We found 10 nutrition providers who accept Humana HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Dennis Martin Bier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nutrition, Pediatric Endocrinology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Bier specializes in pediatric nutrition, pediatric endocrinology, and hepatology (liver disease). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Bier performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

Dr. Craig Jensen's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric nutrition, and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Jensen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is 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 practices gastroenterology (digestive system), nutrition, and hepatology (liver disease) in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hollier attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. Kenneth Ng, BA, DO
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Cc1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Ng works as a pediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist, and nutrition specialist. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Ng honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Joycelyn Ashby Cornthwaite, MS
Specializes in Nutrition
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 250
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Joycelyn Cornthwaite works as a nutrition specialist in Houston, TX. Ms. Cornthwaite is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Nutrition
925 N. Shepherd
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Shannon Weston is a nutrition specialist in Houston, TX. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Nutrition
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Carol Wolin-Riklin practices nutrition. Ms. Wolin-Riklin accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Nutrition Issues, Research, Cancer

Dr. Marilyn S Edwards, PhD
Specializes in Nutrition
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marilyn Edwards works as a nutrition specialist in Houston, TX. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Nutrition
6410 Fannin Street; 500
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Cathleen Connolly is a nutrition specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Connolly honors.

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Specializes in Nutrition
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Ms. Elisabeth Hastings specializes in nutrition and practices in Houston, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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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