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Do you accept health insurance?

I am in-network with the following health insurances. Please check with your provider for specific nutrition benefits. Co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles may apply. In order for insurance to be filed, you must bring a current copy of your insurance card to the visit.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield State Health Plan of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plan of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
  • Coventry (Duke Basic/Duke Select) - Co-pays apply
  • Medicare (only covers for diabetes or renal disease)

If I am out-of-network with your insurance, you will be considered a self-pay client. I can electronically file your claim with your insurance on your behalf.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept all major credit cards, cash, personal and cashier's checks.

Do I need a referral from my doctor to see you?

If you have Medicare and carry a diagnosis of diabetes or renal disease, a referral is required to submit to your insurance. Otherwise, a referral is not required but still welcomed. Please contact our office so we may help you to facilitate the needed paperwork from your provider.

How many visits will I need?

This varies from person to person. It is based on the complexity of the client's health history as well as the goals of the visits. There is no minimum number of visits required. Some clients choose to purchase packages of follow-up visits if there insurance does not provide nutrition benefits.

Can another person attend my session with me?

Yes, in most cases, this is welcomed with the permission of the client and dietitian. The individual attending should understand that their presence is for the support of the client and not an opportunity for inquires regarding their own nutrition. We ask that small children not attend sessions unless they are being seen by the dietitian. 

Will you coordinate care with my provider?

Yes, with your permission, we will provide nutrition progress notes to your referring providers or other requested health professionals who provide you care.

Is there a fee for missed or cancelled appointments?

Missed appointments or those cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time will be charged a $50 fee.