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Are nutritionists covered by health insurance?

Nutrition counseling can be a critical component of good health care, especially for people recently diagnosed with diabetes or high cholesterol who need to adhere to a specific diet. People also meet with nutritionists for help developing a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, developing an eating plan to lose weight or gain muscle, or improving their sports performance by changing their diet. Nutritionists may be covered by health insurance depending on your reason for meeting with them. Nutrition counseling is more likely to be covered if it is part of a doctor-prescribed treatment for a particular medical condition, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or coronary heart disease. For example, Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy services only for people diagnosed with diabetes or kidney disease, as long as they get a referral from their doctor. Also, insurance providers more often cover nutrition visits if the patient has been referred to a registered dietitian within the carrier’s network of providers. Insurance plans vary greatly, so research your benefits before visiting a nutritionist.

How much does a nutritionist cost?

A nutritionist provides expertise and guidance to help clients with all diet-related health matters, including losing weight, gaining muscle, improving their sports performance, and managing diabetes or high cholesterol. Nutritionists can help people learn to follow special diets in a healthy way, such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or developing a low-sodium or gluten-free eating plan. The average national cost of a nutritionist is $60 to $100. Nutritionists often require an initial consultation with a new client, during which they’ll take a medical history, assess the client’s nutritional needs, and determine the best course of action; this first meeting usually averages $100-$120 for a 45-minute to 90-minute consultation. Subsequent nutritional counseling sessions generally cost less, ranging from an average of $45 for a half-hour session to $60-$90 for a one-hour session. Like many professional service providers, nutritionists may offer discounts through package pricing. For instance, a one-month package with two sessions and email support costs an average of $190; a three-month package with three sessions and email support costs an average of $360; and a six-month package with six sessions and email support costs an average of $540.  

Reviews for Encinitas nutritionists
Gretchen s.
After years of being a "successful" yo-yo dieter, losing 5 lbs only to gain 10 after I stopped the dieting and then to drop 15lbs on another diet to gain back another 10 again, I decided it was time to get serious about nutrition. I am a huge fan of remote/virtual services because I am super busy all the time. When I started the search I stopped in my tracks at all the options for virtual many seemingly good options. So why did I choose Brian? His message around only taking on those that are serious about nutrition and willing to put in the work to attain it. Fad diets may have seemed like work in the past, but real nutrition change was going to be more difficult and I needed someone that was going to hold my feet the fire and challenge me. Brian is that guy. He takes nutrition seriously, doesn't hold back on telling you what you need to hear and is there for you all the time, all the way through it. He makes it easy to access him and easy to follow the program he lays out with you. As a busy professional, that has been key to my success so far...texting texting's all right there. He has a good online presence with a lot of tools and information that you can use to build your program too, which is great. And, he's a good sounding board to talk through not only the physical aspects of nutrition but also the emotional and mindset issues related to food and exercise. I am down 8 lbs in 4 weeks and I have a nutrition and exercise plan that is working. It's been great working with Brian to understand the psychology and the physical aspects of my relationship with food and exercise. I look forward to continuing the journey with him as we figure out exactly what my body needs to get to the optimal weight and maintain it. Sound mind and body are the goals for me...Brian is a great gut checker, sounding board and support guy. He is a true partner and available to you whenever you need him. If you are serous about the nutrition journey then Brian is the one should go with...if you are prepared to be pushed to reckon with yourself...he will help you get serious about it!
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Kayla B.
I have worked with Nolan on a nutrition plan for a month so far and will be renewing my program. The program is simple, easy to follow, personalized and effective. Nolan created AND tweaked the plan based on my preferences and physical activity. My expectation was that I would have to be on a nutrition program that would effect my energy or ability to perform while exercising but the program kept me satisfied and fueled. My weight loss goal is only about 10-15 pounds, I personally struggle with knowing what to eat even when I track calories. I lost 5 pounds this month. In addition to weight loss, I can visible see change in cellulite and my abs are more defined.
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