Medical Nutrition Counseling Services
Outpatient Registered Dietitian, 307.688.1721
Heidi Gillette, RD - 307.688.1726
Karen Polson, RD - 307.688.1725
In-Patient Counseling Services
Nutrition counseling at CCMH and Pioneer Manor is provided by a Registered Dietitian giving our patients accurate, up-to-date nutritional information. A Registered Dietitian has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and food and nutrition. To maintain registration a dietitian must take 75 hours of American Dietetic Association approved continuing education every five years. And, all Registered Dietitians are required to keep abreast of new developments in the field.
Outpatient Counseling Services
Types of Treatment
Therapeutic diets are usually ordered for individuals directly under a physician's care, such as a patient in a hospital or someone recovering from surgery or illness. When special diets are ordered by a physician, a Registered Dietitian can help answer concerns and questions regarding ingredients, amounts and preparation.
Preventive nutrition is aimed at individuals who are in good health - and want to stay healthy.
Some areas of expertise include:
- Allergies and food intolerances
- Bariatric surgery
- Childhood and adolescent nutrition
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Nutrition support
- Heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides)
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Specialty nutrition for cancer, kidney disease and liver disease
- Sports nutrition
- Weight management
- End of Life Care
Generally, initial consultations are scheduled for one hour, with follow-up sessions scheduled as needed. A fee is charged for nutritional counseling. To determine insurance coverage each individual should check with his/her insurance company. Fees vary depending on the length of services provided. A referral order from the physician is recommended, but not mandatory.
Outpatient Nutrition Services are offered at CCMH. To make an appointment, or for more information, call the outpatient Registered Dietitian at 1.307.688.1721.
A certified dietary manager (CDM) has completed a dietary management course covering food service management, therapeutic diets and they have passed a national certification exam, and completed 45 clock hour credits every three years to maintain certification. A CDM is a member of the clinical team assisting Registered Dietitians in the nutrition care process.