We found 13 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Aetna National Advantage Program near Santa Clara, CA.

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Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Hiroshima has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hiroshima is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jane Varner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Jane Varner is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests encompass general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Varner a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Varner completed residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Varner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Varner is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Sandhya Anna Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar specializes in family medicine. Dr. Prabhakar's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Prabhakar's professional 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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Dr. Nicole Susan Ketterman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
201 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Ketterman works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Ketterman's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then 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. Dr. Ketterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Lawrence Brandon Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. L. Wong is an adult cardiology specialist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Wong a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Dr. Nicole Christine Deinhammer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Glenn's medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Glenn is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Glenn takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Tanu Garg, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Tanu Garg is a geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Garg's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kenneth Vereschagin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2652 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Vereschagin is a physician who specializes in pediatric sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vereschagin's clinical interests encompass nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Vereschagin studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vereschagin trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician in Sunnyvale, CA. She is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and a graduate of Graduate Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kopardekar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kopardekar (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kopardekar is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Dementia, Nutrition Counseling, Rehabilitation

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Benton, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
751 Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Benton's medical specialty is general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Benton is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Benton is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benton has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Audrey Elizabeth Hall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Hall's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hall attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Hall's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kerin Arora Gaudet, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2652 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Kerin Arora's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Early Childhood Development, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Amanda Marie Smith, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Amanda Smith practices general pediatrics in San Jose, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Smith performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Newborn Care

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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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