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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center recently launched its Outpatient Nutrition Program, which focuses on improving patients’ nutritional status and is facilitated by HRRMC’s registered dietitian nutritionists.

Nutritionists meet with patients one-on-one to focus on heart disease, diabetes, malnutrition, digestive issues, weight loss and/or prep for weight-loss surgery or any matter that involves nutrition needs.

The process includes a 30-60 minute initial consult and follow-up appointments either in person or via a video conference call. During the consult and appointments, nutritionists help with meal planning, portion control, label reading and making healthy food choices.

“Nutrition affects all parts of the body. The body does not work as well if one is not well nourished,” said Dietary Manager Devon Moughan-Phillips, a registered dietitian nutritionist.

A referral from a provider is required. Once the nutritional team receives a referral, a nutritionist will call to schedule an appointment.

Some insurance companies, depending on the diagnosis, will cover the consult and appointments. Cash pay is also available for $50 for 30 minutes and $70 for 60 minutes.

For more information, call 719-530-2293.

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