Dr. Chris Oh

Internal Medicine
Niles, IL
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Niles, IL

Address

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

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.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Korean, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

183 Answers
66 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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No: In general makeup does not cause aging. Sunlight and other things that cause free radical cause skin damage as well as cancer.
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Try coffee!: Recent studies show that coffee has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and are therefore good for you. Studies also show people who drink c... Read More
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No: Screws and plates are commonly used for these types of surgery.
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Yes: Any intrathoracic movement or pressure such as swallowing, deep breaths or coughing can cause pain if ribs are fractured or dislocated.
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Whooping cough?: A deep barking cough can sometimes be whooping cough. I would take your child to a pediatrician if it persists to get treated. Whooping cough (pertuss... Read More
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Need eval: I would first get full clinical eval with blood test (including esr, rheumatoid factor) and xrays - then try a combination of anti-inflamatories such ... Read More
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Resistance training: Using either weights or resistance bands to create tension in both the flexor and extensor muscles repetitively is a good method of strengthening the ... Read More
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Need to see doctor: There are many types of red spots ranging from birthmarks (hemangiomas etc) to brown hyperpigmentation lesions and treatment varies from excision, cry... Read More
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141lbs: Your ideal body weight is around 141lbs whereby your body mass index (bmi) will be 25. I recommend that you strive for BMI less than 25 so you should ... Read More
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Yes: Certainly will help you wake up and be energetic for the day. I need my 2 cups. Caffeine has many beneficial properties such as anti-inflammatory and ... Read More
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Check thyroid level: You should have your thyroid level checked first to make sure you are not hyperthyroid on the medications. There are other conditions that can cause i... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Restful sleep is important for healthy body. Lack of sleep causes many problems such as high bp. For eg people with sleep apnea wake up frequently at ... Read More
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Either: They both do the same thing - help erectile dysfunction. Viagra (sildenafil) tends to be short acting while Cialis is long acting. There is also once ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Vascular problems: Sounds like arterial insufficiency. See a doc for full exam including peripheral pulses, abi (ankle brachial index) and lower extremity arterial doppl... Read More
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Yes, see your doctor: Yes it could just be a viral cold but it could also be bacterial bronchitis or pneumonia and you should see your doctor to have your temperature check... Read More
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Abscess: Under the arm is a common location for skin infection or abscess. You definitely need to see a doc for possible antibiotics. It could also be an infla... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
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Depends on the wound: A deep wound can be sutured in several layers. Wound that is too wide is sometimes left to heal on its own or plastics surgeons will use a flap. An in... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Fasting < 100: For everyone (diabetics and non-diabetics) fasting glucose should be less than 100 for optimum health. For diabetics it is important to take oral medi... Read More
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Anti-oxidants: In general you should eat more vegetables if you have cancer. Vegetables have anti-oxidant properties that in some studies have been shown to be benef... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
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Need neurologic eval: It could some migraine or panic attack. However it could also be something very serious like intracranial bleed although you did not mention headaches... Read More
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Quinine: Quininw can sometimes help. Ask your nephrologist.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
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That's great: That's fantastic. Remember it is harder to keep weight loss than to lose it so once you reach your goal (ideal BMI 25 or less) work on maintaining it.... Read More
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Endoscopy: Untreated h pylori infection can lead to an ulcer. She will have symptoms if she has an ulcer (mid abdominal pains) but upper endoscopy will show if s... Read More
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Psoriasis: You probably have psoriasis or inflammation of eyelid glands. First take towel soaked in warm water and scrub daily for a week. Short coarse of topica... Read More
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Check sperm count: The best test (only test actually) for a man trying to conceive is an actual sperm count. He should go to a urologist for the test.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Crepitus: She probably has arthritis possibly meniscal damage which can cause pain and clicking noises. Please have her a doc for xray, exam and possibly mri.
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Yes: There are multiple causes for persistent cough. Could be bronchitis, acid reflux or post nasal drip among others. Treatment depends on proper diagnosi... Read More
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No: There is no standard "natural" treatment for hyperthyroidism except for medications that are designed to block excess thyroid hormone production. Depe... Read More
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Vitamin C: Vitamins and minerals are great for skin and hair. Vitamin c is important as well as zinc, calcium, magnesium etc. In general i recommend diet high in... Read More
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Check the skin: Under the breasts is a common area for rash and fungal infections that can cause pain and irritation because it is usually moist. I would first check ... Read More
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IgM: The human body develops different types of antibodies. Igg is present after an exposure but does not indicate how recent the exposure was. Igm is a be... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
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Anti-inflammatories: Viral infections can cause muscles aches as well as joint pains, some full blown arthritis. Anti-inflammatories work the best. Try ibuprofen, Motrin o... Read More
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Sperm Ct: You should go to a urologist for full exam and a sperm count. Your wife should also see a gyn to make sure everything is ok. If you are both fine but ... Read More
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Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis can cause pain and swelling of the heels. You will notice the pain especially when you take your first step in the morning. Try anti... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: Your child probably has contusion (sprain/bruising) from the fall with i wound recommend going to pediatrician for for some xrays.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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Probably not: Back pain when you wake up is most likely related to stress to your back whlie sleeping. This is common. Would recommended morning stretching and tyle... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Several: There are several natural supplements: artichoke leaf, cholesterol, fish oil, flax seed, green tea, niacin, omega-3. Dosing varies depending on manufa... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Thyroiditis cause both slow down or speed up metabolism. A simple blood test (tsh, t3/t4) will determine if thyroid disorder is present.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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EEG: Eeg is a test that is done at hospital setting to see if you are having a seizure. It involves placing electrodes on your scalp and asessing seizure a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Possibly infection: You could have a urinary tract infection - you will need to have a urine culture checked at your doctor's and antibiotics if you do have an infection.... Read More
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Please see a doc: Anxiety can cause shortness of breath, however you could also have a simultaneous lung problem such as asthma. You should see your doctor for physical... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
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Rule out infection: Steroids such as synalar (fluocinolone) are commonly used for psoriasis however if it is inflammed and painful it could be infected in which case ster... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Please see a doc: It could be an allergic reaction or viral infection among others. Please see a doc as you will need acute diagnosis for proper treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Depth: The main difference is depth. In punch biopsy you try to get as much depth as possible while in a shave you try to scrape the lesion without going too... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Likely common: Most likely you have pvcs (premature ventricular complex), a fancy term for a normal variation is heart rhythm where once in a while a beat is irregul... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Need antibiotics: Sounds like you have developed a bacterial bronchitis. Sometimes is can start as a viral infection which then develops into a secondary bacterial supe... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Tell your surgeon: It depends on the size and location of the hematoma - you definitely should let your surgeon know. If small, you would just watch - it big may need to... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Hyperpigmentation: You probably have hyperpigmentation. You should see a dermatologist first to make sure it is not something else. Hyperpigmentation can be treated with... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Yes: You should seek immediate medical attention because nerve compression from spinal problems can cause bowel and bladder incontinence. It's not clear fr... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
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Steroid: Depends on severity but for flares topical steroids such as 1% Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or prescription strength steroids work well. For severe case c... 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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