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, who practices in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hammoud (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Hammoud is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hammoud's medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Neil Smerling is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smerling at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Kerline Vassell-Klaus is a specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Vassell-Klaus (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Vassell-Klaus attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vassell-Klaus's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

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

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

Dr. Deborah Desir's area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Desir an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desir is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole works as a rheumatologist in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese and Italian. Dr. Gordon-Dole is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon-Dole welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jason Citarella's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Citarella average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Citarella is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Citarella (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Citarella's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Tamiko Jackson-McArthur's specialty is general pediatrics. Patients rated Dr. Jackson-McArthur highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Jackson-McArthur attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jackson-McArthur's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Taesun Chung works as a general pediatrician. She graduated from Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chung speaks Korean. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Garth Oliver works as an internist in West Haven, CT and New Haven, CT. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Oliver completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oliver honors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Oliver is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harold Cronin's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Cronin is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Cronin's training includes a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. James O'Connor is an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. O'Connor honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice 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 in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baker's office for an appointment. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Craig Summers practices general pediatrics in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Summers has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Summers attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Summers is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sharon Kuhn specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kuhn's office for an appointment. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

Dr. Rosemarie Fisher works as a gastroenterologist in New Haven, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher accepts. She 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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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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