Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect from the initial visit?
An initial consult typically lasts 90 minutes. Our discussion may include: medical history, typical eating patterns, laboratory values, eating styles/environments, food preferences, supplement use, motivators for change and overcoming obstacles to make change. Of course, health goals determined by you and an initial plan of action will be established to work towards achieving those goals.
How many visits do you recommend?
Typically more than one visit is required to reap the full benefit of nutrition counseling, however, the number of visits is ultimately up to you. A plan for follow up meetings will be discussed after your initial visit/assessment. An average of 3-5 visits is usually recommended. We may connect weekly for a couple weeks and then every 2-4 weeks to discuss new strategies, monitor progress and provide support and accountability. Follow up visits range from 30-60 minutes in length and may be done over the phone or in person.
Do you accept insurance?
I accept only direct payment by cash, check or money order at the time of the visit. Keep in mind that nutrition counseling by a registered dietitian is typically reimbursable through health savings accounts or flexible spending plans.