Services

Medical Nutrition Therapy for:

  1. Diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2 with Certified Diabetes Educators
  2. Gastroenterology Disorders/IBS/Celiac Disease
  3. High Blood Pressure
  4. Heart Disease Prevention in managing dislipidemia.
  5. Renal disease
  6. Healthy Weight Management
  7. Food Allergies and Sensitivities
  8. PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome
  9. Hypoglygemia
  10. Metabolic syndrome/ Insulin Resistance Syndrome
  11. General Wellness and prevention of Chronic Disease
  12. Many other nutritional related disorders

Medicare only covers dietary services with a diagnosis of diabetes and/or renal disease. For all other diagnoses, Medicare patients pay discounted cash prices to see the dietitian.

First Visit:

60 – 90 minutes recommended for most comprehensive evaluation. Most insurance carriers cover dietary services related to specific diagnosis codes; obtain referral from your physician for best coverage.

Follow-up visit:

30 minutes recommended for follow-up.

Diabetes Education:

Diabetes Education: College Park Family Care Center is proud to provide diabetes self-management training. This gives people with diabetes the knowledge, skills and tools they need to successfully manage their diabetes and avoid many of the complications associated with the disease.

We have set up our diabetes education to be 3 hours worth of education that is spread out over a 6-8 week time period. Your diabetes education visits are one-on-one with a Certified Diabetes Educator (or CDE eligible) dietitian. We feel that our patient focused approach provides for the best retention of knowledge, an individualized approach and the repeated visits provide valuable feedback to you, the patient, in
managing your diabetes.

Your First visit is 90 min. in duration. This comprehensive appointment covers how to incorporate healthy eating and exercise into your life, how to achieve healthy weight control, an understanding on how your medications work if you need them and learn how to monitor your blood glucose to avoid the risks of complications.

2-4 weeks later: Your 2nd visit is 60 min. in duration. This second visit will reinforce what you learned in your initial visit with additional education on prevention of heart disease and fat controlled eating. You will begin learning to problem solve as you look at your blood sugar patterns in relation to your possible medications, food intake, activity level and emotions.

4 weeks later: Your 3rd visit is 30 min. in duration. This is your final wrap up visit looking at blood sugar patterns, weight control and exercise achievements. By now your diabetes educator will have helped you create a self-management plan that meets your individual needs.

*Some patients require additional visits if they need training on insulin administration/medication adjustments and ongoing support.

(Most HMO and PPO insurance companies cover diabetes education very well. Just be sure that your CPFCC primary care physician is covered by the insurance plan that you carry and your diabetes education should be covered. As always, it is best to check with your insurance company prior to your fist visit to assure coverage.)

Patient Education:

Ongoing Patient Education Classes and Programs are available. for a current listing.

To make an appointment: Contact any of the College Park locations and a scheduler can help you.

For more information, please contact Nutrition and Wellness Services at (913)681-8866 and ask to speak with our dietitians.