Nutrition is an integral part of your health, whether you are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, prevent disease, reach a healthy weight or recover from a serious illness or injury. Loyola Medicine's registered dietitians provide expertise tailored to the needs of each patient.
Loyola’s nutrition team collaborates with other clinicians including doctors, nurses, speech therapists and social workers. All hospital patients are screened for possible nutritional deficiencies, to ensure they receive the best treatment and to immediately address problems such as malnutrition.
Loyola’s registered dietitians are skilled in nutrition therapy and hold advanced certifications in a range of specialties, such as weight loss, oncology, diabetes management and nutrition support. We care for adults and children, including newborns. Loyola’s dietitians provide consultations in the hospital, on an outpatient basis and in home care settings. We offer nutrition services that fit your individual health goals in several convenient locations.
Loyola’s dietitians partner with primary care physicians, oncologists, bariatric surgeons, gastroenterologists and family physicians to provide nutritional support to adult and pediatric patients:
- Needing general nutritional support
- Seeking to lose weight
- Undergoing bariatric/medical weight loss surgery
- Undergoing dialysis
- With cancer
- With diabetes
Loyola’s skilled dietitians also provide nutrition services as part of these multidisciplinary clinics and programs at the Loyola Outpatient Center:
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia program
- HIV program
- Kidney, lung, liver and heart transplant program
- Sexual wellness program
Your Loyola registered dietitian will partner with you to develop a nutritional plan that will help you reach your goals for recovery, a healthy lifestyle or reaching a healthy weight. Each nutritional plan is developed with the unique needs and goals of the individual patient in mind.