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Are you a dietitian?
No, I am not a dietician. By definition a dietician is a qualified health care professional who specializes in dietetics. Dieticians strive to help individuals achieve good health through diet and with the use of therapeutic diets in the treatment of disease. As a clinical nutritionist I am a professional who has achieved advanced post graduate academic degrees in the field of nutrition. In addition to focusing on therapeutic dietary guidelines, nutrients and/or herbs are recommended to improve your health and well being as well as conducting nutritional analysis of your blood work.
How long are the appointments?
Our appointment times do vary. Typically our first office visit is one hour. During this time together many questions are asked of you so I can get a better understanding of your health history and learn what your needs might be. Our second visit is an hour which is when we spend the time reviewing your blood work and presenting a nutritional protocol designed specifically for you. Follow up visits may range from one half hour to 15 minutes.
How frequently do I have to visit you?
Frequency of visits also vary which depend on the individual's needs. I do see many people on a weekly basis, usually for weight checks and monitoring of blood pressure. Others may come once a month , every three to six months and even once a year.
Do you prescribe medication?
No I do not perscribe medication nor do I advise anything regarding medication. Additionally, our recommendations are not intended as medical advice nor do they replace the need for medical treatment and/or recommendations from the client's primary physician.
Do you accept health insurance?
No we do not accept health insurance.
Do you see patients of all ages?
Yes, I do consult with people of all ages. At one end of the life spectrum geriatric nutrition is geared to provide optimal nutrition to an ever changing body associated with the aging process. For example, one of the more common changes is in the gastrointestinal system. Digestive enzyme availability has decreased which causes a reduction of digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients derived from food. Decreased Vitamin B12 absorption is said to affect more than a third of the aged population. Another common problem with the elderly is constipation. Dietary recommendations and whole food nutrients are considered to help alleviate this problem.

At the other end of the life spectrum dietary and nutrient guidelines are offered to help a growing and developing child with special consideration given to prevent common disorders such as obesity and the consequencesof it such as high cholesterol, elevated triglycerides and diabetes to name a few.
What medical records do you need to see?
Medical records are typically a copy of all recent bloodwork. Also, a complete list of all medications being taken.
What else do I need to bring to my appointment?
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