Maria Ariza, MD

120 Ratings18 Comments
Family Medicine; Obesity Medicine
Edward-Elmhurst Medical Group
Clinical Interests:
Weight Management; Childhood Obesity; Holistic Medicine; Women's Health; Diabetes; Heart Disease; Pediatric Weight Management; Childhood Weight Management; Obesity Medicine; Pediatrics; Pediatric Bariatric & Obesity Medicine

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This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



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

Obesity Medicine

Insurance Accepted

Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Choice POS
Aetna EPO
Aetna NAP
Aetna HMO
All Kids
Aetna Medicare Open Basic
Aetna Medicare Open Standard
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Blue Advantage POS
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Beech Street PPO
Coventry Advantra Freedom PFFS
Coventry Health Care
Cigna Medicare Access
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Corvel POS
Great West HMO
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Great West
HealthLink PPO
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Choice PFFS
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO of Illinois
Humana Choice PPO
Humana POS
Interplan Hlth Grp(Preferred)
Multi Plan
Principal Healthcare HMO
Principal Healthcare PPO
Principal Healthcare POS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare Secure Horiz
Illinois Health Partners
PPO Next
United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete


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Overall Patient Rating
4.7 out of 5
(120 Ratings, 18 Comments)
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She is always above and be on. She cares , she listing.
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Changed to Dr. Ariza drom another provider because she listens, cares and is very clear about the game plan for tests and etc
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I can't say enough about Dr. Ariza she is wonderful you are never rushed, she's very concerned and sympathetic and explains everything well. So glad to have her as my physician
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Excellent doctor who truly showed genuine interest in my health, listened, and professionally answered every question I asked.
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With *Doctor Ariza it is always an excellent experience (many times I feel that with only one visit my symptoms are alleviated).
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Dr. Ariza has been amazing since I first started seeing her. I have had a multitude of medical issues, from ...- she has always provided the necessary immediate help, made sure to get me into specialty care doctors for the necessary issues, and her follow up each time is incredible. She is supportive, easy to talk to, trustworthy and truly dedicated to the health and welfare of her patients. I recommend her on a regular basis and will continue to do so. The receptionists are always friendly and attentive, and the nurses are just as friendly, thoughtful, attentive, helpful and overall amazing. With all my medical issues, I have never had such positive, helpful care and experiences. My gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Ariza, ... (pa), Dr. ..., all the nurses, receptionists and lab techs of this office is off the charts, and I am very happy this survey may give them the credit they so completely deserve.
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Dr. Maria Ariza Altahona asked very relevant questions and was thorough in her examination. She is truly a caring and a great listener.
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Very professional and caring