Our dietitians work throughout Renown Health in the areas of weight management, cardiac rehabilitation, health improvement and more. See if working with a registered dietitian can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
The role of a registered dietitian in the healing process is an essential one. From wellness improvement to a plan for treatment after diagnosis of a chronic disease, dietitians and the nutritional expertise they offer play a vital role in overall health. Here’s a look at what Renown Health offers. (Please note that most of these programs require a referral from a physician.)
Health Improvement Programs
There are many facets to this Renown-based program, which helps peoples overcome challenges with chronic illness and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Offerings include diabetes education and telemedicine visits tailored to the individual. Registered dietitians provide medical nutritional therapy as part of these programs. They meet with patients and form a customized nutrition plan to help with a specific condition such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease or food allergies, among others.
There is also a nutrition education class for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which can be tailored for women with diabetes in pregnancy, including gestational diabetes.
The outpatient dietary education classes are located at Suite 325, 10085 Double R Blvd., on the Renown South Meadows campus. For more information, visit the website or call 775-982-5073.
Weight Management Programs
Recently added at Renown, these programs connect registered dietitians board-certified bariatric doctors to evaluate and customize a treatment plan to manage weight and metabolic challenges. Those who qualify must have a body mass index of 25 or higher and be at risk for conditions such as stroke, gout or osteoarthritis, among others.
There is also intensive behavioral therapy for obesity, in which the patient meets one-on-one with a registered dietitian at their primary care physician’s office education and receives weight loss counseling. This is for patients who are on Medicare and have Senior Care Plus insurance.
To learn more about weight management programs, visit the website or call 775-982-5073.
Healthy Heart Program – Intensive Cardiac Rehab
Renown dietitians are also part of an outpatient cardiac rehab team that helps heal those who have had a cardiac event, such as a heart attack. As part of the rehab process, exercise and diet is crucial to decrease the effect of heart disease and prevent another cardiac event. This includes nutrition education and cooking classes with a Renown chef who provides weekly live cooking classes. The focus is on plant-based nutrition, whole grains and lean proteins. To learn more about this program, visit the website or call 775-982-4035.
Cystic Fibrosis Program
Located at Renown Regional Medical Center, this program for children and adults with CF aims keep those patients healthy and avoid hospitalization through comprehensive care. The care team includes a nutritionist, providers, therapists and social workers. To learn more, call the program at 775-982-5123 or visit the children’s specialty care website.
There is also dietary help to provide outpatient nutritional counseling for cancer patients to lower the risk of re-occurrence and help with symptom management. The purpose is to preserve weight and muscle mass and improve quality of life. Learn more about wellness and complementary treatments for cancer patients.
In addition, dietitians see young endocrinology patients with their physician. The purpose is to keep patients from hospitalization and utilize better nutrition to improve quality of life. Learn more about how Renown’s pediatric endocrinology programs.
Talk to your primary care provider to see if you qualify for one of these programs. Going through the referral process is the best way to ensure you are taking full advantage of your health benefits.