COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) Office Policy
We review and update this bulletin regularly. Please check back for updates.

The upcoming Spring months and increased availability of Covid vaccine bring much promise in dealing with the pandemic. We are seeing improvement in numbers of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths across the United States.

Yet we still must continue vigilance and caution and encourage continued prevention strategies: wearing masks and eye covering, frequent hand washing, social distancing and avoiding travel and large gatherings.

This is especially important as we cycle through the post-holiday surge of new cases. We will hopefully continue to see a downtrend in new cases in the coming several months, which will be bolstered as more people are able to receive the vaccine nation-wide. I am sure we all join in the anticipation of one day easing state restrictions and being allowed to see more family members, enjoy more out door activities or simply eating at restaurants.

In the meanwhile please continue safe habits to protect yourself, your family and others.

Happy Spring 2021 to all !!

We encourage everyone to review the attached link from the CDC about Covid illness and exposure. Please consider these safety guidelines when planning visits to our office or elsewhere.

Labor & Delivery

Normal midwife and MD coverage for deliveries!! All MD patients will be seen by NSAGO physicians and all midwife patients will have 100% CNM availability for labor support, deliveries and post-partum care. In addition to having a partner in L%D with all patients, professional Doulas are now welcome to join patients as well.

Gynecology Visits

We are back to normal and are seeing scheduled annual, routine and well GYN visits at both our offices. As with OB patients, we will continue our calls prior to visits for symptom screening and you will have a questionnaire prior to your visit. Please plan to wear a mask to the office and arrive alone. You can have a family member ‘join’ your visit by phone or Facetime if you wish. If you prefer to have a chaperone in the exam room, please feel free to ask and a nurse will be happy to help.

Office Visits for Obstetric Care

Newly pregnant, prenatal and post-partum visits will continue on schedule with the above screening and mask requirements. If you do not have a mask one will be provided for you when you arrive. We still ask that you arrive alone for the office visits. Partners may join per phone or facetime.

Ultrasound Exception

Patients may have their partner come into the office for ultrasound exams. We ask that they also abide by the screening and mask requirements as well as wait in the car until you are called to enter the ultrasound room.

Gynecology Surgery

We are able to schedule elective and urgent surgical cases without restrictions. If you have been waiting to schedule a new or postponed elective surgery please call and come in for a pre-op visit. Obviously, if there are new worrisome symptoms or concerns of any kind please call and ask to be seen.

As usual, we appreciate your patience and understanding over this past year. Please continue to check our website periodically for further updates.

Your Providers and staff at NSAGO


As many of you know Dr. Jean Ruth is leaving NSAGO to make a new beginning in the great Pacific Northwest – she and her family will move to Spokane, Washington later this month.  She has been with us for 3 ½ years and has done an incredible job working with our providers, staff, and especially, the growing patient base she has served. The patient feedback we have received, both in person and with her on-line reviews inform us that she is truly a special doctor. We will all miss Jean and wish her all the best.


E Perelman MD NSAGOThe rest of the NSAGO family will continue to accommodate and care for Dr. Ruth’s patients. Dr. Liz Perelman joined us last year and has become an integral team member and excellent care provider for our patients.  She is available to see patients at our Wilmette and Glenview locations. Likewise Drs. Goodwin, Johnson and Saleh are happy to see patients for ongoing pregnancy care and gynecology visits. New patients are also welcome so feel free to refer friends and relatives.


We are also very happy to welcome Imaan Ansari, MD, who will join NSAGO in August. Dr. Ansari grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She attended the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and then returned to Chicago for Ob-Gyn residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. We have been very happy to get to know Imaan as a kind and talented physician with superb credentials and a work ethic to match. She will assume Dr. Ruth’s schedule and will have hours in Wilmette and Glenview.