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We found 22 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 and practices in Palo Alto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Schneider is 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Schneider is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Schneider completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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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 is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She speaks Mandarin. She is 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, 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 specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palmer include general care. Dr. Palmer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Dr. Palmer is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She has a closed panel.

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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 sees patients in San Carlos, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ketterman takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ketterman has a closed panel.

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

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

Dr. Nellis Smith's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Smith has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, 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. Dr. Benedick's clinical interests encompass heart problems, nuclear scan, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Benedick's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chan attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average 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. Benton takes. Dr. Benton studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Benton completed a residency program at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Benton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benton welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Julia Nordgren is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then she performed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nordgren is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nordgren is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Obesity, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Harry Dennis is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dennis at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. 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 works as a general internist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Chao accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chao trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Chao is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has a closed panel.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. St. Claire graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. St. Claire trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Neeta Jain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Neeta Jain's specialty is general internal medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Jain focuses on general care. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jain attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani works as a cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Ramrakhiani has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ramrakhiani honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Winkle has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle accepts. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Winkle attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Amy Brendel works as an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brendel include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, she completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brendel honors. 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.