A registered dietitian provides clinical nutrition services to hospital inpatients, long term care residents and out patients. The dietitian is also involved with the food services department for menu planning and therapeutic diets. Presentations or workshops for community groups are available upon requests.
Nutrition counselling is available for a wide variety of health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, weight management, gastrointestinal problems, eating disorders, etc. If you have been told by your physician or nurse practitioner that you have a condition that requires nutrition intervention or if you are interested in improving your eating habits, make sure to ask for a referral to the dietitian.
During your first visit, the dietitian will complete a nutritional assessment of your eating and lifestyle habits, establish a nutrition plan based on your individual needs and provide education. Follow up appointments will be scheduled as necessary.
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- Out patients require a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner to be seen by the dietitian.
- Once you have your referral, contact the dietitian’s office to book an appointment or have your referral sent to her office and she will contact you.
- You should bring a list of your medication to your appointment.
- It is always helpful to bring along the cook in the family or someone to support you in making lifestyle changes.
- If you cannot make your appointment, please call to cancel or reschedule.