Nutrition

Whether you need to manage your diabetes, are interested in losing weight or require specialized nutrition counseling for conditions such as osteoporosis, kidney disease or hypertension, the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Regional Hospital is your one-stop resource for diabetes education and nutrition counseling.

How to Make an Appointment

If you need diabetes education and/or nutrition counseling, follow these steps to schedule an appointment:

  • Obtain a referral and/or prescription from your physician
  • Verify with the insurance company if diabetes education or nutrition counseling (depending on your specific needs) is covered
    • We also accept self-paying patients
  • In addition to a referral, some insurance companies require prior authorization, so please verify with your health plan if an authorization is necessary
  • Call our center at 954-265-5889 to set up the appointment. Your physician’s office also can fax the referral to 954-265-2911.
  • Please include a copy of all pertinent lab work. You also may bring these test results to your first visit or have your doctor fax them to 954-265-2911.

What to Expect During Your Appointment

If this is your first time at our center, please allow two hours for your initial visit. This will give us time to conduct a complete medical history and nutrition assessment. You will also have time to ask questions.

If you have diabetes, we will ask you several questions, including:

  • How long have you had diabetes?
  • What medications are you currently taking for diabetes?
  • Do you check your blood sugar regularly?

Location

Memorial Regional Hospital
3501 Johnson Street, First Floor
Hollywood, Florida 33021
954-265-5889

Conditions We Treat

Diabetes

  • Type 1
  • Type 2 – insulin dependent
  • Type 2 – non-insulin dependent
  • Insulin pump initiation
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy
  • Impaired glucose tolerance (pre-diabetes)
  • Insulin resistance
  • Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

Hormonal Disorders

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Renal/kidney disorders

Lipid Disorders

  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Elevated triglycerides

Nutrition Disorders

  • Anemia
  • Bariatric Nutrition (pre-operative and post-operation nutrition planning)
  • Celiac disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Eating disorders
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fatty liver
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Reflux
  • Tube feedings
  • Vegetarianism
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Wellness nutrition

Thyroid Disorders

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism