Megan DeFrates, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Megan DeFrates, MD

Clinical Associate of Pediatrics

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

A general pediatrician, Megan DeFrates, MD, provides comprehensive primary care for infants, children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. She has a particular focus on nutrition and breastfeeding. She also is interested in development and behavior issues in children.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Practicing Since

  • 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Loyola University Medical Center; Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Internship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

News & Research

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  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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What can be done for children with tummy aches, fewer than three bowel movements a week, or other signs of constipation? When should children see a doctor? UChicago Medicine experts Hilary Jericho, MD and Megan DeFrates, MD answer these questions and more.

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