Nutrition Therapy

NUTRITION THERAPY

Do you need someone to help you navigate the food information maze? Do you need to know how to successfully nourish your body? Medical nutrition therapy can help you!

What is Nutrition Therapy?

Nutrition therapy is delivered by a Registered Dietitian and provides patients with knowledge about their personal nutritional needs, interprets food information, and helps develop behavioral skills that enable individuals to achieve their nutritional goals. Wow! That sentence packs a punch. Dietitians provide assistance with a variety of dietary needs including weight loss, diabetes, renal diet, and allergies to name a few.

Basket of assorted vegetables.

First of all, like other healthcare providers, you will meet with the receptionist in order to provide your personal and health insurance information. Then, you meet with the R.D., usually for a one hour private session. The dietitian will complete a full assessment that includes dietary habits, food preferences, anthropometrics – a fancy name for body measurements, and family history. Once the dietitian has assessed your personal metabolic needs, you will then work collaboratively with the R.D. to establish personal nutrition goals. In this way, the dietitian will work with you as a ‘life coach’ to guide you along the oftentimes confusing maze of food information and misinformation out there in the media. The information you need to know will be delivered to you. You will be a participant in goal setting, monitoring, and then co-evaluating your progress. Your R.D. will be there with the tools to help you achieve your nutrition goals.

Are you overwhelmed with the mealtime needs of your family in a fast-paced environment? Do you or a family member have special dietary needs?

The number of sessions you meet with your R.D. will be determined by your need and your insurance provider. Not all nutrition therapy services are covered by insurance, so you will need to check with your insurance provider to determine what level of coverage is offered. There will be opportunity for pay-per-visit sessions.

Slices of fruit and vegetables on forks.

A specific medical nutrition therapy benefit that Medicare provides to diabetics is Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME), and Apogee Therapy Center has a Certified Diabetes Educator with over 25 years of experience to lead our dietitians in group education for those newly diagnosed with diabetes or those who need to refresh their knowledge base on diabetes. The class is a 9-hour class delivered at Apogee. Each class has 6-10 patients, all diagnosed with diabetes, who will collaboratively learn what diabetes is and how best to live with it. That includes education on a variety of topics including the following: what is diabetes, blood glucose monitoring, sick day precautions, eating out at restaurants, carbohydrate counting, and medication education.

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What our patients are saying...

L.C., Grandville, MI

The best physical therapy you can get!  The best caring people you can find!
2014-03-29T19:06:23+00:00
The best physical therapy you can get!  The best caring people you can find!

Kevin

Jeff, Thank you for helping me with my knee and shoulder. The best thing you did for me though was...
2015-04-08T18:13:54+00:00
Jeff, Thank you for helping me with my knee and shoulder. The best thing you did for me though was diagnosing and treating a problem with my ribs that was affecting my breathing and impacting the quality of my life. I can’t believe that four different doctors I went to over the several years could not diagnose this problem and I lived with it so long. It would have been very easy for you to ignore this problem and only treat the injury that I was originally here for (shoulder). You listened very well and took the time to really understand what I was going through, and now I can finally breathe again thanks to you.

Cheri V., Byron Center, MI

I highly recommend Apogee Therapy Center. Jeff Carter is a rare find. He has a huge heart dedicated to helping...
2013-10-20T21:19:51+00:00
I highly recommend Apogee Therapy Center. Jeff Carter is a rare find. He has a huge heart dedicated to helping people heal. At Apogee you can trust that you are in expert hands and are going to get the best possibly care available. Apogee has friendly, warm, and personal atmosphere. I look forward to my visits.  Jeff and his staff are always welcoming, accommodating and always make it an all around comfortable experience. I have gotten great results in Jeff's care. Knowing he would be well cared for, I recently sent my husband to Jeff for a shoulder injury. He is impressed with Apogee as well and is confident that he will be feeling better soon. We both are very thankful for Apogee, Jeff Carter and his staff.

Barb L., Hudsonville, MI

I am so glad we came to Jeff Carter at Apogee! This is the second physical therapist my daughter went...
2013-08-16T21:23:23+00:00
I am so glad we came to Jeff Carter at Apogee! This is the second physical therapist my daughter went to for her upper back / neck problem. The first therapist spent about 5 minutes evaluating her and the treatments didn't help. Jeff spent over an hour and a half evaluating her. He is so thorough! After coming twice a week for 5 weeks she is pain free! I told Jeff and his team that the difference between the first therapy office and Apogee is the difference between Motel 6 and a 5 Star hotel. My family will never go anywhere else. P.S. In addition to his expertise, Jeff has an amazing personality, makes you feel instantly comfortable, and has a great sense of humor. You will not be disappointed.

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Apogee Therapy Center
GRANDVILLE, MI

3010 Wilson Avenue, SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Phone: 616.249.8141
Fax: 616.249.8147

Apogee Therapy Center
GREER, SC

905 North Main Street
Greer, SC 29651
Phone: 864.479.0070
Fax: 864.479.0072