What is MNT?
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is nutrition counseling performed by a registered dietitian nutritionist for a medical diagnosis. Conditions such as overweight or obesity, high blood pressure, failure to thrive, high cholesterol, anemia, unexplained weight loss are just a few examples of MNT diagnoses that are seen in pediatric nutrition. WellFamily Nutrition focuses on pediatric patients for MNT. All MNT appointments must be done face-to-face with the patient (your child) present.
Parents or pediatricians can refer patients to WellFamily. Simply call the referral line at 401-326-2526 and leave a detailed message. Someone will return your phone call to schedule your appointment.
The First Visit
A new place can be scary for anyone, but especially for children, who probably think they've done something wrong. By using my dedicated home office, I want to make your family feel comfortable. I am a parent, just like you, and I understand the daily struggle. My office is professional, yet relaxed. There are toys, puzzles, books, and crayons to make your child feel safe and welcome. You can expect professional care and services, in a family-friendly environment. The first visit usually lasts 90 minutes and I will spend time getting to know your family and hone in on your priorities and solutions. Together, we will set achievable goals and design strategies to achieve them. Most patients can expect a follow up appointment 2 weeks after the initial visit.
MNT is covered by most insurance companies in Rhode Island. WellFamily Nutrition accepts BCBS, NHP and Tufts. For all other insurance companies, we can provide a superbill to submit to your insurance company for full or partial reimbursement of services. For insurance companies other than BCBS, NHP and Tufts, fees are paid by the patient to WellFamily and the patient is responsible for filing the insurance claim. WellFamily Nutrition will be responsible for billing services to BCBS, NHP and Tufts patients.
No problem! If you do not have a medical diagnosis, but are still looking for some help with raising a happy and healthy family then maybe virtual nutrition coaching is for you. WellFamily can still help!
Katie Mulligan, MS, RDN, LDN
REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST
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