We found 20 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept United Healthcare PPO near East Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Anne Elizabeth Davis, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Anne Ray specializes in general practice and family medicine. Dr. Ray speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Ray focuses on general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Ray attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ray is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Haleh Sheikholeslami-Salehi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Haleh Sheikholeslami is a family practitioner in Los Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Sheikholeslami has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheikholeslami takes. Before performing her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Sheikholeslami attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sheikholeslami (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheikholeslami is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ellen M Schneider, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Schneider's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Schneider attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. She has a special interest in general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneider is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Angela L Wong, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Angela Wong practices family medicine. Dr. Wong is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Wong trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Wong an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Christina Shearer Palmer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christina Palmer is a family medicine physician. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Palmer's clinical interests include general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Palmer is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis J Lastufka, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Francis Lastufka specializes in family medicine and general internal medicine and practices in Los Altos, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lastufka's areas of expertise include general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at San Jose Medical Center. Dr. Lastufka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Lastufka is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rebecca Lynn Benton, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Benton works as a general pediatrician. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benton is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of North Carolina Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Benton is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Erick Peiren Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
795 El Camino Real; Level 2, Lee Building, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Chan average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chan speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chan's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington's area of specialization is neonatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Babington average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babington honors. She is open to new patients. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Babington is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Julia Rogers Nordgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Julia Nordgren works as an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Nordgren is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Obesity

Dr. Harry L.E. Dennis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harry Dennis' specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has a closed panel. Dr. Dennis attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. In his practice, Dr. St. Claire focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. St. Claire performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St. Claire accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jonathan Chao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chao is an internist in Palo Alto, CA. In his practice, Dr. Chao focuses on general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Chao trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. He speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is an adult cardiology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Ramrakhiani's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle honors. Dr. Winkle studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Winkle'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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