I'm your go-to Registered Dietitian Nutritionist here in New Jersey. With a PhD and a heart full of empathy, I'm here to guide you through the world of nutrition.
Whether it’s tackling picky eating, managing eating disorders, or making everyday healthy choices, my approach is compassionate and evidence-based.
At From the Start Nutrition, we'll navigate your nutrition challenges together, making healthy eating realistic and joyful for you and your loved ones.
I am in-network with Aetna and accomodate out-of-network benefits upon request. You are welcome to contact your healthcare insurance provider directly to find out if they offer any out-of-network benefits for seeing a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Sometimes they ask for a CPT Code. The one I usually use for Medical Nutrition Therapy is 97802 or 97803. If your plan offers out-of-network benefits, then upon request after your appointment we can provide you with a bill (called a Superbill) with appropriate medical coding in hopes that your insurance may reimburse you for nutrition services.
The out-of-pocket-fee will be $150.00 for your first appointment and $75.00 for any follow-up appointments. To make my nutrition services more accessible, I accept HSA and FSA payments and offer discounted bundle-and-save packages when you know that you'll need more than one follow-up session to reach your goals. You can view fees for individual appointments and packages by clicking here.
While working together, we will be using Healthie, an easy-to-use web and mobile platform that allows you to connect with me and track your care while we work together. All of your information is secure and private, as Healthie is HIPAA-compliant.
Here are some of the features we can share with Healthie
Easily complete all of your paperwork, intake forms, and assessments digitally
Schedule or modify appointments, and see any upcoming sessions we have booked
We can connect virtually through Healthie’s secure messenger and video chat
Upload and share documents, like lab reports and other materials
Log pictures of your food (no calorie counting!) and track your workouts, and I can give you feedback in the comments
We can set goals and monitor them to help you stay on track
Need some help? Find the Troubleshooting: FAQ guide here → clienthelp.gethealthie.com
This varies depending on the patient and their needs. Nutrition is a journey and it is important to have long-term accountability and support in order to meet and sustain goals.
For example, for Eating Disorder Recovery and Intuitive Eating, it is common for patients to have weekly follow-up appointments with their dietitian weekly for the first 8-12 weeks, and then re-evaluate from there.
For Feeding Therapy, it is common for patients to have weekly or bi-monthly follow-up appointments for the first 6-8 weeks, and then re-evaluate from there.
For most other patients, after the initial consultation, many prefer to schedule at least one follow-up appointment, and many choose to have more. Some people find the Comprehensive Nutrition Assessment is enough for them. You will never be pressured into booking more sessions.
All registered patients easily complete all of their paperwork, intake forms, and assessments digitally using Healthie, an easy-to-use web and mobile platform that allows you to connect with me and track your care while we work together. All of your information is secure and private, as Healthie is HIPAA-compliant.