We found 4 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Humana Gold near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Mary Bizios, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1626 West Algonquin Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mary Bizios is a family practitioner. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and mole removal. On average, patients gave Dr. Bizios a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bizios speaks Greek. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh practices general internal medicine in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Parikh has an open panel. She attended medical school at Government Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
80 W. Hillcrest Boulevard; Suite 208
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary works as an adult rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Chaudhary attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaudhary honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kishore Kumar Lakhani, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
2500 W. Higgins Road; Suite 330
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kishore Lakhani is a reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. Dr. Lakhani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swahili, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Lakhani's clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Lakhani attended the University of Mumbai for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His distinctions include: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor.

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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.
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