Well-woman Exam

Well-Woman Exam

Your well-woman exam is tailored to your age, health history,
family health history, and needs for preventive screenings.
Here are the major areas we’ll examine in your well-woman exam and what we’re looking for.
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Breast Exam

We look for changes in size, shape, and symmetry that are not normal for your age. To screen for breast cancer, we’ll perform a mammography in accordance with the recommendations of the American College of Gynecology (ACOG).
Illustration of a pelvis symbolizing Obstetrician Gynecologist exams

Pelvic Exam

We examine the pelvic area, including the bladder, pelvis, urinary tract, uterus, cervix, and ovaries. We look for normal function and signs of abnormal function. We may also do a pap smear to screen for cancer of the cervix. For more information about pap smears and their importance, read our blog about pap smears.
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Talk with Your Gynecologist

The most important part of the exam is the open discussion we have with each other. We need to hear what you notice about changes in your health. We want to answer your questions about your health, ranging from sexual issues to mood to menopause. The more we know, the better we can diagnose and treat so you.

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.