Montrose Memorial Hospital
800 S. 3rd Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Contact: 970-240-7280

Nutrition & Diabetes Services in Montrose

“To Eat Is A Necessity, But To Eat Intelligently Is An Art.”
— François de la Rochefoucauld

Our registered dietitians believe that food is a great source of pleasure that promotes health and enhances well-being.

Whether you have a special medical condition or just want to eat better, our dietitians will work with you, your medical team, and your family and friends, to complete a comprehensive nutrition assessment and provide counseling and interventions that meet your needs.

Please browse the menu of our programs and services below to discover how our dietitians can assist you in meeting your health and nutrition goals. For questions or more information, call us at 970-240-7280.

The goal of inpatient nutrition services is to assist patients who are malnourished or at risk to become malnourished, develop strategies to increase their intake. Meeting your nutritional needs helps to decrease problems with wound healing, the incidence of infection and overall health.

This can include:

  • Changes in diet
  • Addition of nutrition supplements or snacks
  • Specialized nutrition support such as a feeding tube or parenteral nutrition.

Our dietitians also provide nutrition counseling to address a variety of medical conditions and diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, renal disease, gastrointestinal problems, and cancer.

This can include:

  • Counseling about your special diet
  • Helping you set goals to improve your health
  • Showing you how to use a glucose monitor

Our outpatient dietitians provide nutrition counseling for people on diets with a wide variety of medical conditions and disease states.

During your appointment, you will receive individual counseling and specific help with your diet.

Your registered dietitian will:

  • Take your diet history and help you set goals that fit your lifestyle.
  • Analyze your usual food intake and suggest changes to improve your eating habits.
  • Provide a personalized diet instruction plan based on the goals we discuss.
  • Inform your primary physician regarding your nutritional care plan.

Our registered dietitians at Montrose Regional Health believe that food is to be enjoyed, yet understand that the food we eat also affects medical conditions, fitness and overall health.

With helpful guidance from our dietitians, individuals learn how to set and meet goals for permanent lifestyle changes.

About Our Registered Dietitians:

  • Have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field
  • Completed an internship and passed a national examination
  • May hold advanced degrees and additional certifications in specialized areas of practice
  • Encourage advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world
  • Translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living
  • Help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes

The dietitians employed at MRH are registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Professional credentials are maintained through evidence-based practice and continuing education experiences.

A registered dietitian practices the science of medical nutrition therapy. Based on your nutritional status, condition, illness or injury, a dietitian will work with you to optimize your treatment and aid your recovery. Call us at 970-240-7280 to learn more.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, contact your physician and ask them to fax us a referral: 970-252-2767. We will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are available for:

  • Diabetes

  • Cancer

  • Heart disease / high cholesterol

  • High blood pressure

  • Nutrition in pregnancy

  • Weight management (to gain or lose weight)

  • Allergies/Sensitivities

  • Pediatric nutrition issues (feeding tubes, weight problems)

  • Sports nutrition

  • Celiac disease

  • Gastrointestinal issues (diarrhea, Crohn’s, IBS/IBD)

  • Renal disease

  • Enteral and Parenteral Feedings

  • Other

Insurance and Medicare

Medicare covers nutrition education for Diabetes and Renal Disease (Co-pays and deductibles will be applied). Check with your private insurance to see if Medical Nutrition Therapy will be covered Two to three nutrition therapy sessions are recommended for optimal results.

Nutrition & Diabetes Services is located in the Nevada building, located at 421 S. Nevada Ave. Call 970-240-7280 to move towards a healthier you.