Frequently Asked Questions
Your RDN can help you achieve your goals with an individual nutrition plan. Your first appointment will be the start to your nutrition journey. Dietitians specialize, and we have a RDN to meet most client’s needs.
Some things a RDN can do:
- Help you understand how nutrition relates to your health
- Help you create goals to support your nutritional needs
- Help you become aware of your body’s needs and limitations
- Help you with specific foods and timing to alleviate symptoms
- Help you with meal planning
- Help you with ongoing support and overcoming obstacles
Yes, and we treat each person as an individual. Each family member will have their own appointment, but others can attend if everyone agrees. Each member will discuss medical needs, and individual goals.
Because Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and nutrition counseling are so personal, each client is different. Some people need one or two visits for education and awareness, but many clients require multiple, ongoing support to create lifelong habits. Your RDN can meet weekly, or every few weeks for continued help.
Most of our appointments are one and one-half hours for the first visit, and one hour follow ups. Each client is unique, but research shows ongoing, frequent visits with a RDN help support nutritional goals. Some clients meet with their RDNs weekly, while others meet every few weeks.
Most clinicians have new client appointments available within 2 weeks.
Most insurances cover our services at 100%, with no cost to you. Many policies cover this as a preventive service, while some have medical nutrition benefits. We will verify your benefits prior to your first visit. Please review our office policies for more information.
We are in network with: Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Humana and Medicare. While we are in network, each client policy is unique, which is why we verify MNT benefits prior to your appointment. We do not accept Medicaid or any Medicaid plans.
Up to you! We offer in person appointments in Watkinsville, or video/virtual (telehealth) appointments for all residents of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The personal RDN service is the same, whether in person or online.
Call, email, or use our contact form. One of our staff will call you to discuss your personal needs and match you to the most appropriate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Most of our clinicians use Simple Practice for secure, online appointments and communication.
We will gather your personal information over the phone, and we will reach out to your medical provider if more information is needed. We also verify insurance, so all you will need to do is schedule an appointment with one of our RDNs!
Our Simple Practice online system is easy to use. You will request a clinician, and a location (office or video/virtual/telehealth) and then choose an appointment day and time. A credit card is required to hold the appointment, and potential charges (no show fees, insurance copays or charges, etc.) are outlined in our office policies. Once your appointment is confirmed, please complete all paperwork at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment.
When you first scheduled an appointment, you receive a link to our portal. As a current client, you click that same link, login as “existing client”, enter your email address, then you will receive an email link to enter the portal. This 2-step process ensures privacy and security.
When you first scheduled an appointment, you receive a link for your appointment. If you do not have that link, please contact our office.