What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD or RDN) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RD and RDN credential:
- Completed a degree at an accredited university by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
- Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program, 6 – 12+ months in length.
- Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
- Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
How often should I meet with my dietitian?
Most clients find it helpful to start off with weekly or bi-weekly sessions in order to establish a good foundation for nutrition and lifestyle. After gaining some momentum, clients may choose to meet biweekly, or monthly. Each individual can decide on what is best for their schedule. Optimal results are seen with regular visits for encouragement, education and accountability.
Will my health insurance cover dietitian services?
I am in-network for:
Most other health insurances will cover dietitian services as out-of-network, in part or in whole. Please check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage, as it varies depending on your individual policy. I can provide you with a Superbill (medical receipt) for you to submit a claim for reimbursement.
Will my sessions be in-person or online?
I offer both in-person and online options. All online sessions are conducted via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform called Practice Better. You can use a computer or other device for these meetings.
How long are nutrition counseling sessions?
The initial session is 1 hour and 15 minutes to deep dive into your health assessment and goals. The follow-up sessions will be 45 – 60 minutes.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
Please call or email 48 hours in advance of your visit to cancel or reschedule. Otherwise you will be charged the full session fee.
I am a registered and licensed dietitian, but that does not mean I am your dietitian. The information shared on this website and blog is presented solely for informational purposes and is simply meant to provide education and insight. The information presented is not meant to provide professional medical advice, medical nutrition therapy, or individualized nutrition counseling. I recommend that you seek guidance and advice from a medical professional if you believe you need medical attention. Always speak with your primary healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle. If you’re looking for more specific recommendations to suit your needs and preferences, please contact me if you’re interested in working together for your individual needs.