Clinical Nutrition Services

University Hospitals Provides Expert Nutrition Services for Disease Prevention

University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, provides comprehensive nutrition services to improve the health and quality of life for patients. Some of the diseases and conditions our patients seek help for include:

Promoting Health with Optimal Nutrition

Additionally, our trained registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) teach patients and their families innovative ways to promote optimal nutrition, health and well-being. Nutrition education for disease prevention and nutrition counseling for chronic conditions are essential components of a comprehensive disease management and wellness program. This information provided by our registered dietitian nutritionists can improve a patient’s overall health and well-being with important changes in dietary and lifestyle habits.

Nutrition Experts Improve Health Outcomes

The highly trained nutrition experts at University Hospitals improve health outcomes, one patient at a time. In fact, improved health outcomes using medical nutrition therapy (MNT) by registered dietitian nutritionists have been published in the following areas:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Disorders of lipid metabolism
  • HIV infection
  • Hypertension
  • Pregnancy
  • Unintended weight loss in older adults

Nutritional Counseling is Cost Effective

Not only does nutrition counseling improve patients’ health, but it is directly linked to improved clinical outcomes and reduced costs related to clinical interventions, medication use and hospital admissions for people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.

Our registered dietitian nutritionists work hand-in-hand with referring physicians and multidisciplinary health care team members to deliver coordinated and cost-effective care.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Outpatient Services Included in Many Healthcare Plans

Many insurance companies do cover some or all of the cost for nutrition counseling. However, because plans vary greatly, it is recommended that patients contact their insurance company regarding coverage for medical nutrition therapy. Patients must obtain a physician's referral prior to their visit; our staff can assist with obtaining the referral.

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