Most frequent questions and answers
From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree, an RD or RDN must fulfill a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, foodservice organization or community agency and pass a rigorous registration exam.”
YES! Buffalo Dietitian is a participating provider with Independent Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Univera Healthcare. Insurance coverage will depend on the insurance provider and plan. Many insurers are now covering nutrition therapy in full or partially. We will check on the type of coverage you have for Nutritional Services and whether a doctor referral or copay is needed.
- A list of any questions or concerns you’d like to address
- Recent lab results and other pertinent data (for example, blood glucose readings)
- Two to four days of detailed food and beverage intake records
Most people return for follow-up visits for further education, counseling, accountability and support. Frequency and time between sessions is based upon your personal needs and preferences and will be discussed at your first session.
There is no cancellation fee if you notify Buffalo Dietitian at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time to avoid being billed for the appointment.