What is Medical Nutrition Therapy?
Medical Nutrition Therapy is a diet and lifestyle based therapy, aiming to prevent or treat many health related diseases. Each appointment
is lead by a Dietitian or a nutrition professional that is clinically trained in nutrition. This service is provided to both children and adults, and
is a fundamental component to the comprehensive health care program offered at Family Health Center Inc.
What to Expect
Together, with the nutrition expert, you will discuss and set nutrition goals to improve your health. The first visit will consist of a thorough assessment of your nutritional health, a review
of your eating habits, and a personalized nutrition treatment plan. All follow-up sessions will check your progress and make any necessary changes to help you
reach your nutrition goals.
Medical Nutrition Therapy can help with
Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational
High Blood Pressure, Heart Failure, High Cholesterol
Kidney Disease/Dialysis patients
Celiac Disease, Chron’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
OB/GYN: Nutrition through the lifecycle
Elderly nutrition – dysphasia, malnutrition, loss of appetite
Extensive nutritional counseling; overcoming barriers, meal planning,
behavioral change etc.
Insurance plans vary widely. However, Medicare covers outpatient medical nutrition therapy provided by registered dietitians for those with diabetes, chronic renal
disease (non-dialysis), and post kidney transplant. Some insurance plans provide coverage for obesity and weight management. Patients must obtain a referral from
FHC providers before seeing the Dietitian/Nutritionist. Medical Nutrition Therapy is also provided through Telehealth at all FHC locations.