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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Doshi include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doshi accepts. Dr. Doshi obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey), JFK Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Hank Lubin works as a general internist in West Windsor, NJ. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Dr. Lubin's clinical interests include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lubin 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 an internist and adolescent medicine specialist. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chakrala's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and nutrition counseling. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is professionally affiliated with 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). She practices in Plainsboro, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and sleep apnea. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. After completing medical school at Shanxi Medical University, she performed her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.

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

Dr. Louis Tesoro works as a preventive medicine specialist in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Tesoro attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tesoro include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tesoro speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Rameck Hunt is a general internist in Plainsboro, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunt include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Dr. Hunt is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Hunt attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Zollner's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and nutrition counseling. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Zollner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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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. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Rose accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. She 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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Merlo's clinical interests: nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Merlo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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

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

Dr. Dewi Sudjono-Santoso specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Hightstown, NJ, Trenton, NJ, and Cranbury, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Sudjono-Santoso include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and child abuse. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. She obtained her medical school training at Airlangga University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at The University Hospital, Newark. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Dr. Deborah Moody Pulver, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
66 Mt. Lucas Road
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Deborah Pulver practices general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and nutrition counseling. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. For her residency, Dr. Pulver trained at Children's National Medical Center. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and nutrition counseling. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Morris is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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

Dr. Glenn Palsky is an adolescent medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palsky include immunization (preventive vaccines), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Palsky is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Palsky's medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Dr. Jenitta M Kwong, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Jenitta Kwong practices general pediatrics in Princeton, NJ. In her practice, she is particularly interested in nutrition counseling, general care, and allergies. Dr. Kwong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Breast Issues, Allergies, General Care

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

Dr. Harris Lilienfeld's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Dr. Lilienfeld's education and training includes medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Kings County Hospital Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lilienfeld include nutrition counseling and autism. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is an adolescent medicine specialist in Plainsboro, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vakil include learning disabilities, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and immunization (preventive vaccines). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. She trained at The University Hospital, Newark for her residency. 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.
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