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Verified Patient Reviews
Ilene was *so* incredibly thorough in our time together! She had read through all of my paperwork before I arrived, and our time together was remarkably productive. You can tell that she loves her craft and is a constant student of nutrition and holistic well-being, as she referenced the latest and greatest research in the field and spent time explaining everything to me as we talked through. She was so purposeful in our conversation and her examination of my medical history to help me understand potential areas for immediate improvement through dietary changes and supplements to fill nutritional gaps. I would 100% recommend her to anyone!
Ilene was really friendly and put me at ease right away. She asked a lot of questions which helped to open up the conversation and create a plain that was both good for me and sustainable.
Prior to my visit, she sent several documents for me to fill out. All of that documentation stressed to arrive 15 minutes prior to visit. She showed up 10 minutes late. Once she arrived, she had read through all of my documents; however, she spent the majority of the time talking rather than asking me about my symptoms or goals.
Ilene is friendly and works with me to tailor her recommendations to me, my schedule and my needs.
Ilene is a dedicated dietician—In every appointment I have with her we make a breakthrough. She’s well informed and really listens to your needs. While every meeting is professional, it breezes by with how friendly she is and there’s never a dull moment! I love our reiki sessions and am always looking forward to our next appt.
Somehow, I got what was most likely a parasite, resulting in a lot of digestive issues and IBS symptoms. My gastro was not much help and I was at my wit's end - feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and like I had no control over the situation - until I found Ilene. Ilene was super helpful in helping me initially manage the symptoms and get things under control. After courses of strong antibiotics to kill the parasite, Ilene helped me focus on restoring gut health and restoring balance in my gut flora. I have made tremendous progress and am continuing to see Ilene from time to time to get my overall health and digestion back to 100% of what it was before. Ilene is super fun to work with and has treated my concerns with sincerity, compassion, and understanding. It has been a pleasure for me to have her help me through this challenge in my life and I would absolutely recommend her.
Had a great visit! And now because of it I am very excited to kick start my journey to live a healthier lifestyle
Ilene is an absolute sweetheart! She was so incredibly helpful with answering all my questions and creating a meal plan I can follow. She put in extra time and effort into making sure I walked away with all the knowledge necessary to make positive changes in my life. She's truly passionate about her profession, and very inspirational. I can't wait to meet with her again!
Ilene has helped me a ton in the last year! She has been super attentive to my needs and goals. With her guidance, I have lost weight in a healthy and sustainable way, and can confidently say I'm in the best shape I've ever been. Ilene has also been great about helping me learn about the effects that different foods have on my health, in a way that I feel empowered to make decisions about what I eat without feeling nervous it will throw all my hard work away.
Ilene is knowledgeable and kind. She responds to my questions very quickly!
She was amazing! I dreaded the thoguht of going to a nutritionist because I thought I'd feel judged, however Dr. Cohen was informative, patient, and warm.
Ilene is Phenomenal. She's an amazing and integral part of my journey back to a healthy lifestyle. She's helping me become accountable, motivated and knowledgable about my food choices. She really tailors goals to your life and is available for you whenever you need that extra push! Thanks so much for the great guidance !
Professional, punctual and knowledgeable. Can't ask for more.
I love that she worked with what I'm already doing, as far as food consumption and exercise. Gave me some valid points to follow, and tons of yummy food suggestions. Like her energy very much.
I feel like I am getting the personalized care of an exclusive practice. It is specifically catered to my individual needs, which is holistic in nature. Ilene Cohen offers an expanded exercise plan with personal follow up by a certified exercise specialist as well as one- on- one yoga if requested (or in my case she gave me a referral closer to my home). It is amazing that I found her through my health insurance.
I have had 3x visits with Ilene over the past couple months and could not be happier! I have struggled with my weight/diet for years and wanted to find a dietitian to help manage my relationship with food. Not only have I lost weight, but with Ilene's help, I feel more confident in my ability to maintain a healthy diet and continue my weight loss and health journey. Ilene is amazing and provides excellent tips, food recommendations and recipes!
Excellent bedside manner and definitely a wonderful dietitian who provide solid guidance for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Ilene is great! She works around your eating habits, makes you feel comfortable and educates you on foods that can help nourish your body. I definitely recommend her!
Lovely, extremely helpful, knowledgeable and helped me with all the questions. Met all my expectations!
Ilene was extremely well informed about aspects of nutrition in a way that I have not previously experienced.
Ilene is wonderful! She is extremely resourceful and works around what you already eat. My regular appointments with her have been so successful, I've already lost weight and its been a little over 2 weeks! Completely recommend PranaSpirit.
She was very nice and ready to answer all of my questions. She has many resources to share.
Inviting, confident , personalized approach.
I found my visit to be very informative and I liked that she address each issue I have individually like a plan of action. I have a follow up appt with her. I recommend her to anyone.
Mi visita con la Dra. llene Cohen fue exactamente lo q yo esperaba, aclaro muchas dudas q yo tenia y su trato hacia mi fue muy bueno.
Ilene ,is bright,attentive and well focused. Within a short time of our first session she precieved some of my basic obstacles to maintaining a healthy diet and she gave me some suggestions that are very helpful. I plan to see her again in the near future. Fred K
Very helpful and individualized feedback! Great tips that you can implement immediately!
I found my consultation with Ilene excellent: informative, friendly and comprehensive. Ilene works from a cosy, easy-to-find office on the Upper East Side. We talked about my eating habits and she made specific and focused recommendations, which I found invaluable; she also recommended brands and combinations. I was able to go into a store right afterwards and buy healthy and nutritious foods, and finally know when to eat them and why - in terms of combining protein, carbohydrates, etc, and getting the nutrients I need. I've always considered myself a relatively healthy eater but having consulted with Ilene, I now see how haphazard and misfiring my healthy intentions were. Having spoken with her, I have a plan, a recipe list and a shopping list. This has helped me a huge amount; I'm not trying to lose weight, but I am trying to eat well for a specific health condition. I now look forward to our next consultation when we will discuss probiotics and vitamins. Ilene was also very helpful when it came to my insurance and getting all of that cleared. I recommend her highly!