Outpatient Nutrition Services
Whatever your ambition — losing weight, increasing energy, changing food habits, preventing disease or complications from a current medical condition — outpatient nutrition counseling at Sibley provides you with the knowledge to help you succeed in improving your overall health.
Our goal is to encourage you to make gradual long-term changes in your eating habits and lifestyle by providing you with support and advice along your journey.
Meeting Your Nutritional Needs
We provide individualized nutrition plans for a variety of conditions including:
- Gestational diabetes
- Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Celiac disease
- Healthy nutrition
- Weight management
- Weight loss surgery consultations
- Unexpected weight loss
- And much more
Dietitians and Your Health
Registered dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts. They have completed four years of nutrition education from an accredited college or university, a supervised dietetic internship and a national exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, established by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. To stay ahead of current nutrition trends, Sibley’s registered dietitians complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain licensure in the District of Columbia.
Request an Appointment
Call 202-243-2349 to schedule an appointment.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
- Review your current medical and nutrition history
- Evaluate your current eating habits
- Analyze nutritional needs
- Create an individualized plan to enable you to reach your personal goals
- Provide supporting written materials
- Give follow-up assistance
- Send a report to your doctor
Counseling sessions are typically 60 minutes. Multiple sessions may be necessary to reach your personal nutritional goals.
Referral and Insurance
A physician referral is required for all services. Some insurance plans may cover the cost of medical nutrition therapy. Services not covered by your insurance will be billed to you.
“I have lost 30 pounds and have kept them off for almost two years by working closely with Jodie in the Nutrition Counseling Center. The center provides a knowledgeable framework and supportive atmosphere, which made pursuing the weight loss possible. Jodie’s support, ideas, recommendations and caring made the difference and helped me achieve my weight loss goal.”
“Having gestational diabetes was a blessing is disguise. It wasn’t fun, but I stuck to the plan and had a good outcome. I know if I’d been less diligent, things could have gone very differently for Ben and me. Much of the credit for our success goes to you — you are so knowledgeable and responsive.”