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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 practices family medicine in Bolingbrook, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Patients gave Dr. Kuhlman an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kuhlman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). He has a closed panel.

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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. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among Dr. Doman's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Doman welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Hamilton attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hamilton's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric emergency medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tang completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Tang welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Uselding's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Uselding's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Uselding's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Timothy Wall's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wall include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wall is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Shelly Flais' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flais include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Flais is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Flais attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Flais has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jihad Shoshara practices general pediatrics. Dr. Shoshara's areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shoshara is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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

Dr. Jerome Gronli specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Gronli attended Rush Medical College for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Gronli's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gronli's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Smeraglinolo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smeraglinolo welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Sofia Shakir's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Shakir include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shakir takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Shakir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Marie Philobos works as a pediatrician. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Philobos takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks 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. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Sunder speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rouba Barakat is a Woodridge, IL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Barakat include holistic medicine, heart problems, and nutrition counseling. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barakat studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barakat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.