Why You Should Refer

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With more than two-thirds of adults overweight and an estimated 50% of the population predicted to have pre-diabetes or diabetes by 2020, and a leading cause of kidney and heart disease, your patients need nutrition and lifestyle counseling more than ever. While medications are an important tool in managing health outcomes, many individuals will benefit from improved nutrition and increased physical activity.

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist-Certified, I have helped hundreds of individuals manage their weight, diabetes, kidneys, and make positive lifestyle improvements. I would like to help your patients as well and offer several services that encourage individuals to lead healthier lives.

  • Nutrition and dietary counseling and therapy
  • Physical fitness and metabolic assessment and training
  • Shape Healthy ® weight management program
  • Diabetes Lifestyle program
  • Shape Healthy Kidney ® CKD program
  • Digestion and Gut Health
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Tobacco cessation class and counseling

Now more than ever many insurance companies are starting to cover these preventive services, yet many of my clients do self-pay. We are providers for Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, and Humana, and I provide patient super-bills (reimbursement form) for claims not covered by insurance plans. Also, many Health Savings or Flexible Savings accounts pay for nutrition consultations, so your clients will have a variety of options to choose from and I make sure to help clients find a way. I also offer a discounted payment plan for those with financial difficulties.

Now is the time to take a more proactive stance in helping your patients achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I can help enhance the success of your patients through evidenced-based nutrition and lifestyle wellness programs.

Click here to learn more about Adding a RDN to Your Practice Team from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.