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Partner with a licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health to create a nutrition plan that helps you meet your health goals. Count on your dietitian to provide education, advice, tips, and motivational tools to help you eat and live well.
Outpatient dietitians offer nutrition counseling and therapy in office or clinic settings. You may see a dietitian in person or via a TeleVideo Exam.
You may benefit from working with dietitian if you:
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During your first appointment, you and your dietitian may discuss:
Your dietitian will work with you to create a food plan that considers your medical condition, grocery budget, personal tastes and preferences. You may be asked to keep a food diary—a record of what you eat and drink each day—and bring it to your follow-up appointments.
Many Essentia dietitians are also Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs). If you have diabetes or your doctor has said you are at risk of developing diabetes, our CDEs will help you learn more about your condition and how to control your blood sugar and weight. Rely on us for help developing a food plan that lets you manage diabetes well for the long-term.
Some insurance plans pay for dietitian services with a doctor’s referral. To learn what’s covered under your plan, contact your insurance provider.
You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.