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Our practice has been located in the southwest suburbs since 1996,  providing compassionate care to newborns, infants, children, adolescents and adults of all ages, including the elderly. We want you to feel comfortable, respected and delighted with your care. Our doctors and staff listen to your concerns and answer your questions clearly and in straightforward language that's easy for you to understand. Our goal is to partner with you to improve your health. We strive to get to know each patient as a whole person. As a result many of our patients have been with us for over 20 years. In fact, many patients have entrusted us with the care of three or even four generations of their family​


William A. Schwer, MD, completed medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and his residency and fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He has clinical expertise in asthma, cardiovascular disease, physical examinations, and primary and preventative care. He is also a professor at Rush University Medical Center.

David A. Stewart, MD, is the Medical Director at our practice. He has managed several practices in Chicago and Michigan as well.​ Dr. Stewart completed medical school at Rush University and his residency at Edward W. Sparrow Hospital. He is board certified in Family Medicine (PCP) and has clinical expertise in joint injections as well as spirituality and health. Additionally, he is an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center.

Cynthia M. Waickus, MD, completed medical school and her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is board certified in Family Medicine (PCP) and has clinical expertise in women's health. Additionally, she is an associate professor at Rush University Medical Center.


At University Family Physicians Southwest, we are dedicated to the medical, social and emotional needs of our patients. Our services include the following:

  • Annual physical exams and wellness counseling (including work/school physicals)
  • Chronic disease management for conditions such as the following:
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Heart disease
    • Asthma/COPD
    • High cholesterol
    • Allergies
    • Thyroid conditions
  • Preventive medicine, including the following:
    • Health screenings and risk factor assessments
    • Immunizations for children, adolescents and adults
  • Management of multiple or complex problems
  • Women's health
    • Gynecologic care
    • Family planning
  • Select on-site laboratory procedures, including blood draws
    Adult services
    • Men's health
    • Women's health including family planning and colposcopy
    • Office procedures including skin biopsy, mole removal, wound care and joint injections
    • Immunizations
    • Geriatric assessment and care planning
    • Comprehensive management of chronic conditions such as asthma/COPD, diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and thyroid conditions
    • Presurgical ("pre-op") clearance

Accreditation and Recognition

University Family Physicians Southwest
7000 West 111th Street
Suite 210
Worth, IL 60482
Phone: (708) 660-3200
Fax: (708) 923-9818
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