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We found 21 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Ellen M Schneider, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Schneider practices family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schneider include general care. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schneider at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneider attended medical school 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. Her hospital/clinic 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. 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. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is especially interested in general care. Patients rated Dr. Wong highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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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. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Palmer is affiliated with 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). Dr. Palmer is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Shanti Marie Perkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Shanti Perkins' specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Perkins's clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (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 in San Carlos, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Ketterman's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ketterman'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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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Weight Management, Nutrition Counseling, Newborn Care

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benedick include heart problems, nuclear scan, and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. 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 an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chan is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan 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. 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Nordgren takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general pediatrician in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Dennis's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Dennis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not currently accepting 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 area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average 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. Benton accepts. Dr. Benton attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Benton trained at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. 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 is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. St. Claire is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. St. Claire completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Chao practices general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Chao's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Chao completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cancer Screening, Nutrition ... (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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle honors. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Winkle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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 is a general internist in Palo Alto, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jain (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Jain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jain has a closed panel.

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

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 attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at California Pacific Medical Center for her residency. She is especially interested in general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Brendel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Brendel is not accepting 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.