Lodi Health Outpatient Nutrition Counseling
Lodi Health Physicians Vine Specialty Care
1235 W. Vine St., Ste. 22
Lodi, CA 95240
Lodi Health's Outpatient Nutrition Counseling team of registered dietitians provides easy-to-follow, practical food and nutrition information that educates adults and children how to make healthy dietary choices and improve overall well-being.
Nutrition counseling is the assessment of a patient's nutrition status followed by specific education and diet modification for a specific condition. Lodi Health offers outpatient nutrition counseling, as well as inpatient counseling.
What to expect
Each patient visit is a one-on-one experience. All aspects of a patient's current health, as well as relevant laboratory and test data will be discussed and used to individualize a nutrition plan. Depending on a patient's condtion, follow-up appointments may be scheduled to monitor or adjust the plan as needed. Overall, the experience should be one of open discussion, continued learning and, ultimately, health improvement.
Who can benefit from nutrition counseling
Nutritional counseling addresses conditions and concerns, including:
- Cardiac disease
- Weight loss and management
- Renal disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Wound healing
- Pediatric nutrition
Benefits of counseling may include:
- Improved quality of life
- Reduction of medications
- Improved health management
- Better blood sugar control
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Lower blood pressure
- Healthy weight
Most insurance companies, as well as Medicare, cover nutrition counseling with a physician referral. If patients can't determine coverage, they should contact their health plans. Insurance providers can advise patients regarding coverage. Discounts are available to those without insurance.