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We found 4 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept PacifiCare HMO near Lincoln, CA.

Dr. Barry S Schneidewind, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Barry Schneidewind's area of specialization is family medicine. Before completing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Schneidewind attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schneidewind's clinical interests encompass general care. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneidewind takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Schneidewind welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Julie K Baur, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1160 Sunset Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
 

Dr. Julie Baur specializes in family medicine and practices in Rocklin, CA. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Baur's residency was performed at St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver. She has a special interest in general care. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Baur honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baur is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Reetu Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite D
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Reetu Sharma is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Sharma completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Erin Jacks Shaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
685 Twelve Bridges Drive; Suite B
Lincoln, CA
 

Dr. Erin Shaw is a pediatrician in Lincoln, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Shaw is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her 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.