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Nutritional Counseling

Clinical dietitians at Providence are dedicated to teaching patients how to make nutritionally-sound food choices no matter their disease or condition. Whether to speed up your recovery process, help you prevent disease, or just maintain a healthy lifestyle, our registered dietitians can put you on the path to optimal health.

Our registered and licensed dietitians can help you whether your goal is to treat a health condition, lower your risk of disease, manage your weight or eat wisely while maintaining a busy lifestyle. Dietitians monitor, assess and diagnose nutritional problems and develop interventions to optimize your nutrition based on your current medical condition and nutrition adequacy.

Nutrition counseling covers a wide spectrum, from primary care physicians working with patients to develop lifestyle changes that include healthful eating to inpatient care that includes specialized programs to meet individual needs such as vitamin-deficiencies or special low-glucose or low-sodium diets.

Nutrition is important to your recovery and has been shown to promote positive health outcomes. 

Talk to your doctor or dietitian if you experience any of the following while recovering from an illness, surgery or while taking medication:

  • Unplanned weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Not able to eat or only able to eat small amounts
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Swelling or fluid accumulation

Through professional collaboration with physicians and health care professionals, the nutrition experts at Providence coordinate and tailor your health plan, providing optimal outcomes for your nutritional and medical needs.

A private, one-on-one nutrition consultation starts with a nutrition assessment. We evaluate your activity, eating behavior, and medical and dietary histories to create a plan for you.

You will receive scientifically based advice, realistic recommendations, and up-to-date nutritional information that will allow for long-lasting results. Working with the dietitian, you will set goals and decided on next steps.

It is important to follow your care team's instruction for special diets, including avoiding foods that may counteract some medications.

Doctors Specializing in Nutritional Counseling

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.