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Dr. Nela Cordero

Pediatrics
Chicago, IL
55 years experience female

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Office

Chicago, IL

Address

2002 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL
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About

Bio

Pediatrics and General practice for 36years serving 4-5 generations.Semi-retired doing medical missions every 2 years, founded the U S PALAWAN MEDICAL MISSION GROUP a charity organization under 501 (C) 3 of IRS code. Practice is located in BUCKTOWN , corner of DAMEN - ARMITAGE. We do a lot of gardening , traveling , cooking and fundraising for the mission. I have slowed down in other activities and instead enjoying our part - time medical practice with my husband Henry.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Illinois

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
PREGNANCY: Your OB md, nurse or midwife.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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DELIVERY: Giving birth sometimes is difficult but happiness follows after baby is burn.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
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HPN: It is important that you take your BP rx like Avapro (irbesartan) during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
PREGNANCY: Yes, it is safe to take it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Less calories: Diet and exercise for a young person is difficult. I recommend adding jump rope aside from school activities plus less food more on fruits and vegg... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
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COmpassion: Reassure her that cancer if discovered in early stage has a better prognosis than the one with metastasis.There is a lot of treatment options like c... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Infection: Increase in WBC means infection specially with accompanying symptoms consult a doctor thanks.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Fungus: Tinea pedis will show thickened nails and is successfully treated with oral meds for 3 months. Of course, the podiatrist can help.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Lymph node CA: It depends on the oncologist for followup.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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FASTING: To get accurate result of glucose, you should be fasting before blood test. Just eat regular food.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
BREAST pain: Too much exercise without wearing bra. You probably need support that is why you have painful breast.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
SEVERE ANEMIA: Can cause the fatigue you are having. Hope you are under the care of a hematologist or other specialist to get the right DX.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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SORE throat: It can be viral or bacterial. Gargle with saline water but if associated with headache , chills, body aches and tonsillar exudate suspect strep throa... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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FEVER: He is in the right place to find out the febrile condition , cotton fever?
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A 41-year-old female asked:
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KIDNEY function : They are different, BUN is blood urea nitrogen but both tell us kidney function .
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Lower abdominal pain can be UTI since you are male, we do not think of uterine infection . It is associated with urinary frequency and dysuria or pain... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
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WEIGHT loss: If we really want to loss weight, our food should be small portion consisting of more fruits and veggie , plenty of fluids accompanied by exercise . ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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PREECLAMPSIA : Severe preeclampsia and Hellp syndrome caries a high mortality among pregnant women due to severe D.I.C. Occurring during the 2nd and 3rd trimeste.... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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CONTUSION ?: Musician 's headbanging is not the real contusion , they do it in rhythm to their music.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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AURI: Baby is OK if feeding good,active and playful. No cough RX at this age.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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BREAST SIZE: Factors like genetics, hormonal, exercise and fatty tissues all contribute to breast size.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
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AMENORRHEA : No period x6 months with pelvic pain. Ovarian cyst very small to be causing it. You need further GYNE evaluation .
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
CT scan or MRI: Might help locate the cause of chest pain like embolus,etc. GOOD LUCK !
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
DISCHARGE: It depends on what kind of vaginal discharge you have. If colored itcan be trichomonas or bacterial infection . Monilial are like cottage cheese appe... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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STREP TONSILLITIS: Avoid kissing your girlfriend due to the infection. Wash your hands frequently to avoid contamination. She will not be infectious after a day of antib... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
Fracture ?: He needs x-rays to rule out fractures or injuries after the fall. Your md knows what to do.I hope it is not serious.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: Attacks of asthma can be anytime by coughing episodes without wheezing. She can use her inhaler to abort it. It is not a flu mist reaction.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
CUT VAGINA: Keep it clean with soap and water. Usually due to plenty of blood supply it will heal easily like the episiotomy wound. If infected, apply antibiotic... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
ANYTHING: From trauma, swelling, cyst, infection, exostosis , etc. Pls see md for dx.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
PREGNANCY: Ultrasound that early will not show a lot except that you are pregnant ! baby is still developing until age 3 months gestation. Your OB md will advis... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
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DIABETES MELLITUS II: You should be under the care of endocrine specialist. Constant sugar elevation can promote weight loss due to Insulin resistance. You will be advised... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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PREGNANCY: No, you are not harming the baby with hot showers. Relax and good luck !
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
BCP: As long as you are taking your bcp every day and if you forget take double the next day, your period will come on time. Bcp comes 21 or 28 days which ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
CIPRO (ciprofloxacin) RX: Be careful with prolonged use of this rx. It causes tendinitis and muscular aches.There are other bad side effects. Definitely stop rx and see md.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
PINWORM: Pinworm are very tiny causing perianal itching at night. Kids do not know infestation but mothers can inspect it early am.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
INFECTIOUS MONO: It is viral infection with sx of fever, fatigue, pharyngitis, adenopathy. Incubation period is 1 to1 1/2 months . It is self limited like the other vi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
PREGNANCY: Have you done a pregnancy test? Pelvic ultrasound will also show if you are pregnant.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
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LEFT THUMB FX: As long as the thumb has splint and well bandaged it is well protected and cannot be affected by playing baseball.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
PLACENTA ABRUPTIO: Yes it can happen again due to the abnormal bicornate uterus.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
INSECT BITE: Whatever insect bite it is, you can apply steroid cream to diminished the inflammation but see md for proper DX and rx.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
DEPRESSION: See your md and he will refer you to mental health clinic. Or go to cook county hospital or board of health for free clinic counseling. Hope this help... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 55 years experience
VOMITING BLOOD: Severe sore throat can sometimes be with occasional vomiting blood . He needs to be checked for treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
SPRAINED ANKLE: You have post- traumatic arthritis secondary to sprain. Be advised by MD aside from NSAID .Not growing pains anymore.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
NO: Rabies vaccines are injected subcutaneously at the back of the patient . It does not cause any kind of cancer.
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
LACRYMAL DUCT: It will not tear if not obstructed again. Recheck with your EENT again.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
ENDOMETRIOSIS : See a GYNE who can help you with the pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, dyspareunia,etc.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
HEADACHE : Alcohol effect can give initial vasoconstriction to the blood vessels and later vasodilatation causing headache.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
SiNus problem: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or sudafed can dry your sinuses.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
TEENAGER: Talk to her nicely that you love her and that you meant well for her behavior to change to be respectful , for her own good to be successful in life. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
NOT PREGNANT: Usually you start BCP on the 5th day of your period which is safe. You can not get pregnant unless you missed mens.Check if BCP was taken in an empty ... Read More
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I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
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Dr. Nela Corder Thank you and every doctor that has answered me about these things I have had them for over 40 years nd they have been getting worse this year and I have learned so much in such a sho...Read More
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Thank you. I know that sometimes my son can be a bit dramatic and I wanted to make sure it wasn't something to be concerned about. It usually only "bothers" him right when I am putting them in and h...Read More
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Thank you. She will be as soon as she's back from college. I just worry. She does get migraines and says this is completely different. The puffy eyelids are only in the morning, but have gotten worse....Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines
Graduated 1967MD

Awards

EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH CARE
Top Doctor, Second Place, Chicago, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Chicago, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

DAMEN ARMITAGE MEDICAL CENTER
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