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Shaina Painter, MS, CNSc

Shaina Painter, MS, CNSc

Health Coach

Shaina is a Lake Tahoe-based Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Health at Every Size (HAES)-aligned Health Coach with five years of experience in the field. She holds a Master of Science in human nutrition and functional medicine from the University of Western States, and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist candidate. She is currently pursuing an Intuitive Eating Counselor certification.

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About Shaina Painter, MS, CNSc

Clinical Expertise

hormone issues, maternal support, autoimmune disease, digestive issues, detoxification and environmental toxicity, mental and brain health

Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) candidate; BA in Psychology; MS in human nutrition and functional medicine; 200-hour registered yoga teacher with emphasis on Ayurveda.
Training Institutions
University of Western States; Arizona State University; The Clinician’s Incubator
What I’m most excited to bring to Parsley Health members
Creating a compassionate, therapeutic space to share your health journey and explore potential root causes. In collaboration, we will curate a sustainable plan designed uniquely for your individual health needs. I’m passionate about empowering my members to transform their relationship with their bodies and food by fostering their body’s innate wisdom and developing body literacy.
Ask me about
My health journey with Hashimoto’s, sports-related mTBIs, and IBS; my love for herbalism; mountain living; or my rescue pup, Zoey.
Most likely to find me
Adventuring through the Tahoe basin, scouting the newest restaurant digs, foraging for herbs and medicinal mushrooms, recipe-testing, hiking, snowboarding, or soaking up vitamin D by the lake!

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Do I need health insurance if I have a Parsley Health membership?

A Parsley Health membership does not replace health insurance. We advise all members to maintain a separate health insurance plan of their choosing. For blood work, insurance frequently offers full coverage. Please also note that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) includes a requirement that all U.S. citizens purchase health insurance. A Parsley Health membership does not meet this requirement.

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We are not in-network with insurance plans at this time, but you can use out-of-network benefits to pay for your membership. Members with out-of-network coverage are typically reimbursed for 40-70% of the membership cost.

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Can Parsley Health be my primary care physician?

Parsley Health’s world-class physicians are trained in primary care specialties like family medicine and internal medicine, however we recommend our members maintain a primary care physician for things like vaccinations and strep or flu testing, which we do not perform here at Parsley Health.

We recommend female patients also maintain an OBGYN for regular pap smears. Your Parsley Health doctor will remind you of important age-related screenings you should get like colonoscopies or mammograms. We are not available for urgent appointments.

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Is testing included in my membership fee? What costs can I expect to see?

Your doctor will work with you to customize testing orders based on your health needs and personal preferences. Costs for blood work and specialty tests are not included in the membership price. Blood work is usually covered by insurance. Specialty tests range in cost from $100 - $350. These tests, however, are completely optional.

What types of diagnostic testing does Parsley Health perform?

We offer both standard blood work and in-depth specialty testing to help construct a comprehensive picture of your health and better inform treatment. A personalized testing plan will be recommended by your doctor. Some of our most frequently prescribed specialty tests assess allergies, cortisol, genetics and microbiome health.

What is included with my plan?

Doctor’s visit(s), health coaching visit(s), unlimited messaging (annual membership only) with your care team through an online patient portal, and access to prescriptions and supplements.

In addition to our services, you’ll have access to online scheduling and billing, our online supplement store (discounted price for members), and exclusive access to deals from our wellness partners - our favorite places to sweat, stretch, zen, and shop!

Heal your body from the inside out. Talk to a Parsley advisor to learn how holistic medicine can help you.