We found 10 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Palm Harbor, FL.

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

Dr. Maha Lewis-Serag's specialty is family medicine. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. These areas are among Dr. Lewis-Serag's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Lewis-Serag speaks Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Shama A Shahabuddin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1200 S Pinellas Avenue; Suite 7
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Shama Masani's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Masani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Her professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Masani attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jay Mermelstein, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 303
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jay Mermelstein's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Mermelstein's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

Dr. Stuart Strikowsky specializes in family medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Strikowsky include back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Strikowsky graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strikowsky is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Anita Kundra, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2595 Tampa Road; Ste S&t
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Anita Kundra practices general internal medicine in Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Kundra's clinical interests include herpes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kundra is a graduate of Christian Medical College. Dr. Kundra (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Dr. Jawahar Lal Taunk, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
34041 Us Highway 19 N; Suite A
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jawahar Taunk works as a gastroenterologist in Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Taunk graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. His clinical interests include nutrition counseling, biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taunk accepts. Dr. Taunk (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Taunk is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biopsy, Nutrition Counseling, Colonoscopy

Dr. Jerry Drucker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
34041 Us Highway 19 N; Suite C
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Drucker is an adult endocrinologist in Palm Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Drucker is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drucker studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes residency programs at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Sanjiv Pravin Amin, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
34041 Us Highway 19 N; Suite A
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Sanjiv Amin is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and biopsy. Dr. Amin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Amin studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Grandview Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Michael George Clemens, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Clemens sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Clemens's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Clemens attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Frank V Sessa
Specializes in Chiropractic
2555 Enterprise Road; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Frank Sessa's area of specialization is chiropractic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sessa include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), activator methods, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Sessa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Cum Laude Phi Chi Omega Honor Society.

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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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