Areas of Interest
Total family care from pediatrics to geriatrics with an emphasis on prevention
- Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago IL
- Christ Hospital & Medical Center, Oak Lawn IL
Andrius Kudirka, M.D., is a board-certified family practice physician who cares for patients of all ages. He specializes in preventive medicine and the care of chronic conditions, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, COPD and asthma.
Dr. Kudirka’s approach to medicine is one of communication and prevention. “I’m a big proponent of prevention,” he says. “And the best way to encourage prevention is through open communication. You can take care of minor issues before they become problems, and then work with the patient to create an effective plan for their medical care.”
Dr. Kudirka is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and Master of Public Health. He received his medical degree from Loyola University - Stritch School of Medicine and completed his residency at UIC-Advocate Christ Family Practice.
Of Lithuanian decent, Dr. Kudirka speaks fluent Lithuanian and has a special interest in serving the local community to help them find resources for their healthcare concerns.
Hi, my name is Andrius Kudirka I am a family doctor at Palos Medical Group.
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The thing that I enjoy the most about being a physician is that I get to be involved with patients every day, using technology and science and medications to try to make people's lives better, and trying to figure out a plan with patients to get them involved in their care, trying to get them eating healthy, exercising and ultimately enjoying life.
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I think one of the most important things uh that my specialty is that you know always promoting that patients should have a family doctor and a
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medical home. It's never too early to start seeing a family doctor and I think one of the big pluses, and I say this to my patients all the time, is that once you've established with the doctor and know your history and
they can take better care of you. So, if something does happen you don't have to scramble for a doctor last minute you can come to the doctor that knows you the best.
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I take care of patients from zero to 100. I enjoy taking care of newborns and young children and as well as taking care of their parents for well checkups and I also see many seniors for their medical problems. I am very passionate about preventive medical care. Um, essentially, doing preventive tests and screenings to get people healthier now to
avoid medical problems and anguish later. I highly encourage my patients to do all the preventive screenings regularly.
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My philosophy of care is that always try to listen the patient, try to form a partnership so we can work on their medical problems together. Uh I always try to
step back from the illness and think about what if this were my family member how would I approach this situation. Um it's a very big privilege to be able to care for patients and their families, and I try to be very diligent to live up to that trust and responsibility.
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Andrius A. Kudirka, MD
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