Northwest Associates for Women's Healthcare is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing excellent healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our practitioners have years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology. They work in concert with medical assistants, and office staff, who strive to understand your health concerns quickly and utilize the best treatment in caring for you.
Fred Duboe, M.D., Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Voted Top Doctor 2001, 2003, 2010 by Chicago Magazine
Dr. Duboe is board certified as a Diplomate in OB/GYN by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists from 1987-2017. He received his B.S. degree in biomedical sciences with honors from Brown University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois (UIC) College of Medicine in Chicago, IL. His residency training was completed at Northwestern University/Prentice Women’s Hospital and Maternity Center in Chicago. Dr. Duboe has been practicing in his specialty for 34 years, serves as Chairman of the Perinatal Advisory Committee at St. Alexius Medical Center and is an integral member of the OB/GYN Steering Committee and Perinatal Safety Section of St. Alexius Medical Center. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at St. Alexius for 8 years and continues his practice as an attending physician at both St. Alexius and Advocate Lutheran General Medical Centers. He has special interests in minimally invasive surgery, advanced operative hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation and in the management of pregnancies which are considered to be high risk. Dr. Duboe has been honored in receiving both Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors award and the Castle-Connolly Guide Publications’ recognition as a Top Doctor. He is an active member of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals on obstetrical issues of gestational hypertension, fibrin generation, septic pelvic vein thrombophlebitis and diabetes. Dr. Duboe is married and has three wonderful sons. In his free time he is a baseball player in the MSBL, an outdoor enthusiast, downhill skier, big game sport fisherman and founder/lead guitarist of the Rockin’ Docs charity/benefit band; providing community service and donating time to charitable organizations, especially benefiting those with developmental disabilities and children with cancer. He is a passionate musician and is equally compassionate as a caregiver!
Gail Gerber, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Voted 2010, 2019, 2021, 2022 Top Doctor for Women's Health by Chicago Magazine
Dr. Gerber has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology in Hoffman Estates since 1987. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago in 1983. She completed her residency training at the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago in 1987. Dr. Gerber is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and she is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology board certified in 1989. Dr. Gerber is currently on staff at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.
Dr. Gerber enjoys taking care of patients' obstetrical and primary gynecological needs. Special interests include operative hysteroscopy, endometrial ablations and delivering “Gerber babies”. Her philosophy is to treat her patients with the utmost dignity and care. She has been recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors (2013). She has been awarded Patient’s Choice awards yearly from 2008 through 2015. She has received Compassionate Doctor Recognition awards from 2009 through 2014. She was voted a "Top10 Doctor" in Hoffman Estates in 2014. She was voted "Top Doctor for Women's Health" in 2019, 2021 and 2022 by Chicago Magazine.
Dr. Gerber is married and has two lovely daughters, a bird, and a golden retriever she spoils. In her free time, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband and children. She also enjoys gardening, baking, playing the piano, Scrabble and rooting for her beloved Chicago Cubs.
Abby H. Seruya, M.D, F.A.C.O.G.
Voted Top Obstetrician Gynecologist in Hoffman Estates for 2020
Dr. Seruya was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at
in St. Louis where she majored in biology, and continued with medical school at the
University of Wisconsin in Madison. She completed her OB/GYN residency at
in June 2015. Dr. Seruya is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She joined Northwest Associates for Women's Healthcare in September 2015. During her residency she did research in the economics of minimally invasive hysterectomy. She was voted a "Top10 Doctor" in Hoffman Estates in 2020.
Special interests include contraception counseling, complete and compassionate obstetric care, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is a member of the American Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She is married and has two beautiful daughters. In her free time, she loves to play the piano, travel, and snowboard.
Bishara D. Baddour, MD., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.
Congratulations to Dr. Baddour on his appointment as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons
Dr. Baddour has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in both Georgia and Illinois, since graduating in 2012 from Mount Sinai Medical Center in Chicago. His professional special interests are in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, infertility and high-risk obstetrical management and delivery. He is currently on staff at both Saint Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.
He is an Active Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists. Dr. Baddour’s philosophy of care is to “establish a personal relationship of respect and familial trust with each of my patients, and to continuously strive to incorporate informed and shared decision making involving my patients.”
In his free time Dr. Baddour enjoys traveling and spending time with his loving wife and their three very busy young children. He enjoys discovering new cuisine, languages, culture and nature. He is trilingual speaking English, Arabic and Spanish, plays acoustic guitar, kayaks and is a certified PADI advanced open-water diver.