Paul Aranas

UChicago Medicine Medical Group

Melchor Paulo Aranas, MD

Melchor Paulo Aranas, MD, is a board-certified physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Aranas is committed to delivering comprehensive, compassionate care to children through adults, including preventive care, routine check ups/physicals, well child and pediatric care, sports medicine and acute and chronic adult disease management, such as hypertension, diabetes and asthma.

Along with offering general primary care, Dr. Aranas is also board certified in obesity medicine, giving him specialized knowledge in helping people with weight loss. Dr. Aranas’ clinical practice focuses on assisting his patients achieve their weight loss goals improving the long-term health of those struggling with obesity and offering support for patients after bariatric surgery.

Dr. Aranas is dedicated to providing patients with care, sincerity and empathy. His goal is to develop trust and work towards a satisfying experience for all his patients.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Obesity Medicine Association
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Tagalog

Medical Education

  • University of Phillippines

Internship

  • North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

Residency

  • North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • 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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