Vitamins and minerals are called micronutrients because they are needed in less quantities than macronutrients; carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Micronutrients are essential for your body to process macronutrients and play important roles in your body such as maintaining healthy skin, nails, hair, protecting sells from damage, contributing to strong bones and muscles and normal blood clotting, maintaining blood pressure, fluid and electrolyte balance, making new cells, helping deliver oxygen from cells to other organs and many more.
There are 13 essential vitamins: vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and 8 B vitamins and16 essential minerals: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, selenium, molybdenum, chromium, and fluoride. Most people should have adequate levels of vitamins and minerals in their systems if they eat a balanced diet from the 5 food groups, however, this does not always happen and specific medications and medical conditions can deplete vitamin and mineral status.
Many people are deficient in at least one micronutrient, which can lead to serious health consequences if left unaddressed. For optimal health, it is essential to know which nutrients you are depleted in and then work with your licensed registered dietitian nutritionist to supplement with foods. Your licensed registered dietitian nutritionist may also recommend vitamin and mineral supplements depending on the level of the deficiency.
The only way to determine the levels of micronutrients in your body is through a micronutrient analysis test designed to evaluate the number of micronutrients your body is absorbing. Talk with your licensed dietitian nutritionist at your initial nutrition counseling visit and they will help you determine if our micronutrient analysis test is a good option for you.
What to expect:
At your initial 55 minute nutrition counseling session visit your licensed dietitian nutritionist will evaluate your condition(s), develop an appropriate treatment plan and may recommend 25 – 55 minute follow – up nutrition counseling sessions. Your licensed dietitian nutritionist may also recommend nutrition testing or refer to other medical professionals for further evaluation. If you are interested in metabolism testing please let the receptionist know when you schedule your nutrition session, and your licensed dietitian nutritionist know at the start of your visit and your metabolism can be measured at your appointment. If weight loss is a goal your licensed dietitian nutritionist will also recommend the right amount of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fat and other nutrients necessary for you to achieve your weight and health goals, show you how to use our preferred food tracking software, and may recommend one of our weight loss programs and/or weight loss coaching.
Insurance coverage and rates
Contact us and our receptionist will schedule you with one of our licensed dietitian nutritionists for an initial 50 minute appointment at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone.
All of our licensed dietitian nutritionists are in-network with United, BCBS, and Aetna. Most insurance companies now offer nutrition benefits. If you have insurance benefits for nutrition and you have met your deductible you only need to pay your co-pay at the time of session if you have one. For more information about your insurance benefits please visit our insurance and billing page.
Self-Pay Rates for Nutrition Counseling
55 minute initial nutrition counseling session …………………………………………………………………… $200
25 minute follow-up nutrition counseling session ……………………………………………………………… $100
How do I get started?
Contact us and our receptionist will ask you to fill out our insurance verification form and schedule you with one of our licensed dietitian nutritionists for an initial 55 minute session at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone