Dr. Matthew Griffin

Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL
13 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

11250 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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About

Bio

I am a board certified internist practicing in Chicago. A primary focus of my practice is the prevention of prediabetes/diabetes progression through paleo focused dietary choices. I give a lecture for the public on this topic at noon the first saturday of every month at 2pm at my practice address listed below which anyone is welcome to attend. The first half focuses on the decline of a human pancreas resulting in prediabetes/diabetes (most recent statistics say this is now 52% of americans!). The second half focuses on the reasons we gain (or lose) weight, the hormones involved with the regulation of fat, and why it is so difficult to lose weight with the dietary choices many of us make regardless of how little we eat because of the effect these choices have on body/brain hormones.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
224 Agrees
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Griffin
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes. The "ketogenic diet" up until recently was simply the diet everyone ate except for a small period of time each year just prior to winter when you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Griffin
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Getting enough fat: Staying in ketosis is about getting enough fat in your' diet. Coconut oil, MCT oil, grassfed butter, and 3-4 egg YOLKS in your' morning coffee is a g ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Griffin
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Here's how to start: Go for it. Best choice you will ever make for your' health. To get started read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. This is the absolutely necessary firs ... Read More
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Nov 10, 2014
Dr Matthew Griffin is an excellent physician very knowledgeable,passionate and on the top of his field he is a great value to the peolpe of IL and to the family of health tap
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Griffin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Griffin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Don't understand how doctors don't support this diet. Very refreshing to see your response. Wish you practiced in New Jersey!
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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This checklist made me feel good! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Residency

Brown University Program

Affiliations

American Medical Association (AMA)
Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
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