Outpatient Nutrition Counseling


The ambulatory medical nutrition therapy (MNT) service provides comprehensive nutritional assessment and counseling to meet each individual's nutritional needs. Our goal is to help each patient develop an understanding of how food and nutrition affect health and well‑being -specifically, how nutrition therapy can aid in maintaining overall health and managing conditions such as heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and weight management problems. Our team is composed of registered dietitians (RD), and nutrition support experts who work closely with patients, families and health care providers to improve health and nutritional status.

Insurance and Scheduling Information

Most managed care plans/insurance providers require a referral from the patient's primary care physician for nutrition services. If this is required by the patient's insurance plan, please obtain the referral prior to scheduling a nutrition visit. A co-payment may be due at the time of the visit. Please call 617-667-2565 to schedule an appointment.

Initial and Follow-up Nutrition Visit

The initial visit lasts at least 30 minutes and includes a review of the patient's current eating habits. If possible, the patient should maintain a written record of all foods eaten for 3 days prior to the visit, including the time eaten and the amount consumed. This 3‑day "food diary" assists the RD in developing a more comprehensive personalized nutrition plan for the patient.

A follow-up visit lasts at least 15 minutes, during which the RD and patient review progress made and address any issues that may be problematic. The patient is advised to write down any questions for the RD before the follow-up visit.

Areas of Specialty:

Anemia 
Cancer 
Celiac disease 
Colitis 
Crohns 
Diabetes 
Diarrhea 
Diverticulitis 
Diabetes 
Eating Disorders 
Food Allergies 
Gout 
Heart Disease 
High Cholesterol 
Hypertension 
HIV/Aids 
Hypoglycemia 
Hyperglycemia 
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
Kidney Disease 
Kidney stones 
Lactose intolerance 
Liver Disease 
Malnutrition 
Neurology- MS/ALS 
Pancreatitis 
Parkinson's 
Prenatal nutrition 
Reflux/GERD 
Tube feedings 
Vegetarian Diets 
Weight Management 
Women's Health