Nutrition Therapy Services
Erin provides individual medical nutrition therapy (MNT) services to individuals using a non-diet approach. She incorporates the principles of intuitive eating and weight inclusivity.
Erin has a wide range of clinical experience, and is confident in all types of nutrition therapy. Her personal interests lie in diabetes management, sports nutrition, and disordered eating.
Erin has been around diabetes for most of her life. She watched her grandmother struggle with “brittle” type 1 diabetes and saw how that impacted her food choices on a daily basis. Along with this, she is aware of how challenging this disease is for not only those with the condition, but also for those involved in the care of the person with diabetes. Erin is passionate about dispelling myths about diabetes, and educating on the numerous factors that influence risk beyond weight, diet, and exercise.
Erin has been a runner for over 10 years. She has completed several half marathons, a full marathon, and a handful of 5, 8, and 10ks. Because of this, she understands the common challenges that come up for runners and endurance athletes. Erin loves blending intuitive eating with sports nutrition because it provides the perfect opportunity to really tune-in and see what it is your body needs for optimal performance and recovery.
Our culture supports the thin ideal, and diet culture encourages disordered eating behaviors. Erin recognizes that weight and nutrition are just one piece of the puzzle that contributes to our health. She will support you along your path to reduce anxiety and build confidence in food choices. For those who require more specialized or a higher level of care, Erin can help you connect with and build your support team.
Erin has a strong clinical background and is confident counseling on a variety of medical conditions as well as general preventive nutrition.
What to Expect
When you meet with Erin for the first time, she will take time getting to know “you”: what is important to you, your health goals, and your experience thus far with food, diet, and exercise. You will identify those long-term health motivators and then establish short-term stepping stones to get you there.
Follow-up visits are recommended weekly, at least in the beginning. During these sessions, you will review your progress on your goals, and work with Erin to explore additional barriers and motivators. She will provide education and resources as needed to help you reach your goals. These resources range from evidence-based nutrition information, meal planning resources, recipes, and worksheets.
Erin offers ongoing support in a few different ways. She offers 20-30 minute “check-ins” to review progress for those short on-time, or to just provide that extra bit of accountability to those who like to have something on the calendar. She also offers a free newsletter to all current, past, future, or potential clients. Sign up here!
Insurance and Payment
Erin is currently in network with the following insurance companies:
- United Healthcare
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
If your insurance is not listed, she can file as an out-of-network provider or provider a superbill.
Self-Pay rates are as follows:
Initial Assessment: $150
Follow-up session (1 hour): $125
Credit card, HSA and FSA cards are accepted.
Questions to Ask Your Insurance
Not all plans cover medical nutrition therapy, even if the provider is considered “in network”. Call your insurance company to make sure MNT is covered. This number can be found on your insurance card. Download this worksheet to help guide you.
Questions to ask:
- Is medical nutrition therapy a covered benefit (procedure code 97802 and 97803?)
- Do I have nutrition counseling covered under my preventative benefits (ICD code Z71.3?)
- Does it require a doctor’s order or referral?
- How many visits are covered per year? Is this calendar year or term year?
- Is telehealth currently covered?
- Is there a copay?
- Is this subject to the deductible?
- What diagnosis codes or conditions are required (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, eating disorder?)
- If Erin Decker Nutrition is not in network, what are my out of network benefits?