To improve the length and quality of life by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart failure, diabetes and metabolic syndrome through novel interdisciplinary clinical care, counseling and education.
Role of the RD:
The outpatient registered dietitians of the Heart and Vascular Center provide medical nutrition therapy and education via individual and group counseling as part of an interdisciplinary staff comprised of nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists and registered dietitians.
Medical Nutrition Therapy Provided:
The patient population served by the Heart and Vascular Center registered dietitians include those with the following conditions: hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, overweight and obesity, and metabolic syndrome.
Therapy Goals and Patient
The goal of medical nutrition therapy is to reduce risk factors of the above conditions in hopes of preventing disease development or progression. Patients who are able to better control their risk factors are often able to live a longer and healthier life.
To Make an Appointment or for More Information:
Diabetes Cardiovascular Interdisciplinary Clinic: (434) 243-9396
Diabetes Cardiovascular Physician Clinic: (434) 243-9396
Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Program: (434) 243-4600
Heart Failure Clinic: (434) 243-4610
Individual Appointments: (434) 243-4707