September 18th, 2014
August 20th, 2014
Joseph E. West, M.D.
What is a registered dietitian?
A registered dietitian is an expert in food and nutrition and a vital part of the healthcare team.
The RD must complete the following education and training to meet credentialing requirements:
Many registered dietitians also hold an advanced degree and/ or additional certifications in specialized areas of practice. They also practice in a variety of settings.What services do registered dietitians provide? According to the American Dietetic Association, RDs provide a nutrition assessment, determine the nutrition diagnosis, determine and implement a nutrition intervention, and then in subsequent visits monitor and evaluate the client’s progress. Nutrition education for disease prevention and nutrition counseling (MNT) for chronic conditions provided over a series of visits are essential components of a comprehensive healthcare program. Our RD sees clients individually and/or in groups for a variety of diseases and conditions:
We also offer a resting metabolic rate test known as Medgem, which is used to help clients determine how much they need to eat to meet their weight gain or weight loss goals.
Your insurance may cover nutrition education and nutrition counseling.
To learn more, contact our diabetes and nutrition department at 770-297-4967.