Frequently Asked Questions
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What happens during nutrition counseling sessions?
During the initial 60-90 minute consultation you will receive an in-depth nutrition and lifestyle analysis.
This will include a review of:
- Personal goals and desired outcomes from nutrition counseling
- Personal and family health history
- Lab evaluations (please bring current lab work if you have it)
- Food intake and exercise routine
- Review of supplements and medications you take
- Readiness to make changes
From the nutrition and lifestyle analysis I will discuss the best way to achieve your personal goals. From this a personalized plan will be created that provides you with the tools and information you need to begin your journey.
In order to achieve your goals, follow up is necessary. Lifestyle change does not happen overnight. During 45-60 minute follow up sessions, I will monitor your progress, reassess your goals and tailor your plan to suit your lifestyle.
What will I receive during counseling that I can take home with me?
- Meal plans and healthy snack ideas
- Tips for eating out
- Recommendations to manage any health conditions or concerns
- Education on specific nutrients you may be lacking or that are essential for your well-being
- Understanding portion control
- Tools for dealing with emotional eating
- Sports nutrition plans
How many sessions will I need?
Do you accept insurance?
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare and it’s subsidiaries
- Plans handled by Multiplan
In order to make the insurance process as easy as possible, please call to verify your nutrition counseling benefits prior to your appointment by calling the member services number on the back of your insurance card. Procedure code 97802 is utilized for nutrition counseling and many policies cover nutrition counseling under the preventative benefits under the Affordable Care Act. If you cannot get a clear answer on your benefits please let me know and I will try and help.
For those whose insurance plans cover out-of-network medical nutrition therapy services, our office can file a claim with the appropriate medical nutrition therapy procedure codes to see if services will be paid for. In most cases out of network counseling sessions are reimbursed at a lesser rate or fall under the patients deductible. All costs not covered by insurance will be the responsibility of the patient. If paying out of pocket, telehealth is an option.
Do I need a referral?
What if I can’t make it to a counseling session?
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Phone: (317) 443-5059
Fax: (317) 747-7471