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 physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Bizios include menopause, depression, and mole removal. Dr. Bizios is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bizios trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Bizios is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare POS.

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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 is an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. She welcomes 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 works as an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. Dr. Lakhani is a graduate of the University of Mumbai. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Lakhani include colposcopy, menopause, and cancer screening. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lakhani has received include Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Lakhani (or staff) is conversant in Swahili, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaudhary average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaudhary include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chaudhary completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chaudhary's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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