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Specializes in General Pediatrics
8501 Wilshire Boulevard; #205
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Vicki Shimoyama practices general pediatrics. Dr. Shimoyama (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. Her clinical interests include concussion, scoliosis, and tonsilitis. Dr. Shimoyama is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shimoyama trained at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
200 N Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Herzog works as a general pediatrician. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Herzog performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herzog include scoliosis, concussion, and tonsilitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herzog honors. Dr. Herzog has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
200 N Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Evan Koursh is an internist and general pediatrician. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koursh include scoliosis, concussion, and tonsilitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koursh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
8501 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 201
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Nareen Hindoyan's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Hindoyan graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hindoyan trained at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Her areas of expertise include the following: concussion, scoliosis, and tonsilitis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hindoyan is conversant in Armenian. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
8733 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 200
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Paria Hassouri sees patients in West Hollywood, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include tonsilitis, concussion, and scoliosis. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hassouri's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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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