Medical Nutrition Therapy
Eating right can seem like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. The Registered Dietitians at Core Health Partners will support your wellness journey with individual nutrition counseling and education.
Medical Nutrition Therapy, often abbreviated as MNT, is an evidence-based medical approach to treating certain chronic conditions using an individually-tailored nutrition plan. This nutrition plan is implemented by a Registered Dietitian. Core Health Partners Medical Nutrition Therapy program that is led by a Registered Dietitian with assess nutritional needs provide tailored health education, measure results, and celebrate successes.
MNT interventions, dietitians counsel patients on behavioral and lifestyle changes required to positively affect long-term eating habits and health. Every dietitian visit includes both an assessment and an education portion. During the assessment, dietitians perform a kitchen inspection, evaluate the patient’s physical state, and assess overall nutritional needs. During the educational portion, dietitians will take the information they’ve gathered in the assessment and provide patient-centered goals and individualized nutrition recommendations. Together with the patient, dietitians plan and implement nutrition interventions that meet patient needs and establishes a plan for positive change.
All Core Health Partners program and services are available as a cash based service or through insurance, however it is important to recognize Medicare typically covers 100% of the cost of Medical Nutrition Therapy for patients with diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Patients with CKD do not qualify if they are already on dialysis.
Fee Schedule for Medical Nutritional Therapy Services
1-session Individual Consult with Registered Dietitian
$247.24 for 4 units (60 minutes)
Meet with a registered dietitian for a one-hour session to receive personalized calorie, protein, carbohydrates, and fat needs, a suggested meal plan according to those needs, and guidance on implementing healthier eating habits. Registered dietitians are also available for disease specific counseling (i.e. Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Allergies, etc.).
1-session Group Medical Nutrition
$56.58 per person rate in a group setting for 4 units (60 minutes)
Group session where our dietitians work with a group to help develop healthy habits through family nutrition support. A registered dietitian from Core Health Partners will create discuss how to manage chronic diseases or illnesses, and/ or concepts to achieve personal health goals for your family. Rate listed is quoted per person, group size sessions are 2 or more.
1-session Metabolism Testing - COMING SOON
During this half-hour or one-hour consultation, a MedGem Metabolic Testing Device is used to measure your resting metabolism. A registered dietitian will use the numbers generated by the MedGem to determine your total calorie needs to reach your personal fitness goals. A one-hour consult includes the metabolism test, health status assessment, usual dietary intake, pertinent nutrition education, counseling and a personalized meal plan. A half-hour consult includes the metabolism test and an activity analysis.