Lindsay  Baker
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Lindsay Baker

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science, MS Certified Diabetes Educator, CDE Registered Dietician, RD Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, LDN Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Providence Accepting In-person
Updated November 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Diabetes education and counseling
  • Intuitive eating
  • Chronic Dieting
  • Eating disorders
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Medical nutrition therapy

Professional statement

A large portion of people obtain nutrition information from diet websites, magazines, social media and even well meaning friends and family which often report nutrition myths and misinformation. This inaccurate information can lead to fad dieting, significant weight fluctuations, poor relationships with food, worsened health problems and eating disorders. As an Registered Dietitian Lindsay uses evidenced based nutrition information and nutrition counseling with clients to help them improve health without causing harm.

Lindsay uses a non diet, HAES philosophy as a nutrition therapist and dietitian. She believes eating should not add additional stress to an often already stressful life. Food fuels our body and is also meant to be enjoyed. Lindsay believes we can enjoy all foods and achieve or maintain good health. Lindsay enjoys working with clients to find satisfaction with nutritious meals and food they enjoy and also helping to find balance with foods we eat simply for pleasure and fun.

We are often exposed to only one body type in popular culture. In real life however, bodies come in different shapes and sizes by nature. Science has shown us that behaviors have a greater influence on our health rather than achieving a specific weight. All bodies deserve dignity, respect and adequate nutrition. Lindsay works with individuals find adequate nutrition to support health and a positive relationship with food.


Message to clients

In todays culture of dieting and wellness it can be so easy to feel confused, overwhelmed and like your "doing it all wrong" when it comes to how we feed ourselves. The clients I work with are often struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating and eating disorders and may struggle with these disorders in addition to medical diagnosis such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

As a Certified diabetes educator I also work with individuals who have been diagnosed with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. These diagnoses often result in an expectation of food restrictions and the idea we must shrink our body to become healthier. However, we know that this often leads to more harm than good. I provide evidence based, weight neutral diabetes education and medical nutrition therapy to help clients further understand their diagnosis and also help them form behavior changes that feel good and improve health long term.


Specialties

Diabetes education and counseling - Working with clients on topics related to diabetes

Intuitive eating - Instilling a healthy relationship with food, in which the the individual follows the body's internal cues rather than external dietary regimens

Chronic Dieting - Working with clients who have a history or present of chronic dieting to find alternative, sustainable solutions

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Nutrition counseling - Counseling around nutrition that is customized to each client's needs

Medical nutrition therapy - A diagnosis of nutrition and and counseling services to help manage physical needs, such as diabetes




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan or PHCS
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Rhode Island College RIC Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat
  • Sun Closed

Providence practice
383 West Fountain Street, Suite 115, Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 1x per month- 9a-1p
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Private Practice, 2005 - Present
University of Rhode Island Dietetic Internship, 2004 - 2005
RI Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator
NBCDE Certified Diabetes Educator
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

University of Rhode Island, MS, 2007
University of Rhode Island, BS, 2004


Licensure

Rhode Island: LDN00588


Languages

English