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Dr. Chris Oh

Internal Medicine
Niles, IL
22 years experience male

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Niles, IL

Address

241 Golf Mill Ctr, Ste 508, Niles, IL
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Bio

Dr. Chris Oh graduated from the combined B.A./M.D. program at Northwestern University (Honor's Program in Medical Education). Upon completion of medical school and residency, he started a private practice in internal medicine in the northshore Chicago area. In addition to primary care medicine, he specializes in sports/work related injuries and runs a medical weight loss program. He is on staff at Northshore Healthsystems and Advocate Healthcare.

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Korean, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

183 Answers
66 Agrees
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
The : The symptoms you are causing you to run into dangerous situations. There are many things that could be wrong - are you stressed? Are you getting enoug... Read More
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It : It sounds like an infected cyst - a common area for those to form. You would need to see a doctor for antibiotics and possibly to have it drained surg... Read More
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Surgery: Once acute episode is over you need surgery referral for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Also need comprehensive blood test and ultrasound.
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Cardiac evaluation: You will need to have full cardiac evaluation including ekg, bp/hr monitor as well as blood test including thyroid hormone levels. If your symptoms ar... Read More
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See below.: Gb polyps affect 5% of the adult population. Exact cause is not known but related to age and presence of gallstones which in turn is related to obesit... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
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Need further eval: There are 2 types fo joint pains - (1) those related to overuse such as osteoarthritis/carpal tunnel, and (2) inflammatory. First kind occurs later in... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Strain: You could have pulled the muscles and tendons on that side (abductor carpi). I would rest as much as possible, take some anti-inflammatories such as a... Read More
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Go to hospital: Go to the hospital to have the wound cleaned and started on antibiotics. You will need to have your tetanus immunization updated and if possible check... Read More
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Strange: It is very unusual to gain that much weight in a week.. Not sure what your medical condition is, but if you have congestive heart failure your could c... Read More
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Yes: Those are fantastic numbers. In general you want the HDL (goos cholesterol) to be high and LDL and triglyceride to be low. Goal for each of the number... Read More
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It hurts: Cause sever flank pain, pain on urination and blood in urine. Usually you would need to go to er for ct scan. When confirmed, some stones pass on thei... Read More
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Hemochromatosis: Hemachromatosis causes accumulation of iron in the body causing multi oran problems. In addition to a comprehensive blood test you should check ferrit... Read More
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Bronchospasm: Cold air can trigger bronchospasm. I recommend either running indoors or using an inhaler before execise.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
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Depends on size: Once kidney stone is confirmed by ct of kidneys treatment depends on size. Large stones needs to be surgically removed by urologists while smallers on... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
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Low carb diet: You probably have diabetes and need medications to control blood sugars. Diet and exercise can help tremendously along with medications. In general st... Read More
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Hydrocortisone: Maybe just a rash from irritation - try Hydrocortisone 1%. If does not help may need to see your doc as it could be fungal infection. In general the b... Read More
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Ask your child: There are signs such as loss of interest, changes in eating , sleeping and school habits that are seen with depression but in a 10 year old you should... Read More
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Labyrinthitis: There are many reasons for this but most likely you many have viral labyrinthitis which can cause acute onset of vertigo. Treatment is rest, plenty of... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
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See doc: She needs to see doc for full exam xray possibly MRI or emg. Arthritis can cause pain but burning, numbness or tingling suggests nerve involvement.
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Take supplements: A simple blood test can tell you if you are deficient. If severe i recommend 50k units weekly, if not 1000-4000u daily.
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No: Physically it is important for a lens to get stuck "behind" your eye because it cannot get there in the first place due to normal anatomy. You may hav... Read More
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Antibiotic use: Recent antibiotic use can cause fungal infection such as yeast infection. Once you are off antibiotics for a while you should not be getting frequent ... Read More
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Surgery: Oral surgeons will perform surgery to remove them. Usually they will use conscious sedation with IV drugs to make you sleepy so you don't feel anythin... Read More
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Flank pain/bloody ur: Flank pain and blood in urine is classic. You will need to have your vitals checked, urine analyzed and either kidney ct or ultrasound. Take pain meds... Read More
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Bacteria: Bacteria can ascend the urethra and cause bladder infection. Because there are a lot of bacteria in the region, bacteria can climb up and cause infect... Read More
