About Dr. Laurence A Jacobs MD

A National Leader in Fertility Medicine As a Mayo Clinic trained reproductive endocrinologist/infertility specialist, Dr. Jacobs has the training and skills to offer the very latest procedures for helping patients overcome their fertility problems. This includes offering new procedures as they are developed and proven. Repeatedly being honored as one of America’s Top Doctors and only two Chicago-area reproductive endocrinologists to be consistently named for 18 straight years in all Castle Connelly's publications, ‘America's Top Doctors’ (top 1% of specialists in America) from 2000 to 2018. "More importantly, I am personally committed to giving my patients the most comprehensive care, because with over 39 years of clinical experience and having personally undergone fertility treatment, I know how important a child is to my couples." - Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D.

Dr. Jacobs has received 7 awards.

Rating Overview

205 Ratings with 115 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Laurence A Jacobs is Excellent. Dr. Laurence A Jacobs has been rated by 205 patients. From those 205 patients 115 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Laurence A Jacobs is 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Laurence A Jacobs has 3 locations

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2260 W Higgins Rd Ste 200
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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135 N Arlington Hts Rd # 195
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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900 N Kingsbury St Ste RW-6
Chicago, IL 60610

Specialties

Dr. Laurence A Jacobs has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Laurence A Jacobs has the following 8 expertise

  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Hysteroscopic Surgery
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Male Infertility

Board Certifications

Dr. Laurence A Jacobs is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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The Best!

Dr. Jacobs is proefessional and patient. He listens to you and his experience shows by his success rates!

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EXCELLENT!!

I do not have enough words to express for great service we received at FCI. Our story would have a bed ending if we had stuck with the other clinic. After extremely bed experience at other clinic, decided to find a best doctor. I found Dr Jacobs and did an excellent research and thought to give a try. The first appointment was so good that we immediately decided to use his expertise. He assured us that he will do everything to have a baby. The process went smooth and 1st transfer, got positive. yahoo!!! In my life, I will not allow any one to treat me except Dr Jacobs. I do not want to write my detail story here but Mr Jacobs is the Man. FCI is the best. I do not understand why people think FCI as a cattle farm. FCI is my go to now. Moreover, I always communicated with Nurses through Email and got a response immediately. I do not recommend you to call Nurse and expect them to pick your call right away as they are busy with the Patients. I do not want to give the name of the other clinic b'z, We did not go for IVF at other clinic and the Protocol given by Dr Jacobs was completely different than what the other clinic had given us. Once Again Thank you Dr J and His Entire Team.

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TRULY THE BEST!

Prior to using FCI I met with another doctor. I was SO excited to finally begin this next chapter in my life with my husband but when we left the appointment I was so upset I didn't want to move forward with fertility treatments or the genetic testing we had to do. A few months later I was referred to Dr. Jacobs and thought I'd give it another try. I knew immediately after my first consultation that I made the right choice to use FCI for my fertility treatment! I've NEVER felt more sure about anything until I went to FCI. Dr. Jacobs is truly an amazing doctor who cares about his patients and takes the time to study their medical history and learn as much as he can about both Husband and Wife. I've never met a more caring, and passionate doctor. Dr. Jacobs was so involved in my entire treatment and I was so closely monitored I never once was nervous that something wasn't going right. The patience, persistence and care he performs is indescribable. Also the front desk ladies; Nora & Emma. I cant say enough about those two and I miss seeing them weekly already! They always had a positive attitude and greeted me even if my appointments were at 6:30 AM and I was half awake. The Ultrasound Tech's Veda & Nicole were always so happy to see me for my ultrasounds and you can tell they truly loved their job! The team of nurses I had the last 6 months are saints. Ive never deal with a doctors office that responds to emails within an hour or two and literally would call me every day during my stimulation meds to see how I was doing. I know i'm not the only patient at FCI but I sure did feel like it with how well I was treated. Even if I emailed them daily (sometimes multiple times a day) or would call with what I thought was repetitive "silly" questions they patiently explained EVERYTHING to me until I understood or felt comfortable. I am now 11 weeks pregnant and my only complaint is that I cant continue my care with Dr. Jacobs and his amazing team!! I cannot wait to come back for a visit this winter and bring in the baby! Thanks again FCI! Truly a one of a kind team!

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Doctor Miracle Worker

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He's THE expert - and he really cares.

I came from another practice for a second opinion, and I knew right away I had to switch to Dr. Jacobs. Not only could I immediately tell how knowledgeable he was, but I could tell he was going to be someone that was very involved and would monitor me closely. I could tell he understood some of the emotional pain, financial burden, and just general frustration my husband and I were experiencing. Frankly, I could tell he cared. It mattered to him if we achieved our goal of pregnancy. He didn't make false promises, but gave me the odds of all our options regardless of how dismal they might be. And he would work to find ways to increase those odds for us. Little things we could do, meds we could try....He was always accessible for questions on what is a very confusing and complicated process. After switching, it took us a little under 7 months to get pregnant, but only because of our insurance - and he went to bat for us with them as well, telling them that their 6 IUIs they were going to try to force me to do were not going to work. We had to file several appeals that we would not have won (4 months in) if it wasn't for his determination to fight them with carefully worded medically sound letters. Moreover, his staff is THE BEST. His staff will help you rush order meds, explain how to mix meds for the 18th time, fight with insurance WHATEVER YOU NEED. At the end of the day, we got pregnant on our very first transfer with Dr. Jacobs. It just took us 7 months to be able to do that first transfer due to Aetna being ridiculous. And due to issues specific to me, I needed a stimulated FET cycle to be able to have a successful transfer, which Aetna denied. Dr. Jacobs and his staff helped me do that cycle unfunded, without going totally broke- finding ways to save on the meds and use substitutes - and it worked. I am now 11 weeks and soooo happy. I could not have been in better hands. Cannot recommend him enough.

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. Laurence A Jacobs Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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