Nutritionist - Specialist Visit

This is an office visit with a healthcare provider who specializes in food and nutrition.




This is an office visit with a healthcare provider who specializes in food and nutrition.



This is an office visit with a healthcare provider who specializes in food and nutrition. These specialists are known as nutritionists or dieticians.

  • A nutritionist advises people on food and nutrition. They also discuss how nutrition affects wellness and various health conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease).
  • A registered dietician is an expert in food and nutrition. They have met the minimum requirements to qualify for the "RD" credential.

Nutritionists work in many settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Cafeterias
  • Doctor's offices
  • Clinics

Some nutritionists are self-employed and have their own practices.

Your primary care physician is in the best position to coordinate your health care needs and help you make the best decisions regarding your healthcare. Therefore, it is usually best to start with your primary care provider before you see a specialist.

  • If you are referred to a specialist, check to make sure they are an in-network provider.
  • Although a specialist is an expert in their field, you know your preferences and your body better than anyone else.
  • Therefore, make sure you are an active participant in the decisions made about your healthcare. This is known as shared decision-making.

What questions should I ask the nutritionist?

  • Are you a registered dietician?
  • What type of diet are you recommending? Why are you recommending that diet?
  • Are there any foods I should avoid?

Source UHC.com

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