We found 4 providers with an interest in nutrition counseling and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Tampa, FL.

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Dr Kevin E Elder MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
1919 W Swann Avenue; Floor 3
Tampa, FL

Dr. Kevin Elder is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and joint injections. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Elder honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Elder's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Musculoskeletal Problems, Diabetes, Nutrition Counseling, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr Olayinka Abiodun Bankole MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4513 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL

Dr. Olayinka Bankole's area of specialization is bariatric medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bankole is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bankole include diabetes, lung surgery, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Bankole takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bankole is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and a graduate of The Brooklyn Hospital Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Lung Surgery, Lyme Disease, Nutrition Counseling

Dr Alan M Weintraub MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.64 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
4108 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Dr. Alan Weintraub is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weintraub include cancer, ulcers, and nutrition counseling. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Substance Abuse, Rectal Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Gal ... (Read more)

Mr Manuel C Sainz De La Pena MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 1.96 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 450
Tampa, FL

Dr. Manuel Sainz De La Pena is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sainz De La Pena include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and alzheimer's disease. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sainz De La Pena is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Nutrition Counseling, Endocrine Diseases

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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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