Our dietitians provide individual nutrition therapy in our offices and via secure telehealth, tailored to your needs. We will conduct an initial assessment visit, typically 90 minutes, primarily to gather all the necessary information to inform the nutrition therapy process. We will discuss your particular nutrition concerns and work together with you to determine goals for nutrition therapy. If requested, we will collaborate with your other health care providers, such as your physician and/or therapist. Typical follow up visits are 60 minutes in length; frequency of visits is determined by your particular needs and the therapy plan. Our dietitians’ specialty areas for individual therapy include eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic dieting, intuitive eating, food allergies, nutrition and self-care in pregnancy, diabetes, PCOS, gastrointestinal problems, nutrition for older adults, sports nutrition and general nutrition concerns.

So much confusion and anxiety surrounds issues of childhood feeding today. It is so easy, in this environment, to worry about your child’s eating, weight, or general health. If feeding your family just isn’t going how you expected or you need support, we can help. We believe that YOU are the expert when it comes to your child, and we can support you in establishing a family feeding environment that works for your family. We will assess your child’s growth and eating history, collaborate with your pediatrician or any other professionals on the health care team, and address your particular struggles and concerns. Our pediatric dietitians are sensitive and compassionate, with experience counseling for “picky” eating, food aversions, weight concerns, disordered eating, food preoccupation, and allergies and sensitivities. Feeding your family doesn’t have to be complicated, and peaceful, pleasant family meals are possible.

Circles of Support: Education and Community for Parents with a Loved One with an Eating Disorder

Meeting Every Other Wednesday Starting 1/5/22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm | An essential adjunct to traditional treatment, this group will help you feel more connected to your child or teen’s treatment and informed about the complexities of eating disorders. Led jointly by a therapist and dietitian, both who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, this every other week series will focus on both education and community, providing space for learning, discussion and support.

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Brave Bodies Group – A Community Anti-Diet Group

Starting Sept. 28th | Join us for this closed group series, focusing on support and community! Are you frustrated with feeling alone in your journey to make peace with food? Are you working on giving up the diet mentality and moving towards intuitive eating? Do you have questions about Health at Every Size® and would like to discuss with like-minded people? Do you wish you had other people to discuss diet culture with who “get it?” Join us!

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Exploring Nutrition in Eating Disorder Recovery

Starting June 2nd! | This nutrition group can offer a continuation of nutrition education within a group setting alongside your outpatient team. The topics will be in the context of eating disorder recovery. Emphasis will be placed on the pursuit of Intuitive Eating in recovery while respecting that everyone will be at a different place in their recovery.

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We are available to speak to your group of students, athletes, employees, educators, or parents about various nutrition-related topics. Please contact us to see if we would be well suited for your group’s needs.

We also offer consulting services, and would be happy to talk with you about policy or health promotion ideas for your organization. As eating disorder professionals, we are particularly passionate about helping organizations support balanced, intuitive eating and health behaviors in their communities. Contact us for details.

Our dietitians, Anna Lutz and Sara Gonet offer clinical supervision, case consultation, and business coaching for Registered Dietitians seeking support in their clinical work and business.

  • One-on-One Clinical Supervision: We offer clinical supervision and case consultation in person and virtually. These meetings can be done on a regular or as needed basis, depending on your needs. Anna Lutz and Sara Gonet are iaedp Approved Supervisors, for those seeking Eating Disorders Certification through iaedp. We each offer a free 15 minute phone/video call, if you are interested in discussing these services and seeing if we may be a good fit for you and your work. Contact Anna anna@lutzandalexander.com or Sara sara@lutzandalexander.com for details.
  • HAES Virtual Clinical Supervision Group: Anna is thrilled to be co-leading two HAES Clinical Supervision groups with Dr. Maria Paredes of Three Birds Counseling and Clinical Supervision. These dynamic groups are for Registered Dietitians, psychotherapists and healthcare providers. For more detailed information and to submit an interest form visit this link. You may also contact Anna with any questions anna@lutzandalexander.com

Are you interested in learning more about what Clinical Supervision is?  Check out the Mindful Dietitian’s course Supervision Essentials for Dietitians.  In this free course, created by Fiona Sutherland, dietitians speak about the purpose, benefits, and myths of clinical supervision.

Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy is in network with BCBS NC and Regence BCBS Oregon. We will file insurance claims on your behalf with BCBS NC or Regence OR.  (We are NOT in network with the BCBSNC health plans Blue Local, Blue Home, or Blue Value)

If you will be using your BCBS health insurance policy to cover a portion of your nutrition therapy, you will need to understand your coverage, including your co-pays, co-insurance and deductible. It is important that you contact your insurance company prior to your first visit, so that we know how much to bill you. Please call the Customer Service telephone number on the back of your insurance card.

We are out of network with other insurance companies. We can provide you with a “superbill,” which can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement. You can call your insurance company to inquire about your out of network benefits. If we are out of network with your insurance company, you will need to pay for your sessions at the time of service, and the reimbursement will be paid directly to you.

When calling your insurance company, ask the following questions to help determine your coverage: 

  1. Is Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy (NPI number 1902457856) currently an in-network provider for my plan? 
  2. If not, what are my out of network benefits? 
  3. Does my plan cover outpatient nutrition therapy CPT codes 97802 (medical nutrition therapy – assessment), 97803 (medical nutrition therapy – follow up), 97904 (medical nutrition therapy – group), or S9470 (“nutritional counseling”)? If you have diabetes, you may also want to ask about diabetes management codes, G0108 (individual) and G0109 (group). 
  4. Do I have any nutrition counseling visits covered under the preventative care portion of my plan, (ICD-10 code z71.3)? 
  5. Do to the COVID-19 pandemic, do I currently have coverage for services provided via telehealth?
  6. Do I need a physician referral? 
  7. Do I have a deductible for “Nutritional Counseling Services”? 
  8. If yes, how much is it and how much has been met so far? 
  9. Is there a copayment for each visit or do I have co-insurance? If I have co-insurance, what is the percentage of coverage? 
  10. How many sessions are covered per year?
  11. What month does the policy year renew?  
  12. Are there any restrictions and/or limitations to my coverage? 
  13. For out of network: How do I submit my claims for reimbursement?

Please bring your insurance card, along with the answer to these questions, to your first visit. Please note that we will not accurately know how much insurance will pay until we have filed and received payment. 

Feel free to contact us if you have questions about working with your insurance company.