A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements. Registered dietitians have a degree from an accredited university, have completed an accredited practice or graduate studies program, have passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and have ongoing professional education to maintain registration.
Dietary Education Services
- Hyperlipidemia (cholesterol and triglycerides)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Gastrointestinal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, gluten intolerance
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia
- Weight management
- Bariatric nutrition (weight loss surgery)
- Prenatal nutrition
The benefits of Outpatient Dietary Counseling:
- Decreased morbidity factors
- Communication between your physician and a dietitian regarding your health needs
- Accountability with a trained nutrition professional
- Comfortable non-clinical setting outside of a hospital environment
- Short or long-term commitment depending on treatment issues
- Family members may be invited to attend dietary sessions
What to Expect
You may call, or your physician’s office can make your appointment with the dietitian.
To assist in determining your needs, keeping a journal of daily food and beverage intake for one week prior to your appointment will aid in the dietitian’s review of your current status.
Following an initial session for history, diet recall and treatment recommendations, patients are scheduled for periodic follow-up visits to monitor dietary and behavioral changes.