In Person Individual Counseling-- medical nutrition therapy.
Virtual Consults- Skype/phone/Facetime consults. Cindy offers flexibility with regard to length of phone appointments: 30, 45 and 60 minutes.
Communication With Your Health Care Team- As part of your care, Cindy will communicate with anyone on your health care team: physician, nurse, counselor etc at your request. Many clients find this communication invaluable, particularly in obtaining certain lab tests but also just in better understanding their health care choices.
Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse Coaching: If you are new to the functional nutrition model or maybe you could use another set of eyes to review your client case histories, Cindy offers one-on-one coaching sessions for registered dietitians and registered nurses. Learn key components of the functional nutrition medicine model in assessing your clients. To book a consultation and for pricing inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms: For all initial appointments including a first time phone appointment, Cindy will send you a welcome letter, medical/health/lifestyle questionnaires and HIPPA consent form to complete before your appointment.
Initial Consultation- 90 minutes
Each initial visit includes a nutrition physical exam and thorough assessment of nutrition, medical, psychosocial and food/diet history. This is an in-depth exchange and examination of what has brought you to where your health is today. Also included as desired: review of supplements and medications, measurements of weight, height, waist and hip circumference and blood pressure, nail and skin check and establishment of initial short and long term goals. We will look at your stress levels, triggers and other factors that may be interfering with you leading a balanced life. At each visit we create an action plan with goals best suited for you, correcting and adjusting along the way.
Follow Up Appointments-30 or 60 minutes.
Each follow up visit includes a close look at behavior strategies that will best help you succeed. Assessment of progress and changes including diet, medication and supplement changes, waist and hip measurements and blood pressure monitoring as desired; revision of goals as necessary, ongoing nutritional and medical education.
If you’d like to work with Cindy to lose weight or for a particular medical condition and also have more communication in-between appointments, you may choose between the Basic Starter Package or Six Month To Wellness. Cindy provides a free phone screening to help you decide which option works best for you. If you decide to purchase appointments individually and not in a package, then most questions must be reserved for another appointment.
Basic Starter Package
Get started with making those changes you've longed to make. Work with Cindy for three months and you will attain the groundwork for a healthy you. Includes two-hour initial consult plus four 30-minute follow ups, plus weekly email communication in between. Must be used within 3-months.
Six Months To Wellness
Attain true behavior change, weight loss and improvements to your health. Initial appointment- 90 minute plus four hours of follow up. You can choose the four hours to be divided into 30 or 60 minute appointments, potentially 8 scheduled appointments. Weekly email contact provided. Must be used within six months.
The BUDDY System
Weight loss and the lifestyle change that Cindy teaches are sometimes easier to do when learning with a friend. Find a friend who also wants to lose weight and share the cost but double the benefit. Sometimes having two people at a weight loss consult, brings up questions and answers that make the whole process easier.
Cindy realizes that sometimes it is the emotional support and accountability that is the most important and in this regard she can email, as needed, without additional charge. However, if you want closer email communication that requires more attention– to accurately and carefully respond, particularly regarding supplements–one of Cindy's packages, Basic Starter Package or the Six Month To Wellness may work for you. Otherwise, lengthy email questions should be saved for a scheduled appointment.
What is a Patient Health Care Advocate?
Cindy is highly skilled at reviewing medical research/literature; her strong clinical background as a nutritionist and nurse allows her to comfortably work with your health care team. She will communicate with your physician, nurse or counselor regarding a particular concern upon your request. She can review your medical history for any health issue, recommend labs, communicate with any care provider, as well as have “strategy sessions” to outline most important information to cover at a physician or other medical appointment.
Cindy’s extensive clinical experience includes:
Digestive health including: Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance, GERD (esophogeal reflux), Crohns Disease/Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the FODMAPs
Cardiovascular health, Pre-diabetes and Type II diabetes
The value of low-carbohydrate eating: who benefits the most and how low do you go?
Nutrigenetics/nutragenomics- how your genes and food influence one another.
Safe supplement use