Medical Nutrition Therapy
Englewood Health’s outpatient nutrition counseling service provides comprehensive, individualized nutrition guidance through the use of medical nutrition therapy (MNT). This therapy includes assessment, nutrition diagnosis, and recommendations about dietary changes to prevent diseases and improve health.
Registered dietitians (RDs) work with patients to tailor a diet based on their diagnosis, dietary history, other health needs, and nutritional and lifestyle goals. Under the guidance of a dietitian, MNT sessions include strategies to promote wellness and treat specific pre-existing conditions.
Patients who have a referral by a prescribing practitioner and a prescription stating the diagnosis or nutritional goal can receive outpatient nutritional counseling. This service is provided by appointment only. Pediatrics, adolescents, and adults can benefit from medical nutrition therapy. People with the following conditions are often referred for MNT:
- Food allergies
- Diabetes and pre-diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Renal disease
- Celiac disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders, including IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
- Bariatric surgery counseling
Appointments and Insurance
To make an appointment, call 201-894-3097 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
When you come for your appointment, bring a list of any prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements. You may also be asked to bring a food diary.
Insurance is accepted, but coverage varies among insurance providers and plans. Patients should contact their insurance provider to verify coverage and allowed number of sessions per year.