Dietitian Services

Emory Johns Creek Hospital offers medical nutrition consultation services with a registered dietitian.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians are health care professionals who provide medical nutrition therapy and preventive nutrition counseling. The expertise, training and credentials that back a Registered Dietitian are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices.

What kind of education and training do Registered Dietitians have?

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Completed an accredited practice/training program in nutrition
  • Certification and a recognized credential
  • Ongoing education

The American Dietetic Association’s top ten reasons why consulting with a Registered Dietitian can benefit you:

  1. You have diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular problems, or high blood pressure.
  2. You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery or gastric sleeve surgery.
  3. You have digestive problems.
  4. You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
  5. You need tips on healthy eating for breastfeeding your baby.
  6. Your teenager has issues with food and eating healthfully.
  7. You need to gain or lose weight.
  8. You’re caring for an aging parent.
  9. You want to eat smarter.
  10. You want to improve your performance in sports.

Together with the Registered Dietitian (RD), you will set nutrition goals to improve your health.

Medical nutrition therapy provided by a Registered Dietitian includes:

  • A review of what you eat and your eating habits
  • A thorough review of your nutritional health
  • A personalized nutrition treatment plan

If you would like individual nutritional counseling, please ask your primary care physician for a referral to a Registered Dietitian. There is a fee for this service, so we suggest you check your health insurance coverage.

The first visit with the Registered Dietitian will take approximately one hour. After the first session, the RD will schedule follow-up appointments to check on your progress and see if changes are needed in your nutrition goals and treatment plan.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call 678-474-7740.

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