Our registered dietitians feel that food is to be enjoyed, yet understand that the food we eat also affects medical conditions, fitness and overall health.
With helpful guidance from our dietitians, individuals learn how to set and meet goals for permanent lifestyle changes.
The dietitians employed at Montrose Memorial Hospital are registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Professional credentials are maintained through evidence based practice and continuing education experiences.
A registered dietitian practices the science of medical nutrition therapy. Based on your nutritional status, condition, illness or injury, a dietitian will work with you to optimize your treatment and aid your recovery. Not all "nutritionists" have the same expertise or training. It is important to check his or her training and credentials.
Call us at 970-240-7170 to learn more.
The goal of inpatient nutrition services is to assist patients who are malnourished or at risk to become malnourished, develop strategies to increase their intake. Meeting your nutritional needs helps to decrease problems with wound healing, incidence of infection and overall health.
This can include:
Our dietitians provide nutrition counseling to address a variety of medical conditions and diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, renal disease, gastrointestinal problems, and cancer.
This can include:
Our outpatient dietitians provide nutrition counseling for people on diets with a wide variety of medical conditions and disease states.
During your appointment you will receive individual counseling and specific help with your diet.
Your registered dietitian will:
Appointments available for:
Heart disease / high cholesterol
High blood pressure
Nutrition in pregnancy
Weight management ( to gain or lose )
Pediatric nutrition issues (feeding tubes, weight problems)
Bariatric surgery /Lap Band
Gastrointestional issues (diarrhea, Crohn’s, IBS/IBD)
Enteral and Parenteral Feedings
To schedule an appointment
Contact your physician and ask them to fax us a referral (970) 252-2767.
We will contact you to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday - Friday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
Insurance and Medicare
Medicare covers nutrition education for Diabetes and Renal Disease
(Co-pays and deductibles will be applied)
Check with your private insurance to see if Medical Nutrition Therapy will be covered
Two to three nutrition therapy sessions are recommended for optimal results.