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We found 12 nutrition providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Pharr, TX.

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Specializes in Nutrition
1400 E Ridge Road; Suite 7
Mcallen, TX
 

Ms. Licia Cerrate-Reinoso specializes in nutrition and practices in McAllen, TX. She honors 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
711 W. Nolana Avenue; Suite 207-e
Mcallen, TX
 

Ms. Peggy Ramon works as a nutrition specialist. Ms. Ramon 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Nutrition
3204 S Sugar Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Ms. Patricia Lopez is a nutrition specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Lopez honors.

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Specializes in Nutrition
416 Lindberg Avenue; Suite A
Mcallen, TX
 

Ms. Stephanie Canales is a nutrition specialist in McAllen, 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
5525 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Ms. Amanda Longoria practices nutrition. Ms. Longoria is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Nutrition
2609 Michael Angelo
Edinburg, TX
 

Ms. Jyosna Balakrishnan works as a nutrition specialist. She is in-network 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
224 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 

Ms. Velda De La Garza works as a nutrition specialist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Nutrition
5500 Raphael Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Ms. Sandra Diaz-Hernandez works as a nutrition specialist in Edinburg, TX. She takes 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
807 N.cage
Pharr, TX
 

Ms. Siomara Garza's area of specialization is nutrition. 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
2609 Michaelangelo Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Ms. Alexandra Garza-Ibanez specializes in nutrition and practices in Edinburg, TX. She is in-network 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
807 N Cage Boulevard
Pharr, TX
 

Mr. Rafael Flores' area of specialization is nutrition. He takes 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
2210 N Days Circle
Pharr, TX
 

Ms. Jiovanna Martinez is a nutrition specialist in Pharr, TX. Ms. Martinez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, 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.