We found 8 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Health Net HMO - Flex Funded near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Wen Liang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Wen Liang works as a family practice physician in Burlingame, CA. She is especially interested in general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Liang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Capital Medical University, she performed her residency at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Liang speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Alexander Moldanado, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 230
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Moldanado is a San Mateo, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Moldanado focuses on nutrition counseling and general care. Dr. Moldanado accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Moldanado speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Moldanado's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, General Care

Dr. Natalya V Denissov, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Natalya Denissov is a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include nutrition counseling and general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Denissov is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Russian State Medical University. She trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Denissov (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: General Care, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. James L Hutchinson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
72 N San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. James Hutchinson practices family medicine in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Hutchinson is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Hutchinson include general care. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Hutchinson welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, General Care

Dr. William D Zigrang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 202
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. William Zigrang's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Zigrang is conversant in French. Clinical interests for Dr. Zigrang include diabetes and metabolism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Zigrang studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zigrang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Marie Elizabeth Ribeiro, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Marie Ribeiro sees patients in Daly City, CA and Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Ribeiro attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ribeiro takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, Nutrition Counseling, Acne

Dr. Nabeel J Madanat, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 701
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Nabeel Madanat practices general pediatrics in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Madanat graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Madanat trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Tara Tanaka, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 205
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Tara Tanaka is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Tanaka graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tanaka's office for an appointment.

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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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