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Dr. Kara Nance, MD, FACP

Bariatric Physician, Primary Care Doctor, Internist

Professional statement

In an era of volume driven care where patients often find themselves shuffled from specialist to specialist, Dr. Nance and her team at WellessenceMD are breaking the mold by providing personalized, comprehensive, evidenced based, compassionate health care. After graduating with honors from Princeton University, Dr. Nance finished second in her class from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed her internal medicine residency training at the University of Chicago. She practiced primary care for eight years before starting to study obesity medicine because of the significant increase in diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol she was seeing in her patients. After passing the American Board of Obesity medicine exam in 2012, Dr. Nance started offering weight management and nutrition services in addition to high quality primary care. Dr. Nance uses the latest blood tests to determine the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in her patients. She then customizes wellness plans to help each patient achieve their healthiest self, and supports them throughout their journey. In addition to providing high quality primary care and nutritional services, Dr. Nance is also certified to provide Mindfulness Based Interventions from the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness to help patients living with chronic pain, cravings and addictions, anxiety, depression, and other chronic medical issues. Dr. Nance prides herself on addressing everything that feeds into a patient’s overall well being, resulting in a truly patient centered health care experience.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Bariatric Physician
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • Saint Alexius Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Chicago, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1346295763

Office locations

WellessenceMD

870 West End Ct, Suite 207

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

WellessenceMD

919 North Plum Grove Road, Suite A

Schaumburg, IL 60173

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I think she was very nice and explained some things to me. However, since this was my first visit, there are some things I am a little confused on. But overall, I am very happy!
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I was so nervous.... She was so sweet and answered all of my questions! Thank you!
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More to come in 2 weeks with my results but it was a very pleasant experience so far.
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She was very informative. And listen to what I have to say and gave me a lot of recommendations
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I would recommend this Dr if you are looking for help with weight loss. She tries to sell you on joining classes to teach you about"mindful eating" and tries to get you on a meal replacement plan for a fee. Inmy case however, I needed answers about the state of my health and agreed to a full blood panel to find out why I'm so tired all the time and having trouble with weight even though I'm doing everything right. I felt more like this office was a weight watchers in disguise. Maybe not for me.
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My visit with Dr Nance was great. She was very attentive to my questions and addressed my concerns. Since it was my first time there, she did a brief checkup and asked a few questions about my general health history. Myfirst impression was that she's very compassionate and cares a lot about her patients' health and well-being.
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Waste of time. She's a joke. Went in for blood pressure visit. Wanted me to join her meditation club. I'm like no I just want my blood pressure under control. Waited almost two hours for nothing. They never called my prescriptionin after I called the office the next day and they said they were doing it now. Still no prescription. Seriously look for a more reliable Dr.
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Very professional, very kind, very focused and patient.
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After a visit with Dr. Nance and her team, you can't help but be impressed. The approach to treating the root of the cause is outstanding, and I can't help but recommend the office to everyone looking for a doctor.
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Easy booking. Friendly and professional. No rushing.
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Dr Nuance is a very thorough, highly professional doctor.
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The Doctor and nurse practitioner listened and answered all of my questions. Very patient. Action plan was explain with great detail. The additional staff, unfortunately, did not seem as friendly.
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This was my first visit and Dr Nance listened well and was very interested in helping me feel better.
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Great doctor that really listens to your concerns.
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Takes time to listen to your ailments. Never rushes to get to next patient. Seem to really care about your health.
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Everyone is always so nice here and I'm really appreciative of thay. The way they treat their patients is fantastic & you can tell everyone there is happy bc of that. Thank you guys for being the best!
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It was just my initial visit, but I like Dr. Nance. Her office is very nice. Looked more like a spa than a doctor's. Wasn't sure I was in the right place, but I like it much better. Relaxing and inviting.Dr. Nance was personable. I'm looking forward to the next appointments which will be testing and follow ups. She also does weight management, which I may take advantage of.
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Very knowledgeable, personable and pro active. Excellent visit.
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Personal and intelligent. Staff is excellent as well. I am looking forward to next visit!
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I love this clinic so much. The entire staff is amazing, they are so nice. I missed an appt and had to cancel last minute, and they called to make sure I was ok- so nice. They're very good listeners &have your best interest at heart. I highly highly HIGHLY recommend them - everyone who works here is super nice!
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Amazing first visit, I'm very impressed with Dr. Nance knowledge. Looking forward to next visit
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This was the first time that I was in to see Dr. Nance. I don't go to doctors often because I hate the process and don't have much time to take care of myself as a busy mom. Dr. Nance recommendedother doctors and gave me referrals for other specialists. She was also very conscious of insurance coverage and giving me options to take care of things the day I came in so that I didn't need a return visit.
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I was impressed all the way around -- my first appointment. She was right on time and efficient with time but still plenty of time to discuss my situation. Was most impressed with various state of the art tests run togather needed data for follow up appointment to determine action plan on weight loss.
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I tried to get in for a physical at the end of the year since I had already met my deductible and had not yet had one this year. I chose Dr. Nance because of the glowing reviews on ZocDoc andthe proximity to my office. After waiting more than half an hour and filling out a questionnaire that I had already filled out online, I was called in for my appointment. She asked me if I had remembered to fast and I said no, no one had instructed me to do so. She said ok well then we won't even call this an appointment- we can just chat. The majority of the appointment was her giving a sales pitch for a weight loss app she had developed. I explained to her that my own weight loss plan was working well but that if I sought any changes I would follow up with her. I was later billed for a full appointment- I was there about 15 minutes even after she told me that this would not be considered an appointment. I never even got my physical.
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Makes you feel very comfortable. Seems knowledgeable about her field of medicine. Not in a hurry to push you out the door to see next patient. Pleasant personality.
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Nice Dr. Good visit, happy to have her as my new primary care physician.
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Very professional
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It went well. Did not feel rushed. Nice bedside manner, nice staff. And overall nice environment.
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I never go to the doctor, came down with a nasty bug, after wasting time at a minute clinic & an urgent care, made an appointment with Dr. Nance, now when I'm asked - I have a primary care physician.
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Great doctor, very attentive and knowledgeable. Felt very welcomed and cared for by her support staff. I will definitely be recommending her practice.
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