Medical Center, Suite 110 (Blue Entrance)
Washington County Hospital Nutrition Counseling Service located
at Robinwood Medical Center offers a full range of individualized
outpatient nutrition counseling services.
The dietitians who provide this service are registered by The
American Dietetic Association and licensed by the State of Maryland
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The primary provider
of service is also a certified diabetes educator.
work closely with your physician and other health care providers
as your need indicates. Dietitians routinely consult with the
nurse specialists; occupational, physical or speech therapists;
social workers and others to provide you with a complete program
for lifestyle changes.
AREAS WHERE WE CAN HELP
- TYPE I, TYPE II, GESTATIONAL
dietitian works closely with the Diabetes Nurse Educator and
your physician to help you develop an individualized eating
program to match your medications, lifestyle, and food preferences
to achieve improved blood sugar control and a healthier life.
A REASONABLE WEIGHT
control may be a matter of losing or gaining to achieve a more
healthy body weight.
- TRIGLYCERIDE CONTROL
blood levels of either of these fats increase your risk of heart
disease, heart attack and/ or strokes.
- VEGETARIANS - ATHLETES
dietitian will take you step-by-step through techniques that
will improve your health and well being to help you reach your
YOU CAN EXPECT
nutrition counseling for any food and diet related problem,
the dietitian will:
Explain how food & diet relate to your condition.
Explore your present lifestyle & eating habits.
Help you identify problem areas and brainstorm with you on ways
Teach you how to use the food labels to make better and more
nutritious food choices.
Explore preferred food preparation techniques.
Help you set realistic goals for success.
Plan steps to achieve these goals.
Arrange for follow-up visits to provide support, encouragement,
and further suggestions to maintain your changes.
COUNSELING FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING TREATMENT AT THE JOHN R.
MARSH CANCER CENTER
dietitians offer nutrition counseling to patients undergoing
cancer therapy. Cancer
treatments are designed to destroy cancer cells in your body;
however, at the same time, they may also affect some normal,
healthy cells. Side effects may result which cause eating and
patient is different, the side effects also vary. They depend
on the part of the body being treated, the dosage and the length
of the treatment. You
may experience one or more of these side effects as a result
of your cancer treatment:
Sore mouth or throat
Changed sense of taste
Diarrhea or constipation
Loss of appetite
Weight loss or weight gain
WILL WE HELP YOU?
dietitian will work with you to provide suggestions and information
to improve your food intake and lessen the side effects of your
NOTE: PHYSICIAN REFERRAL REQUIRED
To schedule an appointment or to get more information on any
of our nutritional services.