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

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

Dr. Alexander Moldanado practices family medicine in San Mateo, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moldanado include nutrition counseling and general care. Dr. Moldanado is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Moldanado is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, General Care

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

Dr. Wen Liang's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Liang has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Capital Medical University. Dr. Liang trained at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Natalya Denissov sees patients in Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Denissov focuses on nutrition counseling and general care. Dr. Denissov is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Denissov attended medical school at Russian State Medical University. Dr. Denissov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Denissov is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She has an open panel.

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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 is a family practice physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Hutchinson include general care. Dr. Hutchinson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Hutchinson an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Zigrang's clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zigrang's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He welcomes 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's specialty is general pediatrics. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ribeiro is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ribeiro's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Her practice is open to 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's specialty is general pediatrics. He graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Madanat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. 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 practices general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Tanaka attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Tanaka's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Tanaka's practice is open to 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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