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What is a Dietitian?
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Expect your first visit to take about an hour. Your dietitian will want to complete a full assessment to get an idea of what your goals and motivations are, what kinds of foods you typically eat, what your daily schedule is like and learn about your food preferences.

It may be helpful to record everything you eat or drink for a few days before your appointment. You can use our food diary to keep track or bring in your own. If you have diabetes, it would be beneficial to keep track of what you eat and drink as well as your blood sugar readings. You can use our basic food and blood sugar log or the more advanced Accucheck 360 tool.

We want you to get the most out of your visit, so feel free to bring with you a list of questions you would like answered. If you have questions about specific foods or things you have read, bring in your food labels and articles and we would be more than happy to discuss them with you.

We understand that family and friends are an important part of your life and encourage you to bring a guest to your appointment, especially if your guest helps you with cooking or grocery shopping.

Your success, happiness and health is important to us. We will do our best to work together to create a plan that works for you and helps you achieve your goals.

Follow up visits can be scheduled as needed and typically last about 30 minutes.

Some insurance companies will pay for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) with a doctor's referral. Check with your provider to see if these services are covered. If your insurance company will not pay for the visit, or you do not have insurance, our patient financial counselors are available to help.




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