Frequently Asked Questions

Prescription weight loss medication may be beneficial to provide short-term weight loss however, it does not get to the root cause that caused the weight gain. Often weight regain is the likely outcome when medication is not used in conjunction with lifestyle and behavior modification. Working with a skilled Nutritionist will give you accountability and personalized guidance to help you reach your wellness goals. While prescription weight loss medications may have a role in some cases, it is essential to remember that sustainable weight loss requires long-term lifestyle changes.

The main difference between a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and a Registered Dietitian (RD) lies in their professional credentials and the scope of their practice. A CNS is a board-certified nutrition professional who has completed advanced education and training in the field of nutrition. CNS’s are required to hold a master’s degree or higher in the field of nutrition and focus on providing specialized nutrition counseling and guidance. CNS’s are required to complete a supervised internship of 1,000 hours and pass a national exam containing 200 questions.

On the other hand, a Registered Dietitian (RD) is a healthcare professional who has completed specific academic and clinical requirements, including a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics, along with a supervised internship and a national exam. 

While both CNS and RD professionals possess expertise in nutrition, the key distinction lies in their certification and educational pathways. 

My approach is very personalized and is determined on an individual basis. For example, someone that is seeing me for just one condition is going to be priced differently than someone that is seeing me for multiple complex conditions.
Additionally, direct communication about pricing enables me to have a conversation with potential clients, address any questions or concerns they may have, and provide a clear understanding of the value and benefits they can expect from my services.

Yes, I offer both virtual and in-person visits to accommodate different preferences and circumstances. Virtual visits provide the convenience of remote consultations, allowing us to connect and collaborate regardless of location. This option is ideal for those who are unable to visit my practice in Anthem, Arizona, or prefer the flexibility of online interactions.

I have a diverse background as I have been in this industry for almost 2 decades. Other conditions that I am well versed in include hormone imbalances, GI conditions (I have Celiac disease myself), food allergies, weight loss surgery, autoimmune conditions, and metabolic syndrome to name a few.

I specialize in balancing hormones with nutrition and natural supplements. I love working with thyroid dysfunction, insulin resistance, adrenal dysfunction, and sex hormone imbalances.

Yes, I am in-network with United, Aetna, and Cigna. I also accept out-of-network benefits, often covered at 100%. Please reach out to me so that I can check your nutrition benefits.

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