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We found 15 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Aetna PPO near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; #100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman specializes in family medicine and practices in Bolingbrook, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Dr. Kuhlman has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuhlman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Doman attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. Timothy Robert Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Wall is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Wall an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton's area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Hamilton's clinical interests: abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamilton honors. Before completing her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Hamilton attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding practices general pediatrics. Dr. Uselding's areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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Dr. Julian Honghui Tang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Julian Tang is a specialist in pediatric emergency medicine. He works in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Tang is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Tang's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8310 Lemont Road
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos accepts. Dr. Philobos is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Philobos is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais sees patients in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Flais is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Shoshara include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shoshara honors. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. Jerome O Gronli, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Gronli's specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gronli obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. Rebecca Kathryn Smeraglinolo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 S. Schmidt Road; Unit D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo works as a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smeraglinolo include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Smeraglinolo is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Smeraglinolo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sofia Shakir, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Shakir specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Shakir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shakir's training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Sunder attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sunder speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Dr. Rouba Barakat, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7451 Woodward Avenue; Suite 108
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Rouba Barakat specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Woodridge, IL. Her areas of expertise include holistic medicine, heart problems, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Barakat takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Barakat (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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What is Nutrition Counseling?

Food is one of the most basic resources our bodies use for growth and energy, tied intricately to our well-being. Not only can what we eat affect our health, but certain conditions can affect how well our bodies process food. Nutrition is the study of this complex interaction, and when patients seek the advice of an expert to help them manage food in their life, it is called nutrition counseling.

At the most basic level, nutrition counseling can be simply a talk with a family physician. Doctors receive training in nutrition as part of their education, and they are generally qualified to make recommendations about diet for their patients. Some doctors take a professional interest in nutrition and become experts by taking extra classes or studying nutrition in their practice. In general, however, complex nutrition guidance will be referred to a nutrition specialist, generally a dietitian.

Registered dietitians are nutrition experts that have passed specific higher education, accreditation, and internship requirements. They may work in hospitals, nursing facilities, or private practices to provide nutrition therapy and advise patients about their health and diet. Like dietitians, nutritionists also work to counsel patients about food and health. Some nutritionists have degrees in nutrition or food science, but the title ‘nutritionist’ is not protected by law. In the United States, anyone is allowed to call themselves a nutritionist, regardless of their education level.

Nutrition counseling can be useful for anyone who is looking to get to a healthy weight, manage a chronic illness through diet, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle. Some examples of issues that benefit from nutrition counseling include:
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Food allergies
  • Kidney disease
  • Digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Participation in competitive sports

During a nutrition counseling appointment, the provider -- doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian -- typically will look over your medical history and talk to you about your current diet, your goals, what kinds of food you like, and any problems that you are currently struggling with in your health or diet. Then the specialist will help you set food goals and create a customized plan to help you meet your nutritional needs. Nutrition specialists may also offer classes, workshops, cooking demonstrations, and more. Their role is not to lecture you about what you should be eating, but to offer education and resources to make eating healthy foods easier.