Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Outpatient Nutrition Program
The program provides individualized plans and personal support for treating a range of medical conditions, including:
Diabetes management (Adult and Pediatric)
Blood pressure management
Chronic kidney disease (non-dialysis)
A personalized plan, just for you
A Registered Dietician will work with you one-on-one to develop an individualized plan for you that will include:
Healthy food preparation
Reading food labels
Guidelines for eating out
Diet and nutrition modifications to fit your lifestyle
Applying your doctor's recommendations to your daily diet and exercise routine
Understanding the relationship between nutritional therapy and the medical management of your condition
Consideration of lifestyle changes that may enhance overall health, such as stress management and physical activity, as approved by your Physician
Do you have a diagnosis of diabetes or kidney disease?
Medicare Part B beneficiaries with a diagnosis of diabetes or chronic non-dialysis kidney disease are eligible for Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Medicare Part B reimburses three hours of nutrition therapy the first year, and two hours each following year.
A physician referral for nutrition counseling is required by insurance companies for outpatient medical nutrition therapy at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Medicare Part B beneficiaries are covered for referrals involving diabetes and chronic kidney conditions (co-pays may apply).
Other insurance coverage varies depending on the type of insurance and benefit package. Please check with your insurance company to confirm the extent of your coverage for outpatient nutrition counseling.