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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu

Internal Medicine
Kankakee Illinois, IL
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kankakee Illinois

Address

187 S Schuyler Ave suite100, Kankakee Illinois
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 4:00am - 8:00am
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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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Indiana

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Chest pain: Chestpain that occurs with change in position may suggest musculoskletal pain. However other causes of chest pain should be considered by your md.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Could be normal: You could have mild irregularities in your period with variation in pain symptoms. If symptoms persist seek help.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Recurrent BV: Recurrent BV can be a sign of immunodeficiency or dmor do recurrent infections. Talk to your doctor to identify predisposing factor. Prolonged use of... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Probably not: Having a good and loving relationship will help reduce frequency and also having social activities will help.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
?hematoma: Sometimes blood will form into a mass seen under the skin. Not sure what your referring to.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Terminal insomnia: How many hours are you sleeping? Sometimes daytime naps, stress and lack of excercise makes it difficult to have a restful sleep. Follow good sleep hy... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Check up: Need evaluation includin labs. Thyroid problems could cause lack of energy. Excessive coffee and energy drinks may interfere with sleep causing tired... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Probably 9years: 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school then residency. It is worth the effort. Good luck.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: The urologist will be able to explain to you. Sometimes concern for bleeding or need to treat with IV hydration or IV antibiotics may warrant hospital... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Need evaluation: Cerebral infarcts and polyradiculopathy and neuromuscular disease are rare reported adverse effects of wasp stings. See neurologist.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Not if: Underweight may cause irregular periods. If concerned do a pregnancy test.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Body asymmetry: Body asymmetry can occur without any pathology. If asymptomatic no treatment is indicated.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Gout: You will also need diet modification and avoiding alcohol. If increased flare ups continue your doctor may add a urocsuric drug.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Chronic: Sciatica refers to radicular symptoms from spinal stenosis. Pain may respond to nsaids, opiods. Neuropathic meds may help. Sometimes neurosurgery will... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Could: Hunger could lead to un neutralised acid exposure causing ulcers in the stomach or duodenium. That could cause pain. Regular eating and antacids or h2... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Follow your doctors instructions on use of inhalers and oxygen if indicated.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Reducing carbonhydrates and sugar with exercise and weight loss can reduce risk of type 11 DM.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Do you mean: Palpitations. If are anxious or using lots of caffein or other drugs or hyperthyroid you may feel your heart pounding.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Inadequate intake: And low aldosterone or addison disease or siadh.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes but: Vitamin d is low. Esr is normal.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Taking medications regularly with over 95 percentage adherence will minimize chances of resistance.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Know when your exacerbation needs more treatment and always take your maintenance medication.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Not completing the course of antibiotics and frequent use of antibiotics leads to resistancy.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Use topical,analgesics, anesthesia, warmth or cold to reduce oral analgesic need.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Not quite: Many people report constipation after stopping caffeine intake and weight gain likely from increased appetite with cessation of coffee. Most weight lo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Not if: You did not have another sex since the previous year. If still concerned about pregnancy do a pregnancy test.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Not likely: Pregnancy test are very accurate. May repeat test if negative consider seeing your gynecologist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Need evaluation as soon as possible mean while could drink lots of fluid.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Need more informatio: Ticklish feeling is vague. Can you describe fully what the symptoms you having for better response.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Facial hair: In females could be genetic or due to excessive androgen.Need evaluation by gyne/ endocrinologist.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Practice hand washing with soap and water to avoid spread.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Take medications regularly and have your thyroid stimulating hormone checked periodically.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor your feet is swollen and what you can reduce the swelling.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: When in crisis, use pain medication, drink plenty of fluids, do not panic and call for help early.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Emergency evaluation: Could be esophageal stricture or schatzki ring or pharyngeal or upper air way obstruction.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Drink plenty of water and take antibiotics as prescribed.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Can live: Upto 72 hours.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Swelling of biceps: Sprain or fat tumor or carbuncle are possibilities. If symptomatic seek help or may observe.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
I think you: Are asking if you can get HIV by having sex with no semen from your partner. If that is the question the answer is yes. Any time you have unprotected ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: If the ENT and you primary do not recommend further evaluation it could be benign but if concerned seek a second opinion.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: It may be bad for your teeth and also may induce esophageal spasms in people with cock scre esophagitis. But otherwise okay.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Depends : On how many days her period lasted. If her period lasted more than 4days then chances are high since her periods are regular and 28 days. Sperm can su... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Chronic cough: Hoping work up for TB is negative, sarcoidosis may be suggested by cxr. Cough variant asthma may be a consideration.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Multiple: Options including medications and anticogulants.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: The stool softner and laxative combination will help relieve your symptoms. Side effects include possible allergic reaction, excessive diarrhea or co... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Painful lump: Shaving may cause disruption in skin leading to inflammation and infection. This sometimes may resolve but may form a carbuncle or abcess that require... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Hard to tell: Nutritional supplements are not fda regulated and independent randomised clinical studies are rearly available to give medical opinion. It has caffein... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Throat pain: If a person with sorethroat has difficulty swallowing or drink the person needs immediate er room evaluation to avoid electroltye abnormalities and d... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Checking your pulse: Pulse usually beats and the a pulse the another beat. Pause and beat duration depends on the heart rate.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
May: Continue exercise, low calorie diet, frequent small meals. If al fail may see a weight loss doctor for counselling on behavior modication and if indic... 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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