Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
Due to the limited and variable rates of reimbursement in the state of Wisconsin, I do not accept insurance directly. However, after services are rendered I can provide you with a superbill (a medical receipt) for out of network providers. You will have to check with your insurance plan to determine potential reimbursement rates for registered dietitian services. I encourage you to check with your insurance company to determine coverage, as some may require a consult from a physician or a specific diagnosis.
You can use Health Savings Account or Flexible Savings Account (HSA/FSA) funds for registered dietitian services.
What appointment options do you have?
In my practice I work primarily with clients virtually (video/phone consultations). Video consulting provides the same personal, face to face consultation without the need to travel! Clients have found video consultations fit perfectly into their day and have the ease and comfort from your own home or office. I offer extended appointment times during the week, including evening appointments. Schedule an appointment in the morning before work, over your lunch break, while you wait for kid's soccer practice to be over, etc.
If you are in the Milwaukee area and wish to meet in person I do have weekly appointment hours available as well.
Do you only work with clients on a long-term basis?
I typically work with clients for a minimum of three months. Unfortunately a single "one and done" session is just not effective for long-term healing and lifestyle changes. I don't want to waste your time or your money. You have likely tried multiple diets, supplements, and testing already but have not found a long-term solution. Committing to three months of active nutrition interventions, creates lasting results and happy clients.
Clients that are a good fit for my services are ready to make a commitment and investment in their health. If you are searching for a functional nutrition practitioner to identify underlying inflammatory triggers, simplify the confusing process of health and nutrition, and create a personalized nutrition plan for you; you're in the right place!
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice, or failure to show up for appointment will result in a $25 charge. Upon booking your appointment we will ask for a credit/debit card number to be securely stored on file until time of service. Only if cancellation policy is not adhered will your card will be charged the fee. When appointments are canceled or rescheduled more than 48 hours in advance, it is more likely that another client will be able to schedule in that time slot and get the care they need. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
How Can a Nutrition Test Help Me?
Do you have health concerns you haven’t been able to find the underlying cause of? Have you not been able to heal your body no matter what diet you follow, what supplements you take, or what medications you've tried? Have prescription medications stopped working, or reduced your overall health? Nutrition tests can help identify sources of inflammation and symptoms in a wide range of chronic inflammatory conditions such as: IBS, fatigue, migraines, brain fog, chronic pain, insomnia, arthritis, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, Celiac, Crohn’s, etc.
Do I have to give up my favorite foods?
I work with a variety of health conditions ranging from kidney disease to chronic migraines. Helping my clients identify food triggers does typically involve restricting specific foods or naturally occurring food chemicals. While many of my patients are willing to make whatever health changes necessary to find answers and healing, there are some patients who are not ready and that is okay. It is a common and understanding fear if you are not ready to "give up" certain foods or lifestyle habits. My answer to clients is simple, "you are in control of your diet and lifestyle". My role as your dietitian is to provide expert guidance, education, and support. I will recommend what I believe to be most effective in your healing. It is not my job or desire to force you to make changes you are not ready to make.
If you are not ready to give up a food or lifestyle habit, we will work on what you can do aside from those factors. The most important thing to me in our client - provider relationship is honesty and trust. If you are honest with me, I can work with you to improve your diet, lifestyle, and health one step at a time - as you are comfortable.
Aren't there common trigger foods everyone should eliminate?
It is extremely challenging to identify food and chemical triggers because symptom manifestation may be delayed by many hours after ingestion and reactions may be dose dependent because of oral tolerance mechanisms. Also, there are often many trigger foods and chemicals when food sensitivities are an issue because the entire immune system has been overwhelmed so even known “anti-inflammatory” foods such as salmon, blueberry, etc. may be reactive for you. Working with an experienced nutrition professional can help you effectively identify triggers while maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle.