Abbey Folsom, aka Nutrition Abbey, is the first Certified Nutrition Specialist licensed in Florida and has a direct pay nutrition therapy/counseling practice. Nutrition Abbey is the place to go for reliable nutrition and food advice borne from evidence-based information that enables people to make confident decisions about the future of their health. She uses Spruce to support telenutrition and connect with critical provider practices.
What kind of work do you do?
As a Clinical Nutritionist, I have a direct pay nutrition therapy / counseling practice. Primary care nutrition for all ages is my specialty and includes Medical Nutrition Therapy, Chronic Disease Management, Palliative Nutrition Support, Macronutrient Status: Vitamin & Mineral Support, Health & Weight-Management Goals, Provide Support & Accountability, Teach Meal Planning Skills, Recommendations & Referrals.
How long have you been doing it?
I have worked in a family practice for years. In 2020, I virtualized my private nutrition practice. I am the first Certified Nutrition Specialist® licensed in Florida as a Dietitian/Nutritionist! Given my influence on state nutrition policy, I am also the first nutritionist nationwide to get my own Labcorp account!
What first brought you to Spruce?
The portability of Spruce office communication services is a convenient way to provide telehealth nutrition services. Spruce is the only app I found that did not route an existing landline.
How do you use Spruce at work?
Spruce is my HIPAA compliant telehealth service used for calls, text messages, or to provide video consults for my nutrition clients. I log into the Spruce browser version to fax my notes and referrals to physicians from my laptop.
What is your favorite Spruce feature?
The HIPAA secure technology and social aspects of connecting with other practices on Spruce has made direct communication and referrals easier.
What do you like to do most when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I hang out with my 12-y/o Coton de Tuléar, Jacques Cousteau! We take short walks and I lift light weights to help manage osteoarthritis symptoms.
My favorite polyphenols are coffee, tea, chocolate, and soy. I love to eat full-fat cottage cheese with pears. Mullet is my preferred Southern delicacy, and February would not be the same without Redfish. We eat seafood along with sliced tomatoes, stone milled grits, and conch peas for supper.
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