Collaborative Physician Coverage 

West Suburban Midwife Associates has a collaborative practice agreement with Dr. Monique Brotman. Dr. Brotman is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist on staff at West Suburban Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. In the event that Dr. Brotman is on vacation or not available, we also have collaborative agreements with alternate covering physicians at West Suburban Medical Center.

Dr. Brotman provides physician coverage and is available to the nurse-midwives of WSMA 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the unlikely event a pregnancy becomes complicated or a cesarean section is needed.

Every patient of West Suburban Midwife Associates will meet Dr. Brotman as our primary collaborative physician during her pregnancy. She will discuss common reasons and procedures for cesarean section and answer any and all of your questions.

It is a requirement of our practice that you meet Dr. Brotman during your pregnancy. The fee for this single consultation visit is $150.00. Dr. Brotman will not bill your insurance, as she is not initiating care. It will be necessary for you to pay via cash or check at the time of your visit. This fee is NOT reimbursed by your insurance. This fee will retain her availability for all of your emergencies or possible C-section (even on weekends, holidays and the middle of the night!). If you are an HMO patient, please discuss this fee arrangement with Dr. Brotman.