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Nutritional Services - Overview

Ellis Medicine is proud to offer a variety of nutrition services that can help guide patients towards a healthier lifestyle. Our team of registered dietitians/nutritionists (RDN) have experience in assisting people of all ages in making positive changes in eating habits and lifestyle choices.

About Our Medical Nutrition Programs

Medical Nutrition Therapy is a service conducted by a Registered Dietitian. During your visit, the dietitian will conduct an in-depth assessment of your nutrition needs, with a focus on specific disease management. From their evaluation, they will form a nutrition diagnosis, and work with each patient to create an individualized intervention plan based on your personal needs and food preferences. This plan may also include appropriate nutrition education and counseling. The RDN will collaborate with your referring physician regarding your nutrition plan and keep them up-to-date on your progress.

Personalized Medical Nutrition Therapy

Our team of registered dietitians can provide nutrition focused disease management as well as nutrition counseling and education for a variety of conditions including but not limited to:

Nutrition for:

  • Athletes (sports nutrition)
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Celiac Disease
  • Children
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Food Allergies or Intolerances
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Enteral nutrition support
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Vegetarians

To Schedule an Appointment

A physician referral is required for our services. You will need to have your doctor complete the nutrition counseling referral form and fax it to 518.382.2154. Referrals can also be sent electronically from physicians within Ellis Network.

Many insurance companies cover medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling. Contact your insurance company if you are unsure of your coverage. You can also contact our office to assist with determining insurance coverage. If your insurance does not cover services, we can refer you to the Ellis Financial Assistance program 518.243.1539.

Once your referral is received, our clerical coordinator will contact you to set up your appointment. Please be advised, initial sessions are typically 60 minutes in length.

For more information about our Nutrition Services at Ellis Medicine, please call 518.347.5421.

Appointments are available at the following Ellis locations:

McClellan Street Health Center
600 McClellan Street, 2 East, Schenectady, NY 12304