Dr. Jovita Anyanwu

Internal Medicine
Kankakee Illinois, IL
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kankakee Illinois

Address

187 S Schuyler Ave suite100, Kankakee Illinois
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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Fax

8156143397

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Medicare

Aetna

About

Bio

My name is Jovita Anyanwu married with three children, received my medical education from Lyceum Northwestern and completed residency in Primary care internal medicine from John Stroger Hospital Chicago. I believe in comprehensive approach to medical health and have practiced in both state and private general medicine. I enjoy playing soccer

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Indiana

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Need evaluation : Multiple causes. Your doctor will be able to narrow down the differentials.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
See a doctor: Heart arthymias or anxiety situations should be ruled out
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Cancer survivor: With significant weight loss is a concern that needs evaluation. Though weight loss can be from the diarrhea, a full work is indicated. Hair loss can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Possible: That significant weight loss, avoiding high glycemic index carbohydrates, reducing total calories, meditation, good sleep exercise particularly runnin... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Rash: On the top of penis could be skin irritation, fungal infection or viral or bacterial infection. Treatment will vary with etiology. A detailed descript... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): extra strenght. Can take upto 3000mg in divided doses a day.Consider Omeprazole and treatment for H pylori if positive. Avoid NSAIDs
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for arteriosclerosis, which is building of plaques in the vessels, which could lead to heart disease or t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Unlikely: Your are not pregnant hence unlikely that an implantation occured
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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Unlikely: 2 days after sex is probably too early. Implantation occurs much later
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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Eczema: Description seems consistent with dyshydrotic Eczema which responds to avoiding precipitating factors and medium to high strength cortisone topicals d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ask him: If you have a trust based relationship he may tell you the truth
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ask your: doctor. Prenatal vitamins can be taken for long time and is beneficial especially if you are trying to concieve or pregnant
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Modest: benefit. They consist of various B vitamins hence can be beneficial in carbohydrate metabolism. But my humble experience at mercy Medical and weight l... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Are you diagnosed: by a physician and what type of dysfunction. I dont believe that your require a doctors prescription for porn. If you have eretile dysfunction you wil... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Recurrent colds: Occurs in the setting of decreased immunity, which can occur under stress, exposure to people that have cold or any major illness or poor nutritional ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Need examination : Take your father to a doctor for examination and detailed history. His PCP will be the start.
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A male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Malignancy: is the tendency for a medical condition to become progressively worse. When refered to cells it means the ability of a cancer cells to spread to other... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Different doses of: MS Contin (morphine) and different doses of other Opiods. Slippery slope. Tolerance to opiods and addiction is real and common especially in the Young... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Anxiety: Chronic stress and anxiety will lead to interrupted sleep which will result in arousal with tachycardia. Reducing chronic and anxiety will help.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Bumps: could be acne, or folliculitis or dermatitis. A regular primary physician should be able to manage such a patient
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Stool color: Without symptoms usually reflect food or medication intake. As long as their is no blood in the stool should not be a cause for concern
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: You can though it may or may not irritate your vagina. Their are multiple brands. They are not prescription hence hard to recommend any particular ty... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
A few cups of: coffee a day may be a little too much. The liquid creamer has no coffee in it. Coffee is a stimulant and may interfere with your sleep. It can last up... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Uncomplicated: superficial tears or lacerations or abrasion do no usually leave scars
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Pull out: Method is not an effective method of contraception and does not protect from STD. Hence you could get pregnant. 6 days usually may be too early to not... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Firstly: Give the specialist a very good history of any major life events or health or routine changes before the stopping of our periods and allow the special... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Atypical: Pain that last 5 seconds is not typical of cardiac pain. chest pain require full evaluation.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Likely: You have class 2 obesity. loud breathing can be due to Obesty. Development of obstructive airway can occur in Obesity or deconditioning and lack of ex... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Eating: While full is not a sign of growth spurt. Just be sure you are not constipated or overeating.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
May be not: It may be a folliculitis. It will be worth having it examined to be certian
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
No: Diarrhea is not a sign of earl pregnancy. Pregnancy test is a sure way of knowing that someone is pregnant
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Vaginal odor: Especially with good vaginal hygiene is usually due infection particularly Bacterial vaginitis which presents fishy smell. Other infections due presen... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Low potassuim: Likely unrelated to your back pain. Why is your potassium low and are you receiving any treatment?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Try: Going to a fertility doctor with your partner. No matter the etiology help is always available. Then also is available the option of adoption.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Acne: Could start at any age. Other considerations include allergic rash
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Not pregnant: Condoms are highly effective when used correctly. Negative HPT also means you are unlikely pregnant. Consult your gynecologist
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Little to non: The ketogenic diet has some benefits on weight and lipid profiles but studies has shown it leads to elevated pro and inflammatory markers .Hence heal... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Better: do before it is too late. Overdose on Opiod dependency is easy as tolerance develops. Suggest an impatient rehabilitation or Subaxone MD or both ASAP
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Possible: Ovulation test is not 100% sensitive. did you notice any change in temperature?
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Need evaluation : Differentials include nutcracker esophagitis and other causes of dysphagia. A barium test or EGD may be indicated. See a Gastroenterolgist
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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Sugar in urine is: a sign of Diabetics. Sugar dose not appear in urine until BS is at least 160mg. Full DM work up is indicated
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Many: medications are available for treating bipolar disorder depending on you medical history, predominant symptoms.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Possible: But not certain. It is good that your family got vaccinated. Current Flu season is dominated by A. Having vaccination and having Influenza B and presu... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
While: It could be safe, only a doctor can prescribe such treatment with knowledge of your medical history
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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ear itch: could be from dryness, skin irritation, various forms of dermatitis or infection
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Migraine aura: Hopefully a neurologist is managing you
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
All: STD. HIV,Hepatitis, syphilis,GI and C,Herpes and Condyloma
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Need evaluation: It could be a carbuncle or a mass
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
If: you really have kidney pain it could come from infection Pyelonephritis or kidney stone or obstruction of urinary pathway by a mass or stone
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Try sleep hygiene: Excercise , reduce chronic worries, eat nutritious dinner, avoid daytime naps, take warm showers before bedtime and only lay in bed when ready to slee... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. James Lin
Jul 5, 2014
I do recommend Dr. Anyanwu with no reservation to anyone seeking for a caring, comprehensive care from his specialty because I have been impressed with his pointed answers to inquiry with knowledge, ...Read More
Jun 28, 2014
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu is an excellent diagnostician and a caring physician. This is evident in her clear, concise, and knowledgeable patient responses. Her tip tap contributions are also very informati...Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Mar 23, 2014
Dr. Anyanwu has been an excellent addition to the Healthtap team. Her answers show experienced clinical judgment and are clear and to the point. I recommend her without reservation. D. Jacobson, MD
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I know to completely finish the dose given to me, and i am grateful as it was the antibiotics that helped me recover as I was feeling pretty sick til I star...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks a lot, Dr. Anyanwu. I've been taking protein supplements but it's location near my tail bone makes if hard to avoid pressure. I reposition frequently. Thanks a...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I shaved my pubic area still it took 3 treatments but i think i got them gone at least off my crotch - but i am hairy so i am working on the rest of my body scalp incl...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation, Philippines
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Internal medicine

Awards

one of the 100 smartest Diabetics physician in. USA. Smartest docs competition
Top Doctor, First Place, Blue Island, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Blue Island, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Bariatric Association
American Academy of HIV specialist

Publications

Implementation of the use of Cardiac Stat in the triaging of instutionalised persons
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