We found 10 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Ralph A Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1013 Lotus Path
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Rophie has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rophie include nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and infertility. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rophie's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Mount Carmel Health System. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Maha Serag Lewis-Serag, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3190 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 203
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Maha Lewis-Serag practices family medicine in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Lewis-Serag attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. for residency. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Lewis-Serag is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Ana Belen De Abajo Alonso, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
612 Druid Road East; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ana Charles' areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. Dr. Charles is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Charles (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Dr. Julia C Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
807 N. Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Julia Jenkins works as a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jenkins include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Jenkins accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Jenkins trained at Bayfront Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Bozena Barbara Sabala, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
525 S Hercules Avenue; Unit 1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bozena Sabala's specialty is family medicine. She studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sabala trained at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabala include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sabala is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Sabala is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Stuart B Strikowsky, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2724 Park Drive
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Strikowsky's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Strikowsky attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tan is a graduate of International and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Natalie P Shnitser, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
611 Druid Road E; Suite 511
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Natalie Shnitser's specialties are legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Shnitser attended Kishinev State Medical Institute for medical school. Dr. Shnitser (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Uy Yu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yu works as a physiatrist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Yu's education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
150 Clearwater Largo Road N; Suite 2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mahajan include geriatric health, sexual dysfunction, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. After attending the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahajan honors.

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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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