is awesome, so is her staff
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Dr. Tam is simply the best! After my visit, she followed up with a call from her personal cell. She goes above and beyond and is so professional.
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Dr. Tam always takes time to listen and discuss treatments/procedures, making sure all options are presented and understood.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been seeing Dr. Tam for a few years now ever since I moved to the city. Her and her staff are so awesome and friendly! I have never had any problems. I highly recommend!
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Teresa is the best, I've been to her office multiple times, she sand her staff are always friendly and knowledgeable
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Very knowledgeable and clearly wants the best for her patients. Based on my visits with her, I can tell she's still enthusiastic about learning new OB/GYN practices - she was so excited I that was in the first wave of peopleto get the Liletta IUD... and I love it!
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Always a great experience visiting Dr Tam's office. Minimal wait time, friendly staff, great service. When I had my first appointment with her it was right before Christmas. She called me on Christmas to make sure I was healing ok frommy minor procedure. Very thoughtful and provides lots of documentation to read up on. Highly recommend.
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This was my first visit with Dr. Tam, and I was very satisfied with the professionalism and approachability of her and her staff! I was seen within ten minutes, and Dr. Tam took the time to answer all of my questions,including reasoning and explanations using the latest medical journals and research. As this was just a consultation appointment, I cannot say for certain how specific treatments/exams would vary, but I can't imagine her bedside manner changing much. Very pleased to make the switch from my old doctor to Dr. Tam.
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I've been seeing Dr. Tam for over 10 years now. Her staff is always very helpful and personable. I usually see Dr. Tam at her Sheridan location, but today I went to the Rush office and it was just as easyand smooth. I was in and out before my appointment time. I will say it was less cozy than her Sheridan office, but the location being outside of the loop is convenient since I live in the suburbs. Dr. Tam is one of the most genuine, kind doctors I've ever dealt with. She remembers her patients and seems honestly interested in you when you speak with her. She is gentle and knowledgeable. No stupid questions and no judgement. Have to love a doctor with Saturday availability. Plus with the new extended hours with her second location, it is now even easier to see her. Also a plus is she uses electronic script filling, saves you a second trip to the pharmacy!
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Dr. Tam was absolutely wonderful. I went into the appointment pretty scared and embarrassed (life choices ) and she was wonderful. Her staff is great, especially her phlebotomist (I hate needles). Anyway, thank you for being great and for being open on Saturdays !
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My first time visiting and Dr. Tam and her staff were amazing.
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She is a great doctor and very respectful of her patients' time. My appointment only took 15 minutes!
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Love that I could get a Saturday appointment. Didn't love how she moved so quickly and didn't seem to be very focused on me.
More than 1 year ago
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I just moved into town and was feeling horrible from a UTI. I am so grateful I found Dr. Tam. She was so thorough, caring and will be my OB/GYN going forward. Dr. Tam has a wonderful bedside manner and isalso professional and knowledgeable. She is a wonderful doctor in every way!
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I am extremely grateful for Dr. Tam's attentiveness and sense of urgency, I was in a lot of pain and had no idea what was happening. She was helpful, understanding and efficient. As always. Her nurses are always polite and helpfulas well. I have a great experience, and appreciate the knowledge.
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I've been going to Dr. Tam for 3 years now, she's always pleasant and very warm along with her staff. I love that there are always available times on Saturday and the wait to get in is less than 15 minutes.I would recommend her to anyone looking for a doctor who is approachable, helpful and friendly.
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She was one of the most professional, caring, and thorough doctors I've ever been to. She is very prompt with responses via phone calls and emails as well.
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She was great, answer all my questions plus the staff where really nice..Great atmosphere Recommend it 100%
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Loved my appointment at Dr. Tam's office! It was quick and informative, which was just what I needed for an early, before-work appointment. The receptionist was super friendly and I got all the information I needed.
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