Nutrition services

At McPherson Hospital, we offer outpatient nutrition counseling provided by a licensed and registered dietitian. Services are referral-based; however, anyone who would like to participate in nutritional counseling can request a referral from their doctor.

The following Medical Nutrition Therapy diagnoses are available for counseling:

  • Bariatric Surgery pre/post-op
  • Cancer
  • Celiac disease
  • Gallstones
  • Chrohn’s disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diverticulosis/diverticulitis
  • Failure to thrive, child & adult
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastritis
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol/high triglycerides
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Obesity and weight loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Reflux
  • Tube-feeding home management
  • Ulcer

For counseling sessions, you are encouraged to bring along a spouse or significant other. Making lifestyle changes that facilitate weight management or medical conditions can be stressful. During a counseling session, you and the dietitian may explore reasons and motivation for change, and talk about any misgivings you may have.

We go beyond merely "following a diet," and focus on "how can I make this fit my lifestyle?" Ultimately, you are in charge of what you put into your body; therefore, you have the freedom to choose what to work on and what dietary approach to take. The dietitian is here to help guide you with healthy choices, answer questions, and be an accountability partner.