Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

What is a dietitian and why see one?
What is the difference between a nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian?
Do you take insurance?
How can I pay for the services if I have no insurance coverage?
How can I make an appointment?
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
What should I do if I need more information?
What is a dietitian and why see one?

Dietitians are often referred to as the ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to nutrition and food professionals.

The Title ‘Registered Dietitian’ is the only Food/Nutrition title that is legally protected and unlike other similar titles, Dietitians are governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.

What is the difference between a nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian?

Well Rooted Health and Nutrition, PLLC is owned and operated by a Registered Dietitian.  Many other nutrition programs are provided by “nutritionists.”  The term “nutritionist” is not legally regulated and therefore can be used by anyone regardless of expertise or education level. Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health, and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RDN credential:

  • Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a United States regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to 12 months in length.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). For more information regarding the examination, refer to CDR’s website at www.cdrnet.org.
  • Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

For additional information on what a Registered Dietitian is, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) identifies registered dietitians as qualified professionals for nutrition therapy. According to IOM, “the registered dietitian is currently the single identifiable group of health-care professionals with standardized education, clinical training, continuing education and national credentialing requirements necessary to be directly reimbursed as a provider of nutrition therapy.”

Trust a Dietitian to learn about Nutrition. Trust a Dietitian to help you with your nutrition-related health goals.

Do you take insurance?

YES! Please refer to the insurance tab on this website to see who we are in-network with. A referral from your doctor may be needed, however, most health insurance plans do not require a referral when you see a provider who is “In-Network”.

How can I pay for the services if I have no insurance coverage?

We accept checks, cash and credit cards.

How can I make an appointment?

Just go to the contact page or call at 405.885.0270.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

There is no cancellation fee if you notify Well Rooted Health and Nutrition at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time to avoid being billed for the appointment.

What should I do if I need more information?

Simply contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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