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We found 13 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 sees patients in Santa Clara, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Varner's areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varner is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hiroshima honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hiroshima welcomes 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 works as a family practice physician in Sunnyvale, CA. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prabhakar honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. She 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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Dr. Sangeeta Parimal Kopardekar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA. Her medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care). She attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Kopardekar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kopardekar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Kopardekar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Ketterman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ketterman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Palo Alto, CA and San Jose, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Benton accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. Dr. Benton speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Glenn takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Glenn attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish. 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: 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 in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garg takes. Dr. Garg's practice is open to new patients. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include nutrition counseling. Dr. Vereschagin is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Vereschagin attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vereschagin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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 works as a cardiologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Audrey Hall is a San Jose, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Hall is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Hall 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.

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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 sees patients in Santa Clara, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Arora is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Arora is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith welcomes 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.