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Dr. Shari Schabowski

Emergency Medicine
Chicago, IL
female

Locations

JHS Cook County Hospital

Chicago, IL

Address

1900 W Polk St, 10th floor, Chicago, IL
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About

Bio

I am an Emergency Medicine Physician at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. I have been practicing medicine and training students and physicians for more than 20 years.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Indiana

Doctor Q&A

307 Answers
34 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: True abscesses do not respond to antibiotics. They require incision and drainage by MD.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: There are medications that can maximize lung life and provide symptomsatic relief. See your MD.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: Prevention: put one - two drops of rubbing alcohol or peroxide in each ear after swimming.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: Second trimester is the best. You actually "look" pregnant and you feel great. Enjoy it!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ovarian Cyst: Follicular cysts are a common finding in women in the child bearing years. Small ones like 1 cm are typical and most often it is an incidental findin... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Calf Swelling: Previous deep vein thrombosis puts you at high risk for recurrence. New leg swelling and pain should prompt an ultrasound. Although it is true that ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
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Concussion: If you have persistent headaches greater than a week, confusion or inability to concentrate as usual, weakness numbness or problems with coordination ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Postpartem Bleeding: Your body has been through alot. Your hormones are crazy. It is typically suggested that you do not have sex for 6 weeks post partem. The number of ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Foci: Those are tiny and may be blood clots. What did the doctor say? If no signs of infection don't worry. Get the final read on the US and speak with y... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
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No: There is no reason for aspirin or blood thinners to change heart rate in the absence of a severe complication. They are used to reduce risk of clotti... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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2 months: 2 months of flank pain is too long! It is time to get it checked out especially if it is worsening over time. It is not uncommon for more serious pr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: Take the time to polish your nails a dark color or apply non toxic foul tasting substance to nails.
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
????: If you have time to write this it is unlikely that you already ingested it but if you did - call EMS. If not, don't. It is a miserable irritant. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Sore throat: It could be especially if there is alot of pus but it is much more likely to be from another bacteria. If it is on one side it could be an abscess an... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
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Challenge: It can be a challenge and frustrating because it takes more than two weeks each time you try meds to know if they are helping. The good news is there... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Sore throat/cough: 10 days is starting to suggest that the problem is not a simple viral infection that will resolve itself. It is time to have a doctor take a look,
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Feelings are similar: The feeling is similar but one results in a period and the other resolves and you are primed for pregnancy. Some women can easily distinguish the two ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
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Complicated Problem: In order to begin to sort this out, consider what your parents looked like at your age. Did either one have a similar stature? If so, you are likely ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Dry Feet: Dry feet can be caused by a variety of problems. Problems as serious as skin diseases and possibly fungal infections may be the cause or simply expos... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Creatine: You did not say what it was previously and creatinine is subject to modest changes. This value is still within a normal range so not too much to worr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
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Sprained ankle: Once you sprain your ankle and return to activity, you are at risk for another injury especially if you are very active. Mostly because it still hurt... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
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Labor?: You are term pregnant. Any unusual problems should be assessed by the obstetrician. Do you feel your baby moving? That is important. Bleeding? Fl... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Headaches: You did not say how long the symptoms have been going on. New headaches (like you have never had before) sudden and severe headaches and daily head... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Vomiting: How old is "she"? E coli does not come from antibiotics. In most cases of gastroenteritis or food poisoning - antibiotics are not indicated and flui... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Fireworks: There is a risk that the eardrum is ruptured. This would usually be associated with hearing impairment. There is an easy way to test. Have the child... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Lump: That may be a lymph node. DO you have any sores or rashes in your hair above the lump?
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Rice Cakes: If eaten plain, rice cakes transiently fill you up with very few calories consumed. It is a carb and may trigger hunger once eaten and an unwanted i... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Painless red eye: Which part is red? Dark red splotches in the whites? Big red vessels along the whites? The rims of eyes are red? The skin around? Does light hurt... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
3 month caution: 3 months is an age where infections and dehydration may be serious, so a visit to the MD may be in order. On the upside, a few mucous stools while st... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
One testicle: If you are otherwise healthy there should be no reason that you should have any trouble having children. You should have the same likelihood of fathe... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: The solution to pollution is dilution. Use nasal saline spray frequently to wash out sinuses.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Ignore: Try sleeping with him for comfort. Find your own peace either with him or in another room.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
No : Not unless there is an abnormal connection between the abdominal and chest cavity but frequently when you have gas in the upper abdominal tract it may... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
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Sun: Be very careful with sun exposure. Wear sun block at all times. Do not smoke (ever) or drink alcohol to excess. Drink plenty of water. The rest in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Hard to judge: Hard to judge from that description. MRSA is contagious but it is a component of many people's normal skin flora - bacteria that is always and normal... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Not Necessarily: ...but consider the possibility that you have a PICA disorder. Beware excessive ice chewing can harm your teeth, your jaw and slow your digestive tra... Read More
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
OK: If you are able to type this you have excluded a life threat. If something did go into your lung you may have the tell tale sign of persistent cough ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Healthy Diet: A healthy diet without excessive salt or fatty foods is best. Concentrate on vegetables and fruits. Avoid fast foods. Exercise regulalry. Monitor ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Anemia: Anemia may cause the same symptoms of shortness of breath and fatique because available oxygen is not getting effectively delivered to tissues. If sy... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Not Linked: The two things are not linked. Last menstrual period is a guideline to determining when you became pregnant but many factors may render this inaccura... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Hormones: These are symptoms of hormone changes which may be menstrual or related to pregnancy although significant increase in nipples size would be unusual
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Pain: Pain with defecation or blood on stool. Give your baby plenty of access to fluids and this should not be a problem. I am on line if you have any fur... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Stetchy research: There is some sketchy research and documented experiences of MDs using low dose naltrexone for this purpose with success. Naltrexone is largely witho... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Near miracle: Wounds that are deep fill in from the base with granulation tissue while the skin contracts and covers the granualtion tissue in an attempt to reesta... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Pain: If you have a severe pain associated with a swelling it is very likely that a trip to the doctor could help you figure out what it is and treat it.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
OK: This is not a problem in and of itself unless it is interfering with other life activities. If you would like to get on a more regulated and typical ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Short lived: Vomiting and diarrhea related to irritation or infection are typically short lived. Let your body get it all out and then when you feel up to it star... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Headache: New, atypical or severe headaches require prompt evaluation. Night time headaches, visual disturbanes and eye pain are also concerning symptoms. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Eye brow: Different kinds of headaches can cause pain in this area. Often times which people get a "brain freeze" the pain is in this area. Your sinuses are ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Amphetamine: It is an amphetamine and likely to be detected as such on tox screens.

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I have worked with this physician. She is an excellent diagnostician and compassionate too.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schabowski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schabowski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you Dr Shari but i have cut out caffeine and alcohol and i am only sleeping 4 hours per night,i am very very tired all the time regards Patrick
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How can I send you a pic? I have pictures! But i can not afford 44$ to send them to you….please help please! I live on my own& 22yrold college student
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I clean her feces everyday using gloves and mask and its an indoor kitten with all vaccines done. I just want to be taking a safe decision. Thank u

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
MD

Residency

HENRY FORD HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, Illinois - Summer
2014
TOP EMERGENCY MEDICINE SPECIALIST, First Place, Illinois - 2018
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Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
SAEM
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