We found 11 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Largo, FL.

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Dr. Ralph A Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie works as a family medicine practitioner in Clearwater, FL. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Rophie completed his residency training at Mount Carmel Health System. His areas of expertise include the following: nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and infertility. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rophie speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant 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 works as a family medicine physician and hospitalist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Charles studied medicine at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charles takes. Dr. Charles (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Julia Jenkins practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jenkins include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jenkins graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jenkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Dr. Moneer M Mansour, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 330
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Moneer Mansour works as a family medicine practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Mansour include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Patients gave Dr. Mansour an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Mansour graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabala include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. Dr. Sabala is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sabala completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Polish.

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Dr. Xiomara R Ramirez Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1007 Jeffords Street; Suite 101
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Xiomara Ramirez-Ortega's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant 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 an internist in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Tan attended International for medical school. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Kevin Seth Tralins, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 120
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Tralins' area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Tralins attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast augmentation, breast biopsy, and nutrition counseling. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tralins is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Tralins is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Biopsy, Laser Surgery, Mastectomy, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Natalie Shnitser's areas of specialization are legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shnitser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Shnitser include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. She is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Kishinev State Medical Institute and residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Shnitser 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.

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

Dr. Michael Yu's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Yu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 Clearwater - Largo Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan works as a general internist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahajan's areas of expertise include geriatric health, sexual dysfunction, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Mahajan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center.

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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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