Jaimie Winkler, RD, LDN
15 years in business
License Type: Dietitian and Nutritionist (MA)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have an in person practice in Arlington, MA and can work via a secure telehealth platform to provide virtual coaching. At this time, very few insurance companies cover telehealth although I can provide you with the information needed to submit for reimbursement. In my Arlington practice, I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, Neighborhood Health plans. Insurance usually requires a co-pay of $0-$40 per session. Many insurance plans have an out-of-network benefit as well that will cover services. Nearly all insurance plans have some coverage for visiting a registered dietitian for 3-6 visits - and many allow as many visits as needed to get you on the right track. I will collect insurance information ahead of time and check your benefit so you are not stuck with a bill you can't afford. Medicare and Network Health have some specific rules and I'm usually not covered through those plans. (You would probably need to seek nutrition services through a medical clinic.)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First I gather information. You are the only person who knows everything about you. I ask a lot of questions about medical history, weight history, and eating history. I want to know what has worked for you in the past and what has not. You will leave our first visit with a goal to work on, even if it's not a full blown meal plan. Most people have several visits to establish/evaluate goals and to review their food intake (either via a food journal or by doing a recall in the office).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Nutrition and dietetics degree, Internship in a medical hospital, board certification, a requirement for continuing education credits to maintain my license. Overall insatiable curiosity about the mind, body, and health.