Colleen Marie Fitzgerald, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Nutrition, Pediatric Nutrition
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Family Medicine at Apex
1480 Kelly Road
Apex, NC 27502
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(919) 363-9961

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nutrition

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Advanced Practice Provider
Gender: Female

About Colleen Marie Fitzgerald, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

I became a dietitian because I enjoyed learning about food science in college and have always wanted to make a difference in how people view food. From an early age, I knew that I wanted to help others build a healthy lifestyle. I love to cook, try new foods and discuss recipes. My work as a lifestyle educator prepared me for dietetic training. My philosophy is to meet my patients where they are currently. I hope to be their nutrition coach, t...
I became a dietitian because I enjoyed learning about food science in college and have always wanted to make a difference in how people view food. From an early age, I knew that I wanted to help others build a healthy lifestyle. I love to cook, try new foods and discuss recipes. My work as a lifestyle educator prepared me for dietetic training. My philosophy is to meet my patients where they are currently. I hope to be their nutrition coach, teacher and cheerleader, enabling them to feel empowered to improve their overall health through lifestyle changes that work for them. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, entertaining friends and family, hunting, and fishing. Other hobbies include gardening, swimming and yoga.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Physicians Network
  • Chatham Hospital

Languages

  • English

Internship

  • East Carolina University
  • Area: Dietetics

Bachelor of Science

  • North Carolina State University
  • Area: Biological Sciences

Master of Science

  • North Carolina State University
  • Area: Nutrition Science

Certifications

  • Registered Dietitian, Board Certified
Diabetes and weight management

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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