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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 practices adolescent medicine. Dr. Hammoud is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Hammoud (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Hammoud's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Smerling is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Laurie Glassman works as a pediatrician in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Glassman attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. 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 is a rheumatologist in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Desir is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kirsten Baker works as a general pediatrician. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Baker is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baker's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole's area of specialization 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. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Gordon-Dole is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kerline Vassell-Klaus specializes in adolescent medicine. Her professional affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vassell-Klaus accepts. Dr. Vassell-Klaus has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Dr. Harold Scott Cronin, MD
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 affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cronin has an open panel. He completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Cronin is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Taesun P Chung, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Taesun Chung's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Chung is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes. She graduated from Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chung's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jason Citarella is a pediatrician in Monroe, CT, New Haven, CT, and Newtown, CT. Dr. Citarella's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Citarella (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Citarella welcomes new patients.

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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 area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Jackson-McArthur's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, Dr. Jackson-McArthur speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Garth Oliver's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oliver is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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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. James O'Connor's specialty is adolescent medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Dr. O'Connor attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rosemarie Fisher's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher has an open panel. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at Montefiore Medical Center for her residency.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Craig Summers' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Summers average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Summers is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sharon Kuhn is a general pediatrician. Dr. Kuhn accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kuhn is open to new patients.

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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.