Dr. Casey grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her BS in biology, graduating magna cum laude in 1987. She then attended Rush University Medical College, where she participated in the establishment of a free medical clinic, graduating in 1991 with the John Giles Prize for outstanding work in public health and epidemiology. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Loyola University Medical Center in 1995.
Dr. Casey feels privileged to live in the same community in which she provides care. She enjoys educating patients about their healthcare options, and she appreciates that many patients do their own research and expect to be active participants in their healthcare decisions. She has served in many positions and on many committees at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital over the years, including as chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Medical Staff at Elmhurst. Her interests include preventive health, general and high-risk obstetrics and benign gynecologic care, including adolescent gynecology and care of the perimenopausal patient. She provides a variety of benign gynecologic surgical services, including the Essure® sterilization procedure and endometrial ablation. Her peers named her a Top Doctor in 2014 West Suburban Living magazine.
Dr. Casey lives with her husband, two sons and two dogs. In her free time, in addition to watching her sons’ many athletic and musical events, she enjoys playing her flute, cooking, biking and hiking, and is attempting to finally learn Spanish.
It's important to make healthy choices in your diet both before you get pregnant and throughout your pregnancy. And in many cases, the foods you don't eat are just as important as the ones you do. Dr. Casey explains the benefits of certain vitamins and nutrients and why you should avoid others.