When I started my private practice, I spent a lot of time researching all the tools and services – from electronic medical record and practice management tools to business bank account and website hosting. If you’re starting your own practice, or just looking to change from a provider you’re not satisfied with, here are the ones that have been working well for me! Please note I make a small commission on purchases when you buy with my affiliate link or referral code.
Manage your practice with Practice Better
Practice Better is the all in one practice management software and EMR I use for my practice. You can easily take care of scheduling, booking, payments, invoicing, and client management all in one place. The Client Portal side is user-friendly as well – my clients can easily upload documents and labs, use Journals to track meals, access notes from past appointments, and send secure chat messages to me as their provider.
Having everything related to my practice all in one place makes things simple!
Want to give it a go? Try any paid plan free for 14 days.
Make meal planning a breeze with EatLove
As a dietitian one of things I get asked most often is – “do you make meal plans?” EatLove is a meal planning software solution that will ensure you don’t feel stressed when you get this question!
Use EatLove to input a customized nutrient prescription taking into a account your patient’s goals, allergies/avoidances, food preferences, eating habits, cooking skill level, time available to cook, and more.
Try it for free and get a $50 credit toward your EatLove membership with my referral code!
Find updated and attractive education materials with RD2RD
Throw out those old, outdated, excessively photocopied handouts from 2005 and get all the up-to-date CKD educational materials you need right here. I pride myself on creating visually appealing and easy-to-understand patient education handouts and resources — you’ll love them, and so will your clients.
Visit my store on RD2RD today. Be sure to grab my free list of 20+ plant-based snack ideas for people with kidney disease!
Confidently help patients manage kidney stones with Dishing Out Prevention
10% of people will have a kidney stone at some point in their life. This is higher than the prevalence of diabetes or heart disease! Chances are, you have or will work with a patient who has kidney stones.
But if you’re like me, you probably didn’t learn a single thing about kidney stones in school! Nutrition plays a major role in stone prevention – that’s why I’m excited to share The Kidney Dietitian’s Dishing Out Prevention: Complete Kidney Stone Training for Registered Dietitians. The face behind The Kidney Dietitian is my friend Melanie Betz – a true expert in kidney stone nutrition (and one of VERY few dietitians who specialize in stones!).
By the way – when you sign up using my affiliate link I will ALSO send you five of my most-loved RD2RD handouts (CKD & Protein, CKD & Sodium, High and Low Sodium Foods for Kidney Disease, CKD & Potassium, and CKD & Phosphorus) – 100% for free. Please forward me your Dishing Out Prevention registration confirmation & I will send over your handouts.
Sign up for this one-of-a-kind program using the link below. I am an affiliate for this program & I make a small commission when you purchase through my affiliate link.
Protect yourself and your business with insurance from Proliability
Do you do MNT with clients? You need professional liability insurance. I know this is boring and the odds are low of anything happening, but I’d say it’s pretty darn important for you to protect yourself and your livelihood.
Sign up with Proliability ASAP if you’re starting your nutrition practice. My policy runs me $299.00/year (that’s just ~$25 per month, a small price to pay for peace of mind!). And take note, if you’re an Academy member there are discounts available.
Meet all your small business online banking needs with Novo
I use Novo for my online business banking needs!
It’s easy to get set up with a new account, send and receive payments, and manage your money. One of my favorite features is Novo Reserves, where you can automatically direct a percentage of your earnings to a Reserve where it’s set aside – so helpful for tax season!
Open your new account with Novo and get a $40 deposit when you use my code.
Make business purchases & get rewarded with Chase Ink Business
I have always been happy with my Chase Sapphire Preferred card for personal use, and Chase Ink Business is the perfect fit for my business needs!
Chase has always impressed me with their excellent customer service, and they offer awesome cash back rewards too. The best part is that any points earned on your business Chase card can be transferred to your personal Chase card (or travel partners like Southwest) for use however you wish.
Chase Ink Business Unlimited and Chase Ink Business Cash cards have $0 annual fee, and the Chase Ink Business Preferred has a $95 annual fee.
Get to it, open your Chase Ink Business account today!
Process payments seamlessly with Square
Are you selling goods or services online? You need a payment processor, and Square fits the bill for my needs. It syncs up with my EMR (Practice Better) and routes payments right to my business bank account (Novo).
With Square you’ll pay 3.5% + $0.15 per transaction, but use my invitation to try Square and you can choose between free processing on your first $1,000 in sales (within 180 days), or get $20 off Square Reader for contactless and chip.
Get a domain, custom email, and storage with Google Workspace
If you’re like me, it’s likely you’re already using Gmail for your personal emails needs. With Google Workspace, my custom business email operates via the usual Gmail platform I’m familiar with. Google Workspace also offer 100+ person video meetings, plus 30+ GB storage depending on the plan you choose.
Try Google Workspace and use the below codes to save 10% on your first year with either the Business Starter or Business Standard plan.
Business Starter code: V33YNAPUWGKN3HJ
Business Standard code: CAT3GVW6JW6GLJQ
Host your website stress-free with Siteground
My website is hosted by Siteground. It’s the web hosting recommended by WordPress.org (which I used to build my website!) and it’s worked seamlessly. As a virtual dietitian, you never wanna have to worry about your web presence going dark, and with Siteground you’re safe.
Why else host with Siteground? They have great customer support, free domains, free SSL certificates, and free site backups. Check out the rest of their benefits at the link below. Personally I use their GrowBig plan which starts at $4.99/month.
Host your website with Siteground and start your first year for as low as $2.99/month with the StartUp plan.
Build a great website with Elementor
Elementor is a website builder for WordPress sites. My entire website was built and designed by me using Elementor’s drag & drop website builder. If the idea of making your own website intimidates you, I promise Elementor makes it all super straightforward! No need to drop thousands on a website when you can DIY it for a fraction of that. (As a side note, this free course was super helpful in setting up my website)
Get Elementor to build your WordPress site for $99 per year.
Create your email list and more with ConvertKit
An email list is a great way to build an audience and spread the word about your services. ConvertKit makes it easy to build your list and send targeted emails to your subscribers based on tags. Did you notice the pop-up when you opened this website asking if you wanted a free handout? Yup, that’s ConvertKit!
You can also use ConvertKit to create a landing page or lead magnet like I have here, or use it to sell subscriptions or digital downloads like this one.
Use my referral link to try ConvertKit free for 14 days, then, I suggest their Creator plan for $9 per month, which lets you take advantage of powerful tools like automated email sequences.
I will not spam your inbox 🙂