We found 26 nutrition providers who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Rise J Stribling, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Adult Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rise Stribling specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system), nutrition, and adult hepatology and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stribling include abdominal paracentesis (abdominal tap), hepatitis C, and liver cancer. Dr. Stribling's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Stribling is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Paracentesis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Jay Shulman, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1100 Bates Street; Room 8072, Mc 5-1000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Shulman specializes in nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). He is conversant in German. Dr. Shulman's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shulman takes. Dr. Shulman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Anthony Peter Olive, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin; Mc Cc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Olive's medical specialty is nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Olive is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Dr. Kathleen J Motil, PhD, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin; Mc 5-1000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Motil specializes in nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests encompass growth problems and rett syndrome. Dr. Motil takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Motil attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rett Syndrome, Growth Problems

Dr. Daniel Hao-Bin Leung, BS, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street; Ccc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Leung specializes in nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leung accepts. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Leung has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Yasser Hani Shaib, MPH, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard; 3a-320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yasser Shaib's medical specialty is nutrition, adult gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shaib include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Shaib takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shaib's medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Ablation, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Kellermayer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Kellermayer is a medical specialist in nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). In addition to English, he speaks Hungarian. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Pécs Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Kellermayer performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ryan Wallace Himes, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street; Ccc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Himes specializes in nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Himes include hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Himes attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Liver Transplant, Hepatoblastoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol Ann Redel, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carol Redel works as a pediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist, and nutrition specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Redel is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a graduate of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's residency program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include malnutrition, inflammatory bowel disease, and autism. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Redel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Malnutrition, Failure to Thrive, Gastrointestinal Problems, Feeding Disorders, Autism, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth Anne Carter, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Beth Carter is a specialist in nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). She works in Houston, TX. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Carter attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street; Mc Cc101000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Hollier is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system), nutrition, and hepatology (liver disease). His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hollier obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Dr. Seema Mehta Walsh, BS, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Seema Walsh's areas of specialization are nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). She is affiliated with Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Texas Children's Pediatrics. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walsh is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's residency program.

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Dr. Bruno Pedro Chumpitazi, MPH, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street; Cc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bruno Chumpitazi sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chumpitazi is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chumpitazi completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street; Cc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Whitfield Van Buren is a specialist in nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). She works in Houston, TX. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Whitfield Van Buren attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin; Mc Cc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Craig Jensen is a nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease) specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jensen graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jensen is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Lina Boujaoude Karam, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street; Ccc 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lina Karam's specialties are nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). Before completing her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Karam attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Karam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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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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