Nutrition Counseling

Outpatient Nutritional Services from a Registered Dietician in Orangeburg

The Regional Medical Center’s Nutrition Services Department provides Outpatient Nutrition Counseling for patients who need individual assistance with nutrition counseling or weight management. In this program, you will work with a Registered Dietician and build a diet designed to meet your healthcare goals.

  • Nutrition counseling services are available for a variety of diets and disease conditions.
  • Each nutrition counseling session is tailored to individual needs.
  • Follow-up sessions (which require another physician referral) are approximately 45 minutes.

All patients must have a physician’s referral. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance are accepted.

Why Personalized Diets Work

two medical professionals discussing paperworkThe social stigma behind weight and health consciousness have led to widespread misinformation regarding dieting. “Fad” diets you find online or advertised on TV may work for some people, but every person has a different body type and metabolism. There is no “one-size-fits-all” diet, and starting a diet without discussing it with your doctor can be dangerous.

Registered Dieticians are trained medical professionals who had to earn certification before they could call themselves dieticians. In nutritional counseling, the Registered Dietician will take the time to learn more about you, your medical history, and your metabolism in order to build a nutrition plan that meets your needs. Remember that diets are not just used for weight loss. You may undergo nutritional counseling to achieve several differing goals, including:

  • Losing weight
  • Gaining weight
  • Maintaining a healthy pregnancy
  • Treating heart and/or vascular disease
  • Treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Managing celiac disease
  • Managing allergies

For more information about nutrition counseling, contact Regional Medical Center today at 803-395-4632 or toll-free in South Carolina at 800-476-337 ext. 4632.

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