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Heart problems: Could be that your heart is not pumping well. A low Albumin level can also cause swelling. Some people are also prone to developing leg swelling espec... Read More
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Hypo-like symptoms?: You might have sub-clinical hypothyroidim and i agree with you doc that you may not need treatment. Your symptoms might not be related to thyroid horm... Read More
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Please go to ER: It could be gastrointestinal or muscle strain but it could also be something serious like a heart attack or pumonary embolus. Please go to er.
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Diet, exercise, meds: There are only 3 ways to lose weight - diet (eat more vegetables, whole grains, cut down sat. Fat and carbs), combination aerobic/resistance training ... Read More
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Uti which can become kidney infection can cause pain and frequency with urination as well as blood in urine. You will need to go to doc to check urine... Read More
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See pediatrician: It could be an allergic reaction in which case it would be red, raised and very itchy. Hydrocortisone works well. It could also be from a viral infect... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
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Check sperm count: Your wife needs a full gyne eval but you should also see a urologist for a sperm count.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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Need further tests: Sound like either vascular (blood flow) or nerve related problem. Carpal tunnel syndrome can present this way although you did not mention numbness, t... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
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Pacemaker clinic: You need to go to pacemaker clinic at a hospital where they will "interogate" it. You cannot do it by yourself.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
See doc: It could be hemrrhoids but also could be something serious like colon cancer. See your doc for rectal exam, blood test and possibly colonoscopy.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
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Not much: Uti is a bacteridl infection requiring prescription strenth antibiotics. Cranberry juice cn sometimes help prevent but once you have an infection most... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Venous doppler: If you develop calf pains after flying you should get a lower extremity venous doppler to make sure your do not have a blood clot.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Many reasons: I would recommend comprehensive physical and a blood test to mske sure you do not have low hormone levels such as thyroid levels. Stress, depression a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Multiple factors: I'm assuming you are not diabetic- if you are please see your doc for med adjustment. You should also document a low blood sugar using glucometer. I u... Read More
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Inflammatory arthrit: Stiff hands first thing in the am usually suggests an inflammatory arthritis. There are other types of arthritis than can cause this other than ra. Yo... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Rotator cuff: If you can't move the arm above the shoulder you probably have a rotator cuff syndrome and if you have numbness and tingling you have nerve compressio... Read More
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Ectopy: The heart beats by electrical conduction system through the cardiac muscles - sometimes it can skip a beat or beat irregularly - these are known as ar... Read More
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
No: Inguinal hernias in general get bigger with time. This is because any abdominal pressure increases force that pushes it out and there is no counteract... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Blepharitis: Inflammation of glands can cause such symptoms. Use warm compress to wipe and scrub the affected eyelids daily. In severe cases you may need antibioti... Read More
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Get chest xray: You probably have a sprain which should resolve on its own but if it persists would recommend cxr and rib films.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: Diabetics can develop nephropathy where their kidney function deteriorates with time. The higher the blood sugars the faster the decline in kidney fun... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Urticaria: If it goes away on steroids then it is an allergic reaction. If it comes back then it is an indication that the thing causing the allergy is still in ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Many things: Most likely something benign such as viral labyrinthitis but could be something more serious such as intracranial mass. If symptoms do not resolve you... Read More
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Infection: It sounds like you have an ear infection. Will need full evaluation and antibiotics from your doc.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Should see ortho: Medial meniscus is a common site of knee injury. Think of it as a shock absorbing cushion inbetween the two long bones of the leg. Depending on extend... Read More
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Jan 12, 2012
Quick response and just the answer I was looking for. Very helpful!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Oh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Well it turn from becoming a kidney infection to having stones to the pain getting so excruciating . That I had to go to lots of doctor appointments from the age of 12-17 and the doctor talk to my mom...Read More
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Thank you. I will continue to try the light snacks. Sometimes, my glucose does not respond to light snacks when it is low and that concerns me. It seems like it is "resistent". It took 2 glasses of or...Read More
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Thank you! However, my problem is that I can not even get out of bed. I wake up, but I want to keep in my bed for hours very sleepy. It is a hard time to stand up and prepare a coffee. I need to find ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Intern of the year - 2000, 2001
Resident of the year (runner up) - 2004
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Affiliations

CHRIS OH MD SC
Advocate Health
Northshore Health System
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