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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Mary Bizios DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.07 stars (12 ratings)
245 S Gary Avenue; #204
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mary Bizios sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Bizios has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bizios include menopause, depression, and nutrition counseling. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and more. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bizios speaks Greek. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Dr. Tara Elizabeth Doman M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N Neltnor Boulevard; Suite 120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Doman studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doman accepts. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include 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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Dr. Timothy Wall M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 2.87 stars (8 ratings)
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Dr. Wall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his 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 welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Julian Tang's area of specialization is pediatric emergency medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Tang attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Tang is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas specializes in general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thomas's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Linda C. Hamilton M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
946 North Neltner; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting 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 the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Shoshara honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Laura Marie Uselding MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding is a pediatrician. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Uselding studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Uselding honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shelly Flais' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flais has an open panel. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Flais attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sofia Shakir practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and West Chicago, IL. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shakir's residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her clinical interests include 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 (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She 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 works as a general pediatrician in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gronli include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Gronli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Dr. Gronli welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Dr. Smeraglinolo's areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Dr. Smeraglinolo is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Nithya Sunder works as a pediatrician. Dr. Sunder obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sunder's 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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