Frequently Asked Questions
What is Telehealth/Virtual Coaching?
Telehealth/Virtual Coaching is when a client/you meet with Kerri via a video platform on their computer or smartphone. This allows a you to easily engage in nutrition consultation without leaving your home or office, which can save time, energy and money.
What is the platform Healthie that Kerri uses?
Healthie is an all-in-one, easy-to-use practice management and telehealth platform for nutrition and wellness professionals. Healthie is HIPAA-, PIPEDA-, and Level 1 PCI-compliant, which means all of your health and personal information is safe guarded to the most up-to-date and highest standards.
Healthie also offers an app that allows you to book future appointments and communicate seamlessly with Kerri. The app also has so many more special features such as the ability for you to take photos of your food, selfies (or "healthies") of your body, record workouts, metrics, or bring in health data from the Health app using their HealthKit API, and more. With Kerri's support you can track your outcomes and goals.
Do you take insurance?
Currently Perfect Pear Coaching does not take health insurance. Perfect Pear Coaching is a self pay service, meaning you will provide your credit card and payment will be charged based on your selection of package and service. You will book your first session after that payment is made.
If you would like to attempt to utilize your insurance to cover costs of services, it is possible to provide you with a bill. You are more than welcome to take the steps to submit for coverage, but will be responsible for taking those steps. There are services as well that will help with claims, such as Reimbursify. Also many clients utilize there flexible spending account (FSA) to cover the cost of these types of services.
What days is Kerri available to see me on?
Kerri is currently seeing clients Mondays and Thursdays 9:00 AM-6:30 PM. If there was another time you would like to be seen, please inquire with Kerri directly she maybe able to accommodate your schedule.
What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
Generally speaking, the role of dietitian is more regulated than that of a nutritionist. While anyone can go to school to study health and nutrition, in the US, depending on where a person wants to practice, there are certain licensures and certifications a dietitian has to earn to be able to work.
After earning a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university, dietitians typically complete an internship or practice program at a health care facility, food service company, hospital, or other organization. Upon completion, students can sit for their national examination; once they pass, they are free to practice as an RDN, or registered dietitian nutritionist.
In the US, the title “nutritionist” is not as regulated as “dietitian,” and tends to have a broader, more general meaning. The title is not generally protected, meaning that it can be used by anyone, unlike “doctor”, for instance, which requires proof of qualifications. Nutritionists typically do not have any professional training, and therefore, should not be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of any diseases.