We found 7 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Aptos, CA.

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Dr. Bruce Robert Eisendorf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Eisendorf sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Eisendorf has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Eisendorf graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Mercy Medical Center Merced. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Robert Roland Clark, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7600 Old Dominion Court
Aptos, CA
 

Dr. Robert Clark specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Clark performed his residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Carla Collins Gorum, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1820 41st Avenue; Suite D
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Carla Gorum is a pediatrician. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorum takes. Dr. Gorum's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Leigh Alison Langley, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7600 Old Dominion Court; 2nd Floor
Aptos, CA
 

Dr. Leigh Mueller's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete her residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Mueller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mueller's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sarah J Maufe, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Maufe specializes in general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Maufe attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kathrin Rachel Sidell, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kathrin Sidell's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Sidell attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Sidell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Susan E Borba, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7600 Old Dominion Court; 2nd Floor
Aptos, CA
 

Dr. Susan Borba's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Borba graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Borba is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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What is Nutrition Counseling?

Food is one of the most basic resources our bodies use for growth and energy, tied intricately to our well-being. Not only can what we eat affect our health, but certain conditions can affect how well our bodies process food. Nutrition is the study of this complex interaction, and when patients seek the advice of an expert to help them manage food in their life, it is called nutrition counseling.

At the most basic level, nutrition counseling can be simply a talk with a family physician. Doctors receive training in nutrition as part of their education, and they are generally qualified to make recommendations about diet for their patients. Some doctors take a professional interest in nutrition and become experts by taking extra classes or studying nutrition in their practice. In general, however, complex nutrition guidance will be referred to a nutrition specialist, generally a dietitian.

Registered dietitians are nutrition experts that have passed specific higher education, accreditation, and internship requirements. They may work in hospitals, nursing facilities, or private practices to provide nutrition therapy and advise patients about their health and diet. Like dietitians, nutritionists also work to counsel patients about food and health. Some nutritionists have degrees in nutrition or food science, but the title ‘nutritionist’ is not protected by law. In the United States, anyone is allowed to call themselves a nutritionist, regardless of their education level.

Nutrition counseling can be useful for anyone who is looking to get to a healthy weight, manage a chronic illness through diet, or simply lead a healthier lifestyle. Some examples of issues that benefit from nutrition counseling include:
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Food allergies
  • Kidney disease
  • Digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Participation in competitive sports

During a nutrition counseling appointment, the provider -- doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian -- typically will look over your medical history and talk to you about your current diet, your goals, what kinds of food you like, and any problems that you are currently struggling with in your health or diet. Then the specialist will help you set food goals and create a customized plan to help you meet your nutritional needs. Nutrition specialists may also offer classes, workshops, cooking demonstrations, and more. Their role is not to lecture you about what you should be eating, but to offer education and resources to make eating healthy foods easier.
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