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We found 19 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Sunnyvale, CA.

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

Dr. Anne Ray is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ray accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Ray completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Haleh Sheikholeslami practices family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikholeslami (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheikholeslami honors. Unfortunately, Dr. Sheikholeslami is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Women's Health Issues, General Care, Acupuncture Treatment, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, ... (Read more)

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. In her practice, Dr. Varner focuses on general care. Dr. Varner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Patients gave Dr. Varner an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varner is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a family medicine physician and alternative medicine practitioner. Dr. Hiroshima graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in general care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiroshima honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Francis J Lastufka, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Francis Lastufka is a family practitioner and internist in Los Altos, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Lastufka's practice, he is particularly interested in general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lastufka is closed to new patients at this time. He graduated from 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. Sandhya Anna Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar is a family medicine physician in Sunnyvale, CA. She graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. Dr. Prabhakar's areas of expertise include general care. 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. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Prabhakar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Prabhakar 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; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Sunnyvale, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Kopardekar completed a residency program at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Kopardekar (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kopardekar 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 specialty is general pediatrics. Patients gave Dr. Ketterman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Ketterman speaks Spanish. She 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's medical specialty is neonatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Babington accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Nicole Glenn specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Glenn completed residency programs 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 honors. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Glenn 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Tanu Garg works as a geriatrician in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Garg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in pediatric sports medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in nutrition counseling. Dr. Vereschagin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Vereschagin is in-network 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. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carlson include general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average 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. In addition to English, Dr. Carlson speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: General Care, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Geoffrey Yoon's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Yoon performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Elizabeth Anne Huffman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 2nd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Huffman practices general pediatrics. Dr. Huffman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huffman's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, 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.