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We found 10 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Maha Serag Lewis-Serag, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3190 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 203
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Maha Lewis-Serag specializes in family medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Lewis-Serag average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lewis-Serag's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), cryotherapy, and holter monitoring. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Lewis-Serag attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Lewis-Serag speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Ralph Albert Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie practices family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rophie is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Rophie takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Carmel Health System, Dr. Rophie attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Julia C Catherine Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
807 N Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Julia Jenkins practices family medicine in Clearwater, FL. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jenkins's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Jenkins is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Bozena Barbara Sabala, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
525 S Hercules Avenue; Unit 1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bozena Sabala's specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. Dr. Sabala's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Sabala attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sabala trained at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Sabala average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabala takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Druid Road E; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ana May is a family medicine physician in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. May honors. She studied medicine at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. May (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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Dr. Stuart Barry Strikowsky, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2724 Park Drive
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Strikowsky works as a family medicine practitioner in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Strikowsky attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Strikowsky is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan is an internist. Dr. Tan is conversant in Filipino. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. He obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The average patient rating for Dr. Tan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Natalie P Shnitser, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
611 Druid Road E; Suite 511
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Natalie Shnitser is a legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Clearwater, FL. After attending Kishinev State Medical Institute for medical school, she completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Shnitser accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shnitser (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Shnitser is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 Clearwater Largo Road N; Suite 2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan sees patients in Tampa, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mahajan's areas of expertise include holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, Dr. Mahajan performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Mahajan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahajan accepts.

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Dr. Michael Uy Yu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yu's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Yu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan.

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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.