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Specializes in Nutrition, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
106 Irving Street Nw; Suite 205
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Roshan Bashir specializes in nutrition, adult gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bashir include hepatobiliary disorders and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bashir accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Bashir is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health, Doctors Community Hospital, and Virginia Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Endoscopy, ERCP

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Specializes in Nutrition, Ophthalmology
60 O Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Alice Gasch, who practices in Washington, DC, is a medical specialist in nutrition and ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Gasch has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma. She is an in-network provider 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 specializes in adult endocrinology, bariatric medicine, and nutrition and practices in Washington, DC. She takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Mansukhani trained at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Mansukhani 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 practices nutrition. He takes Medicaid insurance. Dr. Egbuonu studied medicine at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Nutrition
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Tammy McCormick specializes in nutrition. Ms. McCormick takes Medicare insurance.

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

Ms. Brooke Schneid practices nutrition in Washington, DC. She honors Medicare insurance. Ms. Schneid is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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

Dr. Timothy Lipman is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in nutrition and adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is affiliated with Washington DC VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Nutrition
88901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
 

Clinical interests: Consultation

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Specializes in Nutrition
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
 

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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 practices family medicine, public health & general preventive medicine, and nutrition. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Mitchell studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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

Ms. Kelli Metzger's specialties are nutrition and cardiology (heart disease). Ms. Metzger is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. She honors Medicare insurance.

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

Ms. Andrea Troutner's area of specialization is nutrition. Ms. Troutner accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Ms. Kendra Valle's specialty is nutrition. She takes Medicare insurance.

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

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Specializes in Nutrition
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Nutrition
8630 Fenton Street; Suite 934
Silver Spring, MD
 

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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.