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We offer up-to-date care for females from adolescence through menopause, and from annual exams to complex problems.




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Samreen Akbar, MD

A general obstetrician and gynecologist, Samreen Akbar, MD, provides preventative and routine care for women. Dr. Akbar also performs colposcopies to diagnose and manage disorders of the female lower genital tract.

In addition to her busy clinical practice, Dr. Akbar do not miss an opportunity of keeping herself updated in the fast changing field of medical practice by attending seminars and conferences to adopt current best practices in the area of OBGYN and continue to reinforce her expertise in robotic assisted surgical procedures and techniques to maximize her patient’s total satisfaction before, during and after their treatment.

‪Dr. Samreen Akbar received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1994, followed by one year of internships in Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. After graduating medical school, she finished extensive residency/fellowship training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Dow Medical College – one of the best medical schools in Pakistan. In the year 2000 when only 29, she became one of the youngest Member and Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, affiliated with the Royal College of England. For her achievement, Dr. Akbar was also recognized with the 2002 AOCOG Young Gynecological Award at the XVIII Asia & Oceania Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology. After completing her fellowship, she joined the prestigious Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan as OB/GYN Attending/Consultant.‬‬

After 8 years of OB/GYN practice in Pakistan, Dr. Akbar moved to the United States in 2002 and pursued her medical certifications. June 2009 she completed with distinctions a second OB/GYN residency at John G. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She was the chief resident during her final year residency program and was awarded with the Best Teaching Resident Award and for being an Outstanding Resident of OBGYN program.

July 2009 she joined Barrington Health Care for Women associated with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington, IL. In her 15 + years of practice, Dr. Akbar has delivered more than 5,000 babies, she has performed hundreds of hysterectomies and has been performing minimally invasive robotic assisted procedures and hysterectomies. Dr. Akbar is Board Certified and Fellow of American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG).

In 2011 & 2012 for her dedicated services to the Patients of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital she was recognized with the distinction of joining the elite group of Exemplary Physicians two years in a row.

2011 Letter Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington

2011 Plaque Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington

2012 Letter Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington

2012 Plaque Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington

‪While she admires the highest standards of medical care of Advocate Health Care System which forms an integral part of her expertise now, she is very excited to be affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center of Hoffman Estates another standard bearer in medical care for women and children.

December 2012; considering her well rounded experience and gift of surgical skills and passion for delivering highest degree of medical care for all her patients, she decided to establish her own practice 
namely ‬UpToDate Healthcare for Women (UHCW) to further customize medical services to the needs of each and every individual patient of hers. Dr. Akbar is excited to be a part of the vibrant community of Hoffman Estates and its neighboring suburbs. 

She brings with her a great deal of experience, expertise, and patient care to this community and continues to look forward to the trust and support of this thriving community. Her hobbies include gardening & visiting serene places with her family.

Affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center, UHCW is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality and affordable medical treatment for women. With sensitivity and compassion, we work with our patients to promote good health and wellness in a professional and caring environment. Our focus on excellence, integrity, and quality health care means you will always be treated with respect and receive the personalized attention you deserve. Our team prides itself on delivering state-of-the-art services combined with our unique, collaborative health care approach.

Together we can achieve optimal health and well-being for you and your family. We know the best path toward wellness involves you. We look forward to working together in providing you with expert care.

Gynecology: We provide complete gynecologic care. Gynecologic problems such as abnormal Pap tests, menstrual problems, pelvic pain, infections, infertility, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and gynecologic cancers are evaluated and referred for proper treatment. Other services include annual exams with family planning, contraception, breast exams, Pap tests, mammography, pregnancy testing and counseling, and menopause counseling.

Obstetrics: We provide complete prenatal care, including pregnancy testing, birth planning, and health education, as well as the necessary tests, support, and encouragement. Physicians who specialize in maternal/fetal medicine are available for women who have special medical or genetic concerns or face high-risk pregnancies.

Birthplace: Alexian Brothers Women & Children's Hospital, located at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, IL, will offer you and your family a wonderful place to experience the miracle of birth. You can take comfort in knowing that you'll be surrounded by the latest technology, experienced physicians and labor and delivery staff ready to care for you, baby and the rest of your family during this very important time. The new hospital features:

  • Labor and Delivery Unit, including Ante Partum suites
  • Mother Baby Unit
  • Expanded Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Well Baby Nursery
  • Lactation services
  • Pre-natal and newborn programs and services
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