Patient Testimonials

Dr. Jacobs has helped to make our dream come true of becoming parents just when we thought we had exhausted every option.  He is an extremely knowledgeable, patient person and doctor and reassured us constantly that with techniques and advancements, there were hopes of us having children.  He also took time explaining things to us and gave us ideas we would have never thought of exploring on our own.  He returns each and every email too (the only doctor I know that does that!) in a prompt and caring fashion and really helped me keep my head up when I was losing hope.

- E.Z.

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Your Trusted Infertility Clinic for IVF and Other Treatment Options in Illinois

If you're looking for a Chicago fertility center, you'll find the help you need at Fertility Centers of Illinois/Laurence A. Jacobs M.D. Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs is a Mayo Clinic-trained reproductive endocrinologist and senior partner of Fertility Centers of Illinois. Our rate of success is high when it comes to helping people have the families they want.

At Fertility Centers of Illinois/Laurence A. Jacobs M.D., we are committed to solving our patients' fertility problems and helping them achieve their dreams of having children. We use proven conventional techniques as well as the latest treatments that technology has to offer. All of our patients get the personalized attention they need, because we know that every case is unique. From fertility testing to in-vitro fertilization, you can count on our experience and expertise.

There are many factors that can contribute to the inability to conceive or carry a child, and they can range anywhere from general poor health to a specific reproductive condition. That's why we've developed a program that helps patients improve their overall health and fitness while they are going through their treatment plan. We care about the people that come to us for help, and it shows!

When you need the services of a Chicago fertility center, the right place to call is Fertility Centers of Illinois/Laurence A. Jacobs M.D. We treat patients from Chicago, North and Northwest Chicago suburbs, and Buffalo Grove. We bring 30 years of experience to every case, and Dr. Jacobs has been consistently rated as one of Chicago's top doctors from 2001 to 2014. We'll be glad to speak with you about financing options if you need them. Call and make an appointment today.

Welcome to the website of Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D., a Mayo Clinic-trained reproductive endocrinologist and senior partner of Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI). FCI has more IVF babies than the next ten fertility clinics in the Chicagoland area combined. Offering the latest and most advanced treatments as well as tried-and-true conventional techniques, Dr. Jacobs is committed to finding solutions to fertility problems and helping patients fulfill their dreams of having a child. Whether you are seeking fertility testing or IVF, trust our infertility clinics in Illinois to provide the care that you need.

Improving Fitness and Fertility

There is a wide and diverse range of medical problems that can interfere with a person's ability to conceive a child. Some of these are specifically reproductive conditions and others are more general health issues. Because all infertility treatment procedures, including IVF, are generally more effective when a patient is in good health, and because excess weight and poor overall health can contribute to a patient's infertility, Dr. Jacobs has developed a program to help patients at our Illinois infertility clinic improve their fitness as part of their fertility treatment plan. Learn more about the Fit and Fertile program.

Meet Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D.

Meet Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D.Since 1988, Dr. Laurence Jacobs has been providing IVF and other advanced treatments to patients of his infertility clinic who have struggled with infertility. He is the only Chicago-area reproductive endocrinologist to be consistently named in all Castle Connelly's publications, America's Top Doctors (top 1% of specialists in America), and Chicago's Top Doctors (one of the top fertility doctors in the Chicago area) from 2001 to 2014. Dr. Jacobs is also the only doctor in the Chicago area to hold these honors for 15 consecutive years. His professional experience gives him the knowledge and skill to accurately assess the problem, recommend the most effective treatment plan, and provide exceptional medical care. His personal experience as a former fertility patient helps him to empathize with his patients and provide the kind of support and encouragement that can make all of the difference. Dr. Laurence Jacobs is 'ultra-accessible' by phone or email to help his patients.

"I've always had a passion for science and have enjoyed helping people. I like the challenges of detailed, complicated fertility work, not to mention the 'journey' from problem to solution. After earning my undergraduate degree in biological science, I chose to become a physician because it provided me an opportunity to apply medical science in a very tangible, personal way. I opted to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology—and then to sub-specialize in reproductive endocrinology and infertility—for similar reasons, only to a greater extent. It's a very interesting cutting edge science, and the results are a tremendous source of pleasure."
-Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D.


Honors and Awards

  • US News & World Report 2012 & 2011 (top 1% of Reproductive Endocrinologists in America)
  • Chicago Magazine 2012 (honored as a top infertility doctor/Chicago area)
  • America's Top Doctors published by Castle Connelly 2001-2014 (top 1% of specialists in America)
  • Chicago's Top Doctors published by Castle Connelly 2001-2014 (top infertility doctors in Chicago area)
  • Ladies Home Journal published in 2002 (honored as one of America's top infertility doctors)
  • Chicago Magazine published in 2004 (honored as a top infertility doctor/Chicago area)
  • Chicago Magazine published in 2006 (honored as a top infertility doctor/Chicago area)


Testimonials

If anyone has the need for a fertility specialist, Dr. Jacobs is by far the #1 person in the U.S. I would recommend. And I would know, because I'm the producer of one of America's most comprehensive films on infertility and I've personally worked and utilized the services of Dr. Jacobs. I recommend him highly and without reservation.

- S.S.


"Dr Jacobs is ULTRA-ACCESSIBLE like no other fertility doctor!! He is hands-on and very accessible, by phone or email… and not just during office hours.  Thanks to e-mail, I got same day answers to all my questions and concerns…it helps more than you know during difficult times when you want so many answers and the emotions are so high."

- J.M.


You have done it again ... you have given us what I consider a miracle. I don't know where we would be without you. I want you to know that even when I am not going through fertility, I look at my girls and I often think of you and how blessed we are to have been under your care. Our beautiful family is complete because of you, and we will forever be grateful, thankful and appreciative of your time and your dedication to your profession.

- J.E.

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