Author: Stephanie Figon, MS, RDN, LD

Creator of Supplement Sciences and NutriScape.NET. As a dietitian since 1992, Steph has had experiences in consulting, 15 years in clinical, and has operated a private practice nutrition counseling office for since 2011. Log in to comment and save this article on your board or send your comments to reviews@supplement-sciences.com

Appointment Confirmation

Thank you for scheduling your appointment! We look forward to helping you achieve your nutritional goals and improve your overall health and well-being. Our scheduler will be reviewing your tentative appointment and will contact you to confirm all the details via text message.

You may also receive email from our automated scheduling system. This system requires you to opt-in to receive email messages. As always, check your spam folder if you are missing this.

Alaska Weight Management and Diabetes Counseling

Scheduling (907) 707-1137

Fax: (907) 312-7700

Insurance

If you haven’t already done so, you can send an image of your insurance card (front and back) so that we can get a quote from your insurance company before your visit. Insurance coverage is likely to depend on your height and weight and your health conditions, so please include these details. Send it to matsu-dietitian@email.kalixhealth.com.

We look forward to meeting you!

Lab Testing

Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics Lab Services has partnered with an internet company called Lab Testing API to offer lab testing services for clients who, for insurance or other reasons, might need lab testing without the expense of meeting with a primary care provider.  Requires prescriptions are written by an internet provider.

Their service details are available through this link: Lab Testing API.

Alaska Health Fair

Another good option is Alaska Health Fair which has an office in Anchorage. Find out details at: AlaskaHealthFair.org

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Low Cost Blood Testing from Alaska Health Fairs

Health fairs offer low cost blood testing.  According to their website, the Alaska Health Fairs Anchorage office also has weekly hours when they offer blood draws.   Here is an excerpt from the Alaska Health Fair site:

  • Blood Chemistry Screen – twenty-seven panels! – covers infection, anemia, liver disease, clotting ability, kidney and adrenal function, liver function, bone disease, tissue disease and damage, heart function, liver function, muscle function, and coronary heart disease – 45
  • Thyroid Screen – 35
  • Prostate Disease Screen – 25
  • Vitamin D Screen (D2, D3) – 50
  • A1C Diabetes – 25
  • Blood Typing – 20
  • Vitamin B12 – 35
  • Celiac Disease – 35
  • New! Ferritin – 35
  • New! Alaska Allergy Profile – 195
  • New! Testosterone (men only) – 55

Here is the schedule for upcoming health fairs in Alaska.

Diabetes

word-cloud-language-of-diabetesThe Cost of Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, “People with diagnosed diabetes incur average medical expenditures of about $16,752 per year, of which about $9,601 is attributed to diabetes.”

A Team Approach Makes Sense

Your medical provider will order the right tests and prescribe the right medications, but 99% of the job of staying healthy and avoiding complications depends on you. For the rest of your life, YOU will be the leader of your healthcare team. You deserve a personalized education that can’t be provided by booklets, friends, or the internet. This is an education your physician doesn’t have time to provide in an office visit.  Our Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists are able to take the time to provide the detailed education you need to put you in charge.  We are experts on “Lifestyle Medicine” for diabetes who can help you navigate the myths and confusion surrounding diabetes. We can help you limit your need for medications, understand exactly how to reduce your risk for complications, and show you the best tools available for putting you in control of your health.

Our Approach

“Lifestyle Medicine” is powerfully effective. And yet, making changes to how you eat and working in physical activity can be very challenging.

We start with questions about your individual health risks–medications, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol. We want to know about the details of where food and physical activity fit within your life, your family, and your work. We care about what goals you value most.

Then, we work with you to help achieve your goals by offering specific insights and options for the most effective (and least painful) ways to achieve them.

No magic, no pills. Healthy real foods. Extra years of healthy life.