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. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hammoud welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Hammoud (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Smerling average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smerling attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. 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 specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Wallingford, CT, Cheshire, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vassell-Klaus's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Vassell-Klaus studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Laurie Glassman specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She takes 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. Dr. Glassman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kirsten Baker sees patients in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Baker honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole works as a rheumatologist. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon-Dole's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Gordon-Dole is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) speaks Chinese and Italian. Dr. Gordon-Dole is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Deborah Desir's area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Desir's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desir's office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jason Citarella's medical specialty is general pediatrics. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Citarella obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Citarella (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 works as a general pediatrician in New Haven, CT and Derby, CT. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jackson-McArthur is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Jackson-McArthur trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Jackson-McArthur's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jackson-McArthur accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Garth Oliver practices general internal medicine in West Haven, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Oliver attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oliver honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Cronin is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cronin honors. He is accepting new patients. His medical residency was performed 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)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Taesun Chung specializes in general pediatrics. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chung takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chung's office for an appointment. She graduated from Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Korean.

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

Dr. James O'Connor's specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. O'Connor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Craig Summers sees patients in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Summers is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Summers studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sharon Kuhn's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Kuhn is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Kuhn attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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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. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at Montefiore Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Fisher honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.
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