22 Feb Did you know The Pain Management Group has a Registered Dietitian?
A registered dietitian is a trained health care professional, who specializes in nutrition coaching and education. Registered dietitians are specially trained in Medical Nutrition Therapy and assess, diagnose and provide nutrition and lifestyle counseling and monitor your health status.
Why is a relationship with a registered dietitian important?
Our registered dietitian specializes in weight management counseling and diabetes self-management education and can help you meet you weight and health goals. So, whether your goal is to reduce pain, lose weight before a procedure, improve your quality of life or to prevent or prolong the onset of chronic disease, our registered dietitian is here to help.
What are the benefits of seeing a registered dietitian?
Seeing a registered dietitian monthly has many benefits. Here are just a few:
- Help patients lose weight and decrease body mass index
- Lower blood sugar and A1c levels
- Improve lipid profiles (like cholesterol)
- Lower blood pressure
- Prevent the onset of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes
What can you expect during this visit?
- One-on-one nutrition counseling
- Goal setting to help you achieve your health goals
- A treatment plan based around your lifestyle
- Monthly follow-up meetings scheduled on the same day as your pain provider or imaging study
How can you get connected with our registered dietitian?
The Pain Management Group provides patients access to a registered dietitian, who is on-site and available to see you. For more information or an appointment, please call 615.941.8538.
Not a patient of the Pain Management Group? That’s okay, too—Just ask your primary care doctor about a referral, and we can get you scheduled.
Amanda is a licensed and registered dietitian/nutritionist with the Pain Management Group. She received her Master’s degree in the Science of Nutrition at Auburn University and completed her dietetic internship through the Medical University of South Carolina.
Amanda is passionate about helping others, especially those in pain, understand that eating right doesn’t have to be difficult and that by making simple lifestyle and behavioral changes, they can profoundly improve their wellbeing and quality of life.