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

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

Dr. Mary Bizios specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bizios average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bizios include menopause, depression, and mole removal. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Bizios takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Bizios attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Greek.

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary is a rheumatologist in Schaumburg, IL and Lombard, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Chaudhary is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaudhary include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaudhary obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Nirali Ritesh Parikh MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL

Dr. Nirali Parikh works as a general internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Parikh include cancer screening, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, she performed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Parikh's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Kishore Kumar Lakhani MDSC, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2500 W. Higgins Road; Suite 330
Hoffman Estates, IL
(847) 882-6060

Dr. Kishore Lakhani works as an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Lakhani is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Mumbai for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Lakhani has received distinctions including Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Lakhani (or staff) speaks Swahili, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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.