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Fertility Centers of Ilinois 3703 W Lake Avenue Ste 106 Glenview, IL 60026


(847) 998-8200


(847) 998-6880

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Dr. John Rapisarda sees patients at these Fertility Centers of Illinois locations: Glenview and Chicago/River North Dr. Rapisarda has been with FCI for nearly 20 years and is currently one of the managing partners. After graduating with honors from the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Rapisarda completed both his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in Chicago. He has also served as an Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at the University of Chicago before joining FCI. Dr. Rapisarda has been deemed a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly, U.S. News & World Report and Chicago Magazine for several years. His compassionate, personalized and understanding approach to care has made Dr. Rapisarda an annual recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award since its inception. His professional interests include management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), repeated miscarriages, and IVF. Q & A with Dr. Rapisarda: What is your approach to medicine? I want the people I work with to feel that they have been cared for and treated with compassion and respect regardless of the outcome. What do you like most about what you do? I love seeing all of the babies we have helped to bring into this world and their happy parents whose lives have been enriched by our efforts. In practice what are you most proud of? High success rates even with very challenging circumstances. Why did you choose to work in the field of reproductive medicine? Family has always been the most important part of my life. I wanted to be able to assist others who were having difficulty adding to their family so that they too could share in this wonderful experience. What do you consider your “special areas of interest” in reproductive medicine and why? I am particularly interested in PCOS because it is a fascinating condition that is very common and often a challenge to treat effectively. I am also very interested in assisted reproduction such as IVF because of the dramatic advances that take place on a regular basis in this technique. There is a vast array of options for people to become pregnant and have a child. The advances in this area have been dramatic in a very short timeframe. Share something unique that most people don’t know about you. I used to be a gymnast, but I wasn’t very good. What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies? Reading, fixing things, traveling, gardening and hiking. Medical School Doctor of Medicine: University of Michigan Medical School 1981-1985 Residency Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center 1985-1989 Fellowship Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center Special Awards Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 2002-2012 Patient’s Choice Award 2008-2012 Chicago Magazine Top Doctor for Women – 2011 U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor – 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Media Appearances Today’s Chicago Woman – Making Treatment Affordable Glenview Patch – Fertility Road Map Chicago Tribune – EmbryoScope Technology Set to Improve IVF


Board Certified: OB/GYN Specialty: A Doctor with Heart - Participating Physician Blastocyst Services Clinic operates 365 days a year Cryopreservation Services Donor Egg Program Donor Sperm Program Egg Freezing Embryology Services Female and Male Infertility FET Services - Frozen Embryo Transfer Genetic Counseling Genetic, endocrine & familial disorders Habitual Aborter - Multiple Miscarriage Services ICSI Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Infertility Services Only IVF Program Laparoscopy Male factor infertility/ICSI/testicular sperm retrieval Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome specialty services Preimplantation Genetic Testing Psychological Counseling/Screening Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Reproductive aging/fertility therapy over 40