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

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

Dr. Anne Ray is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ray accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Ray completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Haleh Sheikholeslami practices family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikholeslami (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheikholeslami honors. Unfortunately, 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 specialty is family medicine. Dr. Schneider is especially interested in general care. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schneider is not accepting 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Wong speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Francis Lastufka is a family practitioner and internist in Los Altos, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Lastufka's practice, he is particularly interested in general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lastufka is closed to new patients at this time. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at San Jose Medical Center.

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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. Her areas of expertise include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palmer accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. She speaks 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. Rebecca Lynn Benton, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Benton practices general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benton graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benton's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Benedick's areas of expertise consist of heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Benedick'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 medical specialty is neonatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Babington accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Julia Nordgren practices adolescent medicine in Palo Alto, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Nordgren completed residency programs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Nordgren honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Obesity, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Erick Chan, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In Dr. Chan's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Chan is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chan has an open panel.

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

Dr. Harry Dennis practices general pediatrics in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Dennis's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Tanu Garg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Tanu Garg works as a geriatrician in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Chao attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include general care. Dr. Chao is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is closed to 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 sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. St. Claire attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. St. Claire completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire 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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Ramrakhiani an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur. She trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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.