What is a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?
All registered dietitians are nutritionists; but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. RDs and RDNs are a members of the medical team. They must have a four-year college degree, have completed an internship at a major teaching hospital, passed a national board certified registration examination, and maintain professional development through continuing education opportunities.
How can an RD/RDN assist me?
An RD/RDN can assist persons on nutritional health issues at various stages of the life cycle. Many physicians will recommend that their patients see a RD/RDN for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT).
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a physician referral to see an RD/RDN.
What are my payment options?
Cash, check, major credit cards (MasterCard or Visa only). Insurance companies may provide full or partial coverage for services. Check with your insurance company regarding MNT coverage on your plan.
How frequent are my nutrition counseling visits with an RD/RDN?
Farrell Dietitian Services strives to provide comprehensive individualized care. As needs vary from patient to patient, a schedule of visits, if necessary, will be provided at the initial consult session. This schedule will be based on your individual needs and the availability of all involved.