Dr. Fernanda Heitor, MD

Dr. Fernanda Heitor, MD

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Geriatric Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
43 y/o
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Dr. Fernanda Heitor, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 6 years. She specializes in geriatric medicine and internal medicine.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 18-200

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • HFN
  • Humana

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Heitor's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heitor treats Speech, Language and Learning Disorders more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Heitor treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Elbow Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heitor treats Elbow Sprain more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Heitor treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Gait Abnormality
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heitor treats Gait Abnormality more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Heitor treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait

Dr. Heitor's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rickets
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2013
University Of Michigan Health System
Fellowship Hospital
2009
St Mary's Health Center
Residency Hospital
2000
Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (Brazil)
Medical School
2013
2009
2000

Awards

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Two times my mother saw her, she had to wait 2 hours both time. One time while waiting she had diarrhea and second time she was incontinent. For someone who is a geriatric doctor, I would expect more care and consideration for elderly. Wait time should not be longer than 15 minutes.
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Dr Heitor is my mother's new doctor. My mother was choking on food. I tried every which way to reach her for help and left many messages. Only after I complained, did she show up at my mother's bedside two weeks later. She still hasn't returned my calls. I cannot recommend her. Also after meeting my mother(10 minutes) she discontinued a medicine my mother had been taking for 10 years. When I questioned it, she lectured me on how we have to see if she needs it and watch for a trend.
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My mother is 87 years old and has high blood pressure and extreme arthritic pain. Dr. Heitor spends a lot of time with my mother and really goes over her condition, medication and her overall well being. She asks a lot of questions and really listens to my mother's concerns. She is very good about staying in touch with me via email.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Elect Choice
Health Network Option Open Access
Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
Managed Choice POS
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Access Elect Choice
Open Access HMO
Open Access Managed Choice
Open Choice PPO
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Select
Traditional Choice
Voluntary Group Medical Plan
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Classic Blue
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Cigna
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Global Health Benefits
GWH Open Access Plus POS
Network Open Access
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access HMO
Open Access Plus
Open Access POS
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
Community Health Connect
Community Health Connect Elite
Community Health Connect Premier
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
HFN-10
HFN-20
HFN-Platinum
Workers Compensation
Humana
Choice
HMO Premier HMO
Humana EPO
Humana PPO
National POS
National POS – Open Access POS
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
Private HealthCare Systems
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice Plus
Options PPO
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
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