We found 26 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept PacifiCare POS near Redwood City, CA.

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

Dr. Angela Wong's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Wong is conversant in Mandarin. She has indicated that her clinical interests include primary care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Wong's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ellen Schneider specializes in family medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schneider include primary care. Dr. Schneider is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Schneider is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima's specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Patients rated Dr. Hiroshima highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass primary care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hiroshima is open to new patients. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Complementary ... (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 medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Palmer is especially interested in primary care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Palmer speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Nicole Susan Ketterman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Ketterman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ketterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Ketterman's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ketterman speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Weight Management, Nutrition Counseling, Newborn Care

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Winkle is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Winkle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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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
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Chan's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Sindh Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for residency. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Ramrakhiani graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur. She trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for her residency. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Ramrakhiani is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Amy S Brendel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Brendel specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Brendel focuses on internal medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Brendel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Long-Term Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Internal Medicine, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Babington is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick is especially interested in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Palo Alto, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dennis is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Donald St Claire specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. St Claire's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. St Claire graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Julia Nordgren practices adolescent medicine in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Nordgren takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nordgren has a closed panel.

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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 a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include internal medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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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