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 8 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
- Celiac and gluten sensitivity
- Crohn’s Disease
- Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Orthorexia
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
- Kidney Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sjogren’s Disease
- Weight Loss (Medical Nutrition Therapy)
- Diabetes: Pre, Type 1 and 2, Gestational
- Heart Disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- 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.
Individual consultations with the dietitian
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.
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.
Cardio-Metabolic RESET: Anti-Inflammatory diet and lifestyle strategies to prevent and treat Chronic Disease
(For patients who have elevated blood fats, blood sugar abnormalities, Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, pre diabetes and Type 2 diabetes)
Currently offered: 3rd Tuesday – 12:30-1:30pm or 7:00-8:00pm – alternating NOON HOUR OR EVENING TIMES every other month
Weight Loss Road Blocks: a practical approach to calming down inflammation and toxicity as a foundation for lifelong weight management
(For patients who struggle with weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight)
Currently offered: 2nd Weds – 12:30-1:30pm-REPEATED MONTHLY
Gut Health: Heal your Gut: Heal your Body using an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle approach to support a healthy microbiome
(For patients with bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, heart burn, headaches, skin conditions, mood issues, chronic pain and fatigue and auto-immune conditions)
Currently offered: 2nd Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm or 2nd Thursday 12:00-1:00pm alternating NOON HOUR OR EVENING TIME every other month.
Immune Health: an in-depth look at building healthy immunity/ Auto-immunity and the diet and lifestyle approaches to support healthy immune response
(For patients with autoimmunity, suppressed immunity and those interested in supporting healthy immune response)
Currently offered: 1st Weds – 12:00-1:00pm – REPEATED MONTHLY
Sleep and Stress: an in-depth look at Stress and Sleep Hormones - with focus on diet and lifestyle approaches to improve sleep patterns and build stress resilience
(For patients who struggle with sleep, fatigue, mood issues and those interested in learning how to support healthy sleep patterns and improve their response to stress)
Currently offered: 4th Weds – 12:30-1:30pm or 7:00-8:00pm – alternating NOON HOUR OR EVENING TIMES every other month
Class information and fees:
The Nutrition and Wellness classes have been expanded and 5 different classes are now being offered remotely via Web Ex format. These classes are being offered at least once monthly either over the lunch hour or in the early evening from 7-8 pm.
They are approx. 60 minutes long in a live, interactive, webinar format with time for Q and A with one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.
Pricing is $30 per class and if paying for all 5 classes up front, patients get at discounted rate of $120 over full price of $150 (Patients can sign up for as many classes as they would like each month or attend 1 per month over a 5 month period)
Patients can sign up at any College Park scheduling desk or by phone by calling the Stanley office at (913) 681-8866. The scheduler will assist the patient in choosing the class topics and times that best suite them and then put patients name, phone number and email on a class list for each class they desire to attend.
Once a patient is signed up for the class, an assigned scheduler or the dietitian teaching the class will send out a Web Ex meeting link via an email directly to the patient at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled class time.
The patients WebEx invite will have attachments that have handouts related to the class they are attending remotely.
Patients need to pay at the time of signing up for the class (or classes) - there are no refunds. If a patient needs to cancel they can attend another class in the future but need to let a scheduler know to change their class date and time.
Upon request, a receipt can be provided as often times FSA/HSA savings plans might cover the cost for these classes as they are provided via a medical office.
Your doctor may recommended that you see a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for medical nutrition therapy a part of your treatment plan. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) can be very effective as a foundational part of the treatment of various health conditions and College Park has a 30+ year history of providing this dietitian service to the patients we serve.
College Park Family Care wants you to be aware of the billing process and your options. Many private insurance companies have specific guidelines for dietitian visits but each plan may vary as to if and how many visits they will cover.
We will do our best to let you know your insurance coverage so you know your financial obligation prior to your visit with one of our dietitians. However, it is recommended that you contact your insurance carrier for your plan specific benefits.
If you would like to verify MNT/dietician coverage with your particular plan, call the customer service number listed on your insurance card. The following information may need to be provided when verifying coverage.
Tax ID # 800505355
CPT Codes: 97802, 97803
Diagnosis Codes: Contact your provider and ask for the diagnosis codes listed in your referral. If applicable, have your provider add a BMI code if your BMI is over 25. This can help with coverage of MNT visits for some insurance plans.