Frequently Asked Questions

How does insurance coverage work?
Begin by calling your insurance carrier to find out if you have nutrition benefits and if a referral is needed. Then call your physician to request a referral, if needed, and request a prescription for nutrition counseling for your medical diagnosis.
When can I make an appointment to see a dietitian?
Once we have your referral on file and your diagnosis from your PCP we can book your appointment. We are currently booking appointments with a nominal 1-2 week waiting period.
What diagnosis might be covered?
Many diagnoses can benefit from medical nutrition therapy. Here are some common ones:
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulosis
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn's disease & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • GERD or reflux
This list is not inclusive, so ask your physician if nutrition therapy is right for your condition.
I've never seen a nutritionist before. What should I expect?
The dietitians at Fitness Unlimited are both Registered Dietitians with years of experience helping thousands of clients reach their goals. They will spend an hour with you at your first appointment, finding out about your personal medical history, family history, exercise & dieting history and eating habits. During your second one-hour session, the RD will review her assessment of your diet and provide you with nutrition education on your medical condition. You will be given a food plan tailored just for you and a food diary to log your intake. Thirty-minute follow-up visits will be determined by the two of you .
How much do you charge?
We charge your co-pay amount, which is stated as "OV" (office visit) on your insurance card. We ask for a courtesy call 24 hours prior to your appointment, should you need to cancel. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be responsible for payment for the session.
Do I have to be a gym member to see a nutritionist?
You do not have to be a Fitness Unlimited member, but exercise will most likely be part of your wellness plan!
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