At Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital, our Nutrition Services Deparatment offers Medical Nutrition Therapy, group nutritional presentations, and individual consultations.
Many current health issues (Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity) are directly related to the quality of food choices made by Americans today. Consumers are constantly updated with health and nutrition information and separating fact from fiction is often a challenge.
Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital has two skilled and knowledgable dietitians with 50 years of combined clinical experience who specialize in taking the mystery out of healthy eating and defining its role in disease prevention and mangement.
What is Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical Nutrition Therapy is a service provided by our Registered Dietitians that offers patients information and counseling on the following topics:
Do Registered Dietitians treat healthy people?
YES! Registered Dietitians help individuals learn about staying healthy and selecting the right foods. They are your most credible and reliable source of accurate nutrition information. An RD can help you develop a total eating plan that works for you and your lifestyle!
Does my health insurance cover my appointment with a Registered Dietitian?
It is necessary to see a professional with RD, LDN and be affiliated with an organization to have your insurance pay for medical nutional therapy as an outpatient. If your insurance company does offer that coverage, be sure to request this benefit! Medicare allows a certain number of visits for individuals with Diabetes or End-Stage Renal Disease. Check with your provider to determine if you are eligible.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 570-398-5142.
Evelyn Simmons came to Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital and met with Registered and Licensed Dietitian Danette McPherson and learned how to successfully control her A1c levels, and lose weight! Watch her brief testimonial.