Individual Counseling

Better Health Starts Here

What Can I Expect at Appointments?

  • Your first appointment will be a 60-minute comprehensive assessment of your medical history, current lifestyle, and personal goals. Your dietitian will use your goals as a roadmap for future appointments.
  • Follow up appointments will be scheduled weekly, biweekly, or monthly and will be either 30 or 60 minutes long. We see the best results with long-term follow up and you’ll work with your dietitian to develop the plan that’s best for you.

Where Will We Meet?

  • Our dietitians are primarily virtual, but in-person appointments may be available at select locations.
  • For more information about in-person appointments, please call our Specialty Services Coordinators at 919-237-1337, option 4

Will My Insurance Cover Nutrition Services?

  • Most insurance companies cover counseling services provided by a registered dietitian. In some cases, you may be eligible for unlimited benefits with no copay or deductible. We accept:
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • United Health Care
    • Aetna
    • Cigna
    • Medicare (covered for diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and BMI over 30)
  • After scheduling your visit, our coordinators will call your insurance provider to verify your benefits and will alert you of any copays or fees, if applicable.
  • If you do not have or do not prefer to use your insurance coverage, we also offer a self-pay rate of $100 per 60-minute appointment

What to Expect when You Meet with an Avance Care Registered Dietitian

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)?

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is nutrition-based treatment provided by a registered dietitian/nutritionist. Dietary advice can be confusing, but our licensed professionals will make evidence-based, personalized recommendations for you.

Who can Benefit from Nutrition Services?

Patients interested in:

    • Weight management
    • Diabetes/prediabetes
    • Emotional/stress eating
    • Cardiovascular disease/ high cholesterol/ high blood pressure
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Underweight
    • Gastrointestinal diseases such as IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, etc.
    • Fatty liver disease
    • Autoimmune conditions such as Celiac and thyroid disease
    • Foods allergies/intolerances
    • Cancer
    • Wounds/pressure ulcers
    • Migraines
    • Kidney stones
    • Sports nutrition
    • Vegetarian/vegan diets
    • Pregnancy/lactation
    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • Weight Inclusive/ Health at Every Size (HAES)
    • Mindful or Intuitive Eating
    • Anyone interested in disease prevention or a healthy lifestyle!
What Individual Programs are Offered?

We offer four structured programs, but most patients can be seen in individualized one-on-one appointments for any of the conditions listed above. Our structured programs include:

What Group Programs are Offered?

Patients can choose to do all one-on-one appointments, all group appointments, or a combination of the two. Our group programs include: