Frequently asked questions

Find some answers here and don't hesitate to ask as anything!

What can I expect during my first appointment?

Our company was built on the foundation that every patient is an individual and deserves a nutrition plan that is customized to your personal needs, goals, cooking skills, food preferences, lifestyle, and budget.  We take the time to listen to our patients and ensure that we work as a team to come up with a plan that is best for YOU.

Learn more about what to expect from your first appointment in our post  All Dietitans Are Not Created Equal.

What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?

A Registered Dietitian is someone who has completed coursework in medical nutrition therapy.  They also have 1200 hours of supervised practice in hospitals, health departments, schools, research facilities, and specialized clinics.

Who should see a Registered Dietitian?

Everyone could probably benefit from at least one visit with a Registered Dietitian.  Sometimes it helps just to know you are on the right track or maybe a few tweaks you can make to increase your performance.

People struggling with weight loss or nutrition related issues like diabetes, high cholesterol, and digestive issues would benefit more from seeing a Registered Dietitian on a regular basis until they develop a sustainable plan for a healthy life.

What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

Is there even a difference?  In some cases, yes and in others, no.  Learn more by reading our article about the differences.

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, give us at call at 910-663-5166.  You can also send us an email through our Contact Page.

What do I need to do before my first visit?

After you schedule an appointment, we will send you information on how to complete your online intake paperwork through our online patient portal.

How much does it cost?

Initial visits are typically 90 minutes and self-pay patients are billed at a rate of $165.  Follow up visits are 30 to 60 minutes and are billed at a rate of $110 per hour or $55 per half hour.  You may also be eligible for nutrition counseling benefits through your health insurance company.  Click here for more information about Insurance & Billing.

Questions? Just ask!