After-Hours Appointments

At Avance Care, our registered dietitians are here to help you, no matter where you are on your journey to better health. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for nutrition. Our nutrition counseling is tailored to your specific health needs and our registered dietitians are specially trained to assist with weight management, diabetes/prediabetes, heart health, gastrointestinal concerns, and emotion and disordered eating. We offer specialized programs to address weight concerns, blood sugar management, and emotional eating, as well as create customized nutrition and lifestyle plans for a wide variety of needs.

We Improve the Health of Our Patients By:

  • Partnering with you to develop a lifestyle and eating plan that is sustainable
  • Creating tailored food plans to help manage chronic diseases or reach other goals, such as fitness or weight management
  • Teaching how to listen to your body’s natural cues for hunger and fullness
  • Ordering mindful eating practice
  • Coaching and counseling, using behavioral techniques designed to help build new habits and change old habits 
  • Promoting self-care techniques, such as sleep hygiene, stress management, mindfulness and relaxation techniques
  • Reducing risk for chronic disease and complications through the healing power of foods and physical activity you enjoy
  • Developing a healthier relationship with food
  • Annual Healthy Eating Cookbook – Avance Care dietitian-customized recipes, grocery store tips, and meal prep guide that promote a healthy, nutritious lifestyle

Remember, small changes in your lifestyle make a huge difference for your health! Research shows that nutrition and lifestyle interventions start to generate positive effects in the body immediately.

Other Avance Nutrition Service offerings include: body composition analysis, healthy recipe development, access to online weight loss support group, diabetes group workshops, and grocery store tours.

Booking Your Appointment

  1. Schedule an initial nutrition assessment by contacting our Specialty Services Coordinators:
    1. Phone: 919-237-1337, option 4
    2. Online form: https://www.avancecare.com/contact-us/contact-us-non-medical/-
    3. Live chat: Contact Us
  2. After scheduling your visit, our coordinators will call your insurance provider to verify your benefits and will alert you of any copays or fees, if applicable.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

A licensed dietitian/nutritionist is a nutrition professional who has met defined academic and professional requirements and is recognized as your most credible source of nutrition information. In addition, RDNs are trained how to use evidence-based nutrition recommendations to prevent and control disease. Our RDNs are also trained in providing comprehensive diabetes education for our patients and hold additional specialty certifications in weight management, personal training, and diabetes management.

What We Offer:

  • Effective weight loss and weight management solutions.
  • Nutrition interventions for pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease and many other conditions.
  • Program designed to curb emotional eating.
  • Customized nutrition and lifestyle care plans.
  • Ongoing support, coaching and monitoring to ensure your success.
  • For more resources on nutrition and recipes that support healthy living, visit the blog.

How Much Will This Cost?

Most insurers will cover nutritional counseling provided by a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist. Currently, Avance Care provides in-network services to members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS), Cigna, Aetna/Coventry, UnitedHealthcare, and Medicare. We also offer these services at an affordable rate if you need to pay for the services as an out of pocket expense. To learn more about this service and benefits that may be available to you click here.

Latest Nutrition Resources

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Written by: Nadeen Risi, MS, RDN, LDN Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Makes: 6 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons peanut butter1 medium banana, mashed¼ cup uncooked oatmeal½ cup egg whites1 scoop vanilla protein (we used ON Gold Standard Whey Protein)1...

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Thriving With Diabetes Virtual Classes

By Erin Decker, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE    Can you cure diabetes? What’s the best diet for diabetes? Did I cause my diabetes? Will I always have to take medication? Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with it for some time, chances are at...

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Campfire/Grilled Foil Pack

By Nadeen Risi, MS, RDN, LDN     Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Makes: 3 servings Ingredients: 3 chicken sausage links, sliced½ yellow onion, sliced½ medium zucchini, sliced in half moons½ medium squash, sliced in half moons1 orange bell pepper,...

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Greek Turkey Burgers

Written by: Grace Burton, MS, RDN, LDN Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Makes: 5 servings Ingredients 1 ½ pounds 93% lean ground turkey 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, finely chopped 3...

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Mediterranean Bean Salad

Written by: Grace Burton, MS, RDN, LDN Prep Time: 20 minutes Makes: 6 servings Ingredients Salad: 1, 15 ounce can of low sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed1, 15 ounce can of low sodium white beans, drained and rinsed¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved1/3 cup...

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5 Ways to Eat Healthier at a Mexican Restaurant

Written by Avance Care registered dietitian Julia Bumpus, MS, RDN, LDN   Here are just a few ways to try and lighten up your Mexican meal! No need to follow every single suggestion but you might a few of the following helpful if you are trying to enjoy some...

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