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We found 12 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Beech Street near West Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N Neltnor Boulevard; Suite 120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Doman graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 North Neltner; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton is a pediatrician. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hamilton welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Julian Honghui Tang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Julian Tang is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist. His clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Tang's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tang attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Uselding attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Uselding trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas works as a pediatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 North Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Flais graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flais welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shoshara is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Shoshara performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Jerome O Gronli, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Gronli practices general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Gronli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gronli completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Gronli speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Rebecca Kathryn Smeraglinolo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo works as a pediatrician in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smeraglinolo include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smeraglinolo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smeraglinolo's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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Dr. Sofia Shakir, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Shakir is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among Dr. Shakir's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Shakir's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shakir welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Sunder accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sunder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sunder's practice is open to new patients.

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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.