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We found 12 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Aetna National Advantage Program near Santa Clara, CA.

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

Dr. Jane Varner practices family medicine in Santa Clara, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Varner average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Varner is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Menopause, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Hiroshima works as a family medicine practitioner and alternative medicine practitioner. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hiroshima include general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiroshima takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Prabhakar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prabhakar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar, who practices in Sunnyvale, CA, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Kopardekar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Kopardekar attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kopardekar is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Dementia, Nutrition Counseling, Rehabilitation

Dr. Nicole Susan Ketterman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
201 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Ketterman practices general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ketterman graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ketterman is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Benton is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Benton speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Benton completed her residency training at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Nicole Glenn's specialty is general pediatrics. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glenn accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Glenn speaks Spanish. Dr. Glenn is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Garg obtained her medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Garg's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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. Dr. Vereschagin has indicated that his clinical interests include nutrition counseling. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Vereschagin studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vereschagin completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Vereschagin is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. L. Wong is a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wong completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Audrey Hall specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Hall a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hall honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Hall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Amanda Smith's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Obesity, Nutrition Counseling, 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.