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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 works as a gastroenterologist, hepatologist, and nutrition specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Bashir (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. In his practice, Dr. Bashir focuses on hepatobiliary disorders and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Bashir's professional affiliations include MedStar Health, Doctors Community Hospital, and Virginia Hospital Center. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bashir accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bashir's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Endoscopy, ERCP

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

Dr. Alice Gasch's medical specialty is nutrition and ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Gasch performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Uveitis, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Renu Mansukhani is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology, bariatric medicine, and nutrition. She accepts Medicare insurance. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency 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 Nutrition, Internal Medicine
5413 W. Cedar Lane; Suite 206-c
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Pamela Gurnick specializes in nutrition and practices in Bethesda, MD and Rockville, MD. Dr. Gurnick attended medical school at Michigan State University.

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Specializes in Nutrition
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC

Ms. Tammy McCormick is a nutrition specialist. 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 is a nutrition specialist in Washington, DC. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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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. She 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's medical specialty is family medicine, public health & general preventive medicine, and nutrition. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Practice, Nutrition
10250 Baltimore Avenue; Suite 200
College Park, MD

Dr. Haifa Shaban is a general practitioner and nutrition specialist in Rockville, MD and College Park, MD. Dr. Shaban is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine.

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

Specializes in Nutrition
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC

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

Kelli Michele Metzger, MS
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). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Ms. Metzger is professionally affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Specializes in Nutrition
110 Irving Street
Washington, DC

Specializes in Nutrition
11119 Rockville Pike; Suite 100
Rockville, MD

Ms. Sharan Prasad works as a nutrition specialist. She takes Medicare insurance.

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

Ms. Kendra Valle specializes in nutrition. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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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