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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 is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), cryotherapy, and holter monitoring. Dr. Lewis-Serag's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lewis-Serag trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. The average patient rating for Dr. Lewis-Serag is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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. Ralph Albert Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie works as a family practice physician. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rophie is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rophie accepts. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Carmel Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Rophie speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Ana Belen Charles, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
612 Druid Road East; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ana May is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. May (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. Dr. May is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. She graduated from the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. May accepts.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julia Jenkins specializes in family medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Jenkins's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bayfront Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Bozena Sabala works as a family medicine physician in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Sabala's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sabala include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Sabala is conversant in Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 physician in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Strikowsky is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Strikowsky is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edison Tan is a general internist. He obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Patients gave Dr. Tan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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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 specializes in legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shnitser include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Shnitser accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Kishinev State Medical Institute and a graduate of Helene Fuld Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Shnitser (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She 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 works as an internist. After attending the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Mahajan's clinical interests: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahajan honors. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Yu practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Yu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks 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.