We found 21 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Princeton, NJ.

Dr. Arvind K Doshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Stanworth Road
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Arvind Doshi sees patients in South Plainfield, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doshi include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Doshi has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Doshi is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Doshi is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry R Lubin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
186 Princeton Hightstown Road; Building 3a, Suite 101
West Windsor, NJ
 

Dr. Hank Lubin is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lubin include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Dr. Lubin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Lubin is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Aruna Chakrala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
666 Plainsboro Road; Suite 1020
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Aruna Chakrala's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adolescent medicine; she sees patients in Plainsboro, NJ. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and nutrition counseling. Dr. Chakrala takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Chakrala is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Louis Joseph Tesoro, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine
66 Mt. Lucas Road
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Tesoro is a specialist in preventive medicine. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tesoro trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Clinical interests for Dr. Tesoro include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tesoro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Qian Wang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Qian Wang's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and sleep apnea. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She graduated from Shanxi Medical University and then she performed her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rameck Raheem Hunt, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Rameck Hunt works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunt include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Hunt trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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Dr. Helen M Rose, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
66 Mt. Lucas Road
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Helen Rose works as a pediatrician. Dr. Rose's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rose include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rose is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Angela Merlo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
10 Forrestal Road South
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Merlo is an adult gastroenterologist, internist, and pediatric gastroenterologist in Lawrenceville, NJ and Princeton, NJ. Dr. Merlo has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merlo include nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Merlo completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Paula Grasso Zollner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
66 Mount Lucas Road
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Paula Zollner's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Zollner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Zollner trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Dr. Dewi S Sudjono-Santoso, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
339 Princeton Hightstown Road; Building B
Cranbury, NJ
 

Dr. Dewi Sudjono-Santoso is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Hightstown, NJ, Trenton, NJ, and Cranbury, NJ. She is a graduate of Airlangga University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of The University Hospital, Newark's residency program. Dr. Sudjono-Santoso's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and child abuse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Her professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Dr. Glenn Stephen Palsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
132 Franklin Corner Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Glenn Palsky's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Palsky's areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Srinivas Mendu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21 Jefferson Plaza
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Srinivas Mendu's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Mendu's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Mendu attended Rangaraya Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mendu's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kathryn E Morris, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-13
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Kathryn Morris' medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and nutrition counseling. Dr. Morris is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Morris's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Harris C Lilienfeld, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
132 Franklin Corner Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Harris Lilienfeld is a Lawrenceville, NJ physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Dr. Lilienfeld graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Kings County Hospital Center. His areas of expertise consist of nutrition counseling and autism. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Lilienfeld's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Autism

Dr. Vidya Shailesh Vakil, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
666 Plainsboro Road; Suite 1h Building 100
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Vidya Vakil specializes in adolescent medicine. Her areas of expertise include learning disabilities, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and immunization (preventive vaccines). The average patient rating for Dr. Vakil is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After attending Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga for medical school, she completed her residency training at The University Hospital, Newark. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Stanworth Road
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Mehta practices general internal medicine in South Plainfield, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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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