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Clinical Nutrition

Appointments  can be conducted in-person or virtually, providing flexibility for patients’ preferences and needs.

Call 218-545-4498 or 218-545-4491 for more information.

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Maintaining a Healthy You

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Clinical Nutrition department features a team of registered dietitians and nurses dedicated to meeting patients’ medical and personal needs. They offer comprehensive nutrition care and counseling, employing food management and lifestyle strategies to enhance clinical outcomes.

Our registered dietitians provide individual inpatient and outpatient counseling for a variety of nutrition needs and conditions, including:

  • Weight Control
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Other situations requiring a modified eating plan to promote health
  • Cancer Care
  • Food Allergies
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Behavior Therapy
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Lifestyle Nutrition Services

Drawing from patients’ medical, psychosocial, and dietary histories, as well as functional nutrition examinations, dietitians collaborate with patients to develop personalized nutrition recommendations tailored to address a range of medical conditions. Proper nutrition is recognized as a medically necessary and cost-effective approach to managing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and a variety of other conditions.

One-on-one appointments require physician referrals. Patients should contact their primary care provider. Some insurance plans cover dietitian services, so it’s advisable to contact the insurance plan to understand coverage specifics.

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Intensive Behavior Therapy

Experienced Clinical Nutrition professionals offer additional help and support to patients in their effort to lose weight and improve their health. Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity is a program for people who have a body mass index of 30 or above. Visits with a registered dietitian provide patients with personalized diet education and lifestyle coaching based on individual health and weight loss goals.

The program consists of up to 22 one-on-one visits per year with a registered dietitian.

  • A weekly visit with a registered dietitian for the first month.
  • A visit with a registered dietitian every other week for months two through six.
  • Patients who are successful in losing at least 6.6 pounds in the first six months are eligible for continued monthly follow-ups with a registered dietitian for another 7 to 12 months.

This is a free benefit for Medicare patients with no co-pay or deductible. Deductibles apply and co-payments are required for patients with commercial insurance.

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