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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 practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liang include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Liang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liang takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Capital Medical University for medical school, Dr. Liang completed her residency training at Sutter Health and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She has an open panel.

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Denissov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. Her areas of expertise include nutrition counseling and general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She attended Russian State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Patients rated Dr. Denissov highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: General Care, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Alexander Moldanado specializes in family medicine and practices in San Mateo, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Moldanado average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moldanado's areas of expertise include the following: nutrition counseling and general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moldanado is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Moldanado's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, General Care

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

Dr. James Hutchinson is a family medicine practitioner in San Mateo, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hutchinson's clinical interests encompass general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Hutchinson is open to 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 is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Zigrang attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Zigrang speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Zigrang 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 is a pediatrician in Daly City, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ribeiro attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ribeiro speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. He attended Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Dr. Madanat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Tara Tanaka specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Burlingame, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Tanaka is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tanaka's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Tanaka has an open panel. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Behavior Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

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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.