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We found 10 nutrition providers who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Craig L Jensen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition, Hepatology
6621 Fannin; Mc Cc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Craig Jensen is a pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric nutrition, and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Houston, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jensen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. John M Hollier, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street; Mc Cc101000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Hollier is a gastroenterology (digestive system), nutrition, and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollier honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Hollier completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Specializes in Nutrition
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Margaret Boswell specializes in nutrition. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Nutrition
3701 Kirby Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Mr. Luis Rustveld specializes in nutrition and practices in Houston, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Nutrition
2495 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Emily Lepow specializes in nutrition and practices in Houston, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Nutrition
6701 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Roberta Anding specializes in nutrition and practices in Houston, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Nutrition
1415 California Street; 2nd Floor
Houston, TX
 

Mr. Sean Barrett is a nutrition specialist in Houston, TX. He 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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Specializes in Nutrition
190 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Michelle Davila specializes in nutrition and practices in Houston, TX. She 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.

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Specializes in Nutrition
2002 Holcombe Boulevard; 120
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Brandi Chase works as a nutrition specialist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Nutrition
6620 Main Street; Bcm 620
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Kayla Broadhead practices nutrition. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.