What are dietary consultations for?
Dietary consultations at BMI Healthcare are designed to evaluate the patients eating habits and food consumption and provide advice where necessary.
What happens during a dietary consultation?
The clinical or consultant dietician will review the patient’s medical charts and talk with patients' families.
They will work with other health care professionals, such as gastroenterologists and oncologists to provide nourishment, nutritional programs and instructional presentations to benefit people of all ages, and with a variety of health conditions.
This is accomplished by developing individual plans to meet nutritional needs. These plans include nourishment, tube feedings (called enteral nutrition), intravenous feedings (called parenteral nutrition) such as total parenteral nutrition (TPN) or peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN), diets, and education.
The clinical or consultant dietician may provide individual and group educational programs for patients and family members about their nutrition and health.