How is an "RD" different from a "Nutritionist"?

Individuals with the RD credential have fulfilled specific requirements, including having earned at least a bachelor's degree, completed a supervised practice program and passed a registration examination — in addition to maintaining continuing education requirements for recertification.

 

Some RDs may call themselves "nutritionists," but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The definition and requirements for the term "nutritionist" vary. Some states have licensure laws that define the range of practice for someone using the designation "nutritionist," but in other states, virtually anyone can call him- or herself a "nutritionist" regardless of education or training. (information obtained from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).

Do I have to pay for services at the time of visit?

Back to Balance, Inc is currently a fee-for-service/self pay practice, and payment for services is due at time of visit.  Please contact us about installment plans.  We currently accept cash, credit cards through online payments, and checks made payable to Back to Balance, Inc.

Do you accept health insurance or Medicare?

Back to Balance, Inc accepts Medicare coverage. **At this time Medicare is only covering Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (pre-renal dialysis) and ESRD before dialysis. For all clients who do not participate in Medicare, the payment is due at the time of your appointment. You may be given a superbill upon completion of each session. This may be submitted by you to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. Please contact your insurance carrier in regards to your particular coverage.

How do I set up an appointment?

To set up an appointment please call 904-419-3773 or email Laura@BacktoBalanceJax.com.

What can I expect during my first visit?

Please see services tab for details about each service provided.  Prior to your visit you will need to print and fill out the necessary forms. Please see forms tab for more information. You will also be asked to bring a three day food diary of everything you ate and drank during that time.  If you have diabetes, you are also asked to bring in your blood sugar log book.

How many visits should I plan on?

How many visits depends on your personal goals and your comfort with your dietary plan.