Frequently Asked Questions 

Why see a Registered Dietitian?

  • Registered Dietitians (RDs) (also known as Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs)) provide the highest level of nutrition care. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD or RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training to become a licensed professional in evidence-based nutrition counseling and services. They are trained to help motivate you in creative strategies used with meal planning, grocery shopping, food journaling, mindful eating and more.

  • Dietitians do not give one-size-fits-all advice. It is personally tailored and designed to help you meet your unique nutrition goals. If your goal is weight loss, a dietitian will work with you to develop a safe, effective plan that results in a lifestyle change (rather than a quick fix – that may not last). You can receive reliable help managing chronic diseases (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or cancer) and a dietitian can help you understand your condition and provide education about the nutrients that affect it.

  • Dietitians can provide guidance with navigating food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances. Suffering from these can be discouraging and or even lead to nutrient deficiencies if a diet becomes too unbalanced. A dietitian can support you in reading food labels and finding substitutions.

  • Click this link to learn more about Registered Dietitians: http://www.eatright.org/

 

Why see an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant?

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are trained and credentialed as the experts in breastfeeding support and provide to the highest level of evidence-based care in the field of lactation.

  • IBCLCs have received clinical hands-on training and education and passed a comprehensive international exam covering a wide variety of topics in lactation initiation and management from pregnancy through weaning.

  • Click this link to learn more about International Board Certified Lactation Consultants: https://iblce.org/about_iblce/

 

What should I expect during a session with Rachel?

  • Rachel will dedicate time to get to know you. She will work with you and provide individualized tools and education to develop a plan to help you reach your unique nutrition and/or lactation goal(s).

  • Rachel can also provide a report of your visit(s) to your primary healthcare provider with your permission.

  • Nutrition Consults: After learning about your health history, eating and exercise habits, Rachel will help you set goals and prioritize.

  • Lactation Consults: After collecting a thorough history of mother and infant, Rachel will observe and assess a nursing session. She can assist with latch and positioning and discuss other questions and concerns you may have. She will customize a feeding plan and provide materials to help you reach your goals.

 

How does payment work?

  • Rachel accepts most insurance providers for Lactation Consults via The Lactation Network.

  • For Nutrition Consults, payment is due at the time of service via cash, check or credit card.

  • Fees vary based on services so please contact Rachel for more details.

  • If Rachel is unable to accept your insurance provider, she can provide you with a visit receipt and/or Superbill that you can submit to your insurance company. She cannot guarantee insurance reimbursement but encourages all clients to attempt to file a claim for reimbursement.

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