FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I want to lose weight. Do you help people lose weight?
Good question! The focus of our approach is to normalize eating behaviors and to help you develop enjoyable and sustainable exercise and lifestyle habits. If compulsive or binge eating has contributed to true excess weight, you can expect that some weight loss will occur as a result of the work we do together.
I have an eating disorder. Do your clients get better?
Yes, or we'd have trouble sleeping at night. Eating disorders are treatable complex illnesses. Full recovery is expected with evidence-based treatment plans and the best treatment teams in place. The dieticians at Dr. Daisy Miller and Associates are the highest level outpatient treatment providers for patients and their families struggling with eating disorders.
What can I expect during my nutrition counseling sessions?
During the first appointment, we will talk about your (or your child’s) medical, eating, and weight history, review lab results (if applicable), and discuss current eating patterns and health and behavioral nutrition concerns. By the end of the initial appointment, we will have a good plan for sessions moving forward, and we will give you some initial recommendations to practice before your next session.
Your follow-up sessions will be supportive conversations about your eating and movement goals. We are nutrition experts but we believe that our clients know their bodies best. We’ll give you new skills to practice each week until you feel comfortable and confident in your ability to practice your new skills and habits on your own.
What ages do you work with?
We work with all ages. We meet only with parents for children ages 0 – 12 years old. We start working individually with teens ages 13 years old and up.
This is a group practice. How will I know which nutritionist to choose when I schedule an appointment online?
You will see a short description of each nutritionist’s areas of specialty on the “meet our staff” page (you’ll see that there is much overlap among us). If you’re uncertain or have questions, please give us a call or send us an email and we would be happy to assist you in choosing a nutritionist in the practice.
What if my regular dietician isn’t available when I’d like to come in, can I schedule with a different dietician in the practice?
Yes! We work collaboratively and flexibly. You may also be able to meet with your regular dietician via phone or video conference on a day when your dietician is not scheduled to be in the Rockville office (speak with your dietician directly about this option).
How often do you meet with clients? And, how many sessions will I need?
We recommend meeting weekly, if possible, as this works best for behavior change. In terms of the total number of sessions recommended, this varies depending on your presenting nutrition needs. To give you an idea, nutrition counseling for eating disorders and emotional eating typically requires at least 8 sessions, whereas nutrition counseling for medical issues is typically 2-3 sessions.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
We require a 24-hour cancellation notice so that we can utilize that time to help another client. A $50.00 fee is charged for appointments cancelled within this 24-hr window. You can cancel your appointment online or by calling us at 240-449-4022.
What forms of payment do you accept?
A credit, debit, or flex spending card is needed to book your appointment online. If you would like to pay with a check, cash, or with a different card, you can do so at the time of your appointment.
How do you work with my other treatment providers?
We believe in a collaborative approach to nutrition care. We are happy to speak with your treatment providers about your health and wellbeing. We can also provide you with referrals to help you establish this support. We do not charge for these services.