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

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

Dr. Mary Bizios is a family practitioner in Bloomingdale, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Bizios speaks Greek. Her areas of expertise include menopause, depression, and mole removal. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Alexius Medical Center and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bizios completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Parikh's clinical interests include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Parikh attended Government Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology; he sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Hanover Park, IL. Dr. Lakhani has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lakhani graduated from the University of Mumbai. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Lakhani (or staff) speaks Swahili, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Lakhani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Chaudhary's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Chaudhary is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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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