Meet Our Nutritionist
About Our Nutrition Services and Dietitian Counseling
Our nutrition programs offer current science-based nutrition assessments, education, and counseling for all types of people. Our registered dietitians teach flexible, healthy eating for the mind and body that is effective, interactive, practical, and fun.
With all of the nutritional information available in the world today, it can be a challenge to determine what information is valid and reliable versus other recommendations that may have profoundly negative health effects. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a nutrition expert that incorporates counseling, based on scientific, dependable evidence, to assist clients on a path towards improved health and wellness. Nutrition counseling can be used in the prevention or progression of various chronic diseases; improve athletic performance during various sports, events, and activities; and identify nutrition factors that may be affecting overall well-being. An RDN has the information, implements the expertise, and provides the support needed to make sustainable, healthful changes that can last a lifetime.
Looking for reliable, science-based nutrition information to help you manage your health? CLS Health Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Rebekah Hilfiger, RDN LD can put you on the path to lowering weight, eating healthy, and reducing your risk of chronic health problems. CLS Health is pleased to offer outpatient medical nutrition therapy services, provided by a registered dietitian, to help you create a personal food plan.
Dietitians help clients interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle or with health concerns, including:
- Celiac disease
- Child and family nutrition
- Digestive disorders
- Eating disorders
- Heart disease
- Immunoglobulin E mediated food allergies and food intolerances
- Pediatric nutrition
- Prenatal nutrition and lactation
- Specialized nutrition for oncology, kidney disease, and liver disease
- Sports nutrition
- Vegetarian eating plans
- Weight management for adults and children
For more information about the outpatient nutrition therapy program, please call 281-337-3079 Nutrition services is part of CLS Health. CLS Health is a multi-specialty medical group of over 90 providers providing patient care in Baytown, Friendswood, Clear Lake, and surrounding areas.
General Nutrition Information
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Frequently Asked Questions
Medical nutrition therapy includes a thorough review of the food you eat, family health history and existing medical conditions. In one-on-one counseling sessions, the dietitian will assist you in improving your eating habits and create a personal meal plan tailored to your lifestyle, health issues and food preferences. Your registered dietitian can give you the personal attention you deserve to create a nutrition program just for you.
Insurance coverage for medical nutrition therapy will vary by plan. Before scheduling an appointment, please check with your insurance carrier to confirm the extent of your coverage.
Typically the initial session is an hour, and follow-up appointments are 15 to 60 minutes, depending on your needs.
Fees vary depending on the length of service provided.
All nutrition consultations require a referral from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant in order to provide you with the most appropriate and individualized counseling session. A referral from a qualified health professional with an appropriate diagnosis code may be necessary to receive insurance reimbursement. Nutrition referrals may be faxed to 832-504-9312. The dietitian will send a written summary of the counseling session and an outline of your goals to your health care provider. Once Nutrition Services has received the referral, a dietitian will contact you to schedule an appointment. Please verify your insurance coverage prior to scheduling an appointment. If your insurance company does not cover nutrition counseling, it will be billed as a self-pay visit.