Nutritionists and Dietitians near 27617

Photo of Erin Decker, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Erin Decker
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617
Are you sick of worrying about food? It's time to try something new! I'm on a mission to provide non-diet nutrition counseling to help you heal your relationship with food so you can get back to what's truly important to you. I have a broad background in primary care and specialize in disordered eating/eating disorders and endurance sports nutrition. I can help you find your "healthy" once again!
Are you sick of worrying about food? It's time to try something new! I'm on a mission to provide non-diet nutrition counseling to help you heal your relationship with food so you can get back to what's truly important to you. I have a broad background in primary care and specialize in disordered eating/eating disorders and endurance sports nutrition. I can help you find your "healthy" once again!
(984) 204-7069 View (984) 204-7069
Photo of Laura Greenhow Bransfield - Summerfield Custom Wellness, MPH, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Summerfield Custom Wellness
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
Summerfield Custom Wellness is a nutrition counseling practice of Registered Dietitians, specializing in the intersection of integrative, clinical, and functional approaches that take all aspects of lifestyle into consideration. Our team of 20 passionate Registered Dietitians have different overlapping and complementary specialties. This means that we can help almost anyone who contacts us whether it is for weight loss, relationship with food, digestive discomfort, chronic disease management, food allergies, or other special diets. Currently accepting new patients for virtual appointments (zoom), only.
Summerfield Custom Wellness is a nutrition counseling practice of Registered Dietitians, specializing in the intersection of integrative, clinical, and functional approaches that take all aspects of lifestyle into consideration. Our team of 20 passionate Registered Dietitians have different overlapping and complementary specialties. This means that we can help almost anyone who contacts us whether it is for weight loss, relationship with food, digestive discomfort, chronic disease management, food allergies, or other special diets. Currently accepting new patients for virtual appointments (zoom), only.
(910) 218-9283 View (910) 218-9283
Photo of Sadaf Baig - FunxionWell, MS, RD, CDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
FunxionWell
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617
I help people get to the root cause of chronic illness, fatigue, stubborn weight loss, low libido.
I help people get to the root cause of chronic illness, fatigue, stubborn weight loss, low libido.
(984) 223-4885 View (984) 223-4885
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Kelly May
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617
Kelly specializes in the treatment of eating disorders/disordered eating. She has experience working as an RD in eating disorder treatment centers at all levels of care. As a clinician, she values establishing collaborative relationships with patients and their full medical and behavioral health team. She also sees patients seeking guidance on chronic disease management and prioritizes helping them find ways to incorporate health-promoting behaviors into their lives and establish peace in their relationship with food.
Kelly specializes in the treatment of eating disorders/disordered eating. She has experience working as an RD in eating disorder treatment centers at all levels of care. As a clinician, she values establishing collaborative relationships with patients and their full medical and behavioral health team. She also sees patients seeking guidance on chronic disease management and prioritizes helping them find ways to incorporate health-promoting behaviors into their lives and establish peace in their relationship with food.
(984) 400-8521 View (984) 400-8521
Photo of Victoria Scholl - Loop Nutrition, RD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Loop Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617
At Loop Nutrition, our motto is “Change your life without changing it”. What we mean by that is we take your long-term wellness goals and break them down into small, impactful steps to get you there. We avoid uprooting your existing lifestyle; instead, we seamlessly integrate sustainable changes that become a natural part of your daily routine. Our approach is about fostering a positive relationship with food and creating lasting habits that lead to sustainable results.
At Loop Nutrition, our motto is “Change your life without changing it”. What we mean by that is we take your long-term wellness goals and break them down into small, impactful steps to get you there. We avoid uprooting your existing lifestyle; instead, we seamlessly integrate sustainable changes that become a natural part of your daily routine. Our approach is about fostering a positive relationship with food and creating lasting habits that lead to sustainable results.
(984) 983-6142 View (984) 983-6142
Photo of Hillary Budkowski, MS, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Hillary Budkowski
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617
If you're struggling with gut health issues like IBS or IBD, you know the impact on your life. You need more than diet advice; you seek a holistic approach to manage your health. My goal as a dietitian is to provide personalized, empathetic guidance to help you understand and manage your condition effectively. Together, we'll develop a plan for a balanced relationship with food and a healthier lifestyle. If this speaks to you, let's connect and start your journey to better health.
If you're struggling with gut health issues like IBS or IBD, you know the impact on your life. You need more than diet advice; you seek a holistic approach to manage your health. My goal as a dietitian is to provide personalized, empathetic guidance to help you understand and manage your condition effectively. Together, we'll develop a plan for a balanced relationship with food and a healthier lifestyle. If this speaks to you, let's connect and start your journey to better health.
(984) 230-9569 View (984) 230-9569
Photo of Manju Karkare, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, FAND, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Manju Karkare
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT, FAND
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27617
I am a Registered Dietitian with a breadth of experience for over 20 years. I have been licensed to practice dietetics in NC since 1999. I believe in providing evidence based, scientifically proven nutritional counseling. I have worked in a variety of capacities including acute care clinical nutrition, outpatient oncology (cancer care) consulting, public health education and classroom instruction. I am passionate about helping people learn about healthy eating and loving it.
I am a Registered Dietitian with a breadth of experience for over 20 years. I have been licensed to practice dietetics in NC since 1999. I believe in providing evidence based, scientifically proven nutritional counseling. I have worked in a variety of capacities including acute care clinical nutrition, outpatient oncology (cancer care) consulting, public health education and classroom instruction. I am passionate about helping people learn about healthy eating and loving it.
(919) 728-5995 View (919) 728-5995
Photo of Emily Burns, MS,  RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Emily Burns
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
Emily practices out of Health Loft and specializes in working with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Plant Based Diets, Digestive Issues, Body Image Concerns and other conditions. She strongly believes that all foods fit and strives to help clients in their food freedom journey. Using a weight neutral and non-judgemental approach, Emily believes that health is multifactorial and will work to see you as a person, rather than a diagnosis. Emily has spent the majority of her career in higher levels of care for eating disorder treatment (RES, PHP, IOP) treating various eating disorders diagnoses.
Emily practices out of Health Loft and specializes in working with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Plant Based Diets, Digestive Issues, Body Image Concerns and other conditions. She strongly believes that all foods fit and strives to help clients in their food freedom journey. Using a weight neutral and non-judgemental approach, Emily believes that health is multifactorial and will work to see you as a person, rather than a diagnosis. Emily has spent the majority of her career in higher levels of care for eating disorder treatment (RES, PHP, IOP) treating various eating disorders diagnoses.
(980) 575-0909 View (980) 575-0909
Photo of Annelise Prigge, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Annelise Prigge
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617
I empower my patients to take control of their health and prevent or reverse lifestyle related conditions such as pre-diabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and others. My focus is on sustainable lifestyle changes rather than diets or temporary solutions-- I help my patients find ways to make healthy improvements that work for them for the long term. I love food, so I always make sure my patients are also "eating happy" when they're eating healthy. I enjoy talking about cooking ideas, shopping tips, and ways to be creative in the kitchen.
I empower my patients to take control of their health and prevent or reverse lifestyle related conditions such as pre-diabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and others. My focus is on sustainable lifestyle changes rather than diets or temporary solutions-- I help my patients find ways to make healthy improvements that work for them for the long term. I love food, so I always make sure my patients are also "eating happy" when they're eating healthy. I enjoy talking about cooking ideas, shopping tips, and ways to be creative in the kitchen.
(919) 351-6568 View (919) 351-6568
FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in 27617?

