Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services offered at Nutrition DiscoveRD call 214-838-8237 or email mlshelton@nutritiondiscoveRD.com
What if I am not located in the same area?
We recognize the importance of convenience and access to nutrition counseling; for this reason, virtual nutrition counseling is available to anyone within Texas or Kentucky on an individual basis.
Do I need a referral?
Referrals are appreciated, but they are not required. Referral Form
How much does it cost?
Pricing for in-person appointments:
Initial Assessment (90 minutes): $180
Follow-Up Sessions (30-45 minutes): $80-$120
Call 214-838-8237 for video conference pricing.
Will insurance cover my visit?
Billing insurance is a full-time job in itself, so we do not accept insurance at this time. We are happy to provide a coded receipt ("superbill"), following sessions, that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Medicare/Medicaid not accepted.
How often should we meet?
Based on individual needs appointments are offered on a weekly, 2-week, and monthly basis.
Is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) the same as a Nutritionist?
A nutritionist does not require specific education, training, licensing, or over-site. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist.
Mary-Lauren Shelton is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), a food and nutrition expert. The RDN is a national license obtained once the individual has completed the required Bachelors Degree and coursework, 1200 hours of ACEND-approved supervised practice in the fields of Medical Nutrition Therapy, Community Nutrition, and Food Service, and passing the National Boards Exam by the Commission of Dietetic Registration. To maintain the RDN credentials the professional must complete continuing education in order to stay up-to-date on current research and treatment modalities. Many states, including Texas, also require Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) to also obtain the credentials (LD), Licensed Dietitian to practice in that state. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are also bound by law and must follow required guidelines and ethics in practice.
What is the payment policy?
Payment is accepted in the form of cash, checks, or credit card. Payment must be made at the time of appointment. **Please note a credit card number is required to be kept on file to schedule an appointment at Nutrition DiscoveRD**
What do I need to do to prepare for my initial appointment?
Once you have scheduled an appointment, you will receive an email with documents to be completed prior to your arrival that will be accessed thorough our secure client portal.