When and where do you see clients?
I have an office in Grapevine and Plano. Office hours vary depending on the location. Please note: I am only in Plano on Mondays.
I try my best to accommodate patients schedules by providing various times through out the day including evening appointments. Skype, FaceTime, or phone appointments are also available.
What should I expect?
An initial consultation will last about an hour and will include a full nutritional assessment- diet history, weight history, family history, patient goals and patient needs. These sessions last 50 minutes- 1 hour.
Nutrition follow up appointments will include nutrition recommendations, nutrition counseling, and support.
How often do I come?
Each patients needs are very different. Most clients follow up with Heather in 1-2 weeks and then may continue to come in weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or as needed.
What should I bring?
What payment methods are accepted?
Check, Credit Card and Cash are all accepted. There is a small fee for credit card use.
Do you take insurance?
No, I do not take insurance. However, I can provide you with a Superbill to submit to insurance for out of network benefits so that you can receive reimbursement directly from your insurance company.
Is there a difference between and Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) and a Nutritionist?
An RD/RDN is an expert in the field of nutrition. Every Dietitian has obtained a minimum of a BS in Nutritional Sciences, completed a 1200 hr internship, and passed. Coursework to become a dietitian is completed in: food and nutrition sciences, medical nutrition therapy, chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, physiology, psychology, sociology and microbiology. All Registered Dietitians complete 1200 hours of supervised practice in various fields, as well as pass a National Boards Exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered Dietitians must complete continuing education to maintain their license.
A nutritionist is not a national title and there are no guidelines for being a nutritionist.