John Paul Estrada, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I am a board certified Ob/Gyn. I am a son of Mexican immigrants and was born and raised in Chicago. I wanted to be an Ob/Gyn since I was 15 and learned about human development and pregnancy in anatomy and physiology class in high school. It has been a long road, but my passion for women's health has only grown since then!
After completing my residency at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, one of the busiest obstetrical hospitals in the city, I stayed to serve the local community. My background and passion has been community and academic medicine. I was fortunate to spend seven years at University of Chicago Medicine, where I served as the Associate Medical Director and Director of Women's Health for a community health center prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2019.
About my practice
I practice all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, with special interests in the management of enlarged uterine fibroids, cervical dysplasia, abnormal uterine bleeding, and adolescent gynecology and contraception. I specialize in benign gynecologic surgery and offer my expertise in abdominal and laparoscopic approaches to sterilization, hysterectomy and myomectomy. I am also skilled in minimally invasive surgical approaches including robotic, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery including endometrial ablation and fibroid resection.
My philosophy is to make informed decisions with my patients. Having our members involved in the decisions of their care is key to the success of the health care plan. In my administrative life, I have learned to lead by example and always keep an open mind and ear to help solve problems that arise.
How I thrive
As a child, I did not love being active, but in high school I discovered swimming. Since then my love for staying in shape and staying active has been a priority. I swam in high school and college and have enjoyed the peacefulness of the water ever since.
I am also obsessed with my Peloton exercise bike. I try to start my day with a 30-45 minute spin class at home and a healthy breakfast. In the last several years I have also become an avid Crossfit athlete and find every workout to be a challenge. I stress to my patients to start small and find something they enjoy and just keep at it until they find something else they enjoy. Make it fun and it won't feel like work!