Nutrition & Dietitians
Good nutrition is important to staying well. It's also an important part of preventing, treating or managing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer, and kidney disease.
Our registered dietitians assess nutritional needs and make recommendations in regard to diet, exercise and other treatment plans.
- Nutrition assessments, physical assessments, and nutrition care plans
- Provide physician-ordered disease-specific meals for treatment and healing
- Nutrition education
- Initial nutrition consultation: A 45- to 60-minute individual consultation with a registered dietitian. We'll review your health history, medications, food choices, behaviors and health goals to help develop a basic nutrition and wellness plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle.
- Follow-up series: After completing the initial nutrition consultations, ongoing nutrition counseling is available in 15- to 30-minute sessions.
- Referrals and insurance: Outpatient nutrition consultations require a physician referral and are not covered by all insurance carriers. Please check with your insurance prior to your visit to verify your coverage.
NEW FOCUS Program
Available at all four UnityPoint Health Family Medicine clinics, this program is a 12-month, individualized program that focuses on weight management, nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle factors. The NEW FOCUS Program includes check-in appointments with your primary care provider and a registered dietitian that occurs weekly, bi-weekly and monthly over the course of the 12-month program.
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Celiac Disease
- Diabetes education
- Food allergies/intolerance
- Weight loss or management
We are also available for speaking engagements.
If you have questions about your meals or diet, please call (641) 854-7530 or email MT_Dietitians@unitypoint.org. For more information on our dietitian services, view this brochure.