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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doshi include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He 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's specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lubin's clinical interests: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lubin obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He 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. After completing medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, Dr. Chakrala performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and nutrition counseling. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chakrala is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Louis Joseph 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. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Tesoro takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his residency. He speaks 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). Dr. Wang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and sleep apnea. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Before performing her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, Dr. Wang attended Shanxi Medical University for medical school. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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

Dr. Angela Merlo sees patients in Lawrenceville, NJ and Princeton, NJ. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merlo include nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (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 is a Plainsboro, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunt include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Dr. Hunt is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunt accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Hunt attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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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 education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Rose's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Paula Zollner's specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Zollner is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Zollner attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Zollner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 in Hightstown, NJ, Trenton, NJ, and Cranbury, NJ. Dr. Sudjono-Santoso's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and child abuse. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before performing her residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Sudjono-Santoso attended Airlangga University Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Glenn Palsky is an adolescent medicine specialist in Lawrenceville, NJ. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palsky include immunization (preventive vaccines), nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Palsky is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an internist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Mendu's professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendu takes. After completing medical school at Rangaraya Medical College, he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Morris's clinical interests: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and nutrition counseling. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris honors. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Stephen Hefler practices pediatric cardiology in Pinceton Junction, NJ and Princeton Junction, NJ. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hefler include learning disabilities, immunization (preventive vaccines), and heart problems. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is professionally 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 an adolescent medicine specialist in Lawrenceville, NJ. Dr. Lilienfeld is especially interested in nutrition counseling and autism. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Lilienfeld attended medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lilienfeld is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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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 the following: learning disabilities, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Vakil attended Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and then went on to complete her residency at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Vakil's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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