Dietetics, Nutrition and Lactation: Tools for Private Practice


Registered Dietitian + Board Certified Lactation Consultant = Private Practice Magic

As an IBCLC, I have the privilege of working with all kinds of allied health providers. I’m always grateful when they know something about lactation, too!

Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with a few registered dietitians who are also working with pregnant, birthing, and postpartum families in private practice and have seen a lot of similarities in how their private practices are structured.

With the help of Dr. Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC, I’ve created a suite of private practice tools to support your dietetics and lactation private practice.

How to be a Great Prenatal and Postpartum Dietitian

If you’re like me, you’re always wanting to make sure that your clients have good outcomes—and worried that you might say or do something that will have a negative impact on their progress.

But mistakes are part of the process, and present an opportunity for self-reflection. This free guide will help you inspire families to say, “I love my dietitian!”

How to be a HIPAA Compliant Dietitian

Being HIPAA compliant isn’t optional in private practice, but it can be challenging to implement without institutional support. In order to help you understand your responsibilities under HIPAA, I’ve created this free guide. It’s packed with information, resources, and action items to help get you into compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act quickly and easily.

Private Practice Workbook

Staying on top of private practice can be time consuming, no matter what your client load.

If you find yourself scrambling to keep track of key information, forgetting when your bills are due, or simply want to have one document where you can find everything essential to your practice, then you’ll want to check out this free workbook I’ve created to get yourself organized. This workbook has fields to record all kinds of important information, including:

  • Identifying numbers like your EIN, NPI, and license number

  • Infrastructure elements including monthly costs

  • Insurance policies and premiums

  • and more

Download the free workbook here.

Voicemail, Email, and Text Swipe Files

With these pre-written responses, you’ll be able to generate fast responses to the kinds of inquiries you receive all the time.

CPEU Tracker

I’ve created a free spreadsheet complete with formulas where you can see at-a-glance how close you are to meeting your continuing education requirements.

This is a Google Sheet and you’ll need to add it to your Drive before you can use it. 

  • From your desktop: navigate to File > Make a Copy to put your own personal version into Drive.

  • From your mobile device: close this file and from the main Docs screen, click the three dots in the lower right corner of the icon for this workbook. You’ll see an option that says Make a Copy.

How to Earn CPEUs in Dietetics and Lactation

Browse our complete list of on-demand continuing education modules offering CPEUs as well as CERPs and nursing CEUs.

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  • Ethical Marketing

  • Equity

  • Growth and Diversification

  • Clinical topics

The Lactation Private Practice Course for Dietitians Bundle includes 5 tracks:

Each track can be purchased separately or you can bundle and save with the full package.

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