Our dietitians provide individual nutrition therapy in our offices, 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.

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Brave Bodies Group – Holiday Series

Starting Dec. 1st | Join us for this closed group series, focusing on support and community this holiday season.  For 3 Tuesdays in December, we will meet and focus on: ~ How to continue practicing intuitive eating principles throughout the holidays ~ How to navigate the diet talk and weight focused conversations that can be so pervasive this time of year ~ How to  incorporate self care and mindful movement throughout the holiday season

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Circles of Support: Community and Education for Those Who Love Someone With an Eating Disorder

Meeting the first Saturday of every month, 1:00 – 2:30pm | Currently meeting virtually – A fabulous adjunct to traditional therapy, this group will help you feel more connected to your loved one’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 monthly session will focus on both education and community, providing space for learning, discussion and support. Topics will be tailored to the group each month.

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Mindful Diabetes Self-Management: Weight inclusive Diabetes Education & Support Group Promoting Peace with Food & Body

Meeting Saturdays starting 2/2/21 | Spend your Saturday afternoons with us learning all about diabetes and how to compassionately care for you! Led by Billie Karel, our HAES®-aligned Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, this group will help you build knowledge, confidence, and self-compassion in caring for your diabetes.

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We are available to speak to your group of students, 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.

Anna Lutz offers professional 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 is an iaedp Approved Supervisor, for those seeking Eating Disorders Certification. She offers a free 15 minute phone call if you are interested in discussing these services and seeing if she may be a good fit for you and your work. Contact Anna for details: anna@lutzandalexander.com
  • Group Supervision: Anna offers group supervision and case consultation. These groups are run on a regular basis or can be formed when individuals inquire. Contact Anna for details: anna@lutzandalexander.com
  • HAES Virtual Clinical Supervision Group: Anna is thrilled to be co-leading the HAES Clinical Supervision group with Dr. Maria Paredes of Three Birds Counseling and Clinical Supervision. This dynamic group is for both Registered Dietitians and Psychotherapists. This group meets via Zoom on the 2nd Monday of each month from 11:00am-1:00pm EST. 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 and will file insurance claims on your behalf with BCBS.  (We are NOT in network with 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 counseling, CPT codes 97802 (nutrition assessment), 97803 (follow up), or 97904 (group)? 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 I need a physician referral? 
  6. Do I have a deductible for “Nutritional Counseling Services”? 
  7. If yes, how much is it and how much has been met so far? 
  8. Is there a copayment for each visit or do I have co-insurance? If I have co-insurance, what is the percentage of coverage? 
  9. How many sessions are covered per year?
  10. What month does the policy year renew?  
  11. Are there any restrictions and/or limitations to my coverage? 

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. After that, we will adjust your balance accordingly.

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