May 23, 2013

The FCI Ladies Night Out: A Very Fun Evening!

On May 16th, we held a very fun, ladies-only event to unveil our newest location in Warrenville & to have a fun way to learn about what we have to offer at the Fertility Centers of Illinois! 

First off - we have a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor of Warrenville, David Brummel. We had such a fun time with him and introducing ourselves to Warrenville. 

We're very proud to say we had a full house - almost all guests brought a friend - and everyone seemed to not only learn something during our event, but had fun, too! Dr. Meike Uhler and two other speakers gave seminars about fertility-related topics, we had delicious food catered from Gourmet 45 and vendors from lia sophia, Mary Kay and The Pampered Chef. For a handful of lucky winners we even had raffles for door prizes!

May 6, 2013

Fertility Centers of Illinois Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Laurence Jacobs

Fertility Centers of Illinois Doctor Jacobs meets with new parents

We love our doctors & want you to get to know them as well as we do, too! In our Doctor Spotlights, we interview each of the doctors here at FCI so you can learn about their backgrounds, a bit of their personal lives and to get to know them as a friend. Stay tuned for more Doctor Spotlights to come!

Read on & get to know more about Dr. Laurence Jacobs!

Doctor Jacobs meets with a same sex couple about fertility
Why did you choose to become a doctor?

I was influenced by an old family doctor when I was only 8! He would come over to my folks’ house and make house calls every night to see my dying grandparents… he was revered by my parents and made a lasting impression.

Why did you choose fertility treatment as your career?
I was an OB/Gyn for 7 yrs, but had fertility problems which got me very interested in the field back in the mid 80s when IVF was first becoming a reality.

What do you find is the most enjoyable part about working for Fertility Centers of Illinois?
I think that the challenge of solving complicated fertility issues and seeing the end results is the best feeling about working for Fertility Centers of Illinois!

What do you like to do for fun outside of the office? Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, etc?
I love to travel with my kids and girlfriend - I also enjoy red wine and I love to garden.

We hope you've enjoyed getting to know one of our FCI doctors! 

Keep checking back for our next edition. See Dr. Jacobs' FCI page to learn even more about him & take some time to visit his fertility practice website.