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Outpatient Nutrition Services

The department of clinical nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is staffed by registered and licensed dietitians. A registered dietitian can assist you in making proper food choices, answering questions and making suggestions regarding ways to prepare meals that are healthy and delicious.

Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who can separate facts from "fads" and translate the latest scientific breakthroughs into practical food choices.

Meeting Your Nutritional Needs

Do you have a medical condition that requires you to follow a special diet? Are you confused about food labeling (what you hear and read in the news) and how it applies to you?

Your dietitian can provide you with the tools you need for healthier eating. Counseling is available for, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Cancer and immune compromised
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Home tube feeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal disease
  • Weight control
  • Weight loss   
  • Weight management instruction

Dietitians and Your Health

By improving your eating habits, you are taking steps to "a healthier you." During your appointment with the dietitian you will receive individual counseling and specific guidance with special diets. Your licensed and registered dietitian will:

  • Take your diet history and help you set goals that fit your lifestyle.
  • Analyze your usual food intake and suggest changes to improve your eating habits.
  • Provide a personalized diet instruction plan based on mutually determined goals.
  • Inform your primary physician regarding your nutritional care plan.   

If you have a physician referral, individual appointments can be scheduled by calling the Hopkins Bayview Outpatient Clinic at 410-550-7728. Insurance reimbursement also may be available.

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