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We found 6 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept United Healthcare Choice Plus near Auburn, CA.

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

Dr. Brandon Hobel is a family medicine physician. He is especially interested in general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hobel graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hobel is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Claire Unis' medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Unis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Unis attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Unis is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Kenneth Ashley's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashley accepts. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Shawn Kreiner works as a general pediatrician in Auburn, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kreiner attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiner takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 specialty is general pediatrics. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Tice-Raskin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw sees patients in Auburn, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Bradshaw is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. She obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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.