Dietitians help prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and suggesting diet modifications. They supervise the preparation and service of food, develop modified diets, participate in research, and educate individuals and groups on good nutritional habits. In a Medical setting, a dietitian may provide specific artificial nutritional needs to patients unable to consume food normally. Dietary modification to address Medical issues involving dietary intake is also a major part of dietetics.
Julie Wise, MS, RDN, LD, is a registered dietitian based at Westshore Primary Care. She is available for consultation with children and adults for all nutritional concerns as well as diabetes education, including meal planning, glucose monitoring and insulin administration.
Most insurance companies will cover the cost of your consultation at Westshore Primary Care, as it is under a physician's supervision. You will only be responsible for your co-payment at the time of your visit. Medicare also will cover the cost of Medical nutrition therapy consultation for diabetes.