While we specialize in weight management, our office also accepts referrals for digestive health concerns, dyslipidemia, unintended weight loss in older adults, and more! Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a comprehensive approach that translates nutrition science into practical solutions for a healthier you! Research supports that partnering with a Registered Dietitian for your care leads to better health outcomes. Scheduling a visit with a registered dietitian will assist you in identifying your health goals and in creating a sustainable plan to achieve them.

Many health insurance companies require a referral from a primary care provider or specialists to see a Registered Dietitian. Please request a referral from your Borgess provider to help coordinate your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) are the most qualified, credentialed health care provider that specialize in providing medical nutrition therapy. The RDN credential ensures that dietitians are equipped to provide evidence-based nutrition intervention, individualized counseling, and compassionate care. RDNs have extensive training and education, are registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and often hold advanced educational degrees and certifications in their area of practice. Borgess and Touchpoint Support Services partner together to bring you the best nutrition care possible.

Does my insurance plan have a benefit to see a registered dietitian?

Insurance benefits vary significantly. We encourage you to call your insurance company prior to your visit to verify your benefit. Medicare Part B reimburses for visits with an RDN if you are referred for a treatment of diabetes (Type I and Type II) and/or non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (Stages I-IV) for a designated number of visits per year.

How do I schedule a dietitian appointment?

If you are pursuing bariatric surgery at the Ascension Borgess Bariatric Center, you will be scheduled to see a dietitian following your initial appointment with the surgeon. To participate in other services that the dietitians offer at the Ascension Borgess Bariatric Center, please request a referral from your primary care provider or a referral from your bariatric surgery provider for the Back-On-Track program. After receiving your referral, our office will contact you to schedule an appointment.