Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy
Alexian Outpatient Nutrition Services is designed to enable the individual to take control of his or her nutritional care. Registered Dietitians will help create personalized meal plans to achieve weight management disease, risk reduction and improve quality of life.
Outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy at both Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Together, they are part of Alexian Brothers Health System, a network known for providing the highest standard of healthcare.
What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?
By virtue of education, experience examination and continuing education, the RD is a key member of the health care team. The RD assesses nutritional status and creates an individualized plan to complement and enhance the overall care of the person. Both education and personalized nutritional advice are provided in one-on-one sessions with the RD.
What can I expect from meeting with a Registered Dietitian?
Individuals may schedule one session, or multiple visits to assist with various other nutrition-related needs. Individual sessions can include:
- Assessment of nutritional needs
- Meal planning
- Label reading
- Cooking techniques
- Dining out tips
- Others as identified by patient or educator
- Adult and Child Weight management
- Heart disease
- Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Bariatric surgery
- Special needs for patients with cancer, kidney disease or gastrointestinal disorders
- Metabolic rate testing
- Allergies and food intolerance
- Child and adolescent nutrition
Insurance and Appointments
The Registered Dietitians offer day, evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. Medical Nutrition Therapy may be covered by insurance. Please check with your individual carrier for details about your coverage. A physicians order is required.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call:
- Alexian Brothers Medical Center at 847-956-6850
- St. Alexius Medical Center at 847-839-3951
Download our Pediatric Nutrition brochure.
Download our Medical Nutrition Therapy brochure.