Visiting your Gynecologist

As gynecologists, our goal is to understand your unique circumstances and tailor treatments to you.

Annual Well Woman Exam

We recommend you have a well-woman exam every year. It’s an annual physical and discussion about your health. Your well-woman exam is tailored to your age, health history, family health history, and needs for preventive screenings. In addition, your gynecologist works hard to stay up to date with new research in gynecology to bring to your care. Coming in for an annual well-woman exam is your best and easiest way to get access to the benefits of that research.

Start Exams in Adolescence

Annual exams should start when a girl reaches 13-15 years old, once she starts menstruating. Your gynecologist will include a pelvic exam if a girl is having specific problems or is sexually active. While there are many benefits to an annual exam for girls when they’re adolescents, we believe that the biggest benefit is developing the habit of seeing a gynecologist regularly and talking about issues that are on her mind when it comes to her reproductive health and sexuality. Our gynecologists see a number of teens annually and are experienced in treating these conversations respectfully and carefully.
Our Gynecology Services
A gynecologist holding a pap smear tool

Pap Smears and Why They’re Important

Testing for cervical cancer and for abnormal cell changes that could lead to cancer is done by your doctor with a Pap smear, also called a Pap test. It’s a routine procedure done at your gynecologist’s office in which cells are scraped from your cervix, the opening of your uterus, in order to test them for abnormal growth… Read more

7 Signs it’s Time to See Your Gynecologist

Visiting your OBGYN is something you know you have to do on an annual basis, but there are times when you may feel like something about your body doesn’t seem exactly right. Whenever you have womanly concerns that a gynecologist may be able to help you sort out, you shouldn’t hesitate to call or make an appointment… Read more

Recommendations for Using Birth Control Safely When You’re Finished Having Children

When you have decided you are finished having children, you don’t want to worry about getting pregnant each month. There are a variety of options for both long-term and permanent birth control. The best gynecologist will be happy to discuss all possible options for the safe use of birth control and offer recommendations… Read more


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.