We found 20 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept United Healthcare PPO near East Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Angela L Wong, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Angela Wong is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include primary care. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Women's Health Issues, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Haleh Sheikholeslami-Salehi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Haleh Sheikholeslami is a family practice physician in Los Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in primary care. Dr. Sheikholeslami takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Sheikholeslami attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sheikholeslami (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheikholeslami is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Women's Health Issues, Complementary Medicine, Acupuncture Treatment, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen M Schneider, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Schneider sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Schneider's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneider include primary care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Schneider's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schneider is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Contraception, Migraine, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Shearer Palmer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christina Palmer is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include primary care. Dr. Palmer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Palmer speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis J Lastufka, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Francis Lastufka works as a family medicine physician and general internist in Los Altos, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in primary care. Dr. Lastufka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at San Jose Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Lastufka is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Lastufka is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Preventive Care, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Winkle trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winkle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erick Peiren Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
795 El Camino Real; Level 2, Lee Building, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Chan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Chan performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Ramrakhiani graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramrakhiani is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Babington is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Benedick is especially interested in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry L.E. Dennis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harry Dennis sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Obesity, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St Claire is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. St Claire obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St Claire is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Julia R Nordgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Julia Nordgren's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Before completing her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Nordgren attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nordgren is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Obesity

Dr. Jonathan Chao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Chao is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include internal medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Chao completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chao has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Internal Medicine, Asthma, Cancer Screening, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeta Jain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Neeta Jain specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Her areas of expertise include internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jain is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Rebecca Lynn Benton, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Benton works as a pediatrician. Before completing her residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Dr. Benton attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benton honors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Benton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

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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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