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What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
Registered Dietitians (RDN) are the experts in nutrition. The RDN credential indicates a practitioner has completed an undergraduate degree in nutrition, 900 hours of supervised nutrition practice, has passed a standardized national examination, and completed 75 + hours of continuing education every five years.
Will my health insurance cover Dietitian services?
Many health insurance plans cover nutrition visits. We currently are in-network with the following health plans:
Aetna including Aetna Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna and Cigna HealthSprings
Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Railroad Medicare / Palmetto
For all other insurance providers, we are considered an out-of-network provider. Many insurance plans provide out-of-network benefits. Please call your insurance plan prior to your visit to verify your benefits for nutrition counseling.
What forms of payment does TKS Nutrition LLC take?
We accept cash, check, credit/debit cards, Health Saving Account (HSA), and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards.
Do you have a cancelation policy?
Yes, because many patients wait several weeks for an appointment we must strictly adhere to a 48-hour business day notice cancellation/late change policy. This policy states that you must call or email at least 48 hours business day ahead if you need to make any changes to your appointment. Failing to respect this policy will incur a $75 fee. We appreciate your understanding. Please see Policy / Form Section for further details.
What if I am unable to make my scheduled appointment?
We offer telehealth (virtual visits) so you can meet with your dietitian from the comfort of your home or on your break from work! If you miss or arrive 15 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you will be charged a $75 No Show fee. Please see Policy / Forms section for further details.
What information should I bring to my initial appointment?
All information can be uploaded into the secure Kalix EMR link prior to your appointment. This will reduce the visit time being spend on paperwork and allow us to begin on your individual nutrition plan.
Insurance cards (front and back)
Completed forms: Policy practice, Demographic/ Health History, 3 Day Food Diary, Release of Medical Records, Release of Medical Information to Family
If possible, bring or upload your most recent lab results
What do our visit typically look like?
During the majority of our initial consultation, we will take the time to review your health history, eating habits, lifestyle, and nutrition concerns. Together, we will set goals and come up with a plan that is unique to you and your lifestyle.
Depending on your needs and our time, we may provide nutrition education, develop a meal plan, provide supplement or lab recommendations, and lastly schedule follow-ups!
Initial Consultation - 60 minutes
Follow-Up Visits – 45 to 60 minutes