Hetal Shah, MD

Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine and Obesity Medicine

Hetal Shah, MD is a highly personable, competent and multilingual Internist recognized for excellence in Primary care and Functional Medicine.  As highly trained, board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She recognizes that every patient is unique. She provides comprehensive and compassionate care and develops lasting relationships with patient and their immediate families. She incorporates Functional Medicine to address the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engages patients in a therapeutic partnership. Her approach is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.  She spends time with her patients, listens to their histories and looks at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. She develops personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease with a Holistic and Integrative manner. Dr.Hetal Shah, completed her bachelor education in Medicine from India and subsequently her masters training from St. Joseph’s hospital, affiliated with Northwestern University, Chicago. Upon graduation she has been practicing Medicine in private practice since 2001.  She has been involved in teaching and training medical residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. She has realized the changes in development of chronic diseases and impact of Obesity on health and healthcare system. Over the years she has helped many patients understand the influence of nutrition, poor life style, diet, stress and behavior on their health and diseases.

Special Interests

Diabetes and Prediabetes, Insulin Resistance, Fatty Liver, Weight management,  Dietary and Nutritional counseling, Digestive issues, irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, chronic constipation, Celiac disease Thyroid disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Perimenopause and menopause, PCOS, Erectile Dysfunction, Migraine, Food sensitivity and allergies,  Adrenal Fatigue, stress management, Chronic Fatigue, sleep apnea,  Insomnia, Preventive care, Autoimmune disorders.

Certifications and Affiliations

American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified
American Board of Obesity Medicine, Certified
Member of Institute for Functional Medicine
Member of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Member of American Medical Association
Affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL

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