After we schedule your initial visit, you will receive an email with detailed information on office policies, forms to complete, and directions to my office. During the visit, I will review your medical history, eating and lifestyle habits, previous treatments and trials, blood work, and current supplements which will help me get a detailed picture of your health and the best way to proceed. You will leave with goals to work on until the follow-up visit.
Follow ups are absolutely needed. I can’t help you heal your body, eliminate your symptoms, lose weight, or change the way you eat or think about food in one visit. The first follow-up is usually within 2 weeks. We will determine frequency on individual basis.
This is my recommendation for follow-up visits:
- Weight loss: follow-up visits every 2 weeks for the first 3 months. After 3 months, we can meet on monthly basis.
- Medical conditions: the first follow-up visit is typically scheduled 2 weeks after the initial visit. Depending on your health needs, we will meet every 2-6 weeks.
- Food sensitivity tests: the first follow-up will be scheduled about 2 weeks after the blood draw to go over your results. The next follow-ups are 10 days and 30 days after starting the program. Depending on your health needs, we will meet either on monthly or quarterly basis. .
I don’t require you to buy packages. If you want results, we have to meet on regular basis. Brief email support is only available for patients who have a follow-up visit scheduled.
I’m a provider with Cigna, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. I can bill for nutrition counseling sessions (in my office only, not through phone or skype) if your insurance plan has nutrition benefits. Some plans do, others don’t or have certain restrictions. Since you are ultimately responsible for any denied claims, I recommend that you call your insurance and ask if nutrition counseling (ask them about CPT code 97802) is covered. Also ask whether preventive nutrition or medical nutrition is covered, or both. You can also ask about your co-payment responsibility.
Insurance plans only cover sessions performed face-to-face in my office in Herndon, VA.
If your health insurance doesn’t cover nutrition counseling, you will be responsible for the fees at the time of service. I’ll provide you with a bill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please contact me for detailed information on pricing for out-of-pocket services.
Long Distance Coaching and Counseling:
I offer nutrition coaching and counseling long distance by phone or online.