FAQ

Yes, we are currently credentialed with the following insurances:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield – Networks P, S, & PPO
  • Cigna
  • Aetna

BEFORE YOUR VISIT, PLEASE CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY AND ASK:

  • Is nutrition counseling covered? (the procedure codes are 97802 and 97803). NOTE the MRT test is not covered by insurance.
  • Are there any restricted diagnoses? (ask specifically about the diagnosis code Z71.3 and if its covered as preventive)
  • Do I need a referral or prior authorization?  If a referral is required you must obtain that referral prior to your appointment.
  • Is nutrition counseling covered when provided via telehealth?
  • How many visits are allowed?
  • Do I have a deductible to meet before insurance pays?
  • Will I have a copay or coinsurance?
  • Is Andrea Kendrick, RD, LLC (NPI 1316428659) covered under my plan? If not, what are my out-of- network nutrition benefits
  • Write down the date and reference number for your call.

Doing this will ensure no financial surprises. 

No, insurance will not cover the cost of the MRT test.  You may be able to use your HSA.  

  • Once your appointment is scheduled you will receive an email from our patient portal,  Kalix. Here you will complete the intake forms, upload your insurance card and driver’s license, any labs or other pertinent information.
  • Verify your insurance benefits. If your insurance requires a doctor’s referral and/or you have a medical condition, ensure that we have received it prior to the appointment.

During your session we will refer to the information you provided in the intake forms and continue to take a detailed health and nutrition history – working with you to identify the why’s and what’s of your current eating habits while keeping your nutrition goals in mind.  We will help you optimize your eating habits by providing you with a customized meal plan educating you on the how, why, when, what, where, and how much aspects of your wellness plan!

A typical first visit lasts between 60 – 90 minutes and follow up visits are between 30 – 60 minutes. 

Your email appointment reminder will contain a link to join the video call.

The number of visits needed to address your health or nutrition/wellness concerns may vary depending on complexity and support needed. With that said, many concerns can be addressed in as few three visits. We strongly encourage a minimum of one follow-up to ensure the information obtained is being implemented into your daily life. More follow up sessions will help develop habit changes.  We also offer a maintenance package which helps address your barriers to change and find ways to navigate them for optimal results!

There are various health coaching certifications and nutritionist certificates out there making it difficult to decipher a credible source.  A registered dietitian has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in science so they have the medical background including organic chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, clinical disease management, etc. as well as counseling and culinary skills. Following graduation, registered dietitians, RDs, have to participate in a dietetic internship (like a nutrition residency) prior to sitting for their board examination. The dietetic internship includes rotations in the ICU, outpatient care, long term care, oncology (cancer), cardiology, pediatric, community, wellness, and food service. A dietitian integrates knowledge and skills related to physical, behavioral, cultural, ecological, legislative, community, and clinical aspects of human nutrition. Dietitians also must obtain 75 continuing education hours every 5 years to remain current in the field.  

A dietitian specializes in helping people choose foods that support health and wellness. This can vary dramatically for each individual and even for that individual during different stages of life. We do not use a one size fits all approach nor do we prescribe any one particular diet. What works for one person may not yield the same successful results for another. Many people fear that a dietitian’s job is to take away all enjoyable foods – that is not our goal.   The goal of nutrition counseling is to help you find balance and lose the all or nothing mentality. We have all seen over-restriction leading to over-compensation. Through goal setting and habit tracking we will work with you to identify your non-negotiables for long-term results!

Andrea has been in private practice for over 10 years.   Her unique background has allowed her to work with one-on-one client/patients, sports teams, employee wellness programs, and direct physician referrals.  Andrea recently reduced her practice area to include only MRT /LEAP protocol and resting metabolic rate testing.

Andrea’s credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Education – major: exercise science (2006)
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology – major: nutrition (2009)
  • Dietetic internship completed through University of Nevada Las Vegas (2010)
  • Certified LEAP Therapist (2020)