Outpatient Clinical Nutrition
Medical Nutrition Therapy involves the assessment of nutritional needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups and culturally diverse populations based on Disease Specific Needs so that medical care is optimized. Based on this assessment, the clinical nutritionist will develop an Individualized Plan of Care which will include treatment goals.
Services include provision of Medical Nutrition Therapy to pediatric and adult patients from the Outpatient Nutrition Office located on the 2nd floor of the Sticht Center.
Consultation with the referring and primary care physicians is integral to developing a comprehensive nutritional plan of care.
Medical Nutrition Therapy includes, but is not limited to, treating the following conditions: Failure to Thrive, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypercholesterolemia and other lipid disorders, Overweight, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and other neurological disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Hypertension, Post-renal Transplant, feeding tube dependence, Dysphagia, side effects of cancer therapies, Unintentional Weight Loss, Autism, multiple Food Allergies, Genetic Disorders, Celiac Disease and other GI disorders, and other nutrition related Metabolic Disorders.
The RD (Registered Dietitian) provides nutrition education and goal setting and teaches skills to patients, their families and caregivers in order to optimize the patient’s nutritional status and ultimately improve their medical condition.
Referrals and communication with in home health agencies, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), as well as other Community Agencies, is available to assure continuity of care.
Please call 336-713-3043 to schedule an appointment.
Angie Almond, MEd, RD, LDN – Dietitian, Pediatric Outpatients
Debbie Hicks, MEd, RD, LDN – Dietitian, Adult and Pediatric Outpatients