To find dietitians and nutritionists near you, input your city, town, suburb, zip code, or a provider's name in the search bar at the top of the page. From there, you can filter by specialty, treatment technique, and gender to find a dietitian or nutritionist who matches your needs.

When you visit a dietitian or nutritionist's profile, you can get a better idea if they're the right fit for you. Consider things like session cost, accepted insurance plans, and their location or telehealth options. If someone seems like a good match, you can email them or call the number on their profile. When speaking with a professional, pay attention to whether or not you feel comfortable in the conversation and how knowledgeable they are about your specific nutrition concerns. It may also be helpful to ask more about their general approach to nutrition and the training behind their credentials.

What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

The terms dietitian and nutritionist are often used interchangeably. However, there are actually key credential differences between dietitians and nutritionists that are important to keep in mind when seeking a nutrition professional.

A registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has earned at least a graduate degree from an accredited program, completed a supervised practice program, passed the Commission on Dietetic Registration exam, and continues their education regularly. The RD and RDN credentials are regulated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest nutrition-related organization in the country. Only professionals who meet their standards can call themselves an RD or RDN and enjoy privileges like billing insurance. Additionally, RDs and RDNs can get board certifications in specialized areas such as gerontological nutrition (CSG), sports dietetics (CSSD), pediatric nutrition (CSP), renal nutrition (CSR), or oncology nutrition (CSO). They also need state licensure, which usually aligns with national requirements.

In contrast, the title "nutritionist" doesn't require any formal education or credentials; anyone can use the title of nutritionist, including those with very limited or no formal training in nutrition. Although there are certification programs that are marketed toward those interested in nutrition counseling, the rigor and academic requirements for such programs varies greatly. These important differences between dietitians and nutritionists are thus very important to consider when choosing the right nutrition professional for your needs. To be listed in the HealthProfs directory, Nutritionists must have a minimum of a Masters Degree in a relevant field.

When should I see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

Clients seek nutritional support from dietitians and nutritionists for various reasons, ranging from medical conditions to lifestyle concerns like weight loss or dietary requirements; however, it's always important to find a professional who is a good fit for you. Consider factors such as insurance coverage, your specific medical or dietary concerns, and the availability of professionals near you to determine whether a dietitian or nutritionist may be a better fit.

Generally, nutritionists are not covered by insurance, whereas Registered Dietitians (RDs) often are, especially for those with medical conditions. If you have a chronic medical condition like cancer or kidney disease, you might want to seek out an RD with specialized expertise, such as a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) or a Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR). These credentials indicate advanced education and a commitment to ongoing learning within a specific area. Additionally, consider the availability of professionals in your area and their openness to telehealth sessions. While the field of dietetics is growing, there may not always be a wide selection of professionals, especially in rural areas. In such cases, focusing on the experience and expertise of the nutrition professional can be more important than their specific credentials.

Do I need a referral to see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

A referral is not required to see a dietitian or nutritionist, and many individuals independently seek nutritional support without prior medical advice. However, for a nutrition service to be covered by insurance, a referral from a primary care physician or another medical professional may be necessary. In such cases, a referral is typically made for those who have been formally diagnosed with a medical condition requiring nutrition counseling, such as diabetes or hypertension. If insurance coverage is critical to a client's ability to see a dietitian, they should contact their insurance provider to determine if a referral is needed for nutritional counseling and to understand any potential co-pays or coverage limits that may apply in their individual circumstance.

How much does it cost to see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

The cost of seeing a dietitian or nutritionist depends on a number of variables, including their location, their specialty, whether they take insurance, and the professional's experience and training. On average, the cost of out-of-pocket sessions with a dietitian or nutritionist within the United States ranges from $50-$150. In some cases, nutrition professionals will require a longer initial evaluation session that will cost more than ongoing follow-up sessions. Dietitians and nutritionists may also offer packages for clients interested in longer-term nutritional support; in such cases, they may charge monthly or other periodic fees for more comprehensive services, such as a combination of nutrition sessions and out-of-session coaching support. If nutrition services are covered by a client's insurance plan and they are eligible for coverage based on any referral requirements, the out-of-pocket cost of seeing a dietitian may be completely covered or significantly reduced.

Are consultations with a dietitian or nutritionist covered by insurance?

If your insurance covers nutrition services, the cost is usually lower than paying out-of-pocket. However, insurance coverage can vary based on factors like your specific plan details, whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network provider, and whether you have a referral for nutrition services based on a medical diagnosis.

Coverage also depends on the type of nutrition service. Typically, insurance plans only cover services provided by a licensed Registered Dietitian (RD) and do not cover those offered by nutritionists or nutrition coaches without the RD credential. If nutrition services are not covered by your insurance, some dietitians and nutritionists may offer sliding scale rates or lower-cost services for clients who cannot afford their full fee. However, these spots are often limited and may not always be available.