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Learn More About Outpatient Clinical Nutrition at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

UH Cleveland Medical Center offers up-to-date nutrition information with the following questions and answers:

What is a registered dietitian nutritionist?

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria:

  • Completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree at an accredited university or college
  • Completed an accredited supervised practice program (i.e., dietetic internship)
  • Passed a national registration examination
  • Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration
What is medical nutrition therapy?
Who can benefit from medical nutrition therapy?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may benefit from medical nutrition therapy and may want to consider meeting for an initial assessment:

  • Do you have trouble losing weight or maintaining your weight loss?
  • Do you suffer from indigestion, heartburn, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or other digestive problems?
  • Do you have diabetes, cardiovascular problems or high blood pressure?
  • Do you need help choosing food wisely to manage allergies or intolerances?
  • Would you like to improve your health and well-being through diet, nutrition and a healthier lifestyle?
What will I receive during my initial assessment?
Can I bring my family?

Yes, family members, friends or any person in a supportive role are welcome to attend with you.

Does my insurance cover medical nutrition therapy?
How do I schedule an appointment?

Once you obtain a physician referral, it must be faxed to 216-844-7666. Following this, you can make an appointment by calling 216-844-1499. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday.

How do I cancel an appointment?

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