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We found 23 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Aetna Managed Choice POS near Redwood City, CA.

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. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Schneider's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneider's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima works as a family medicine practitioner and alternative medicine practitioner. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hiroshima include general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiroshima takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Wong has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Wong is not currently accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for her residency. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Palmer has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Palmer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Nicole Susan Ketterman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Ketterman practices general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ketterman graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ketterman is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Weight Management, Nutrition Counseling, Newborn Care

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

Dr. Rebecca Benton is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Benton speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Benton completed her residency training at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Patients gave her 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 open to 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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Benedick attended the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington practices neonatology in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. 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. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Babington's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Julia Rogers 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. Dr. Nordgren takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Obesity, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Erick Peiren Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Chan has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Chan attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Dennis performed his residency 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. Jonathan Chao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chao's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Chao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chao's 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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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cancer Screening, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. St. Claire focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is a cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ramrakhiani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Winkle 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. Winkle takes. Dr. Winkle is open to new patients.

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Dr. Amy S Brendel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Brendel's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Brendel's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brendel include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Brendel attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting 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.