- What can I expect on the first visit?
- What do I need to bring to the first appointment?
- What are your nutrition specialties?
- What’s the first step in working together?
- When do you have appointments available?
- What are your rates?
- How often do I need to see you?
- What if I’m embarrassed by what I eat?
- Will insurance cover my appointments?
- Are you LGBT-friendly?
- Will you collaborate with my other healthcare providers?
- What does MS, RD, CSSD, CD mean?
- How do I make a payment?
- Do you have a cancellation policy?
- Is there parking nearby?
What can I expect on the first visit?
The majority of time will likely be spent learning about you and your unique nutrition situation. We’ll get clear on your wellness vision, and then determine the next most important and attainable steps. And depending on what you need and how much time we have, I may also provide meal and snack ideas, tools, and resources.
What do I need to bring to the first appointment?
Bring a filled out copy of the Client Registration & Assessment form, unless you plan on emailing or faxing this to me prior to your appointment. If you prefer, you can also arrive 15 minutes early to complete this form, which will be available on a clipboard outside my office. I recommend you also sign this Release of Information so that I may collaborate with your doctor and/or other health providers to ensure you receive optimal care. If you are planning to use health insurance, please bring a copy of your health insurance card and ID, such as a driver’s license.
What are your nutrition specialties?
I specialize in:
- Chronic Dieting
- Compulsive Overeating and Binge Eating Disorder
- Emotional Eating
- Health At Every Size
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (and low FODMAPs)
- Intuitive Eating
- Promoting Well-Being & a Healthy Relationship with Food
What’s the first step in working together?
You can either email me with a brief description of your nutrition situation or book a complimentary 15-20 minute meet & greet session. If it turns out I’m not the best fit for you, I’ll be happy to refer you to at least 1-2 trusted colleagues.
When do you have appointments available?
I’m in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I often don’t have openings for at least a couple of weeks out. Unfortunately, I don’t have early morning or evening appointments.
What are your rates?
Insurance Billing Rate
Private Pay Rate
Due at time of service
Initial Consultation, 60 min
Follow-Up Consultation, 50 min
Follow-Up Consultation, 30 min
I also have package rates available to help you save if you’re not using insurance: Each session is 50-60 minutes:
3 Sessions Package: $375
5 Sessions Package: $600
10 Sessions Package: $1150
How often do I need to see you?
It depends on your goals. For most clients, having ongoing support and a sounding board helps facilitate sustainable changes and transform their relationship with food, whether that is every 1-2 weeks or every 3-4 weeks. If you mostly need some information and support in choosing which resources to use, you may get what you need in as little as 1-3 consults.
What if I’m embarrassed by what I eat?
I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to explore your food concerns. We won’t be labeling foods “good” or “bad”. In fact, my clients frequently report significantly reduced shame around food after working together.
Will insurance cover my appointments?
Please call your insurance company to learn the specifics of your nutritional coverage. I am a preferred provider for Aetna, Regence, Uniform, Premera, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lifewise, Cigna, and First Choice. Also, please note, I’m currently listed under my maiden name, Minh-Hai Tran.
For different insurance plans, you can ask your insurance company about out-of-network nutrition coverage or look into one of my package rates. If your insurance does not cover our visits, it will be more cost-effective for you to choose a package deal or pay the discounted rate at time of service, rather than having visits be processed by my insurance billing service.
Are you LGBTQ-friendly?
Absolutely, I enjoy working with people of any sexual identity, orientation and cultural background.
Will you collaborate with my other healthcare providers?
Yes, I prefer to collaborate with your other providers to ensure you get the highest quality of care. Those struggling with eating disorders need at minimum, a dietitian and therapist specializing in eating disorders, and a primary care provider.
What does MS, RD, CEDRD, CD mean?
MS = Master’s of Science in Nutrition
RD = Registered Dietitian
CEDRD = Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian
CD = Certified Dietitian in the state of WA
How do I make a payment?
I accept check, cash, along with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. For discounted non-insurance rates, payment is due at time of service. You can also make a an online payment here.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes, I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel a Sunday appointment, please do so before noon the Friday before so that I have time to schedule someone else in your time slot. The late cancellation fee is $75 for a 50 minute appointment and $50 for a 30 minute appointment. By scheduling an appointment, you are making a commitment not only to your health, but to me as well. I appreciate your consideration in this regard.
Is there parking nearby?
There is street parking and a cash-only pay-parking garage on the east side of the building ($3 before 5 PM and $10 after 5 PM, 7 days a week).