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Nutrition Services

College Park Family Care is pleased to have a Nutrition Services Department to complement our primary care services. Nutrition plays a foundational role in the prevention and treatment of many of the common conditions and chronic diseases that are seen in a primary care setting. College Park Family Care providers believe the healthcare system should put an emphasis on nutrition when treating and managing chronic diseases. To provide dietary intervention, our well trained dietitian’s are available at all 7 of the College Park Family Care locations for easy patient access.

Conditions We Treat

We provide Medical Nutrition Therapy for the prevention and treatment of:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • BulimiaCrohn’s Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Sjogren’s Disease
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes (Pre-, Type 1 or 2)
  • GERD
  • Heart Disease
  • IBS
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Orthorexia
  • Osteopenia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Overview of Services

The College Park Family Care Nutrition Services Department offers individual consultations with a dietitian along with options for classes and support groups.

Initial visits vary from 45-60 minutes depending on the diagnosis or reason for visit. An initial visit involves a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s medical, diet and lifestyle history. It is very important to have a current medication and supplement list available for review at this visit.

Follow up visits vary from 15-30 minutes as directed by the dietitian after your initial visits. For best outcomes, bring any diet, exercise and blood sugar logs to every visit as directed.

Most patients benefit from 3-6 visits over the course of 3-6 months for best results.

Nutrition Classes

With a focus on heart health and diabetes prevention, the dietitian team at College Park Family Care has created foundational classes to equip our patients and families with the updated information and tools they need to prevent the occurrence, or slow the progression of heart disease and/or diabetes.

Class #1: Healthy Heart Class

Schedule: Meet Once Per Month

This class helps you understand your personal risk for heart disease:

  • Learn how to replace unhealthy fats in your diet with heart healthy protective fats.
  • Strategies for improving your total and LDL cholesterol levels.

Class #2: Prediabetes/Metabolic Syndrome Class

Schedule: Meet Once Per Month

This class helps you understand the early stages in the development of diabetes and the keys to preventing and treating it with balanced diet and lifestyle:

  • Understand how to balance quality carbohydrates with lean proteins and healthy fats.
  • Strategies for decreasing triglycerides and reducing insulin resistance.

Class # 3: NEW GI Foundations Class

Schedule: Meet Once Per Month

Join us as we take a functional tour of the digestive system while highlighting simple diet and lifestyle changes that can correct digestive imbalances and can powerfully impact: (This new class begins Jan. 2017)

  • The common symptoms of GI distress like constipation, diarrhea and stomach pain.
  • The less common symptoms of faulty digestion including fatigue, headaches/migraines, eczema, psoriasis, hives, anxiety, sleep disorders.

All classes are from 7-8:30pm at the College Park Family Care - Specialty Center. The cost is $25 per person with an option to bring a spouse or one family member for free to support you in your diet and lifestyle changes. Class fee is accepted at the beginning of class. Personal check or charge/debit card only please.

Please call (913) 681-8866, to register for any classes

Support Group

FREE Diabetes Support Group

Schedule: Meet Once Per Month

Making diet and lifestyle changes and living with diabetes can be difficult, and it helps to know someone is on your side. In fact, research shows that sharing experiences in groups can reduce the burden of living with diabetes and impact behavior changes that can slow the progression or prevent onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Patients with pre-diabetes can benefit from joining this monthly support group as well.

This support group meets on the third Tuesday monthly from 7-8 pm at the College Park Family Care - Specialty Center.

As long as College Park Family Care accepts your commercial insurance and you have a physician referred diagnosis then the time spent with the dietitian can be billed to your insurance. Coverage is dependent on if deductibles are met just like regular primary care office visits.

Medicare only covers dietitian visits for the diagnosis of Diabetes or Renal Disease. If patient has a different diagnosis and still desires to work with a dietitian, please contact College Park Family Care front desk staff or billing dept. for current cash pay rates.