Our Providers

Northwest Associates for Women's Healthcare is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our doctors all have years of experience in the profession. They work in concert with nurses and office staff who try to understand your health issues quickly and apply the right treatment to get you back to your optimal health.

Fred Duboe, M.D., Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Voted Top Doctor 2001, 2003 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 31 years and 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 by having received both Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors award and the Castle-Connolly Guide Publications’ recognition as a Top Doctor as well. He is an active member of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals in 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 equally compassionate as a caregiver!

Gail Gerber, M.D., F.A.G.O.G.

Voted 2010 Top Doctor 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 since board certification was achieved in 1989.  Dr. Gerber is currently on staff at- Amita/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 interested include operative hysteroscopy, ESSURE procedures, 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. 

Dr. Gerber s married and has 2 grown daughters, a bird and a golden retriever puppy.  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. Freedman, M.D

Dr. Freedman was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She received her BS at Washington University 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 Rush University in June, 2015.She joined Northwest Associate's inSeptember, 2015.   During her residency, she did research in the economics of minimally invasive hysterectomy.  Special interests include contraception counseling, complete and compassionate obstetric care, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and she is a member of the American Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She is married and a has a beautiful baby daughter. In her free time, she loves to play the piano, travel and snowboard.


Debra Danielson-Sadlicki, C.N.M.

Debra received her Bachelors degree in nursing and Masters Degree in Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois.  Debra has worked as a labor and delivery nurse at the University of Chicago and was assistant unit manager for labor and delivery at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.  Debra has been on staff as a Nusrse-Midwife at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for 23 years.  Areas of special interest include evidence based medicine and teen counseling in the areas of contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted disease (STDs).    Debra is married with two children.  She enjoys long-range biking.