Our registered dietitians help develop meal plans to meet your specific needs.
While we specialize in diabetes, we see clients for many reasons including weight loss, cholesterol, pregnancy and food intolerance.
Our dietitians provide individualized nutrition consults and meal planning and teach the dietary class of the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.
They also provide nutritional counseling relating to eating disorders and chronic disease (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, kidney disease and obesity).
Ideas and meal plans designed for healthier eating also are available.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can your program help me?
We can evaluate your current eating patterns and make suggestions for buying foods and meal planning to help you meet your goals. After that, we provide ongoing support as needed.
Will I have to give up my favorite foods?
No. Some changes are necessary but we will work with you to achieve long-term success.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You must be referred by your health care provider to meet with a dietitian. Self-referrals are accepted for weight loss, but your insurance company may require a physician referral for payment if weight loss counseling is a covered benefit for you.
Will my insurance pay for this program?
Many insurance plans and MaineCare cover medical nutrition therapy for nutrition-related medical conditions. Please check with your insurance carrier to see if you have this coverage for your diagnosis. Medicare covers medical nutritional therapy for diabetes and renal (kidney) disease only.
What if I don't have insurance?
If you don't have insurance, we can help you apply for any available financial assistance. You may qualify for MaineGeneral's uncompensated care services program. Our CarePartners program also may be able to help.
For an appointment or to enroll in our education classes, ask your primary care provider for a referral. You also can contact us to learn more about Medical Nutrition Therapy.