Work With Me

Please note: As of 3/16/20 until further notice all nutrition services will be conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New clients are welcome.

Are you tired of struggling with your relationship with food and your body? Do you spend most of your time thinking about the foods you don’t allow yourself to eat or wishing you just knew how to eat “normally”? Do you want to feel more comfortable in your body and move around the world with increased ease? Are you looking to manage a chronic health condition, but don’t want to go on yet another diet?

Are you ready to find freedom with food and discover your healthiest and happiest self?

If you answered yes to that question, perhaps now is the time to pick up the phone and call Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT at 1-631-629-6802 or send me an email to schedule a free phone consultation to see if we are a good fit for working together.

What Should I Expect When I Meet with Christina?

Seeing a registered dietitian for the first time can be nerve wracking. You may be nervous I’ll judge your food or lifestyle choices or ask you to follow a super strict diet that eliminates all of your favorite foods. This is certainly not the case.

In our initial 60-minute session, we’ll get to know each other and start to uncover your relationship with food and your body. We will come up with a big picture plan and identify the areas you would like to focus on in our work together.

Our follow-up sessions are 45 minutes and will focus on introducing strategies to help you move towards your goals, working through barriers, and revisiting and adjusting your goals to help you and propel you forward.

What Kind of Clients does Christina Work With?

I work with adolescents and adults with various degrees of disordered eating or diagnosed eating disorders. Many of my clients are chronic dieters who are looking to break free from the cycle of restrictive diets. I also see clients who are looking to manage health conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and food allergies, as well as those looking to increase their overall mood, energy levels, and well-being using a non-diet approach.

What Services does Christina Offer?

I provide one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions, couples nutrition counseling sessions, family nutrition counseling sessions, walk and talk sessions, meal support, experiential eating sessions, and grocery store tour sessions.

Will Nutrition Counseling with Christina Help me Lose Weight?

When someone works with me, their weight will either decrease, stay the same, or increase. Your body will naturally settle where it’s meant to be and I’ll help you to achieve your best health while ditching the dieting roller coaster forever.

Where is Christina’s Office Located?

My office is conveniently located off of 25A in Centerport, New York 11721. It is easily accessible from Lloyd Harbor, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, Huntington Station, Huntington Bay, Halesite, Greenlawn, Northport, East Northport, and Elwood, although my clients come from all over Long Island. When traveling to see me in person is not convenient, I can work with clients virtually throughout New York and select states. Contact me to learn more about virtual nutrition coaching.

I also have office hours on the South Shore of Long Island at Neuropsychologic Associates, PLLC which is located at 98 Park Avenue in Babylon, NY 11702 and is easily accessible from Lindenhurst, West Babylon, North Babylon, West Islip, Deer Park, and West Bay Shore. Please call 631-482-1200 to make an appointment at the Babylon office.

Does Christina Take Insurance For Nutrition Counseling?

I am currently an in-network provider with Cigna, Aetna, The Empire Plan NYSHIP, Oscar, and Magnacare. I am also an out-of-network provider with most insurances which means you will pay for sessions at the time of service and submit a monthly statement (superbill) which you then submit to your insurance carrier for insurance reimbursement if eligible. Unfortunately, insurance can limit services by diagnosis and number of visits, which is why I strive to make my services affordable to all. It is your responsibility to understand your coverage. I can provide a sliding scale to those who are in need.

(Please note prices and insurance are different for Babylon office- most major insurance carriers are accepted including Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) and United Healthcare. Call 631-482-1200 to make an appointment and inquire about pricing at the Babylon office.)

Checking Your Insurance Benefits:

Call the member services number on the back of your card and ask:

  1. Does my plan cover outpatient nutrition counseling (CPT codes 97802 and 97803)?

    1. Is there a limit on the number of allowed visits per year?

    2. Is there a limit on the number of allowed units per session or per year?

  2. Does my plan only cover preventative “medically necessary” visits, or does it also allow and cover services as a primary diagnosis (ICD-10 code Z71.3)? Does my plan cover eating disorder diagnoses (F50)?

  3. Are telehealth sessions covered?

  4. Do I have a deductible to meet before nutrition counseling benefits can be used?

  5. Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance for nutrition counseling? If yes, how much is it? (A registered dietitian is considered a specialist)

  6. Do I need a physician referral? If yes, please obtain their NPI number and have them fax a referral to Christina Frangione.

  7. Is Christina Frangione in network with my specific plan? (NPI number: 1023516762)

  8. Record the representative’s name you spoke with and the reference number for the call (this information will be be necessary if you ever need to dispute a rejected claim).

You will be responsible for any visits which your insurance carrier denies payment.