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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 specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Ansonia, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Hammoud accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Hammoud (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and 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. Laurie Glassman practices general pediatrics in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Glassman trained at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is 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 Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kirsten Baker's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baker attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Neil Smerling works as an internist in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Smerling has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Kerline Vassell-Klaus' area of specialization is adolescent medicine. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Vassell-Klaus's professional affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to 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). Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Desir attended Yale School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Desir welcomes 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 General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harold Cronin practices general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cronin has an open panel. His training includes a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Cronin speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole's medical specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chinese and Italian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gordon-Dole attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gordon-Dole has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jason Citarella's specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Citarella (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Citarella attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Citarella a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in New Haven, CT and Derby, CT. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Jackson-McArthur's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jackson-McArthur is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Garth Oliver specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Oliver is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Oliver honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oliver's office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Oliver completed a residency program 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. James O'Connor is an adolescent medicine specialist in Cheshire, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. O'Connor is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Connor honors. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He trained at Connecticut Children's Medical Center for his residency.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Taesun Chung practices general pediatrics. She is rated highly by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Chung studied medicine at Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Korean.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Craig Summers' specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Summers is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Summers attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sharon Kuhn is a general pediatrician in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuhn honors. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Kuhn's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kuhn 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 Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kristen Wallis is a general pediatrician. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wallis graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wallis is accepting 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.