Kidney Health Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t eat the typical western diet. Can you still provide advice?

Yes! Depending on your preferences, you will be scheduled with a dietitian who is familiar with your culture and can make recommendations that are appropriate within that diet. Here at VidaEats, we pride ourselves in being culturally competent. 

What is your counseling style?

While each of our dietitians may have a slightly different style, one of our core principles at VidaEats is behavior change therapy and motivational interviewing. The five pillars of motivational interviewing are: autonomy, acceptance, adaptation, empathy, and avocation. Our dietitians use active listening and meet the patient where they are before making recommendations. 

Do you take my insurance?

At this time, we take traditional Medicare, Cigna, Aetna (including Medicare Advantage through Aetna), and United Healthcare. 

If we do not take your insurance and you do not have out-of-network benefits, all sessions are cash-pay with our affordable packages.

Please email (NOT .com) OR call 813-421-9216 to see if your sessions are covered by your insurance.

Do you accept Out-of-Network Benefits?

Yes!! The client must verify that they have out-of-network benefits on their policy. VidaEats does not verify benefits.

I don’t have CKD, can I still work with VidaEats?

Yes!! Our dietitians all specialize in CKD, but many have other specialities such as diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure management, GI disorders, etc. Reach out to us to see if we are a good fit for your needs! (Medicare covers sessions for CKD and diabetes only).