Medical nutrition therapy in Waycross, Georgia
The Nutrition and Food Services Department at Memorial Satilla Health is committed to providing expert nutrition counseling and high-quality meals to our patients. We know how important balanced meals and nutrition education are to our patients and guests in Waycross, Georgia, especially patients managing chronic diseases.
For more information about nutrition counseling, or your new prescribed diet, please call (912) 287-4271.
Our registered dietitians are credentialed through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and they provide nutrition assessments, medical nutrition therapy and individualized nutrition care plans. The dieticians collaborate with other healthcare providers at Memorial Satilla Health to provide medical nutrition therapy to patients.
Diets are prescribed to meet each patient’s needs with regards to patient preferences and intolerances/allergies. If the diet prescribed by your physician is new to you, a registered dietitian is available to provide education and answer any questions you may have about your new diet. If you still have questions about your diet once you are home, please call (912) 287-4271.
Nutrition education for the prevention and management of chronic diseases is an essential component of wellness. Our registered dietitians are available for one-on-one sessions if you are seeking lifestyle changes and nutrition counseling in Waycross, Georgia.
Nutrition counseling is beneficial for a variety of needs, including but not limited to:
- Weight control
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Healthy eating
A physician referral is required for insurance purposes. Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy for diabetic patients and patients with chronic kidney disease (stages one through four). It is recommended that people interested in private nutritional consultation check with their insurer to determine their coverage.