My passion for good food probably stems from my early learning and watching my mother cook. Although I was growing up at a time where fast food and convenience style eating was in vogue, my mother cooked from scratch. I grew up with breakfast that most commonly consisted of oatmeal that had been slow simmered or homemade waffles with fruit purees instead of syrup. My mother was a master of using whatever we had to create meals and rarely did she use any kind of measuring or weighing but rather she went by feel and smell and taste. Meals were at a table and there was always a family dinner in the evenings. Although I did not appreciate this type of eating as a young person as I look back I realize this foundation paved the way for my appreciation of real food and family meals. As an adult I have seen and experienced not only the enjoyment of food but how it heals and improves quality of daily life. I have seen how food is abused and how it can be used to celebrate and enjoy life. My passion comes from my desire to find a balance between food as fuel and medicine with food as pleasure and comfort. My desire is to bring awareness concerning what we are putting in our bodies and what it means, how it makes us feel and then help find the right balance. In the end this approach allows you to live a healthier and more full life but also allows you to do it in a way that suits your lifestyle and goals instead of mine. As a registered dietitian with over 8 years of experience in the field of nutrition I am dedicated to teaching people the role of food and how eating nutritious foods can be enjoyable and fun. As an athlete who has completed four marathons, three 70.3 distance triathlons, as well as numerous other smaller races I can attest to how important good nutrition is to good performance. It is not just race day nutrition that is important but everyday nutrition that will help you achieve your best performance. Whether you are and athlete or someone who just wants to feel and live better, I can help you discover how good it can get.
In the field of nutrition counseling, education, and clinical nutrition I have learned what does and doesn't work. One time visits and education that focuses on rules are outdated. It takes a new approach.
I offer an approach that focuses on how we can work together to achieve and maintain change. If you are looking for weight management, improved athletic performance, or group education I can help you. Together we will find the best methods for long term success.
I am passionate about living and teaching a balanced and nourished life that focuses on how to achieve what you want starting now.
My approach is real world, dealing with real foods, and how these foods will help you achieve your desired goal. Together we will combine the science of nutrition with the art of implementation.
Heiki Cunningham does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Heiki Cunningham's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Michigan State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
Oakland County Health Division
Internship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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