I like my current physician, but he leans toward conventional wisdom too much. It's a bit hard to have a long conversation with him about the paleo diet because he's so busy all of the time. It's time for me to find another doctor. I'm looking for someone in the city of Chicago or a nearby suburb. Someone downtown would be great. I've checked Jimmy Moore's list, but there's only one doctor listed in Des Plaines, which isn't too far away from me. However, I would like to get some more names and opinions. Thank you!
Here is a list from the Chicago chapter of the Weston Price Foundation:
It looks like Joseph Grasso is closest to a traditional general practitioner, as he is a DO who accepts insurance. Grasso is in Schaumberg, which isn't far for those who live in Chicago proper and own a car.
Pasted here is a list for Illinois from the WAPF website:
Aurora/Naperville Area: Jonathan Truhlar, DC (630) 499-9420, firstname.lastname@example.org Central Illinois: Kate Potter (309) 362-2117, email@example.com Chicago: Mindi Anderson (773) 756-5900, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wapfchicago.com Dixon: Vicki McConnell (815) 288-2556, email@example.com East Central: Deborah Chisholm (515) 339-2595, Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org Northern Dupage County: Kathryne Pirtle & Olive Kaiser (630) 543-5938, email@example.com Northwest Suburbs Cook County: Renee Renz (847) 255-5962, firstname.lastname@example.org Northwest Suburbs Lake County: Linda DeFever (847) 526-6452, email@example.com Oak Park: Gina Orlando (708) 524-9103, firstname.lastname@example.org Rockford/Freeport area: Dale & Eileen Kelsey (815) 239-1466 or (815) 239-1832
Hope that helps. Also, fwiw, I have no personal experience with any of these practitioners.
Here's an obvious answer!
Dr. Mercola has offices in South Barrington on Rt. 72. He wrote a book about a no-grain diet. www.mercola.com
(disclaimer: Lots of people have strong opinions about Dr. Mercola. I mentioned him because he is a) in the Chicago area and b) paleo friendly.)
Dr. Grasso's wife is my dentist, Dr. Lina Garcia. Their offices are in South Barrington off of Rt. 72, across from Goebberts). They are very nice people.
I am a board certified family physician in Oak Park, IL, just west of the Chicago city limits. I am a practicing Paleo adherent, and I work with Paleo, primal and low-carb patients. I would be happy to see anyone who is looking for a Paleo-friendly primary care physician. I also see children and provide prenatal care.
My Paleo Physicians Network listing is here:
I realize this thread is old, but I wanted to make sure my information was here!
Hi all! I am also a Paleo/Primal-friendly doc. My practice is the Northwestern Memorial Physician's Group and I work out of the new Lakeview location (@ Belmont and Southport).
Here's a link to my Primaldocs.com website info:
After practicing traditional medicine for twenty years, I finally started introducing Paleo to many of my patients. So far it has been absolutely awe-inspiring to watch them transform their health and their lives.
Warm regards, Leslie Ramirez, MD