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What’s the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?Simply put, All dietitians are nutritionists, BUT not all nutritionists are dietitians. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Registered Dietitian (RD) is required to: Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition which includes food science and human physiology from an accredited 4-year university program Complete a 6-12 month clinical internship training Successfully pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) National Registration Exam Maintain that credential by completing 75 hours of continuing education credits every 5-years RDNs and RDs are licensed nutritional professionals recognized by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as the leading experts in nutrition who are trained to assess, diagnose and treat nutritional problems.
What is different about Integrative and Functional Nutrition?This approach to nutrition and health focuses on a more patient-centered approach addressing the WHOLE person vs. the traditional disease-centered model that just addresses an isolated set of symptoms. I spend more time with my patients, listening to “your story” and using in-depth labs to uncover the root causes of system imbalances (hint: digestion is a system) that might influence your biology, genetics, nutritional status and well-being. Integrative and functional nutrition uses a research and practice- based approach to the nutrition care process. It’s not just about food, it’s also about lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health or chronic disease. In this way, Functional Nutrition supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Do you accept insurance?I am not contracted with insurance companies or Medicare. However, I would be happy to provide you with the services and fees form, known as a “Superbill”, and you can submit that form to your insurance carrier afterwards for any reimbursement.
Do you work virtually or in-person?I will work with you virtually by phone or by video consults through a HIPPA compliant platform.
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