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We found 19 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 works as a general internist. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Doshi's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is 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's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Patients rated Dr. Lubin highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lubin studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adolescent medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and nutrition counseling. Dr. Chakrala is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Chakrala attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Angela Merlo is a gastroenterologist, general internist, and pediatric gastroenterologist in Lawrenceville, NJ and Princeton, NJ. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. Dr. Merlo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Merlo trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for her residency. Her hospital/clinic 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. Qian Wang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Qian Wang specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Plainsboro, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Wang's clinical interests: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and sleep apnea. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Shanxi Medical University.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hunt's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.

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

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

Dr. Louis Tesoro sees patients in Princeton, NJ. His medical specialty is preventive medicine. These areas are among Dr. Tesoro's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Tesoro speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Hearing Test, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Ear Infection, Lead Poisoning, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paula Zollner practices general pediatrics in Pennington, NJ and Princeton, NJ. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and nutrition counseling. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Zollner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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

Dr. Glenn Palsky specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Lawrenceville, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Palsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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

Dr. Helen Rose specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Princeton, NJ. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Rose completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rose include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. She is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Hearing Test, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Lead Poisoning, Eating ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kathryn Morris' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and nutrition counseling. Dr. Morris honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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 practices adolescent medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sudjono-Santoso include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and child abuse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Airlangga University Faculty of Medicine and residency at The University Hospital, Newark. Her professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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

Dr. Srinivas Mendu works as an internist in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Mendu is a graduate of Rangaraya Medical College. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendu include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mendu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Edward Hefler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
88 Princeton - Hightstown Road; Suite 103
Princeton Jct, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Hefler specializes in pediatric cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hefler average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hefler's areas of expertise include learning disabilities, immunization (preventive vaccines), and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Hefler performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Consultation, Learning Disabilities, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Harris Lilienfeld, who practices in Lawrenceville, NJ, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: nutrition counseling and autism. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lilienfeld honors. After attending Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Kings County Hospital Center. He is affiliated with 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 works as an adolescent medicine specialist in Plainsboro, NJ. Dr. Vakil's areas of expertise include the following: learning disabilities, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and residency at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Vakil is professionally 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.