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Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling

Lakeland Nutrition Counseling works with you to manage a variety of diseases through medical nutrition therapy. Our registered dieticians are trained and experienced in creating a customized nutrition plan to help you reach your best health.

Medical nutrition therapy provided by a Lakeland Nutrition Counseling registered dietician can help you:

  • Reach and maintain your peak health
  • Decrease doctor visits and hospitalizations
  • Reduce prescription drug costs
Your dietician will work with you to develop a nutrition program that meets your specific needs.

Our Services

Our registered dieticians provide quality care for many diseases and conditions from infancy to older adult, including:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Gestational
  • Eating Disorders
  • Preventative Nutrition and Meal Planning
  • GI Disorders: Celiac Disease, Cirrhosis, Chrohn’s Disease
  • Nutrition Health Coaching
  • Pediatrics: Infant/Child Feeding, Failure-to-Thrive
  • Errors of Metabolism
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Health: Osteoporosis, Anemia

Our Staff

Registered dieticians (RDs) hold degrees in science, with an emphasis on dietetics and nutrition. Many RDs also hold advanced degrees, and some have additional certifications in specialized areas of practice such as weight management, diabetes education, and pediatric or renal nutrition. Our staff is trained to assess your eating patterns and provide you with the best possible nutrition care.

Make an Appointment

A doctor’s referral is not required. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 791-2810. If you have questions about our services, call (269) 556-7171.

Lakeland Nutrition Counseling

Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
3900 Hollywood Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 556-7171

Niles-Buchanan YMCA
Lakeland Rehabilitation Services
905 N. Front Street
Niles, MI 49120
(269) 683-6800

Comprehensive Weight Loss Center

Medical weight loss, medical fitness, and bariatric surgery programs are available through Lakeland’s Comprehensive Weight Loss Center. For more information, visit the Comprehensive Weight Loss Center page or call (269) 687-4673.

Insurance and Billing

Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for diabetes and non-dialysis kidney disease. Many private health plans also cover MNT for diagnoses such as diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease. Contact your insurer if you have questions about your coverage. Insurance will be billed for patients with insurance coverage for nutrition counseling. Payment is expected at the time of service for patients with no insurance coverage for nutrition counseling. Financial assistance may be available.

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