A referral from your doctor is not usually needed for most commercial 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, high blood sugars (Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, copies of your medical history will be needed as proof of the diagnosis before Nutrition Dynamix can bill insurance.
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. Our office can contact your doctor for the documentation needed.
All Medicare plans require a doctor referral. Please contact us to learn the easiest way to get a referral.
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 (if applicable) and driver’s license or proof of identity. If you have not completed the Authorization for Release of Information in you paperwork which allows us to contact your doctor then please bring copies of any recent lab results or tests if available to you. If you would like to keep a food diary for several days with what you are eating and any negative symptoms (if applicable) you are experiencing this is always appreciated. The more information we have, the easier it is for us to help you.
Nutrition Dynamix is a Preferred Provider for the following insurance companies:
United Health Care (except Navigate, Core, Charter, and Doctors Health plans)
Friday Health Plan
Medicare Part B
We are "out of network" with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. You will be responsible for "self pay" rates, but we can still bill Anthem Blue Cross for partial coverage if applicable.
Coverage is not guaranteed, but based on your specific insurance plan. We encourage you to educate yourself on nutrition counseling coverage for your plan. We have even developed a helpful form called Will My Insurance Pay to make it easy. For other insurance providers, you are responsible for payment at the time of service. A billing form (Superbill) can be provided to you to submit to your insurance company.
Melissa is really excellent at what she does and is a pleasure to work with. I appreciate her use of technology as well as her use of lab diagnostics -- not just shooting in the dark for solutions! I would recommend her to anyone looking to either improve their health using nutrition or to help address a medical issue that could benefit from nutritional advice and support. Thank you!
I had been suffering from IBS since the age of 9. My entire life has been ruled by whether what I have eaten will cause an IBS attack in which I will have to find a bathroom immediately. The intervention with Melissa has drastically changed my life for the better. I can now eat with confidence that I'm not going to get sick!
Melissa has helped me tremendously with digestive issues that had been bothering me for several years and which had not improved with any medication prescribed by MDs. Through a new diet plan and probiotic supplement regime I was able to improve my symptoms significantly! Highly recommended.
I highly recommend Melissa! After a long struggle trying to figure out what exactly was giving me so much trouble (Silent Reflux - who had ever heard of such a thing) and an unnecessary round of antibiotics that just set my digestive system on end, Melissa found the way to get me back on track. I'd lost way too much weight, was feeling terrible and just not thriving. She taught me many things about...
I want to thank Kali for the support she gave me with my diabetes. I went to the doctor and my A1C is down! I learned how to control my eating habits and have lost weight. Thank you so very much!
Melissa helped me when no one else could! If you have any autoimmune issues - she can help!
I had an amazing experience working with Melissa over the last 3 months! She helped me with both weight loss, healthy habits and also getting rid of acid reflux and heartburn through diet changes. She was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful in getting me on the right tack and already seeing results!
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...
Melissa is incredible at what she does. She was able to take the issues I have been fighting with for years and eliminate them. By utilizing her diagnostics and plan I have been successful in treating the issues I presented to Melissa for and do much beyond that, including weight loss, management of my rheumatoid arthritis and improvement of my mental health. I highly recommend her to anyone one who is looking of for a results driven approach.
After struggling to get good advice on nutrition, I finally found Melissa after an extensive research into what I needed. Melissa provides such a good framework to understand and adapt actions to a specific case. We are all different, therefore it was important to be very scientific, fact-based to find the best answer to my personal health issues. After three months, I lost significant weight, added muscle mass, got rid of chronic inflammations, and all my blood tests show back-to-normal...
Melissa is a very caring, knowledgeable and helpful person. After being diagnosed with Crohn's disease in Dec, she has helped me immeasurably wade through all the different aspects of getting my body calmed down. What I really appreciate, is the way she presents concepts and suggestions and allowed me time to 'digest' (forgive the pun) the information so I could decide which direction to pursue. Your visit with Melissa will not be wasted. I truly...
Melissa has been my nutritionist for a little over 6 months since being diagnosed with a rare and progressive inflammatory disease. Since day 1 she made herself very knowledgeable on the subject and asked lots of questions to really understand my condition -- I credit her to my significantly improved quality of life and have recommended her to all of my friends and family. Nutrition has completely changed my life and I have Melissa to thank!!!
With Dana's help, my blood pressure is now fabulous! My overall health numbers have significantly improved and I am continuing to learn how to eat well but healthy and be more compassionate to myself with my lifelong struggles. Over 4 months I’ve lost 12 pounds of body fat and a little over 25 pounds overall. I feel much better about myself and am learning how to incorporate a healthier lifestyle into my day to day life!
I worked with Melissa a year ago, and I can now report that I have been symptom free for months. The MRT testing helped identify a major food sensitivity I had no idea about. I struggled with my inflammatory issues since childhood. Now, it doesn’t affect my quality of life at all! Working with her was invaluable to my health and happiness.
Nutrition Dynamix not only stopped the bloating and acid reflux that were so troublesome but by making a few changes with Melissa's guidance, I feel so much better-- I have more energy and feel healthier. Melissa is professional, knowledgeable and down to earth-- recognizing what is and isn't realistic in a busy life like mine.
When I started working with Dana, my A1C numbers, blood pressure and overall health numbers especially related to fatty liver were affecting my health. I needed to learn how to eat, how to think about food, and basically how to relearn a lifetime of bad eating habits. My blood pressure is now fabulous, my overall health numbers have significantly improved and I am continuing to learn how to eat well but healthy and be more compassionate to myself with my...
Working with Melissa has been very helpful and educational. She guides you through each step of a process to help you figure out what you put into your body affects you and then how to make changes to improve how you function and feel. I would recommend her to anyone that needs help.