We found 13 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near West Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Mary Bizios, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
245 S Gary Avenue; #204
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mary Bizios' medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Bizios's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and mole removal. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bizios accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare POS. She is conversant in Greek. She is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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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 is a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doman include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Doman's practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Timothy Wall is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Dr. Wall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Julian Tang is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tang has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Tang attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Uselding's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Uselding include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Uselding attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uselding's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton's specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her clinical interests include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jihad Shoshara is a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Shoshara attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Shelly Flais works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Flais include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and acne. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Flais's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sofia Shakir specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shakir obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shakir's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jerome Gronli's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Gronli's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Gronli attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gronli welcomes 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 general pediatrician in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and West Chicago, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Smeraglinolo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Smeraglinolo's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She 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 works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Sunder takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Sunder attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sunder is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her 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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