Use Health Insurance to see a Renal Dietitian

Episode 142: Use Health Insurance to see a Renal Dietitian. Working with a renal dietitian or nutritionist is one of the best things a person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can do for their health. Because renal dietitians specialize in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease, dietitians have a thorough knowledge of what types and amounts of foods should be eaten by people who have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, early kidney disease, or are on dialysis. Nutrition counseling is widely covered by many health insurance plans, though not all work the same. Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez and Kidney Health Coach James Fabin discuss health insurance coverage and how you can get the most from your insurance.

We will answer:
What’s the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
How can I find out if my insurance covers dietitian nutritionists?
Are nutritionists covered by Medicare?
How to find a dietitian nutritionist that takes your health insurance

Learn more about Health Insurance and getting a renal dietitian covered at Jen Hernandez's blog "Does Insurance Cover Nutritionists? Your Step-By-Step Guide To Find Out"

Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez's Mission:

To simplify the nutritional needs for individuals with chronic kidney disease, and to decrease the prevalence of kidney disease by providing nutrition education including realistic and wholesome lifestyle changes.

Jen helps those with chronic kidney disease find their best kidney-friendly diet so that they can spend less time stressing over keeping their kidney function and get more control of their life!

Learn more about Jen at and make sure to join the Plant-Powered Kidneys Facebook community

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