House Call Visits
Every visit seeks to understand you, your diet and lifestyle, and your health and to help you make whatever changes are needed to improve your health.
The House Call Visit begins before the actual visit with an extensive assessment of your diet, lifestyle, social history, and medical history. During the first home visit, I assess your measurements and physical features, review your medical history, interpret my assessment, and start the conversation about your unique nutritional health status and agree upon your personal, actionable goals.
The first house call visit includes: a dietary assessment of a typical day; a nutrition-focused physical examination; a review of anthropometric data analysis (height, weight, BMI, waist measurement, and skin fold thickness measurements with calipers as indicated); an analysis of your medical history and current problems, including laboratory values (from doctor) and medications; an analysis social history and lifestyle; a complete nutritional assessment, interpretation and grafting; identification of unique dietary needs; food and lifestyle-related recommendations; goal setting; homework.
All subsequent visits address your homework and progress, help you to understand your results, and keep you accountable while you practice your new health behaviors. We tweak your plan as necessary to deal with reality: hospitalizations, pregnancies, new family members, throughout it all, the need for good nutrition remains. In subsequent house call visits, I typically provide most of the à la carte services: repeat diet assessments, menu planning, Pantry Raids, and recipe analysis.
All house call visits are 60-minutes long and are limited to Manhattan and the Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights, and Park Slope sections of Brooklyn, New York. (If you live anywhere else in the world, please see ‘Digital/Telephone Visits’ below.)
Schedule a House Call Visit.
Digital Visits and Other Services
A Digital Visit (or Telephone Visit if you don’t use video chatting) is just like the House Call Visit except that you do your own measurements, I do the physical assessment as the technology permits, and I can’t spy in your cupboards and refrigerator.
Contact me for a Digital/Telephone Visit. New patients fill out the Nutrition Assessment Form.
Everyday, I set aside time for talking to my patients. Telephone follow-up works really well in-between House Call Visits and Digital Visits. Speak directly to me as often as once a day. I need 3-minute minimum at $1.99/ minute. This is a real bargain.
Contact me to Telephone Follow-up.
Private Email Services
Email services are the easiest way to get frequent and timely follow-up, and we all need feedback when we’re trying something new. Am I doing this right? Why did this happen? You need answers to your questions and suggestions for your next steps. Everyday that you write to me, I will write back and if you keep food logs at Calorie Count, I’ll take a look and comment. Think of it as a short e-consultation and diet review, completely individual, something like having Jiminy Cricket on your shoulder to help. Book private email services by the week.
Sign up for Private E-mail Services.
Online Support Group
At Calorie Count, I host a private group ‘by invitation only‘ for patients in my clinical practice, both home and digital visits. I use this group to keep in touch and to lead thought-provoking discussions – all in the interest of your optimal health. I check-in with the group everyday and encourage my patients to “meet” one another and help to solve each other’s problems. (Experience the Helper’s High to help yourself.) To protect your anonymity, you can use a screen name (just be sure to let me know that it’s you!)
Sign up for my Online Support Group.
Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative, Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
Rarely do people have to change everything about the way they eat in order to be healthier. In reality, the best place to start is with taking stock of where you are. A diet analysis uncovers the nutrient content of what you usually eat and compares it to what you need for your gender, age, weight, and height. For your diet assessment, you must keep complete food records of your usual intake for at least three days. At the end, you will have recommendations for foods to add and replace in your diet that are uniquely you. Read an article I wrote about Keeping Food Logs for Calorie Count.
Contact me for a Diet Assessment. Fill out the 3_Day Food Record Form.
The best way to make healthy eating a reality is use a tailored menu. Make it easy On yourself by placing your daily diet on automatic pilot; save your food decisions for special occasions. I can design a cycle menu of the seasonal foods that you and your family prefer with portions designed to meet everyone’s nutritional requirements. You will get a meal plan for one week (or more if you choose) in three meals-a-day and snacks if you like, with entrées and sides, recipe instructions, and a detailed grocery list. Menu planning is particularly useful for patients on therapeutic diets for medical problems.
Contact me for Menu Planning.
Sometimes you want (or need) to know the calorie count or grams of carbohydrate, protein, fat and other nutrients in your favorite recipes. A Recipe Analysis will uncover those nutrients and others and generate a Nutrition Facts food label for one serving of your recipe. If your recipe is out-of-whack nutrition-wise, we will try our best to fix it without destroying the taste.
Contact me for Recipe Analysis.
Even when people read nutrition labels, and only 60 percent do, most don’t have a clue how to interpret them. In a Pantry Raid we go through your cupboards, fridge and freezer, checking out the food you buy to see if your favorite brands best meet your needs. For all foods that get the thumbs-down, we’ll find a substitute on the spot and add them to a grocery list to get you on the right track.
Go to In-Person Visits to schedule a Pantry Raid
Go to appointment scheduler, Pay Pal, Nutrition Assessment Form, Diet History Form