The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends intensive nutrition counseling for cardiovascular and diet-related chronic disease delivered by clinicians including registered dietitians (RDs).
Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) by registered dietitians has been shown to improve health outcomes for diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, chronic kidney disease and unintended weight loss in older adults.
Overweight/obese individuals receiving team-based care, including MNT provided by registered dietitians, are more likely to achieve significant and sustainable weight loss than those who do not receive MNT.
MNT provided by an RD is covered by many private health insurance plans for a variety of chronic conditions.
RDs have a strong clinical and counseling background, providing effective behavioral therapy for a variety of conditions and are integral to the patient-centered model of care.
Dionne can help your patients with a variety of nutrition concerns. She will be happy to keep you informed of the patient’s progress. Please complete the Physician Referral Form and fax to Dionne Garner Nutrition LLC at 866-382-8390.