We found 24 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Aetna Student Health Program 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 specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Schneider is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneider is not currently accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Hiroshima's medical specialty is family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Hiroshima has a special interest in general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hiroshima is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She speaks Mandarin. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wong at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, Dr. Wong is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practice physician in Palo Alto, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Palmer's clinical interests include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palmer is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Nicole Susan Ketterman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Ketterman works as a pediatrician in San Carlos, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ketterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ketterman accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ketterman's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Benedick's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency.

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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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Benton attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Benton's residency was performed at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benton's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Erick Chan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chan graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington's specialty is neonatology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Babington graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Babington's training includes a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Babington's 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 is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Nordgren attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nordgren is closed to 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 works as a pediatrician in Palo Alto, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dennis accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He 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. Jonathan Chao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chao is an internist. Dr. Chao is especially interested in general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Chao attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Chao 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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He is especially interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting 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 works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Ramrakhiani's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. For her professional training, Dr. Ramrakhiani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Roger Winkle is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Winkle a rating 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Amy Brendel practices general internal medicine in San Carlos, CA. Patients gave Dr. Brendel an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brendel include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Brendel performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. 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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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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