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Health Loft Nutrition FAQs
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
How will I know if my insurance covers my treatment?
Can I use my HSA, FSA, or self-pay?
Can you tailor a plan to work within special diet restrictions?
What are your office hours?
Can I see the same provider every appointment?
Do you offer virtual appointments?
Do I need a prescription or referral to see a Health Loft nutritionist?
Most of the time, a referral is not necessary to see a nutritionist. In the small chance that one is required, we will work with your doctor’s office. You can always call us to verify your insurance to make sure you’re covered!
How will I know if I have insurance coverage?
Call us to book an appointment and we can verify coverage over the phone in as little as than 30 seconds.
Can I use my HSA, FSA, or a self-payment plan?
Yes, you can use your savings dollars to pay for your nutrition services.
Do you check blood work?
Yes, our nutritionists will review any lab work that you have, and provide you with feedback and answers to begin making positive changes.
If I have a specific diet I want to follow, will you help me do that?
Yes. Our nutritionists are highly trained and familiar with all types of diets and can help you develop a plan and prepare meals that fit within your preferred diet. Examples include keto, vegan, vegetarian, FODMAP and many more!
What do nutrition counseling sessions look like?
How can a registered dietitian or nutritionist help me?
When should you consult a registered dietitian?
What to expect during my first consultation with a registered dietitian/nutritionist?
How often should I visit a registered dietitian/nutritionist?
What are the qualifications of a registered dietitian?
Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who must meet a set of rigorous professional and academic standards in order to hold their title. These standards include:
- Earning a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and/or dietetics
- Completing 1200 hours of supervised practice
- Passing a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Completing continuing education requirements in order to maintain credentialing
What is the difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist?
The terms “dietitian” and “nutritionist” are often used interchangeably, however the two credentials are not actually equal. A Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who must obtain a relevant bachelor’s degree, complete a supervised practice program, and pass a national examination in order to earn their credentials. A nutritionist, on the other hand, is not required to meet these same requirements in order to use the title. In fact, in many states “Nutritionist” is an unregulated term meaning that anybody, regardless of educational background, can call themselves a nutritionist. This is why it is important to find a Registered Dietitian when seeking nutritional care.
What eating disorders do you treat?
Our dietitians are experienced in treating both patients with formally diagnosed eating disorders and those with disordered eating habits. Eating disorders we treat include: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), Binge eating disorder, Orthorexia, Night eating syndrome, Pica, and Eating Disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS)
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