With our new location to Columbus, Ohio, we thought we would post some of our FAQs to help people understand the steps involved in working together.
WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU SEE CLIENTS?
I am located in Bexley, OH and meet with clients in the library or a quiet coffee location. However, I try my best to accommodate patients schedules by providing various times throughout the day including evening appointments. FaceTime or phone appointments are also available. Skype is not HIPPA certified and therefore not a recommended platform to meet on. If keen to do a video conference, Zoom or Chiron can be used.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN A CONSULT?
An initial consultation will last an hour and will include a full nutritional assessment- diet history (Kelly will request a 3 day intake prior to the meeting), recent lab review/discussion, weight history, family history, lifestyle, stress and sleep management, patient goals and patient needs.
Nutrition follow up appointments will include nutrition recommendations (meals, snacks, recipes), nutrition counseling, and support.
HOW OFTEN DO I COME?
Each patients needs vary. Most clients follow up in 1-2 weeks initally and then may continue to come in weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or as needed.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Before your appointment please fill out your paperwork. Kelly will email you all of the forms necessary in advance. These forms include: Food Log_Questions Form and Client Agreement.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED?
Check, Chase Quickpay, Credit Card (Kelly uses Square), PayPal and Cash are all accepted.
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 A REGISTERED DIETITIAN (RD/RDN) AND A NUTRITIONIST?
A Dietitian (RD/RDN) has obtained a minimum of a BS in Nutritional Sciences, completed 1200 hours of supervised practice in various fields, as well as, has passed 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.