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We found 11 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept HealthSmart near Santa Clara, CA.

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

Dr. Jane Varner's area of specialization is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Varner include general care. Dr. Varner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Varner's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Hiroshima's clinical interests encompass general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Hiroshima is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hiroshima's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar is a Sunnyvale, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Prabhakar has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Her 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. Prabhakar takes. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Prabhakar attended medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi.

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Dr. Nicole Susan Ketterman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
201 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, 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. Sangeeta Parimal Kopardekar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician. She attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Graduate Hospital. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kopardekar accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Kopardekar (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Nicole Glenn works as a general pediatrician in Sunnyvale, CA. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Glenn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Glenn is not accepting 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Tanu Garg is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. She studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kenneth Vereschagin sees patients in Santa Clara, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in nutrition counseling. Dr. Vereschagin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Vereschagin has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. L. Wong is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong has an open panel.

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

Dr. Audrey Hall's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Hall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hall is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Preventive Care, 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.