Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of things are you an expert at?
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Chronic diarrhea and/or constipation
- Celiac Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Changes to the small or large intestine due to surgery
- Low FODMAP diet
Food Allergies & Intolerances
- Food allergies
- Food intolerances or sensitivities
- Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
- Celiac disease
- Gluten free diet
Women’s Health / Fertility / Infertility
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Age-related infertility
- Preparing for pregnancy
- Weight loss
- Weight maintenance
Will you see someone for a condition that’s not listed as an expertise?
It depends. Give me a call to see if working with me would be a good fit for you. If I’m not the best person to help you, I’ll try to connect you with someone who is.
Do you take insurance?
Yep! I’m in network with Providence, PacificSource, United Healthcare, Cigna and more. I’m happy to call your insurance company and check your benefits for you before our appointment.
How do I find your office?
I’m located at 518 SW 3rd St in Corvallis. My office is Suite C, which is upstairs on the left.
There are metered parking spaces directly in front of the building or free 3-hour parking spaces around the corner.
What should I expect?
Dietitian nutritionists do more than just meal plans. I have a deep understanding of how food interacts with the physiology and biochemistry of your body. I also know how to read, interpret and apply scientific research. On top of that, I’ve worked with lots of people and know what strategies tend to work and which ones don’t. All of this means our work together will be guided by science, and customized to your needs both physically and emotionally. We can put together a customized meal plan if you’d like, but we’ll also do so much more.
What’s the difference between a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a nutritionist?
All dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians.
To be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (often referred to as a dietitian), one must
- Earn at least a Bachelor’s, but often a Master’s, degree in nutrition. The course work for the program must be approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
- Complete over 900 hours of an accredited, supervised practice program after their degree is finished but before they can practice on their own.
- Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Be licensed by the state to practice medical nutrition therapy (depending on the state).
- Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration and licensure.
There are no requirements to be able to call oneself a nutritionist, a certified nutrition specialist, or a holistic nutritionist.