FAQs

Do you Take Insurance?

Yes, at this time we are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Harvard Pilgrim. If you have another insurance carrier, we can provide you with a "superbill" that you submit on your own and your visit may still be reimbursed by your insurance provider. 

It is important to note that not all nutrition services are covered by insurance plans, so it is important that you call your insurance provider to confirm coverage and whether a referral is needed. 

Where is your office?

We have two offices in Newton, both are bus and T accessible and have ample available street parking.

Can we talk over Skype?

Yes! Private video sessions are a great way to connect without dealing with traffic, parking, etc. We offer this service to anyone who is interested, but feel it is a great fit for our new mothers who may find it more comfortable to remain in their own home. 

Please note that video sessions may not be covered by insurance, and in that case would require direct payment. 

how long are appointments?

Initial visits are generally 60-75 minutes and follow-up appointments are generally 30 minutes. However, we can customize any visit to your needs and schedule with advanced notice. 

Why is it important that you are licensed? What does "RDN" mean?

As with other health professionals, the state of Massachusetts has strict requirements in order to receive licensure to practice medical nutrition therapy. This ensures that those who are licensed have the proper educational background and training.  

"RDNs", or "Registered Dietitian Nutritionists" are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria:

  • Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree 

  • Completed an accredited supervised practice program 

  • Passed a national examination  

  • Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration. 

 

Anyone can claim to be a "nutritionist", but be wary of anyone who does not have the appropriate credentials or a license! 

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