FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What services are offered?


We see people who are considering weight loss surgery, or already had surgery. All appointments are 1-on-1 and done via telehealth. Generally the first appointment is about 1 hour, and follow up appointments are 30 minutes. Appointments are your time to ask questions, and seek guidance. We want to work with you to help you find success with your weight loss.




What is a Registered Dietitian?


A Registered Dietitian is credentialed to practice Medical Nutrition Therapy. RDs hold a college degree in nutrition, completed a 1200 hour Dietetic Internship, passed a national board exam, became Registered in the US, and Licensed their state. RDs must take 12 hours of continuing education every 2 years to remain licensed.




Will my health insurance plan covered nutrition appointments?


We are in-network with BCBS, Humana, United Healthcare, Medicaid Texas, and Medicare. Many insurance companies cover out of network nutrition appointments at 100%. Click here to download a script to guide you through a conversation with your insurance company to see if you will be covered. It is common for Bariatric patients to pay for surgery without insurance and still use insurance to cover nutrition appointments.




Can I make an appointment if I live in another state?


We are licensed in Texas, New Mexico and Tennessee. Many other states do allow Dietitians to hold telehealth appointments from out of state. Let us know where you live and we will let you know if we can be your Dietitian. And if not, we will make sure to help you find the best Dietitian to fit your needs.




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What vitamins do you recommend?


As a bariatric patient, vitamins are a crucial part of your post-operative life. Bariatric specific vitamins will be best absorbed. Here is a link to one option: https://celebratevitamins.com/collections/simplynutrition?aff=137