Registered Dietitian

Many health professionals agree that optimizing nutritional health is vital to the successful management of such conditions as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. To help their patients reach this goal, many providers will refer their patients to a registered dietitian. Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who can help patients set personalized nutritional goals and create nutrition plans based on their individual needs. They use their experience and training to translate the science of nutrition into realistic, practical solutions for their patients. Dietitians help guide patients through the constantly changing fads and trends in diet and weight management by providing accurate information and planning to help promote sound nutritional decision making.
 
At BVMA, our registered dietitian teach patients useful skills including carbohydrate counting, proper portion size, how to accurately read nutritional labels, and how to modify your eating plan to accommodate a new diagnosis or changing lifestyle. 
 
Some reasons to consider consulting with a registered dietitian include: 
  • Diagnosis with a chronic health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, or hypertension
  • Diagnosis with insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or gestational diabetes
  • You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery
  • You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Diagnosis with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia
  • You need to gain or lose weight
  • You want to eat smarter

Talk to your doctor today about seeing our experienced, qualified registered dietitian, and start down the path to a healthier you!

Tools For Our Patients

Nutrition History Form                                Food Frequency Form

Our dietitian works closely with our R.N. diabetic educators to form a comprehensive educational team to assist patients in managing diabetes in all its stages. Click here to learn more about our ADA-accredited diabetes education program! 

For more tips and suggestions, visit the official Web site of the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org.