Are you ready to become a private practice dietitian?
Have you always wanted to become a private practice dietitian but weren’t sure where to start? Or have you felt like you needed to do a clinical job first even though you know private practice is where you want to be?
If you have thought about venturing into private practice, it might feel overwhelming to think about all the ways you can go about it.
What type of business structure do you choose?
Should you see people virtually or in person?
What about accepting insurance?
How do I get clients to come back?
Is it time to hire another employee?
What happens if I fail?
To help foster our profession as nutrition experts, our business coaches empower dietitians just like you, no matter where you are in your journey. If you are new to private practice, we are available to help you get started with your business, set up an electronic health record, take you through the process of becoming an insurance provider, and marketing your services. For those already in private practice, we can help you create a nutrition program, fine-tune your niche, hire your first employee, or even bring on another dietitian to help you expand your practice. Our business coaches can help give you the confidence to make informed decisions every step of the way to create the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams.
Private Practice Resources
Getting Started In Private Practice Workbook
Our “7 Steps to the Nutrition Counseling Practice of Your Dreams” will guide you through the steps of starting your private practice and achieving your goal of becoming a business owner. Inside you will find over 30 years of private practice experience outlined in one easy to follow workbook revealing how to: · Double your income in private practice · Earn what you are worth doing what you love · Achieve work/life balance and beat the burn out · Succeed in private practice with passion, heart, and inspiration · Stop guessing on business decisions and start strategically planning. Get your copy on Amazon today!
“How to Become a Private Practice Dietitian” Blog Series
Follow along as Rebecca and Klara take you through this blog series on how to become a private practice dietitian
- Step 1: Realize Your Potential
- Step 2: Find Your Niche
- Step 3: Build Your Private Practice
- Step 4: Empower Your Clients to be Successful and Happy
Private Practice Dietitian Blogs
Whether you are new to private practice or a seasoned professional, check out our blogs on working in private practice and navigating some of the unique challenges of today’s healthcare world.
Take a look at what dietitians are saying about our business coaching
“I need to have my coaching session with you or else I don’t work as hard on what I have to do!”
Klara is a great mentor. She is supportive, encouraging, and extremely patient. As a new dietitian, I was leery of going into private practice, but Klara boosted my confidence and was there for me every step of the way. I would not have been successful so quickly without her help! She prepared me with everything I needed to know, celebrated my victories, and offered moral support when necessary. I would not hesitate to recommend Klara for any dietitian who needs a mentor.
“I thank God for you every day! You have been such a help and blessing.”
“I wanted to thank you for taking the time to participate in the mentor call and answering all our questions this past Thursday. Your advice and input was very helpful and I really appreciate it. Your success really shows what is possible for our profession and I am truly inspired by what you have achieved.”
“I feel in love with this book in the Introduction. It is that good! “We believe that Registered Dietitians have traditionally been underpaid, often unspecialized, and historically misunderstood. As such, we have dedicated ourselves to boldly recreate our image, our profession, and our value.” YES!!!! The exercises in this book are very helpful, and it provides a lot of great information. I recommend this book to every RD and RD-to-Be out there!”
“I was there…immersed in my first year of private practice doing well, but…I needed to take everything to the next level. I didn’t have the time or energy to reinvent the wheel. Rebecca guided me through an incredible amount of work in 4 months. I continue to implement steps of our business coaching plan which keeps my business growing every day. She is encouraging and positive, empowering RDs not simply to be successful but to stand out as leaders in healthcare. It has been a great experience working with Rebecca, solidifying my dreams. Increased 400% over last year.”
“Thank you, Rebecca, for a great coaching experience. In our sessions, you have heard what I have said, have provided practical guidance with understanding for what would work for my personality and situation. I appreciate the ability now to take my business to the next level, largely related to your out of the box thinking, motivational interviewing skills and value of the care that we provide as private practice RDs. My best to you in your own ventures.”
“When I heard Rebecca and Kait speak at SCAN I was sold! From the very first “assignment” I felt propelled forward. Rebecca put a fire under me and helped me clarify my vision. She taught me the nuts and bolts of how to utilize students, volunteers and RDs in the practice. More importantly she understood by her own experience with private practice and working with clients with eating disorders the level of expertise, time and hard work I gave to my clients. In a short 6 months, not only has my bottom line improved but my satisfaction has doubled.”
Our Business Coaches
Rebecca Bitzer MS, RDN, LDN, CEDRD
Rebecca has 30 years of experience in private practice and is here to help you find the success you are looking for. Rebecca has been a pioneer in private practice since 1989, and has successfully developed and implemented innovative individual and group nutrition counseling programs. She currently oversees a practice of 13 employees and multiples locations. She works with business coaching clients who are more experienced and looking to expand their current private practice through hiring employees, or by expanding their clientele.
Klara Knezevic RDN, LDN, CLT
Klara has worked in private practice since she was student, and has worked in several aspects of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, from the administrative side, patient care, and business management. Klara works with business coaching clients who are looking to start their private practice. She can help you get your private practice up and running, walk you through setting up an electronic health record, and assist you with all steps in the medical billing process.
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