We found 13 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Aetna National Advantage Program near Santa Clara, CA.

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Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, 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. Jane Varner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Jane Varner is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Varner attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Varner include primary care. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Varner has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandhya Anna Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar works as a family medicine practitioner. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Prabhakar include primary care. Dr. Prabhakar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Prabhakar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients. She is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi.

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Dr. Nicole Susan Ketterman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
201 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, 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. Lawrence Brandon Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. L. Wong is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong's clinical interests include heart problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Nicole Christine Deinhammer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Glenn is a general pediatrician in Sunnyvale, CA. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Glenn performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glenn honors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Glenn is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, Newborn Care

Dr. Tanu Garg, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Tanu Garg specializes in geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her areas of expertise include elder care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Garg attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kenneth Vereschagin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2652 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Vereschagin's specialty is pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Vereschagin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vereschagin include nutrition counseling. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vereschagin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sangeeta Kopardekar specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Sunnyvale, CA. Her clinical interests include hospice (end-of-life care), depression, and nutrition counseling. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kopardekar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kopardekar has an open panel. She attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Kopardekar (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Depression, Dementia, Nutrition Counseling, Elder Care, Hospice, Rehabilitation

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Benton, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
751 Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Benton is a general pediatrician. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Benton average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benton accepts. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Audrey Elizabeth Hall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Hall works as a pediatrician. Dr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hall completed residency programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hall honors. Dr. Hall is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, Newborn Care

Dr. Kerin Arora Gaudet, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2652 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Kerin Arora is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arora accepts. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Arora trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Early Childhood Development, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Amanda Marie Smith, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Amanda Smith's specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Newborn Care

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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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