Registered Dietitians are the only licensed nutrition professional in the state of Idaho.
Registered Dietitians are highly trained and fundamentally focused on prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease.
The Registered Dietitian provides health behavior change counseling related to chronic disease management, which saves the healthcare provider's time to focus on patients' higher level needs.
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is linked to improved clinical outcomes and reduced costs related to physician time, medication use, and hospital admissions for people with obesity, diabetes, disorders of lipid metabolism, and other chronic diseases.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library, RDNs and PCPs: A Healthy Partnership for Primary Care
Creating the Perfect Plan for your Practice Setting
Having an RD located in your office is ideal for ensuring continuity of care, patient access, and immediate, effective communication about your patient’s plan of care. We will work with you to determine how best to integrate an RD by assessing your clinic’s needs. As a member of your patient care team, an RD may also provide care management, quality improvement, and shared medical visits.
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RDs Improve Health Outcomes
RDs provide care by applying the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines. These guidelines illustrate best practice for Medical Nutrition Therapy related to a specific disease or condition in order to achieve positive outcomes.
Who needs to see an RD?
RDs play an important role in team-based care that positively impacts many chronic health conditions including:
Cardiovascular Disease Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
Hypertension Overweight & Obesity