Barbara T. Phippard, RD, CD, CDE
Nutrition, Diabetes Education, Diabetes
Certified Diabetes Educator, since 1994
Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., 1977
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1978
Joined Virginia Mason
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Care provider gave very careful information.
Barbara is a very kind professional lady who has come up with all kinds of helpful ideas.
Barbara is great! Very skilled! Knowledgeable.
Great personal service!! Really listened.
The bulk of the appt was me answering questions about what I typically eat. I had not taken time to make a mental or written list of that so it was awkward and not productive. Notifying me ahead of time might have helped - or send a survey ahead of time might help. I hoped for a greater explanation of nutrition in general and reasons why people might not follow good nutrition (time, cost, addictions, etc) but nothing was discussed in that front. Provider simply asked what I normally ate, suggested substitutions, calculated how many calories I should consume to maintain or lose weight and handed me a very basic laminated sheet of suggested food items. I really could have gotten all that with 15 minutes spent on the internet so I didn´t find this meeting helpful and I will not visit that provider again.
it was a nutritionist I saw--talked about specific items, suggestions were given about changes, which I will attempt to implement to see if any improvements in my condition are made. Talking points sugar/sugar substitutes, supplements, hand/wrist/arm pain, low/high sugar symptoms.
Very good - I feel very informed.
I will recommend Barbara to friends and colleagues.
Superb, knowledgeable responds well to my needs problems & questions.