Our Location

      2350 Royal Blvd,
      Suite 600
      Elgin, IL 60123

      About Us

      Suburban Women's Health Specialists Staff

      Our accomplished medical staff has served as Department Chairs of both Advocate Sherman Hospital and Presence St. Joseph Hospital.

      Physicians of Suburban Women’s Health Specialists, Ltd., have been honored & recognized as Top Doctors in Medicine by Chicago Magazine.

      Our physicians have served as delegates for the Illinois State Medical Society and as board members of the Kane County Medical Society including the president of the Kane County Medical Society.

      We share a deep commitment to serving our patients and the medical community. This has translated into regional and state leadership positions in medicine and healthcare over the past twenty years.

      The physicians of Suburban Women’s Health Specialists, Ltd., are consistently rated by independent hospital patient satisfaction surveys including HCAHPS ~ as giving outstanding & excellent service to our patients and peers.

      Our Services

      Obstetrics & Prenatal Care


      Medical Spa Services

      Now offering Telehealth Appointments.

      Our Team

      Brad Lawrence Epstein, M.D.

      Brad Epstein, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., the founder and Medical Director of Suburban Women’s Health Specialists, Ltd., is a Diplomat and Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

      Dr. Epstein completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, graduating with honors. He then conducted published research in cellular immunology at Michael Reese Hospital. Thereafter, Dr. Epstein continued his studies at the renowned Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. His post-graduate training followed at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Air Force Medical Corp and participated in clinical trials of exercise physiology in military works, having served as the Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology Services at MacDill AFB Regional Hospital.

      Christopher S. Michael, M.D.

      Christopher Michael, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Medical Director of Suburban Women's Health Specialists, Ltd. is a board-certified physician who specializes in women's health & well-being.

      Dr. Michael completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut with a combined major in Molecular Biology and Genetics. He graduated with honors and attended medical school at The University of Health Sciences/ Chicago Medical School. Dr. Michael received his post-doctoral training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and became Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Michael has served as the Department Chairman of Advocate Sherman Hospital and was recently named one of Chicago’s Top Doctors in Medicine.

      Melissa J. Miller, D.O.

      Melissa J. Miller, D.O., F.A.C.O.G., is an Osteopathic physician who specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Her training includes additional holistic elements and an emphasis on mind-body integration and the balance of one’s health.

      Dr. Miller completed her undergraduate degree at Elmhurst College with a B.S. in Pre-Med Biology and a B.A. in Philosophy. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and received her post-doctoral training at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois where she was Chief Resident.

      Christina Volkening APN, CNM

      Christina Volkening APN, CNM is a certified nurse midwife who provides care for women through their pregnancy and childbirth, as well as gynecologic care throughout their lifespan, from adolescence to menopause.

      Christy completed her undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University with a BSN and began her nursing career working in critical care and emergency medicine. Throughout her years as a nurse, she had always felt a passion for women’s health and OB. She completed her master’s degree at Frontier Nursing University graduating with an MSN and obtaining certification in nurse-midwifery from the American Midwifery Certification Board.

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