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Forward Chicago

Forward Chicago opened in the Loop in 2020. Our doctors have helped thousands of Chicago members take control of their health with a focus on preventive, primary care and health programs centered around topics like heart disease, mental health, and cancer prevention.

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4.5 out of 5 stars
4.7/5 Starsfrom 17 reviews on

Forward at the Loop

We’re located on the ground floor of the MILA building, a block away from Millennium Park.

How It Works

  • Select a Forward doctor for your primary care
  • We gather your past medical records for you
  • Get a baseline of your health with onsite labs
  • Customize your health plan with genetic testing
  • Stay connected with 24/7 access to your Care Team
  • Access to virtual visits and in-person visits as needed

Forward Chicago Verified Member Reviews

Your Forward Doctors

Molly Zavala, MD

Molly Zavala, MD

Doctor, Forward
  • University of Illinois

Prior to Forward, I worked as a community full scope family medicine provider (pediatrics, prenatal care, chronic disease management and mental health) in outpatient clinic for the under-served in Northern Illinois.

I am passionate about palliative care, mental health and sports medicine.

Meredith Hirshfeld, MD

Meredith Hirshfeld, MD

Doctor, Forward
  • Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • McGaw Family Medicine Residency, Northwestern University

I was a full-spectrum family physician and faculty member, initially with the Northwestern Family Medicine Residency, and then with the Cook County Health Family Medicine Residency.

I am passionate about women's health, preventing chronic disease, and mental health/wellness.