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Dr. Roshan Martin Bashir, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
106 Irving Street Nw; Suite 205
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Roshan Bashir's specialties are nutrition, adult gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Bashir is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in hepatobiliary disorders and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Virginia Hospital Center. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Bashir's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received distinctions including Outstanding Physician, Nat'l Rehabilitation Hospital, National Rehabilitation Hosptial; Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, ACG; and Fellow Of the American College of Physicians, ACP-ASIM. Dr. Bashir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Endoscopy, ERCP

Dr. Alice Wentworth Gasch, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Ophthalmology
60 O Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Alice Gasch's areas of specialization are nutrition and ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Gasch performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Gasch include glaucoma. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Uveitis, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Bariatric Medicine, Nutrition
1828 L Street Nw; Suite 350
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Renu Mansukhani's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology, bariatric medicine, and nutrition; she sees patients in Washington, DC. She accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Mansukhani attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Nutrition
3001 Hospital Drive; Mt Washington Peds Hospital, 6th Floor Pghc
Cheverly, MD
 

Dr. Donald Egbuonu is a medical specialist in nutrition. He accepts Medicaid insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Nutrition
5100 Wisconsin Avenue Nw; Suite 401
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Karen Smith's area of specialization is nutrition. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Tammy McCormick's specialty is nutrition. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Brooke Lindsey Schneid, MS
Specializes in Nutrition
22nd & I Street, Nw; 6th Floor
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Brooke Schneid's specialty is nutrition. Ms. Schneid is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Specializes in Nutrition
88901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
 

Clinical interests: Consultation

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Specializes in Nutrition, Adult Gastroenterology
50 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Timothy Lipman, who practices in Washington, DC, is a medical specialist in nutrition and adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lipman graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is affiliated with Washington DC VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Nutrition
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
1160 Varnum Street Ne; Depaul Professional Building, Suite 110
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Andrea Troutner works as a nutrition specialist. Ms. Troutner is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Other
5039 Connecticut Avenue N W; #4-b
Washington, DC
 

Dr. George Mitchell is a family practice physician, public health physician, and nutrition specialist. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Nutrition
111 Michigan Avenue Nw; Floor P2
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Kendra Valle's area of specialization is nutrition. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
2440 M Street Nw; Suite 417
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
4901 Connecticut Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Clinical interests: Community Health Issues, Consultation

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Specializes in Nutrition, Cardiology
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw; Suite 4-417
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Kelli Metzger's areas of specialization are nutrition and cardiology (heart disease). Ms. Metzger is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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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.