Frequently Asked Questions
How do you see clients?
My office is 'virtual' and I see clients through Skype. I have found that many of my clients are busy professionals or moms of young kids, and getting out of the house or away from the office can be tricky. Forget taking a half-day every time you need an appointment. This means that you can fit in an appointment on your actual lunch break, or from anywhere in the world.
When are appointments available?
Do you take insurance? What forms of payment do you accept?
At this time, I do not accept insurance. However, I can provide you with a coded invoice you can submit yourself for reimbursement. You will need to check with your insurance company to determine what services are covered.
I accept credit cards, including Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Payment is due at the time of service. For alternative payment options, please reach out prior to scheduling an appointment.
What is your cancellation policy?
I have a 24-hour cancellation / rescheduling policy. If you miss your appointment, cancel or change your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged for your appointment.
This policy is in place out of respect for both me and my clients. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are difficult to fill. By giving last minute notice or no notice at all, you prevent someone else from being able to schedule into that time slot.
For more information on my policies, please see my terms and conditions page.
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD or RDN) is a food and nutrition expert! The RDN credential is a legally protected title. To become an RDN, individuals must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree with appropriate coursework, must have completed at least 1200 hours of supervised practice experience at an accredited facility, and passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Once registered, RDNs maintain their credentials by completing continuing professional educational requirements.
In many states - including Illinois - there are no requirements for calling yourself a nutritionist and it is not a nationally recognized professional credential. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, so they may be well educated in health or nutrition, or have no education whatsoever. There is no regulation or accountability for the term.
To learn more, visit EatRight.org.