Will your dietitian nutritionists be able to help me?
We sure hope so and invite you to call, text or email to discuss your specific health needs and expectations. You can get a feel for our process and our style to see if it serves you. If we can’t help you, we will be happy to refer you to a trusted colleague that might be a better fit.
A few things at which we excel include moderate eating disorders, mindful/Intuitive eating, weight loss, gut rehab, high blood sugar/insulin levels, keto diet, intermittent fasting, prenatal nutrition, hormone balance, autoimmunity and complex health cases.
A few things at which we don’t excel include sports nutrition (macros, competition prep, etc.), vegetarian or vegan diets, Type 1 Diabetes and pre-set meal plans. We can offer individualized lists of foods on which to focus, recipe ideas, and meal planning services. Since your are the expert on your tastebuds, lifestyle, skills and limitations, our heart is to empower you to DIY so that you aren’t depend on our services forever.
Which dietitian nutritionist would serve me best - anne or Esther?
When you call, text or email to discuss your specific health needs and expectations, we will help you choose the best match. Whether you meet with Esther or with Anne, we support each other and go over case studies together so you get both our expertises no matter with whom you meet.
Esther sees most of the clients who have insurance and meets with clients on M, T, W & F. Anne offers out-of-network discounts and works on T, R and virtually.
What's the Difference between a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Nutritionist?
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is the most credible source for nutrition information. An RD/RND is highly trained with a degree in human nutrition which includes not only counseling and theory classes, but also many rigorous science courses in biology, chemistry and physiology. In addition, every RDN has to complete a one year accredited internship and pass a national examination. Once licensed, they are required to complete approved continuing education in order to maintain their license. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is considered a health care professional and thus able to accept insurance reimbursement for their services.
A nutritionist can also be a nutrition expert, and may even possess a nutrition degree, but their level of training varies widely. Anyone can call themselves as a nutritionist or nutrition expert, but you must be aware of the possible discrepancies with their knowledge. There are no regulations to this claim and thus nutritionists cannot accept insurance reimbursement for their services.
Providers at Ft. Collins Weight Loss & Nutrition are both Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists. In addition to their RD credentials, they have received a minimum of 75 hours per term of accredited nutrition continuing education.
How Much Does It Cost to meet with a nutritionist?
In order to lower or eliminate your out-of-pocket expense, we bill insurance on your behalf. We research your insurance plans and benefits and tell you exactly what the cost will be before you make an appointment. Esther is in network with most major insurances (they set the rates at $120.08 for the first visit and $104.20 for follow up visits) and Anne offers and out-of network discount ($100/visit or $225/3 visits). We accept all major credit cards, HSA and Flex Spending accounts. Please call, text or email with billing questions.
As you research the nutritionist who would be the best fit for you (there are so many wonderful nutritionists in Ft. Collins!) keep in mind that we do not sell lab tests or supplements at a profit. We only charge for the time we are together.
Do You Accept My Insurance?
We accept the following insurances:
Banner Health Plan
Poudre School District Employee Assistance Services
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
UMR for Larimer County Employees - $25 copay, up to 20 visits per calendar year.
UMR for City of Ft. Collins Employees - $500 per calendar year benefit to spend on dietitians (9 visits per year). You pay up front, we do all the paperwork and UMR will reimburse you all but your co-pay ($25-$35) within 2 weeks.
If you do not see your insurance on the list, let us know and we will work on joining the network!
What Should I Expect on My First Visit?
The first visit will be the most comprehensive. We will go over a detailed health history, chat about your current diet, supplements and medications, do baseline measurements, discuss which goals are important to you and set an action plan. It is laid back yet professional and confidential. Plan on 60 minutes for each appointment. We will often need more information and will offer more concrete education and action items on visits 2 and 3.
Where in The World is Ft. Collins Weight Loss & Nutrition?
Ft. Collins Weight Loss & Nutrition is at 2620 E. Prospect Rd. Suite 160 within A Woman's Place. Our office is east of the Orthopedic Center of the Rockies, in the River Bend office complex between Schneider Electric and The Wholeness Center. See our map on the bottom of the contact page.
Are These Services Available to Men?
Yes! Approximately 20% of Ft. Collins Weight Loss & Nutrition's clients are male. It can be confusing since we are located in A Woman’s Place, but men are always welcome. We encourage families to come together to appointments for better recall and teamwork.