Dr. Whitmore

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Elsa J. Whitmore, D.O.

Dr. Elsa Whitmore is a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, and attended Northwestern University, where she received a certificate in premedical studies. She earned her doctorate of osteopathic medicine in 2011, and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, in 2015.

Dr. Whitmore provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care. Committed to excellence, Dr. Whitmore enjoys educating patients on all aspects of preventative care, and encourages an open dialogue about any questions or concerns a woman may have. She looks at the whole person, and emphasizes helping each patient achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. This approach to patient care integrates the patient into the healthcare process as a partner.

In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Whitmore finds volunteering and community service to be a valuable way to reach out to those less fortunate. She stays abreast of current medical developments, and furthers her own education by attending obstetrics and gynecology conferences and continuing education courses. Of special interest is the annual American College of Obstetrics Gynecology Conference and the American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists comprehensive workshop. Prior to becoming a doctor, Dr. Whitmore was a secondary education teacher in biological and earth sciences. During her medical education, she leveraged her love of teaching by accepting a teaching assistant position in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Whitmore’s interests include international travel, languages, tennis, and running.

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Medical Education

Medical School
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Glendale, Arizona
Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine
2007-2011

Premedical Studies
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Certified in Premedical Studies
2003-2006

Undergraduate Training 
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Biology; Secondary Education and Spanish Minor.
1997-2002

Residency

Residency Training
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Peoria, Illinois
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Administrative Chief Resident (2014-2015)
2011-2015

Licensure and Board Certifications

State of Illinois Medical License

Certificate of da Vinci Training as a Console Surgeon
June 2015

Hospital Appointments

Rush University Medical Center
Attending Physician
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chicago, Illinois

Northwestern University Medical Center
Attending Physician
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chicago, Illinois

Academic and Administrative Appointments

Rush Medical College
Instructor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chicago, Illinois

Northwestern University Medical School
Contributing Services Faculty
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chicago, Illinois

Professional Memberships

Junior Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Illinois State Medical Society
American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Peoria Medical Society
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association