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Nutrition Department

Welcome to the DotHouse Health Nutrition Department!  We know that it can be difficult to make nutrition and lifestyle changes alone. Our Registered Nutritionist is here to help you determine what is important to you and how best to go about making changes to improve your health and well-being.

We provide individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy for the following conditions:

  • Pre-diabetes and Diabetes
  • Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
  • General Prenatal Nutrition
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol and Hyperlipidemia
  • Weight Gain and Weight Loss

Your first appointment with the nutritionist will last approximately 45 minutes. The nutritionist will get to know you and your goals while guiding you to accomplish your lifestyle improvement!

In addition to individual appointments, the Nutrition Department offers ongoing group nutrition education including:

The Diabetes Group for Vietnamese speaking adults meets on Thursday mornings once a month.We discuss different topics relating to diabetes in a relaxed group setting. To learn more, talk to your provider.

Healthy Weight for Life Family Clinic is for families of overweight children 6-12 years old. It starts in the Fall and Spring and includes interactive education workshops, food tasting demos, games and fun physical activity (such as tennis or Zumba)! The program is free and we start each visit with a healthy meal together. To learn more call 617-740-2596.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What happens at an appointment with the nutritionist?

 

The nutritionist will review your medical history and talk with you to get to know your lifestyle and goals. Appointments are guided by the unique needs of each patient. At the end of your first appointment, you will have specific goals and a plan that will be your first step towards improved health. Most patients return for a nutrition follow up appointment.

 

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments are generally scheduled by a Medical Assistant with a referral from a DotHouse Health provider.

Appointments can also be scheduled by calling the Appointments Line at 617-740-2320.

Do I need to be a DotHouse Health patient to be seen by the nutritionist?

No, you do not need to be a DotHouse Health patient to be seen by a nutritionist. Our Nutrition Department does accept outside patients with a referral from their PCP. To get started, call the Appointment Line at 617-740-2320.

Nutrition Providers