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FAQ’s

A referral from your doctor is not usually needed for insurance coverage. Self referrals are acceptable if you have proof of the diagnosis code (reason you are seeking nutrition counseling). For example, if you are being seen for high cholesterol or high blood sugars (Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes), copies of your blood work will be needed as proof of the diagnosis before Nutrition Dynamix can bill insurance.  If you are being seen for symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), documentation from a doctor’s summary would be needed as proof of diagnosis. Exceptions include if you are being seen for weight loss, simply weighing you at the appointment and documenting if you are overweight or obese will be proof of diagnosis.

A Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) has completed a minimum
of a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition from an accredited university and a minimum of 1200 hours of
supervised practice through an accredited Dietetic Internship. A RD/RDN has successfully
passed a national board examination by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and must complete
continuing education to maintain this status. They must also adhere to a Code Of Ethics.

The title of “Nutritionist” is not a nationally recognized credential. The definition of “Nutritionist”
varies from state to state. In states without licensure, such as Colorado, anybody can call themselves
a “Nutritionist” without any formal education or training in the field of nutrition. Therefore, it is
important to find an accredited RD/RDN and to look for one with expertise in the specialty area you seek.

 

A Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) has completed advanced clinical training in adverse food reactions including food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances. CLT’s are trained to assist patients with the LEAP Immunocalm Diet Protocols. This is based on the results from a Mediator Release Test (MRT) which is a blood test that measures your inflammatory response to different foods and food chemicals. CLT’s have a minimum education of a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and most are Registered Dietitians.

Please bring your Health Insurance Card and Driver’s License if seeking insurance coverage. If you have not already requested that your doctor fax your most recent blood work to me,please also bring copies of any recent lab results or tests if you have them.

Nutrition Dynamix is a Preferred Provider for the following insurance companies:

  • United Health Care
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Rocky Mountain Heath Plans
  • Medicare Part B

Coverage is not guaranteed, but based on your specific insurance plan. For other insurance providers, you are responsible for payment at the time of service. A billing form can be provided to you and you may seek reimbursement. Click here for more information.

The number of follow-up appointments needed will depend on your condition and level of support required.
Weekly or bi-weekly appointments initially give the most positive results. Appointments can then be
moved to monthly or as needed.

Yes. I can communicate with your doctor by sending copies of your progress notes.

It depends on your condition. Some patients who start LEAP therapy for symptoms such as diarrhea, experience improvement within days of changing their diet. Other patients may take longer to reach their goals such as with weight loss or improved diabetes control.

You can make an appointment online, contact me, or call me at 720-252-9415 to set an appointment.

“Each person has a very unique story and begins their journey at a different level. I strive to meet you where your journey begins and walk with you along the way to improved health and nutrition.”

Melissa Karch, Nutritionist

Melissa Karch, RDN, CNSC, CLT

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“Melissa has done a great job with helping me with my stomach issues and helping me take and understand the LEAP program. I look forward to working with her on achieving other goals that relate to food and exercise.”

Christopher M., Longmont, CO

“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with Melissa! She has a wealth of knowledge and a real talent with knowing how to calibrate her expertise. Not once did she talk over my head nor waste time with trite diet fad nonsense. Melissa has a thorough command of the science and a great talent in being able to relay this information at a pace that is appropriate to her client. After years of dieting and doing my own “research” (Thank you Dr. Google!) I found myself completely confused — Melissa did a great job of setting me on the right path. As long as I keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will reach my destination –all the while enjoying the journey. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone that is looking for sound nutritional guidance! ”

Elizabeth S., Longmont, CO

“As a healthcare professional myself, I found Melissa excellent as a nutritional dietician with professional and compassionate dietary and nutritional education/counseling. She had great advice for fueling before/after my long runs. Helped to navigate all the false information on the internet and adjust my diet according to my personal goals and current health. Also had my 16 year old meet with her-excellent advice on a level my child could understand. Definitely recommend!”

Jennifer D. , Erie, CO

“Melissa helped me to navigate all the false information on the internet and adjust my diet according to MY personal goals and current health.”