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Specializes in Nutrition, Ophthalmology
60 O Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Alice Gasch practices nutrition and ophthalmology (eye disease) in Washington, DC. Dr. Gasch attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington Hospital Center. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Uveitis

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Bariatric Medicine, Nutrition
1828 L Street Nw; Suite 350
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Renu Mansukhani is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in adult endocrinology, bariatric medicine, and nutrition. She speaks Spanish. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Mansukhani's residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Brooke Lindsey Schneid, MS
Specializes in Nutrition
22nd & I Street, Nw; 6th Floor
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Brooke Schneid is a nutrition specialist. Ms. Schneid is professionally affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
1160 Varnum Street Ne; Depaul Professional Building, Suite 110
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Andrea Troutner practices nutrition in Washington, DC. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Other
2639 Connecticut Avenue Nw; Suite C-100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. George Mitchell's specialties are family medicine, public health & general preventive medicine, and nutrition. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Kelli Michele Metzger, MS
Specializes in Nutrition, Cardiology
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw; Suite 4-417
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Kelli Metzger's areas of specialization are nutrition and cardiology (heart disease); she sees patients in Washington, DC. Ms. Metzger is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Nutrition
2100 2nd Street Sw; Uscg Hq (cg1122)
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Jeffrey Salvon-Harman specializes in family medicine, public health & general preventive medicine, and nutrition. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Carilion Clinic.

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Specializes in Nutrition
5100 Wisconsin Avenue Nw; Suite 401
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Karen Smith's area of specialization is nutrition. Ms. Smith takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
810 Vermont Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Natalie J Nicolas
Specializes in Nutrition
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD
 

Ms. Natalie Nicolas' specialty is nutrition. Areas of expertise for Ms. Nicolas include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and weight management. She honors Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Weight Management

Specializes in Nutrition
700 2nd Street Ne
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Meagan Phelan's specialty is nutrition. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nutrition
7676 New Hampshire Avenue; Suite 220a
Takoma Park, MD
 

Specializes in Nutrition
9805 Dameron Drive; Room #20
Silver Spring, MD
 

Ms. Janet Litwack specializes in nutrition. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Nutrition
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Specializes in Nutrition
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
 

Specializes in Nutrition
111 Michigan Avenue Nw; #1950
Washington, DC
 

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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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