We found 25 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept TRICARE Prime near Palo Alto, CA.

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

Dr. Anne Ray is a general practitioner and family practitioner in Los Altos, CA. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Ray's clinical interests include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ray's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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 specializes in family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Sheikholeslami focuses on general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheikholeslami honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sheikholeslami is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Sheikholeslami attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sheikholeslami (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian.

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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 specialty is family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneider is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Schneider attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 works as a family practitioner in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Wong speaks Mandarin. Her clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong takes 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: 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 practices family medicine in Palo Alto, CA. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Palmer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Palmer attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Palmer is 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 works as a family practice physician and internist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lastufka include general care. Dr. Lastufka has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lastufka accepts. Dr. Lastufka studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at San Jose Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, General Care, Preventive Care, Nutrition ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rebecca Benton's specialty is general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Benton attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at North Carolina Memorial Hospital for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Benton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington's area of specialization is neonatology. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Babington's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Julia Nordgren is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nordgren honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is closed to new patients at this time. She attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Nordgren's residency was performed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital.

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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 practices general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. St. Claire's areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. St. Claire is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Dr. Jonathan Chao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chao's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. He speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cancer Screening, Nutrition ... (Read more)

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. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Ramrakhiani focuses on heart problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of SMS Medical College, Jaipur. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Ramrakhiani is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ramrakhiani welcomes 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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. In his practice, Dr. Winkle focuses on heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated Dr. Winkle highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Winkle trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Erick Chan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Chan is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His 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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