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We found 7 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept United Healthcare Choice Plus near Auburn, CA.

Dr. Brandon Keith Hobel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family practice physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobel include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hobel is accepting new patients.

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Dr. E Andrews Andrews Neal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11795 Education Street; #201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Earl Neal specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Neal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Neal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Claire M Unis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Claire Unis practices general pediatrics in Auburn, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Unis performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kenneth D Ashley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ashley works as a general pediatrician in Auburn, CA. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ashley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ashley is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Shawn Michael Kreiner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11795 Education Street; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Shawn Kreiner practices general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Kreiner performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Sandra K Tice-Raskin, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11795 Education Street; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Sandra Tice-Raskin's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Tice-Raskin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tice-Raskin welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Joyce G Bradshaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw works as a pediatrician in Auburn, CA. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Bradshaw completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bradshaw is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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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.