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We found 5 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Neeta Gopinath Nayak, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 651
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Neeta Nayak is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and Euless, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. Dr. Nayak honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Mysore Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Hindi, and Konkani. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Dr. Youcef Sennour, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Youcef Sennour practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Sennour's clinical interests: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Algiers Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sennour (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Lewis Todd Edwards, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Edwards' area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include nutrition counseling, heart attack, and general care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards honors. Dr. Edwards studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Laura Marjorie Farnum, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Laura Farnum's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and nutrition counseling. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Farnum is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Joyce Mai Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Thompson specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Thompson include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.