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What to Expect

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Outpatient Clinics

All sites offering outpatient consultation and care can provide these services either in person or through telemedicine. Our ability to schedule telemedicine appointments depends on the state where the patient is located and whether we are permitted by licensure to provide services in that state.

 At your first appointment, your dietitian will:

  • Review your medical and nutrition history.
  • Evaluate your current eating habits.
  • Analyze nutritional needs.
  • Create an individualized medical nutrition therapy plan to enable you to reach your personal goals.
  • Provide supporting written materials.
  • Give follow-up assistance.

Referral and Insurance

A physician referral is required for all services. Some insurance plans may cover the cost of medical nutrition therapy. Please check with your health insurance for medical nutrition therapy coverage. Services not covered by your insurance will be billed to you.

 

Hospital-Based Nutrition

Our staff of experienced pediatric and adult registered and licensed dietitian nutritionists (R.D.N., L.D.N.) provide care to patients who are admitted to the hospital. We work with you, your family and your medical team to create and implement a customized nutrition plan that will optimize your nutrition and encourage health and healing while you are in the hospital. 

Based on your individual needs, a dietitian will evaluate your nutrition status, which may include a nutrition-focused physical examination, an interview and discussion about your diet at home. Your dietitian will work with your medical team to ensure you receive the best nutrition therapy for your medical condition, which may come in the form of healthy meals or specialized medical feedings.

If you need nutrition teaching or help with a specialized diet while you are in the hospital, your dietitian can provide that, too; follow-up teaching can be provided in one of our outpatient clinics.

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