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Nutrition Therapy & Wellness

Located in Grand Junction in the heart of the Primary Care Partners’ Care Village, Nutrition Therapy & Wellness provides information and support to patients who need help reaching their health goals.

At Nutrition Therapy & Wellness, we provide healthcare services to patients facing a variety of health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, difficulty with losing or gaining weight, eating disorders, and other diet-related diseases or concerns. Our Primary Care Partners’ nutrition program is led by Vanessa Carter, a highly skilled and experienced dietitian. You can learn more about her work and education below. Please note that consultations with our dietitian require a physician referral, and it’s important to check with your insurance provider to confirm benefits for medical nutrition therapy (CPT codes 97802 and 97803). As a division of Primary Care Partners, Nutrition Therapy & Wellness aims to help support you and your nutrition goals so you can live your healthy best life.


Nutrition Therapy & Wellness
PCP Care Village
3150 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 255-1576
*Also the number for
DOCS on Call

Nutrition Programs


Vanessa Carter,
Registered Dietitian,
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Our dietitian, Vanessa Carter, is the cornerstone of our Primary Care Partners Nutrition Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University and completed her postgraduate work at the University of Northern Colorado. She is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and by the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education. As a Registered Dietitian, Vanessa specializes in nutrition education and counseling for adult and child weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, celiac disease, and eating disorders. She has a strong interest in child nutrition and obesity prevention.

Vanessa has been providing nutrition education and counseling for over 15 years. She is also a consultant for school nutrition programs improving the nutrition and food quality of school meals, increasing access to healthy, scratch-made meals, and ensuring meals and menus are in compliance with USDA regulations.

Vanessa grew up in Grand Junction and takes advantage of every opportunity to play outside. Her favorite outdoor activities are mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and paddleboarding.

Dietetic Internship, University of Northern Colorado – Greeley, CO (2005)

Human Nutrition and Food Science, emphasis in dietetics, Colorado State University – Fort Collins, CO (2004)