Health professionals agree that nutrition services with a Registered Dietitian are one of the first treatments that individuals should receive to improve conditions such as diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal conditions, inflammatory conditions, heart disease and hypertension.
Medical nutrition therapy provided by an LWell Registered Dietitian includes:
• Review of what you eat and your eating habits.
• Thorough review of your nutritional health.
• Personalized nutrition treatment plan based on your preferences and lifestyle
The first visit with the registered dietitian nutritionist will take approximately 60-90 minutes. After the first session, the LWell Registered Dietitian will schedule follow-up appointments, check-in with you & your progress and see if changes are needed in your nutrition goals and treatment plan. Our Medical Nutrition Therapy program is covered by insurance for many. We also offer referral based & non-referral based self-pay options. Please see below for further details!
Covered by Insurance!
Medical Nutrition Therapy is covered by a variety of insurance plans. Together with your LWell Registered Dietitian, you will set nutrition goals to improve your health. LWell Programs are Covered by Insurance! Medicare, Optima, Blue Cross Blue Shield (anthem), Aetna, Humana, Cigna. Check with us to see what your insurance will cover.
Self Pay – Preferred Provider Discounts
If you are in Hampton Roads, chances are your physician is one of our preferred physicians. Click here to email us to claim your discount.
What is a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitian and Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists (RD or RDN) are equal credentials. People who refer to themselves as nutritionists or registered dietitians should have also met criteria based on national standards of education, experience and of practice as set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, but many erroneously misrepresent themselves as nutritionists. Make sure you are working with a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist. RD’s and RDN’s are not one trick ponies.
They are able to treat a wide variety of illnesses with hundreds of nutrition therapies as regulated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. RD’s and RDN’s work in the treatment and prevention of diagnosed conditions by providing medical nutrition therapy. The RD/RDN often acts as part of a medical team, in various practice settings, such as hospitals, physician offices, private practice and other health care facilities. The work of the RD/RDN is clinically recognized as effective in preventing, treating and managing many conditions.