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We found 6 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Health Net Salud HMO Plus near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Jonathan Hongsupp Lee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
55 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Lee works as a family practice physician in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include nutrition counseling, preventive care, and women's health issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2300 California Street; Suite 103
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima is a family medicine physician and alternative medicine practitioner. Dr. Hiroshima graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in general care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiroshima honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Alternative ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith Draisin Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
995 Potrero Avenue; Building 80 Ward 81
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Judith Jones is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Jones's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Akilesh Palanisamy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2300 California Street; Suite 103
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Akilesh Palanisamy sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Palanisamy attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Palanisamy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Palanisamy is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Inessa Gofman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
3838 California Street; Suite 510
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Inessa Gofman is a pediatric hospitalist. Dr. Gofman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gofman accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Gofman (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish and Russian.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Alternative Medicine, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, Newborn Care

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2340 Clay Street; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Agarwal attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Agarwal 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.