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We found 17 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept First Health near New Haven, CT.

Dr. Fadi Mohamad Hammoud, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Fadi Hammoud works as an adolescent medicine specialist in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT. After attending the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hammoud completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hammoud (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hammoud is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Smerling is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Smerling graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Desir, who practices in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Desir is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Desir attended Yale School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Bone Density ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole sees patients in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese and Italian. Dr. Gordon-Dole is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gordon-Dole's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Laurie Glassman practices general pediatrics. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Glassman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Glassman is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kirsten Baker works as a pediatrician. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baker takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Garth Oliver's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Oliver is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Oliver speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Weight Loss, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems, Smoking ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kerline Vassell-Klaus is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Wallingford, CT, Cheshire, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Vassell-Klaus's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She is affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Taesun Chung is a pediatrician. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chung attended medical school at Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Chung a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harold Cronin specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Cronin trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Child Abuse, Cystic Fibrosis, Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jason Citarella's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Citarella is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Citarella has an open panel. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Bridgeport Hospital's residency program. Dr. Citarella (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Tamiko Jackson-McArthur's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jackson-McArthur at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jackson-McArthur welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 1 A
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rosemarie Fisher is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fisher trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Malabsorption, Short Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James O'Connor's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. O'Connor honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of Connecticut Children's Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, Immunization, Allergies, Attention ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Craig Summers specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Summers is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Summers is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sharon Kuhn practices general pediatrics in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Kuhn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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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.