A registered dietician (RD) can help you learn how to eat healthier, reduce risk of chronic illness such as heart disease, or teach you how to eat for a condition you may already have such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
A registered dietitian can help you with the following:
- Food/meal planning
- Understanding food supplement intake
- Food preparation
- Recipe modification
- Food label reading
- Dining out
- Physical activity
- Understanding lab results
We provide counseling to patients with:
- Celiac disease
- Crohn's and Colitis
- Home tube feedings and parenteral nutrition
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Kidney disease
- Special diets: High fiber, low cholesterol/sodium
- Type 1, 2 and Gestational Diabetes
- Weight loss and gain
- and more
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical nutrition therapy means helping you manage your health condition through a healthy approach to your eating habits and lifestyle, including:
- A reduction in the amount of medicine you take
- Possible decrease in hospital admissions and length of hospital stays
- Reduction of dangerous complications
- Better disease management, such as improved blood sugars and cholesterol
- Enhanced quality of life, including learning how your body responds to what you eat, and how exercise has an impact on your blood sugars.
Registered Dietitians work with you one-on-one to create a personalized medical nutrition therapy plan. The RD provides individualized nutrition counseling based on the patient's diagnosis, labs, and lifestyle. The RD is available for follow-up counseling and questions to help the patient reach nutritional goals.
Kim Boggs, RD
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Please call 815-937-2454 to schedule an outpatient nutrition appointment.
A physician order is not needed to schedule nutrition counseling services; however, some insurance companies will cover nutrition counseling services. To receive insurance coverage, you will need a physician referral. Medicare provides coverage for patients with diabetes and kidney disease.
* American Diabetes Association | * American Dietetic Association