Maria Ariza, MD

72 Ratings12 Comments
Family Medicine; Bariatric & Obesity Medicine
Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic
Clinical Interests:
Weight Management; Childhood Obesity; Holistic Medicine; Women's Health; Diabetes; Heart Disease; Pediatric Weight Management; Childhood Weight Management; Bariatric & Obesity Medicine; Pediatrics; Pediatric Bariatric & Obesity Medicine

This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.



Philosophy Of Care

Patients seen for weight management: ages 15 and under
Patients seen for family medicine: all ages

I’m passionate about sharing patient education as the foundation of our relationship and in providing patients the tools needed for them to make the best decisions for their health. Wellbeing and disease prevention are achieved when body, mind and environment are all optimal and in harmony. This lifestyle focus is key to my approach in treating all my patients and families, especially those struggling with childhood obesity.

Education & Credentials

Education: Escuela de Medicina Juan N. Corpas, 2003

Internship: Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, 2010

Residency: Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, 2012


Family Medicine

Bariatric & Obesity Medicine

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross HPN-High Performance Network
Cigna MA HMO
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Aetna PPO
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Bright Health MA HMO
Bright Health MA - PPO
Bright Health - HMO
Imagine Health/Smartcare - PPO
Cigna MA PPO
Coventry PPO
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinois Medicaid
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
Medicare Part B
Oscar Health HMO
Provider Partners Health Plan of IL (PPHP)
United Healthcare Choice EPO
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus HMO
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare Select HMO
Veterans Administration Community Care
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
MultiPlan PPO
Sunrise Advantage
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice PPO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
United HealthCare Choice Plus PPO
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
United HealthCare Choice Select PPO
United Healthcare HMO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate PPO
United Healthcare Select EPO
Workman's Compensation


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Overall Patient Rating
4.8 out of 5
(72 Ratings, 12 Comments)
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Doc kept it pretty short. Listened to what I had to say. Didn't push anything on me. Only gave suggestions and when I was hesitant gave me reading material to read through to make my decision. I have to say this is my first positive experience with a doctor in a very very long time.
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Good experience
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She is Very knowledgeable, attentive and understood my concerns.
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Very nice personality
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Awesome staff
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She explained what I need to include in my diet.
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Went well.
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I like Dr. Ariza and I always come prepared with my question and what I want to focus on. She is good about listening. I was pretty nervous going to a new doctor because I'm new in the area and both me and my husband are happy with her.
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Excellent doctor
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It has been a while since i've been to the doctor for a physical and I was quite nervous but my doctor was very nice and made me feel comfortable right away. One of the best experiences i've had with a doctor and I would definitely choose to visit Maria again.