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We found 4 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Marie K Philobos MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
2300 N Childrens Plaza
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-6903; (708) 681-3000

Dr. Marie Philobos specializes in general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Philobos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Philobos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Social Work
5841 S Maryland Avenue; MC6026
Chicago, IL
(773) 702-9952; (708) 848-0112

Mr. Ethan Israelsohn's area of specialization is social work. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and nutrition counseling. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Leela Jain MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
1276 N Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 337-1073; (630) 323-2414

Dr. Leela Jain practices general pediatrics in Chicago, IL and Willowbrook, IL. Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Jain attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include learning disabilities, diabetes, and heart problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Jain a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Christina A Creevy-Knox DC
Specializes in Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy
800 S. Wells Street; Suite 150
Chicago, IL
(312) 765-0411

Dr. Christina Creevy-Knox works as a massage therapist, physical therapist, and chiropractor. Her areas of expertise include the following: acupressure, nutrition counseling, and stress management. Dr. Creevy-Knox honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more.

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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.