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Libby A. Oppert, CNM

Libby A. Oppert, CNM
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Libby A. Oppert, CNM

Swedish Medical Group

Nurse Midwife

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Offers Evening Appointments: Yes

Offers Weekend Appointments: Yes

Locations

Galter Medical Pavilion
5140 N. California Ave., Suite 605
Chicago, IL 60625

PH: 773-989-6200

FAX: 773-989-6201

Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

About

Visits may be scheduled as in-office appointments or as remote visits via video. If you schedule a telehealth appointment, you will receive a confirmation call, instructions and a video link prior to your appointment.

What is your practice philosophy?
In each visit with a client, I try to find a way to empower her. And of course, birth offers a significant opportunity for empowerment. I think that’s why I enjoy the work as much as I do. Women choose to work with us during pregnancy because we provide a client-centered approach. Our care is patient, personal, and non-interventional. We are constantly having conversations, meetings, and reviewing research to stay connected with the latest evidence-based medicine.

During prenatal care as well as well-woman care, I really enjoy providing client education. If I had a different career, I would probably be a teacher: I love answering questions and helping people learn new things.

How do you help women have a positive birth experience?
I cater as much as possible to my clients’ birth plans and requests during labor, whether to eat and drink, push in the positions that are comfortable for them, or to get in the tub. Fortunately, we have many birthing tools at Swedish, including laboring tubs, birth balls, and squat bars. 

Do you work with adolescents and young adults?
Yes, I very much enjoy working with teens to provide counseling on birth control and safe sex. In adolescence, having a safe, private space is very important. Teens need to first establish a relationship with a provider and then invite in their support system (friends and family) rather than assuming that the support system has to be there in the exam room right off the bat. I work hard to listen to teens and understand their comfort level in order to establish a rapport and provide the right kind of care.

How did you decide to become a midwife?
My dad was a physician, and I always knew I was interested in going into medicine to care for women. However, it wasn’t until college that I took psychology classes and learned that I also loved working with the mind and spirit. After doing an Americorp internship in Chicago working with high-risk women who were pregnant or had just had their babies, I realized that midwifery could be the marriage of my comfort with medicine and my love for the mind and the spirit. 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time, I like to spend time at the dog beach with my Lab mix. I also rollerblade, and last year I did my first rollerblading marathon! I also knit, I make jewelry, and I love cooking.
 

Locations

Galter Medical Pavilion
5140 N. California Ave., Suite 605
Chicago, IL 60625

PH: 773-989-6200

FAX: 773-989-6201

Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Verified Patient Ratings

All patient satisfaction ratings are submitted by actual patients and are verified by a leading independent patient satisfaction company, Press Ganey.
  • Provider discussed treatment options
    4.9out of 5
    48 ratings
  • Provider showed concern
    4.9out of 5
    48 ratings
  • Provider explained things clearly
    4.9out of 5
    48 ratings
  • Provider included you in decisions
    4.9out of 5
    48 ratings
  • Likelihood of recommending this provider
    4.9out of 5
    48 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
04/25/2022

Elizabeth was very kind. She listened and addressed all my concerns.


07/10/2021

I am a big fan of Elizabeth Oppert. She's non judgmental, listens to concerns, and provides options for care


07/07/2021

Libby is truly wonderful. I would recommend her to everyone. I'm so grateful for her.


Currently accepting new patients