We found 20 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Sunnyvale, CA.

Dr. Haleh Sheikholeslami-Salehi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Haleh Sheikholeslami's specialty is family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Sheikholeslami focuses on general care. Dr. Sheikholeslami's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sheikholeslami's residency was performed at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Sheikholeslami (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hiroshima include general care. Dr. Hiroshima's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hiroshima's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Anne E Davis, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Anne Ray's specialties are general practice and family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ray include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ray obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ray's hospital/clinic 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. Francis J Lastufka, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Francis Lastufka sees patients in Los Altos, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lastufka include general care. Dr. Lastufka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Lastufka is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at San Jose Medical Center.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, General Care, Preventive Care, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane 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 attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She has a special interest in general care. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Varner is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Sandhya Anna Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar practices family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Prabhakar include general care. Dr. Prabhakar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prabhakar takes. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. She attended medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Nicole Ketterman is a pediatrician in San Carlos, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ketterman trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ketterman is affiliated with 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: Adolescent Issues, Weight Management, Nutrition Counseling, Newborn Care

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Babington has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicole Glenn's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Glenn graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garg honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Garg attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. 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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Dr. Kenneth Vereschagin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2652 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Vereschagin practices pediatric sports medicine. He has a special interest in nutrition counseling. Patients rated Dr. Vereschagin 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. Vereschagin graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA. She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Kopardekar trained at Graduate Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kopardekar honors. In addition to English, Dr. Kopardekar (or staff) speaks 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. Lawrence Brandon Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. L. Wong is a cardiologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Geoffrey J Yoon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Yoon is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yoon include heart problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kimberley Reid Carlson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kimberley Carlson's specialty is general internal medicine. She has a special interest in general care. Patients rated Dr. Carlson highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Carlson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Carlson is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: General Care, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Amy L Muzaffar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Muzaffar sees patients in Los Altos, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care), tuberculosis (TB), and general care. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Muzaffar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Muzaffar speaks Spanish. Dr. Muzaffar'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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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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