Supporting Recovery and a Healthy Lifestyle Through Nutrition
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Manage Your Diet and Improve Your Overall Health with Local Nutritional Counseling
Freestone Medical Center’s Registered Dietitian works with both inpatients and outpatients to improve their health and recovery process via proper nutritional habits. As an outpatient, with a physician’s order, you have the opportunity to consult with the dietitian and learn how foods and your relationship to them affect your overall health. Our dietitian is an expert at helping you maintain optimal health with a diet that supports your physician’s medical diagnostic and treatment plan.
We are proud to make this available to our community in the Freestone county area, because we know that sound, objective advice—particularly from a health specialist—can be the difference as you continue the journey of recovering your health.
Nutritional counseling can improve most health conditions. And who couldn’t use a little help with eating better and developing healthier food habits? Nutritional counseling supports, but is not limited to the diagnoses of:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Morbid obesity and weight loss
- Celiac disease
- High blood pressure/hypertension
- High cholesterol/dyslipidemia
- Coronary artery disease
- …and many more
Whatever your current situation, our dietitian stands ready to help you plan, manage and develop a healthy, tasty and nutritious diet to prolong and support your good health. Our dietitian is specifically trained to help guide patients and teach them about all kinds of foods and how those foods support a healthy lifestyle.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
A one-on-one session with our Registered Dietitian who, with a physician's order, instructs you on dietary and food management specific to your diagnosis. With a referral from a physician (or during your hospital stay) we do everything we can to teach you about how your diet and food choices contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
Some types of health conditions require a change in food choices for anyone trying to manage their health condition. We do our best to educate, in clear and simple terms, so that patients understand the connection between nutrition, their overall health and the challenges that come with managing the specific health conditions being addressed.
Some types of health conditions require a change in food choices for anyone trying to manage their health condition. We cannot force you to eat a certain way, but we will make clear the consequences of not following established and recommended nutritional guidelines for your medical condition.
That said, our nutritional counseling service is here to help the people of our community, not to control their lives. We do our best to educate, in clear and simple terms, so that patients understand the connection between nutrition, their overall health and the challenges that come with managing the specific health conditions being addressed.
A physician’s referral is required prior to scheduling an appointment with us. Please contact us to inquire about assistance with obtaining a physician referral.
No. We are happy to accept referrals and work with any physician or mid-level provider licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas.
That is a question that we can’t answer until we start working with you, your doctor, and your insurance provider.
You may request to schedule an appointment below and someone will contact you about speaking with a dietician.