Our team of Registered Dietitians (RD) are food and nutrition experts who translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
Inpatient dietitians are part of the health care team for patients at Augusta Health. They provide clinical nutrition services which include:
- nutrition evaluation
- individualized therapeutic diets
- disease self-management training and education
- 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 the latest medical and scientific nutrition information as well as counseling strategies to help patients meet their individual goals.
Areas of support:
- Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Pulmonary disease
- Weight management
- Food allergies/intolerances
- GI disorders:
- Celiac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Eating disorders
- Enteral nutrition (tube feeding)
- Renal disease*
- Home Health*
*These services are 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
We serve patients with diabetes and other medical conditions that can be improved through nutritional counseling and intervention. We offer individual evaluation and group education classes to ensure patients receive the tools needed to better manage their medical conditions and to enjoy healthier lives.
Good nutrition can enhance the response to cancer therapy. At the same time, cancer treatments can often result in malnutrition and side effects that make eating difficult. Our Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition provides counseling, tips, recipes, and support. 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.
Managing one’s diet 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.
Home health care nutrition services range from individual patient counseling to managing and monitoring enteral (feeding tube) and parenteral (IV) nutrition.