What is a Registered Dietitian? Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Our team provides services in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Registered Dietitians are part of the health care team while you are a patient at Augusta Health. They provide clinical nutrition services which include nutrition evaluation, individualized therapeutic diets, disease self-management training and education, and other needed nutrition interventions. Dietitians work closely with all members of the health care team including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, and therapists to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Our Outpatient Dietitians provide current medical and scientific nutrition information as well as counseling strategies to help patients meet their individual goals.
Areas where we can provide support:
- Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Pulmonary disease
- Weight management
- Food allergies/intolerances
- GI disorders, such as
- Celiac disease
- Cirrhosis and
- Crohn's disease
- Eating disorders
- Enteral nutrition (tube feeding)
- Renal disease*
- Home Health*
* These services are in offered within their respective clinics. All other services are available at the Augusta Health Outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition Self-Management Education Program in the Heart and Vascular building.
Outpatient Diabetes and Nutrition Self-Management Education Program
This program serves patients with diabetes and other medical conditions that can be improved through nutritional counseling and intervention. Through both individual evaluation and group education classes, patients receive the tools needed to better manage their medical condition and to feel healthier.
Learn more about the Diabetes and Nutrition Self-Management Education Program
Cancer treatments often result in malnutrition and side effects that make eating difficult. Better nutrition status enhances response to cancer therapy. Nutrition counseling, tips, recipes, and support are provided by our Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. Nutrition education is also available for cancer survivors who are interested in learning more about cancer fighting foods and using healthy eating habits to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
For more information about Oncology Nutrition, please call: (540) 332-5522 or (540) 932-5522.
Dietary management is essential for successful treatment of kidney failure. Dialysis increases the risk of malnutrition. Renal dietitians have thorough knowledge of what types and amounts of foods should be eaten by people who have kidney disease and are on dialysis. Nutrition guidance is provided via monthly visits with the renal dietitian.
For more information about nutrition for dialysis patients, please call: (540) 332-4183 or (540) 932-4183.
Home health care nutrition services range from individual patient counseling to managing and monitoring enteral and parenteral nutrition.
For more information about Home Health nutrition services, please call: (540) 332-4900 or (540) 932-4900.